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Did You Know: Diabetes Can Affect Your Dental Health

Among the many complications that can arise from diabetes is the greater risk for gum disease. That may not seem like a big deal, but serious gum problems could have a huge impact on your quality of life, causing gums…

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The Seasonal Favorite That’s Also a Sneaky Superfood

This time of year is all about peppermint—the flavor gets featured in espresso drinks, chocolate bark, candy canes and other desserts all month long. But what you may not realize is that peppermint isn’t just a tasty addition to lattes…

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Approaching a Milestone Birthday? It Could Be a Life-Changing Year for You

If you were born in a year ending in six – 1966, 1976, 1986, etc. – 2015 might be your best year ever. New research finds that people who are about to enter a new decade are more likely to…

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No Gym? No Problem. Get in Cardio Without Leaving Home

Traveling for the holidays can be completely disruptive to your workout routine. You aren’t near your gym and there’s no guarantee there will be any exercise equipment where you’re staying. While you can strength train using just your body weight,…

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Better-for-You Comfort Food

When the weather outside is frightful, comfort food—rich, filling and like mom used to make—can be especially delightful. But too much of it can lead to the not-so-comfortable feeling of a snug waistband. Make your favorite dishes healthier by swapping…

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Preventing the Next Stroke

Jeanette was 46 when she was permanently disabled by a stroke. While blow drying her hair, she suddenly developed weakness in the left side of her face, arm and leg. Six weeks later, Jeanette was still unable to use or…

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Are You Eating Too Much Salt? Break Up With This Bad Habit

Even if you never sprinkle a drop of salt on your food, you’re still likely consuming more sodium than you should. Most Americans eat more than twice the American Heart Association’s (AHA) recommended amount of sodium per day, which is…

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Mateen Cleaves and 1 Goal 1 Passion Give Hope for the Holidays in Flint

You may know Mateen Cleaves as a famed basketball player recognized for his athleticism at Michigan State University, the Detroit Pistons and beyond. But did you know that he also leads 1 Goal 1 Passion, a non-profit initiative aimed at bettering…

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The Flu Shot or Nasal Spray: Which is For You?

There is no sure-fire way to avoid getting the flu this winter, but it is possible to lower your risk. The best way to do that is to get the flu vaccine. While the CDC has recently announced that the…

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