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Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

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My Sciatica Is Acting Up: 5 Myths About Sciatica

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | September 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
When told they have sciatica, many people believe that is their diagnosis. Sciatica itself is not actually a condition or disease, but rather a name for a set of symptoms caused by a spinal condition.
Alexander Smith

Off and Running: One 46-Year-Old's Foray Into Physical Fitness

Alexander Smith | September 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
Given my penchant for excess, the threat of encroaching girth, the spread of silver across my scalp and various other worrying factors, I started ruminating about the concept of taking up running.
Nancy Brown

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Advice From the Last Person His Friends Expected to Have Heart Disease: 'Listen to Your Body'

Nancy Brown | September 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
Early Friday morning, in the quiet of his home office, Brian Curin will power up his laptop, click open a special folder and launch a file called "My Life." Then he will watch the images and hear the words that his wife and three daughters thankfully have never seen or heard.
Anne Zeiser

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Vaccinating Is Your and My Responsibility

Anne Zeiser | September 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
Today, most people don't remember the heartbreaking and sometimes lethal effects of not vaccinating and hence can't see their own vital role in public health.
Alex Goldstein

One Habit Can Make You Richer, Thinner, Smarter and Happier

Alex Goldstein | September 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
The one habit that can greatly impact all these areas of your life is sleep. Deep, restful sleep can spur fast improvements, and poor quality sleep can cause damage quickly. It's important to understand the effects of sleep, and what we can do to improve it.
Lauren Coles

Is Your Office Space Yoga-able?

Lauren Coles | September 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
Don't assume there isn't enough space in your office for a regular yoga or meditation practice.
Johanna Bond

10 Questions to Ask When Cooking For Restricted Eaters

Johanna Bond | September 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
If I eat hot peppers or tree nuts, the reaction can range from uncomfortable at best to life-threatening at worst. Having been both hostess and guest in this situation, I can offer some advice to those who are considering welcoming a restricted eater to their meal or their food-related event.
The Active Times

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The Fittest Colleges in America 2014

The Active Times | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
The first major choice students make is in selecting their college, and it's clear some campuses offer a better shot at fitness success than others.
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

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What's Damaging About Fat-Shaming: The Last Acceptable Form of Bias

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
Seemingly, progress is being made toward a world where, legally and socially, it's understood that all people have a right to be respected. Except, perhaps, those who are overweight. Sadly there are still many people who make fun of, shame or otherwise mistreat others who weigh more than they do.
Society for Women's Health Research

Not Just a Man's Disease -- Women Get Sleep Apnea Too!

Society for Women's Health Research | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
It is essential to educate both health care providers and the population at large on both the prevalence of OSA in women and its unique clinical presentation in order to recognize and appropriately treat women with OSA.
Matt Frazier

How to Finally Enjoy Running: The Non-Runner's Ultimate Guide

Matt Frazier | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
Runner or non-runner, whichever you call yourself, I've been there. And I think I've finally figured out that whole label thing. When running is fun -- when, even when it's hard, it comes easy -- that's when you feel like a runner.
Dr. Damara Gutnick

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A Routine Screening That Could Save Your Life: Preventing Suicide in Primary Care

Dr. Damara Gutnick | September 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
Depression is a disease, not a weakness, and suicide is its tragic consequence. By taking a few simple steps, primary care providers can better identify depression and ensure that patients receive needed treatment.
Robert Reames

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Top 6 Components to Achieving 'Ripped Abs' in the Real World

Robert Reames | September 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
Somewhere along the line. like many concepts in the fitness and wellness industry, what it actually takes to achieve what we call "ripped abs" has been somewhat distorted. What we're really talking about here is getting your body to a state of leanness where then you actually see the definition of your abdominal musculature.
Ann Dunaway Teh

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7 Tailgating Tips So You Don't Get Sidelined This Season

Ann Dunaway Teh | September 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
Championship tailgates can include foods that are nourishing and delicious at the same time. Here are seven tailgating tips to ensure your next tailgate is championship material.
Jason Saltmarsh

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Why Every Runner Needs a Coach

Jason Saltmarsh | September 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
Even if you think you know what you're doing, sometimes it helps to have an educated and unbiased opinion. You see, we tend to be too subjective when we coach ourselves. Sometimes we just need a little push in the right direction.
GalTime

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Beginner's Guide to Yoga: Om Sweet Om

GalTime | September 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
Given yoga's popularity, it's a wonder every American hasn't tried it. And maybe you're the last of your circle of friends who hasn't. Or maybe you took one class and didn't have a good experience. Whatever the reason, if you're still curious and want to ensure a positive first-time, follow this checklist.
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

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Plantar Fasciitis or Something Else? What to Consider When That Heel Pain Doesn't Improve

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | September 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
While most cases of plantar foot pain are actually plantar fasciitis and should respond to treatment accordingly, there is an old expression in health care that still holds true: "If the patient does not improve, the treatment or the diagnosis is wrong."
Brad Stulberg

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The Shrinking Middle Class of Physical Activity

Brad Stulberg | September 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
Physical activity is integral to promoting overall vitality and economic opportunity. Though they may not seem related at first blush, getting people moving physically and economically go hand in hand.
Evelyn Attia, MD

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Suicide Awareness: Not Just a Depression Problem

Evelyn Attia, MD | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
Most discussion about suicide focuses on depression. Major depression accounts for many suicides, and the need for improved identification of, and optimized treatment services for, depression is an important message during a week dedicated to preventing suicide. Yet, it is not the only message.
Harold I. Schwartz, M.D.

A Psychiatrist Haunted by a Patient's Suicide

Harold I. Schwartz, M.D. | September 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
While an oncologist may struggle with a patient's death from terminal cancer, the struggle is framed by the inevitability of the patient's death. The psychiatrist, on the other hand, is left wondering, "If only I had listened more carefully or thought to ask the right question."
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