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Chocolate: Good for You or Just Really Good?

The average American consumes nearly 10 pounds of chocolate each year. That’s equivalent to eating three Hershey’s kisses every day. Some studies make lofty claims like you can lose weight by eating chocolate. Claims like this lead one to ask, “Is chocolate actually good for our health or do the negative effects of eating chocolate [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|

When Stomach Troubles Turn Serious

Constipation, diarrhea and bloating. Everyone has stomach trouble from time to time. But, irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, can keep the bowels in constant turmoil and make daily life challenging. IBS is a chronic stomach disorder that causes pain, recurring diarrhea or constipation, or both. Frequent trips to the bathroom are only part of the [...]

By |April 2nd, 2019|

For Your Eyes Only

Vision changes are a normal part of aging. Most people find themselves reaching for reading glasses once they hit their 40s. Sometimes, other more serious age-related vision problems, such as macular degeneration, develop and cause concern. Part of living a quality life with AMD is knowing the symptoms .“The most notable symptoms of age-related macular [...]

By |April 1st, 2019|

My Husband Smoked for 30 Years, Screenings Help Us Breathe Easier

A pack-a-day smoker, my husband, Brad, began smoking in 1976 when he was 16. His father, grandfather, parents’ friends and friends smoked. Although it was after the 1964 release of the landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, it was a time when 40% of Americans smoked. People could light up in any number [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|
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