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How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?   Many community-based drug “take-back” programs offer the best option. Otherwise, almost all medicines can be thrown in the household trash, but consumers should take the precautions described below.   The following guidelines were developed
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For Women: Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

For Women: Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

More women die from heart disease than from any other cause—a staggering one in four American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The risk of heart disease increases with age and with conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. However, younger women can also develop heart disease. Heart disease can lead
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Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

A recent study shows that resistance training can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Resistance training is any exercise intended to increase muscle strength, mass, and endurance.   The study included adults between the ages of 50-69, each of whom were screened for prediabetes. The participants completed a supervised resistance training program
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Trick Your Appetite

Trick Your Appetite

Does plate size and color have an effect on how much you eat? Research from the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University shows that eating off of a 10-inch plate instead of a 12-inch plate resulted in 22 percent fewer calories served. This optical illusion between plate size is known as the Delboeuf illusion,
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Retirement is Good for your Health

Retirement is Good for your Health

A recent study of over 27,000 adults, age 45 and up, shows that retirement can improve your health. Researchers examined data on the lifestyle behaviors of the participants over a three-year study period. During this time, 11% of the group retired. Results show that retirement is associated with positive lifestyle changes. Compared to the participants
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