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HEALTHY ZZZZZZZZs

A third of the average person's lifespan is spent sleeping. What happens during all that time? Many don't consider how their bodies respond when it transcends toward a deep stage of sleep, or how sleep disorders can cause a variety of health problems.

January 30, 2013 | By BROOKE BORBA 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


How men can avoid five common skincare pitfalls

Let's face it, skincare isn't always a priority for most guys. However, the path to healthy, comfortable skin is not as difficult as one might think. For men with skin issues, relief is only a few simple steps away. San Diego-based dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Benabio lists five common skincare pitfalls guys face and how each can be easily avoided.

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


Natural remedies for the common cold

Everyone dreads the searing fevers, congestion, achy coughs, and irritating sore throats, but can do little to stop hundreds of viruses from infecting our upper respiratory system. Despite our best attempts to keep ourselves from falling under the weather, there is no cure against the pernicious viruses.

January 30, 2013 | By BROOKE BORBA 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


GO FOR THE RED

The 10th annual National Wear Red Day is fast approaching. To show support for the 'Go Red' movement, women across the country are asked to wear red on Friday, Feb. 1. Go Red by wearing red, raises funds for research and shows the unity of women in their fight against heart disease.

January 30, 2013 | By VIRGINIA STILL 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


THE NATURAL WAY

The spacious Ripon edifice that once housed a mercantile shop, chiropractic office, a police activities league and even the landmark known as Pizza Plus has had an all-natural facelift to start 2013.

January 30, 2013 | By IKE DODSON 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


LIFESTYLE CHANGES

The flip of the calendar year is the perfect opportunity to make personal and lifestyle changes. One of the most popular resolutions that people make is to improve their health and exercise routine so they can make a fresh start and get into better shape. Now is the time to develop fitness goals for a new you this new year. Despite your best intentions and resolutions to revamp your fitness routine each year, it's easy to slip back into your pre-new year's resolution bad habits. The best way to avoid this tendency is to create an active lifestyle ...

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


RX FOR THE BUSY PARENT

Few Americans are more time-strapped than parents. From the moment the alarm chimes, it can feel like a race to get through the day. From prepping for school or day care, to finalizing school projects and running to after-school activities, there's hardly a moment to spare! And with career demands, the stress of being a busy parent can really set in and negatively affect the body in many ways.

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


NEW YEAR, NEW VISION

(BPT) - The beginning of the year is the most popular time for eye exams and a great time to assess if your corrective lenses are the best fit for you. See 2013 clearly with healthy eyes by following these five simple tips from optometrist, Dr. Tamara Dunn.

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


Preventing spread of germs when away from home

Eighty percent of infections are spread by dirty hands, and when you're at home, limiting your exposure to germs with an active hand cleaning schedule can become a familiar endeavor. But it becomes a different matter when you're out in public, where hand-washing isn't as routine and germs are more prevalent due to the number of people carrying different bacteria. Fortunately, avoiding germs while you're away from home is becoming easier as more businesses and public locations are providing options for employees and visitors to keep their hands clean.

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


FOLLOWS HIS OWN ADVICE

Everything that helps Dr. George Veldstra physically fit and healthy is found in an almond orchard.

January 30, 2013 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


TIME FOR PANIC OR PATIENCE?

It's the telephone call no woman wants to receive - you need to come back for additional tests after you've had your annual mammogram. It happens more often than you would think - one in 10 women will be asked to come back because the doctor spotted a potential area of concern. Before you panic, you should know that usually the area of concern does not turn out to be cancer. Here are some facts to help you get through the experience of a callback.

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


LOSING WEIGHT

It's probably the most commonly made new year's resolution: lose weight and get into shape. In early January, the gyms are full, the sports stores run out of equipment, and the streets are teeming with new joggers. Many of us promise ourselves to lose weight to start the new year, and usually, within a month or two, we have given up.

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


Expert tips for a healthier and happier you

Whether you're resolving to eat healthy, begin an exercise routine, save money or update your wardrobe, many of these resolutions are easier said than done, as people aren't sure where to start or how to get motivated to make these important life changes.

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


FLU SEASON ETIQUETTE

When the flu hits, manners may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, good "flu etiquette" and hygiene can go a long way in helping to prevent the spread of influenza. While most Americans recognize that the flu virus spreads easily, they admit to sometimes forgetting their manners when they have the flu: a 2011 survey of more than 1,000 Americans found that three out of four Americans (75%) would go to at least one social situation if they had symptoms of the flu (out of a list of seven).

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


Cough clues

Cold and flu season is on its way, often marking its arrival with that first throat tickle, before exploding into a hacking cough.

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


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