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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 earlier. Testing more genes In 2013, genetic counselors began using a new approach to testing individuals. The multi-gene panel testing, which tests up to 60 genes at once, looks for mutations that could increase a person’s risk  

How to make fall foods into delicious meals

We’ve all been told eating seasonal foods gives us the greatest nutritional punch. But, when you’re asked to name fall foods you may only be able to think of a few common favorites: pumpkin, apples, sweet potatoes. But you can enjoy plenty of other fruits and vegetables this fall. Women’s Health Magazine put together a  

Can Alzheimer’s be prevented?

Maybe. The biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is aging. As Americans live longer, that means more people are  

6 reasons today’s the day to quit smoking

Every year on the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to rethink why they smoke  

What are carbohydrates?

One of the first lessons people with diabetes learn is that, in order to successfully manage their blood  

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  

Our favorite inspirational athletes

Finding motivation to work out is difficult. I have struggled countless times to go for a run in the dark early hours of the morning or after dinner has already settled in my belly. Next time working out seems too difficult, find inspiration from a few amazing athletes, like local hero Lauren Hill. 1. Ben  

How to cook for gluten-free guests

It seems more people than ever before are going without gluten. Sometimes without mentioning it to a host!  

Your brain can help one, not millions

As we approach the giving season, it’s interesting to think about what drives people’s decisions to give. What  

Are you living with a hernia?

It’s unmistakable when you hear — or rather, feel — that distinctive “pop!” I wish I could say  

8 healthy tips for making your own Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving at my home looks like this – wake up early and put the turkey in the oven.  

How to check your child for a fever

Dr. John La Count, a pediatrician at St. Elizabeth Physicians’ Florence office, wishes parents remembered something about fevers:  

What are you sleeping on?

What you sleep on can make or break the quality of sleep you get. If you’re sleeping on