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Soul-crushing workouts won’t get you fit. This will

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When you exercise, over time it creates a whole bunch of biological reactions that allow your body to become strong, fast, mobile, coordinated and efficient. Different …

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These apps will pay you to take a walk

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As much as it pains us to admit this, American’s are becoming a population of sedentary people. The word sedentary itself brings a negative connotation, and …

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Medicare open enrollment: 4 critical questions to ask

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Medicare provides insurance for most seniors 65 and older, but getting covered isn’t as simple as it may seem. In fact, you have a choice of Medicare …

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Pain is inevitable. Suffering isn’t

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Do you know which one you’d choose? When I think about the most painful experiences in my life—whether they involved physical pain or emotional pain—I notice …

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Everything you (n)ever wanted to know about a colonoscopy

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Last spring at my long-overdue, full-body exam, my doc did the mental math, and told me I was overdue for my screening colonoscopy. Really? I should …

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We played with that new phone sanitizer. Here’s what we think

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COVID-19 has made the word “sanitize” nearly an everyday word. We’re washing our hands, cleaning our homes and also cleaning our devices. Aside from gliding rubbing …

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The history of the Zamboni, in pictures

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Some of the greatest inventions known to man were developed to solve fundamental problems. Some of those would achieve legendary status. The ice resurfacer, in its …

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How your memory works & 6 ways you can improve it

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Red, purple, green, blue. Red, purple, green, blue. Why is this important? Well, hold that thought. Have you ever been about to leave your house in …

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Watch out for these toxins lurking in your kitchen

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Eating organic foods whenever possible has been shown to reduce your exposure to toxic substances, such as pesticides. But food is just one source to consider …

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Medical marijuana laws in every state

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Marijuana legalization is a topic in the upcoming presidential election Medical marijuana laws are drastically different from state to state. Many states have legalized it, while …

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Does your doctor have a second job?

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Your doctor spent at least 11 years in post-secondary education to be in a position to take care of you. She probably puts in 50 to 60 …

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How to choose the right face mask for you

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises the public to wear face masks or covers in public where social distancing measures are difficult to …

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30 countries reporting the most COVID-19 deaths

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Looking at death rates per capita The COVID-19 global pandemic is being handled differently in every country around the world, with varying degrees of success. Many health …

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Many college students worried about return to classes

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Students enrolling in college for the 2020-21 school year are facing a very different set of circumstances than ever before. With the coronavirus pandemic still surging …

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20 at-home exercises for aging muscles

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Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health as an older adult. Not only can it help to …

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NJ doctor says ‘absolute confirmation’ of COVID-19 reinfections in 2 patients

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A doctor in Deal, New Jersey, says he has “absolute confirmation” of two cases of COVID-19 reinfection in patients belonging to the same family. Dr. Stuart …

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6 recommendations for COVID-19 testing

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Since COVID-19 was first discovered in the U.S. in February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been hard at work trying to figure …

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The coolest gear for your next biking holiday

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When it comes to finding the perfect biking backpack, there’s more than meets the eye. Comfort is of course a top priority, as with any bag, …

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Here’s how Google Maps can help you avoid COVID-19

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Google has updated its maps app to now show guidelines at the top when Covid-19 may impact how someone is traveling. Directions will now include, where possible, details …

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20 great exercises for aging muscles

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Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health as an older adult. Not only can it help to …

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8 ways COVID-19 may change our health & finances forever

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For weeks — months at this point — the novel coronavirus pandemic has dominated the news headlines and our lives. Stay-at-home orders meant to curb the …

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These states are hiring contact tracers right now

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to millions of Americans facing layoffs or furlough from their jobs. But even as the response to COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented unemployment …

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These 10 states have the most DUI arrests

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Starting in the 1980s, drunk driving laws were made significantly harsher across the United States. These harsher punishments have helped significantly reduce the number of drunk …

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Is the future of fitness at home?

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When the residents of Austin, Texas, were ordered to shelter in place on March 24th, Rachel Lily Campbell knew she’d have to suspend her fitness classes. …

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6 cancer warning signs people often ignore

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Weight loss. Bleeding. Bloating. Cough. When are symptoms like these a temporary bother, and when are they early signs of something much worse — like cancer? …

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Empathy at a distance: How to communicate with students remotely

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You’re a 20-year-old college student, and all your “live” courses are now being taught online. So there you are, alone in your room with a laptop …

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How to clean your smartphone during the coronavirus pandemic

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The novel coronavirus has been a crash course for many people on washing their hands — properly. But the devices we carry in our hands may …

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Can these drones tell if you have coronavirus?

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Drone company Draganfly, is working with a team in Australia to remotely monitor and detect if people have the novel coronavirus, the company said in a …

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16 possible reasons for your lower back pain

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Almost everyone will experience lower back pain in their lifetime — about 80% of adults. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), …

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7 meditation apps for every personality type

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You got the memo on meditation. You know it’s supposed to relieve stress and anxiety, which there’s no shortage of today. And you’ve heard it may …

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These are the safest college campuses in the country

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ValuePenguin calculated the likelihood that students will experience different types of crime at colleges and universities across the nation during a four-year enrollment. Nationally, larceny is …

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This is who really profits from your outrageous medical bills

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From Kaiser Health News Every politician condemns the phenomenon of “surprise” medical bills. Last week, two committees in the House were marking up new surprise billing legislation. …

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These are the 10 riskiest surgeries for seniors

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Knowing if a surgery is high-risk can help you make an informed decision about the procedure. That’s why a team of researchers generated a list of …

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7 things the ’20s hold in store for baby boomers

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Within 10 years, all of the nation’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older. The most senior among them will be on the cusp …

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12 employers that offer health insurance for part-timers

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Going without health coverage or losing access to affordable health insurance can be scary. It may feel as though expensive medical bills and debt are just one accident …

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Is 70 the new 40?

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I turn 70 next year. I’ve already noticed a significant hearing loss. With a couple of treatable chronic illnesses that won’t go away but are not …

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7 everyday things that could’ve killed most Boomers as kids (but didn’t)

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It’s pretty remarkable, when you think about it, that so many of us baby boomers have made it this far. Especially when you consider those extremely …

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10 ways tech is making aging easier (or trying to)

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As a species, humans are living longer. In fact, the average lifespan has more than doubled over the last two centuries. But as it becomes no biggie to …

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Reminder: It’s almost deadline day for health insurance

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Open enrollment for a 2020 health insurance plan on Healthcare.gov ends Sunday. Through Nov. 30, 2.88 million people had selected plans on the online platform, down …

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Getting through the first big holiday after a loved one’s death

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A few years ago, my father passed away just before Thanksgiving. That holiday season passed in a blur.  A strange swirl of questions went through my mind: …

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The states where people have the most unpaid medical debt

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Income inequality in America is at its highest point in the last 50 years, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Nearly a third of …

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5 ways to boost your energy this holiday season

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Between the gifts, gatherings, and endless little tasks, you’re already exhausted — and the holidays aren’t even here yet. Nearly two-thirds of respondents to an American …

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There’s therapeutic power in a purring cat

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Is there a more relaxing sound than your cat, curled up and cozy, purring away on your lap? Maybe. But if you agree there’s not, the …

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Should you order your prescriptions online?

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Ordering prescriptions from an online pharmacy can be a convenient and cost-effective way to lower your health care expenses. But there are drawbacks to obtaining medications online, …

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Want a more efficient, well-organized brain? Try drinking tea

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Coffee drinkers, step aside and allow tea enthusiasts to bask in the limelight for a moment. According to science, tea has a number of cognitive benefits, …

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Women score higher on memory tests & that could hide early dementia

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Women typically score higher on verbal memory tests than men, and a new study shows that their verbal edge could cause them to be misdiagnosed for cognitive impairment. …

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States struggling the most with the opioid epidemic

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In order to estimate which states are the least equipped to address opioid abuse, ValuePenguin analyzed the ratio of opioid overdose deaths to substance abuse treatment …

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Changing our clocks twice a year is costing us big time

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A growing number of people are pushing for the end of Daylight Saving Time, and if you’re still feeling the negative physical effects of Sunday’s time …

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What to do if you get a massive medical bill

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It’s scary to receive a medical bill that’s costlier than expected. Medical debt can sometimes lead to bankruptcy and hurt things like your credit score and ability to …

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3 ways to turn a terrible morning into an awesome day

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Have you ever woken up and thought, Crap, I have to talk to that so-and-so client today? Or, Ugh, I just don’t feel like going to …