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You've been told time and time again that 100 leg lifts a day won't eliminate your dreaded saddlebags and that no amount of abdominal strengthening will decrease those love handles. But that's not entirely true. The Truth about Spot-Reducing

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Diabetes Can Cause Heart Disease: Are You Pre-Diabetic?

It's no secret that adult-onset diabetes (also known as type 2 diabetes) is one of the fastest growing disease conditions in the United States. What's not so well known is that approximately 40 percent of all adults in the US are already pre-diabetic, meaning that unless they make positive and lasting changes in their lives that they too will almost certainly develop diabetes as they grow older. Even worse, a significant number of people who are pre-diabetic have no idea that they are suffering from pre-diabetes. Are you one of them?
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Health Tip of the Day

If you want healthier skin, get in the habit of eating sunflower seeds. That's because sunflower seeds are rich in nutrients such as vitamin B1 and vitamin E, which are essential for healthy skin. In addition, sunflower seeds are also high in selenium, an essential mineral that helps to prevent and repair damaged DNA that can lead to unhealthy-looking skin.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Are you prone to asthma attacks? If so, you might be able to prevent them by drinking coffee. That's because coffee acts as a natural bronchodilator, improving respiratory function. So, the next time you feel an asthma attack coming on, drink one or two cups of coffee. Note: For this tip to work, the coffee must be strongly brewed and unsweetened. Read more health tips...
No Back Surgery! Maybe Traction or Epidurals?
I have had great success with traction in my patients that also commit to ongoing physical therapy and "back school" - learning how to sit, walk, and exercise in ways that strengthen back muscles and improve flexibility. Epidurals will work temporarily for 30 percent of people. continued inside...

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