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Find fun in working out

June 26, 2011

Finding the joy in a workout can sometimes be more challenging than a two-hour boot camp on a sweltering summer day. That was the case for Lili Gross, a Life Time Fitness member from Eden Prairie, Minn., who admits she once hated to work out and didn’t like group fitness classes.

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To improve your diet, pack in some sardines

June 13, 2011

It’s no fish story: Eating seafood, such as brisling sardines, is healthy for your heart. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, new dietary guidelines advise:

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HealthPartners personalizing medicine for diabetes patients

May 30, 2011

Because diabetes is not a one-size-fits-all disease and each patient is different, HealthPartners researchers and physicians have developed a new personalized tool called “Diabetes Wizard,” believed to be the first application that uses electronic medical records to customize individual care.

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Blacks with bulimia: The condition no one talks about

May 15, 2011

When stress mounts for Stephanie Covington Armstrong, she catches herself before reaching for comfort food. Instead she chews over what’s really bothering her. “Once I can identify that, then I’m quickly able to just shift,” she says.

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Positive media campaigns help minorities quit smoking

May 8, 2011

While African American smokers are less likely to receive quitting advice from their doctors or use quit aids, media campaigns that offer positive encouragement can have an impact on getting them to quit, finds a new study from the Center for Advancing Health.

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Senator Farnese offers ALS Awareness Month resolution

May 8, 2011

Each year in the United States, more than 5,500 people are diagnosed with ALS, with an estimated 30,000 Americans suffering from the disease at any point in time. Here in Pennsylvania, it is estimated that 1,200 people are currently combating the disease.

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Probiotics primer: The scoop on ‘good bacteria’

May 2, 2011

If most of what you know about probiotics comes from yogurt advertisements, you may – understandably – be skeptical about the bacteria’s health benefits. After all, the information came from a source that wants you to buy a probiotic product.

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