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Weight Loss: What’s Wine Doing to Your Waistline?

You’re humming along on your diet, losing 1 pound a week. Suddenly you hit a plateau. Hmmmm…could that nightly glass (or two) of wine have anything to do with it? Yup. Wine has more calories than you might think. Pour yourself a typical…

6 Foods That Boost Your Beauty

What comes to mind when I mention the words “food” and “beauty” in the same sentence? You probably thought “weight loss,” didn’t you? Well, beauty is about more than just weight. For example, some specific foods can boost your beauty by…

Always Tired? 7 Hidden Causes for Your Fatigue

Always fatigued? Fatigue can signal an underlying medical problem, such as anemia, diabetes, hypothyroidism or hepatitis C, among other conditions. But once your doctor rules out major medical causes for your fatigue, it’s time to consider…

Be Skin Smart in the Sun

Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer in the United States. Melanoma — the deadliest skin cancer — is on the rise among 15-to-29-year-olds. The main culprit for the increase in young people is indoor tanning. The good news is…

Why It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Most people associate cigarette smoking with breathing problems and lung cancer. But smoking also is strongly linked to cardiovascular disease – and the habit can drastically shorten your life. Smoking is a major cause of atherosclerosis —…

Top 12 Health Tips for Women

12.  Increase your daily steps from the baseline recommended 10,000 steps a day to 12,000 steps a day. 11.  Review your immunizations! It is not just babies and don’t be a baby! Tdap, zostavax, pneumovax to name a few. 10.  The news media…

4 Important Facts You Need to Know About Antibiotics

Cold weather brings a rise in upper respiratory infections — sneezing, coughing and stuffy heads. These symptoms and others bring a common request from my patients: Can I get antibiotics? The answer is not always yes. Being sick is…

My metabolism is slow. What can I do about it?

Your weight is determined by many factors, including gender, activity level, diet, disease status and genetics. But in the end, your metabolism may ultimately steer the ship. As you age, you lose muscle, and along with that muscle loss…

23 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin

Sometimes my patients ask me what foods are good for their skin, to keep it firm and younger looking. I tell them whatever you eat that’s good for you is good for your skin. Your skin is a reflection of your overall health. If you’re…

What are the possible health benefits of romaine lettuce?

Romaine lettuce is a crispy salad green packed with nutritional content.The vitamins and minerals in romaine lettuce may contribute to some health benefits, and there are many simple ways to add romaine to the diet. In this article, we look…