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Fitness Facts: Can chocolate really be good for you?

February 12, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, guest columnist Jo Gott answers this question: Is chocolate really good for you? Even if you know the answer, you might be surprised to learn some things about our favorite Valentine’s treat.

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Mental Health Vitamin: Love is a box of chocolates

February 12, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade looks at all the ways that marriage is like a box of chocolates. “When love is in the air, everything just seems more exciting and extreme,” she writes, but then she shares some thoughts about how to deal with the pieces you don’t like.

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Fitness Facts: National Donor Day

February 05, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert suggests another event to celebrate on Feb. 14 besides Valentine’s Day — it’s also National Donor Day. It was created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to raise awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet and blood donations.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Marital reconciliation

February 05, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade shows what must be in place if a troubled marriage is to end in reconciliation. The process works, she writes, only if both people take ownership of the issues and are willing to make the necessary changes.

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One more step to allocate Donate to Elevate funds

January 30, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

It’s tax season. But before you file your 1040 or 1040A, don’t forget to take that one final step to make sure the funds you had diverted for GCU’s Donate to Elevate initiative go to where you want those funds to go — Habitat for Humanity, School Choice Arizona or for public/charter school extracurricular programs. Here’s a primer on what to do next.

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Fitness Facts: Protect your eyesight

January 29, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert takes a look at a part of the body that some people take for granted — their eyes. Even if you don’t wear glasses, she writes, you should get an eye exam every two years, and she also lists the signs of impending eye issues and what food to eat to lessen your chances of having problems.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Have a game plan!

January 29, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us, and Dr. Deb Wade celebrates by devoting this week’s Mental Health Vitamin to football terminology as it applies to mental health. It all comes down to having a good game plan.

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Fitness Facts: Pain caused by electronic devices

January 23, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert lists all the ways that improper use of a cellphone or other electronic device can cause you pain. She also provides tips on how to avoid wrecking your neck, thumb, elbow or wrist.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Fighting off the January blues

January 23, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade deals with a subject that is all too real to a lot of people — the January blues and provides tips for how to get out of the post-Christmas rut. The key, she writes, is action.

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Fitness Facts: Cervical cancer

January 16, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Jo Gott notes that this is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and shares the guidelines for vaccination. Studies show that one woman in the world dies of the disease every two minutes, and 4,000 women in the U.S. die of cervical cancer annually.

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