Health

What is a “High-Quality” Protein?

What is a “High-Quality” Protein?

You’ve probably heard that you need more protein in your diet — and for good reason. You might think of protein as the main building block for muscle, but it’s so much more. Protein is also essential for maintaining a strong immune system, bones, tendons, and is responsible for many metabolic reactions. There is also clear relationship between protein and ...

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3 ways to help get more children immunized

3 ways to help get more children immunized

Follow me on Twitter @drClaire There is much to celebrate during National Infant Immunization Week this year. More than 90% of children 19 to 35 months have received all the recommended doses of vaccines for their age against polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, and hepatitis B — and more than 80% have received all the recommended protection against diphtheria, ...

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How to talk to your doctor about medication

How to talk to your doctor about medication

Pharmacology has changed the practice of medicine. Scientists are continually working on new and better drugs to manage medical conditions, from high blood pressure to autoimmune diseases to cancer. The mechanism of a drug — how it actually works on the condition it is mean to treat — is one important factor, but drug delivery, meaning how the medication arrives ...

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Overcome exercise excuses

Overcome exercise excuses

Although most people know that regular exercise is vital to good health, many find that it’s a hard habit to maintain. Just over half of adults in the United States meet the recommended advice to do moderate-intensity exercise (such as brisk walking) at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Two of the main reasons people say they ...

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Lowering nicotine in cigarettes

Lowering nicotine in cigarettes

Follow me on Twitter @mallikamarshall When I was about 10 years old, my mother had me take a puff on an unfiltered Camel cigarette in an effort to discourage me from smoking in the future. Well, needless to say, it worked. After coughing and sputtering for what seemed like hours, I have never touched another cigarette. While I am in ...

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Cryotherapy: Can it stop your pain cold?

Cryotherapy: Can it stop your pain cold?

Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Let’s say you’ve started working out at the gym and you’re wondering what you can do for your aching muscles. How does this sound? Put on a pair of gloves, shoes, socks, and a protective headband to cover your ears and face — but wear little else. Then step into a cold room for three ...

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