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How to be healthy and enjoy your turkey too

Ah, Thanksgiving. The food holiday. But we are, after all, Smart … Health … Today. Which makes writing about Thanksgiving kind of challenging. Why let that stop us? Here are 10 tips to a healthy (kind of) Thanksgiving. Get moving. Take a walk in the morning. That way you have exercised. When someone suggests you’ve  

6 mind tricks to make that workout happen

Most of us have been programmed to believe mind games aren’t good things. They make us think of what we used to accuse boys of playing when we were teenagers, or of passive-aggressive “frenemy” situations. No? Just me? But sometimes mind games can be good. If you’re having trouble fitting that pesky daily workout into  

8 Black Friday survival tips for shoppers

Are you planning to join the masses on the biggest shopping day of the year? We’re here to help you live a better life – that includes helping you win Black Friday. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, we have eight tips you can use to conquer Black Friday: 1. Forget wearing “comfortable  

How to keep your bladder healthy

It’s time to start talking about bladder health. November is National Bladder Health Awareness Month, and urogynecologists – doctors specially trained in diagnosing and treating women with pelvic floor disorders – want you to know you can do three things to take care of your bladder. Watch that diet “There are friendly foods and bladder  

6 tips to help diabetics navigate the holidays

Forget the presents, forget the decorations, forget the snow. For some of us, the holidays are all about  

Stop neck and back pain today

It’s a problem Stacey McConnell, a physical therapist with St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine, has seen for the past  

9 tips to save you from holiday pounds

Believe it or not, we are just a few weeks from the holiday season. This a time for  

He who dealt it… is probably healthy

There are few things men are more proud of than a good rip. From poet laureates and clergy  

Try a new Thanksgiving dessert – pumpkin mousse

The ending to a great Thanksgiving meal is always the pumpkin pie piled high with whipped cream. This  

4 steps to finding your magic heart rate number

You know it’s important to get your heart rate up and keep it up to get the most  

What it means to live in hospice care

The golfer at the driving range was a regular. George likes to keep his drive going straight by  

Detect cancer sooner with new gene test

Do you have a strong family history of cancer? A new tool can help you detect potential problems