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Navigating breast cancer.

08/26/2016 | Cancer

From the disease and its treatment to telling family and friends every woman’s journey through breast cancer is different. And there are different ways of navigating the path.  With all the advances in medicine over the past few years, breast cancer treatments are now much more tailored to the specific diagnosis of each patient. There are also many more reconstruction options available today. Having to absorb all of the information in order to make the choices that are right for you can…

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Sending your kids off to college.

08/26/2016 | Health & Wellness

Whether your kids are starting senior year of high school or moving into college, there are ways you can continue to protect them starting right now. Years of good parenting have provided your children with a solid background, but as you send them off to college, you may still be worried. And that’s understandable. If it’s this year or next, they’ll be on their own for the first time. While you’ve probably been having the sex and drugs talk for a few years now, your soon-to-be…

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What’s the right blend of cardio and strength training?

08/26/2016 | Health & Wellness

While you really can’t have one without the other to maintain optimum fitness, the appropriate amount of each depends on what your goals are. Before we get into goal setting, I’d like to highlight some of the important benefits of each. Strength training             • Keeps weight off by increasing calories burned       throughout the day             •…

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Should I see a specialist?

08/26/2016 | Health & Wellness

People often wonder whether they should see a specialist for medical concerns. While some health insurance plans require a referral to see a specialist, regardless of coverage terms, your primary care doctor is usually in the best position to help set the course for your healthcare. This includes recommending consultations with specialists. Here’s why: Holistic care through an ongoing partnership. Because your primary care doctor sees you regularly and knows your medical history, he or she…

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Make a Main Meal and Dessert in Minutes: Dump Dishes For Busy Weeknights

08/26/2016 | Food & Diet

These amazingly easy-to-prepare picks take mostly prepared ingredients that you literally dump into a pan, bake and serve. Dinner: Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole Condensed soup is the star of this dish, flavoring everything from the rice to the meat. While cream of broccoli is the choice here, almost any other “cream of” condensed soup can be used. The fresh broccoli bulks up the veggie intake, and covering the whole dish with foil keeps the chicken from drying out. Ingredients:…

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