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One day you’re a healthy 65-year-old woman enjoying yoga and hiking, vacations planned, exciting volunteer projects on-going and then, out of nowhere, a nuclear bomb hits: the yearly mammogram shows something very suspicious.

Here’s why good posture is so important

I have vivid memories of various adults in my life telling me to fix my posture while I was growing up. But among the all-too-familiar calls to sit up straight and keep your shoulders back, I can’t say I recall anyone giving me an actual reason.

Here’s why good posture is so important

I have vivid memories of various adults in my life telling me to fix my posture while I was growing up. But among the all-too-familiar calls to sit up straight and keep your shoulders back, I can’t say I recall anyone giving me an actual reason.

A dietitian’s guide to healthy summer snacking

Snacking can help you keep your energy up and your blood sugars stable in between meals. Try to choose snacks around 150 to 200 calories, with greater than 3 grams of fiber, at least 5 grams of protein, and natural ingredients, when possible.

A dietitian’s guide to healthy summer snacking

Snacking can help you keep your energy up and your blood sugars stable in between meals. Try to choose snacks around 150 to 200 calories, with greater than 3 grams of fiber, at least 5 grams of protein, and natural ingredients, when possible.

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I thought I was healthy before learning I wasn't. But now I'm through the worst of it. And life is looking pretty grand.

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I thought I was healthy before learning I wasn't. But now I'm through the worst of it. And life is looking pretty grand.
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