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The CDC has released a report confirming that children in Flint, Michigan, were significantly more likely to have higher levels of lead in their blood during the recent crisis when the Flint River was used for drinking water. The...Read Full Article

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The Answer is "YES".  The sedentary lifestyle is easy to fall victim to.

Research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle—sitting for long periods of time on a daily basis—leads to obesity, cancer, and risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Just sitting in front of your TV for more than...Read Full Article

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For some people the summer heat is a welcome respite from the drudgery of winter, while for others it can feel downright oppressive, making outdoor exercise unbearable at best and dangerous at worst. The good news is that you don’t need to let the summer heat keep you from enjoying your favorite...Read Full Article

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A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a new study of older adults with early signs of memory problems.

Most of us past the age of 40 are aware...Read Full Article

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When it comes to weight management, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and decreasing inflammation, making small, incremental dietary changes is the way to go. Trying to make too...Read Full Article

It’s estimated that over 20 million people in the U.S. practice yoga, and this number is growing every day. Yoga classes typically combine stretching and poses with breathing techniques, and serve as a wonderful way for people to de-stress and move their bodies. Yet this ancient practice is...Read Full Article

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I was a caregiver for 13 years for one of the most important men in my life — my father, Papa JR. Like many caregivers, I experienced the joy and the heartbreak of caring for a parent at the end of his life. It's a journey that sometimes made me laugh and other times made me cry. He lived with...Read Full Article

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings compares counties within each state, throughout the country, on more than 30 factors that impact public health.  Since 2011, Ulster County has moved from #35 to #16 out of 62 counties, a better than 50% improvement.  This ranking has been...Read Full Article

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Fifty-nine years ago Donald Bean’s youngest son was born. Mr. Bean was 40 years old, living in Philadelphia with his wife and their two older boys, and he decided that he needed to take steps toward a long life. He wanted to improve his chances of a long, healthy life so he decided to go for a...Read Full Article

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Thousands have died in car crashes involving cell phone use. There is no safe way to use a cell phone while driving – even hands free. Distracted driving takes many forms, but cell phone use is at the top. Research shows the brain remains distracted for 27 seconds after dialing, changing music...Read Full Article

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