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Improve Your Memory While Brushing Your Teeth

Did you know that you can improve your memory just by making a change to how you brush your teeth? Tonight, try using your non-dominant hand (the one you don’t write with) to clean those pearly whites. That simple act can stimulate nerve cells on the side of the brain that you don’t typically exercise, which will help keep you sharp. […]

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The Messy Doctor’s Office

A few weeks ago I went to see a new doctor who was recommended to me by one of my regular doctors. (I suppose you have reached a certain age when you can write “one of my regular doctors.” It’s not exactly like I’ve got a corps of doctors at the ready but, you know, it’s a growing list.) This […]

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Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

There’s no doubt that cold and flu season is one of the factors that can squash your fitness resolution. But a case of the sniffles isn’t always reason enough to skip the gym. Neil Schachter, a professor of pulmonary and critical care at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City, recommends doing what he calls a “neck check.” […]

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What to do When You Slip Back into Unhealthy Habits

So it happened: The dreaded pizza night. It was Friday, and it wasn’t pretty. Over the past year, my husband and I have gone from ordering pizza maybe once a month to at least once a week, sometimes twice. Oh, it’s delicious, of course, but frankly speaking, pizza is full of everything you don’t really want to load up on […]

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Stay Healthy This Fall

Believe it or not, one way to keep from getting sick this fall is to jump-start your immune system during your daily shower. Right before you get out, alternate the water from hot (for 30 seconds) to cold (for 10 seconds) and back to hot to repeat the sequence two more times. The fluctuations in temperature will get your immune […]

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