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Karen Miller

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America’s battle against obesity

A complicated condition with serious consequences

Whether classified as a disease or a disorder, obesity is a leading cause of premature deaths in this country.

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A CLOSER LOOK — visceral fat

Abdominal, or visceral, fat — weight centered at and above the waist — poses a threat to a person’s health.

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Immunizations: Not just for kids

More than just a flu shot

Baby boomers might think that the days of vaccinations are way behind them. Not so fast, according to Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of The Dimock Center. “You have to check the titers,” she explained.

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Former NFL star raises awareness of breast cancer in men

Not just a woman’s disease


Ernie Green, 75, was a force to be reckoned with on the football field. He played seven seasons for the Cleveland Browns, and has two Pro Bowl appearances under his belt.

New hope for ovarian cancer screening

September is Ovarian Cancer Month

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most deadly cancer in women.

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September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

Variety is key

Eating a healthy diet is the best way to get of the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

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Leafy greens - a powerhouse of nutrition

Simple Leafy Green Sauté

The darker the vegetables the higher the nutritional value

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HPV viruses linked to growth in oral cancers

HPV can cause cancer of the throat, back of the tongue and tonsils

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Vaccinations key to reducing HPV’s deadly strands

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in this country

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Walking in Place

a simple exercise with surprising results

It’s easy to come up with excuses not to exercise. Lack of time is one excuse. The cost of gym memberships is another. Yet, there is an exercise that blows all those excuses away.

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Chuck the sodium; add turmeric

Tandoori Chicken with Brown Rice

Sodium, more commonly called salt, has crept into more of the foods we eat.

Strengthening Exercises

not just for jocks

Strengthening exercises at least two times a week can increase muscle strength and improve bone health.

Potassium

it’s more than just bananas

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables increases the intake of potassium, which can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

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Reducing stroke impact requires quick thinking

and calling 911

Zonius Wiley, a paramedic with the Boston Emergency Medical Services, urges calling 911 at the first sign of a stroke.

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Smoking

It’s for quitters

Medication combined with counseling are two proven strategies to quit smoking.

Healthier habits reduce stroke risk factors

It is estimated that 80 percent of strokes are preventable largely through lifestyle changes and adherence to medications.

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In a Flash

As Fletcher “Flash” Wiley discovered, symptoms of a stroke can happen quickly

Flash Wiley, a prominent Boston lawyer, attributes his stroke to high blood pressure and heart arrhythmia.

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Strokes still largely misunderstood

despite often debilitating, deadly consequences

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in this country and a leading cause of long-term disability.

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