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Fitness Facts: The causes of kidney stones

December 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert answers a question that, we’re pained to say, comes up all too frequently: What causes kidney stones? Equally important as the cause is how to prevent them.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Control what you can control

December 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade has some sage advice on how to deal with the Christmas rush. Feeling out of control? Focus on the controllables, not the uncontrollables.

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Fitness Facts: Controlling stress over the holidays

December 04, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert has some excellent tips for preventing the holidays from stressing you out. Simple things can make a big difference.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Don’t fear failure

December 04, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade warns that our celebrity culture can negatively affect our self-esteem. For example, even the most accomplished professional athletes fail sometimes. We need to give ourselves a break.

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Fitness Facts: Healthy eating during the holidays

November 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert has lots of tips for how to practice healthy eating habits at holiday parties. You’ll be surprised to know how many pounds a few cookies here and there can add to your frame over time.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Staying in the present

November 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade has a message for today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Today. Ralph Waldo Emerson had some wise thoughts years ago about staying in the present, but the wisest of all are right there in the Bible.

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Fitness Facts: Gratitude is healthy

November 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert has a timely topic: gratitude. Did you know that it’s actually healthy to be grateful?

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Social anxiety disorder

November 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade examines something that afflicts many people in a variety of settings — social anxiety disorder. If you’re traumatized by something as mundane as talking to a cashier, Dr. Deb urges you to get help. It is treatable.

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Fitness Facts: Why antibiotics are tough to get

November 14, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

This is World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and in this week’s Fitness Facts Connie Colbert explains why such a week was necessary. Because of antibiotic resistance, prescriptions for the drug are way down. But providers simply are trying to protect us.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: An exercise in gratitude

November 14, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade looks forward to the holiday season — but notes that not everyone does. We can combat those negative feelings, she suggests, by what she calls “an exercise in gratitude.”

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