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What You Need to Know About the Eye Microbiome

By Michael Dregni
Recent research reveals our eyes have a microbiome, just like the gut and skin do. Learn how this finding may be used to treat eye disorders.
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“The Pill” for Guys?

By Michael Dregni
An array of male contraceptives are under development — including a new, nonhormonal male birth control pill.
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Do You Have Knee Osteoarthritis? Walking May Help.

By Michael Dregni
Walking may decrease knee pain among those with osteoarthritis — and it may even prevent additional joint damage, according to a recent study.
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Are There Heavy Metals in Dark Chocolate?

By Michael Dregni
Yes, but there are steps you can take to mitigate your exposure to these toxins.
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Good News on the Cancer Front

By Michael Dregni
Here are some positive highlights from the American Cancer Society.
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The Controversy Surrounding Lasik Eye Surgery

By Michael Dregni
This highly popular elective procedure has been under scrutiny as the FDA contemplates issuing warnings regarding potential complications. Learn more.
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How Air Pollution Undermines Physical and Mental Health

By Michael Dregni
Many people may underestimate the extent to which air quality can affect their physical health and mental well-being. Read on to learn more.
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How Can I Keep My Body Cool During Heat Waves?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Here are some clever strategies to try.
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A Serious Rise in Alcohol-Related Deaths

By Michael Dregni
A recent CDC study reports an alarming rise in alcohol-related deaths, and the pandemic appears to have exacerbated the issue. Learn more.
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Treatment Guidelines for Childhood Obesity Met With Concerns

By Michael Dregni
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated their guidelines to recommend earlier and more aggressive treatment options — including bariatric surgery and pharmaceuticals — for children identified as obese,. However, some experts are concerned. Here's why.
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7 Tips to Build Your Gut Health and Enhance Athletic Performance

By Michael Dregni
A healthy gut can enhance athletic performance. Here are three nutritional strategies to boost gut health.
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Longer Lives, But Healthier Ones?

By Michael Dregni
Americans are living longer than in decades past — but are they healthier?
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Treating Plantar Fasciitis

By Michael Dregni
One in 10 people suffer from plantar fasciitis at some point in their lives. Learn about new treatments that could help alleviate your symptoms.
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Here’s How to Soothe Your Gut on Race Day

By Michael Dregni
Experiencing gut issues such as cramping, bloating, or diarrhea on race day can significantly hinder an athlete's performance. Here are some tips that can help.
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How Your Gut Microbiome Can Affect Your Athletic Performance

By Michael Dregni
Research is beginning to shed light on the relationship between the gut microbiome and improved athletic performance. Discover how these two seemingly unrelated factors are connected.
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How to Plant a Tree

By Michael Dregni
Tree-planting advice from native-plant expert Lynn Steiner.
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Do Pedestrian- and Bike-Friendly Policies Boost a City’s Overall Health?

By Michael Dregni
Yes, according to a recent analysis from Blue Zones.
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Make the World a Better Place: Plant a Tree!

By Michael Dregni
Trees clean the air, battle the climate crisis, and do so much more for the planet. Planting one is a simple way to take action.
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5 Surprising Factors to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

By Michael Dregni
Eating well, prioritizing sleep, and exercising help to protect against dementia, but there are other several other factors that play an important role as well. Learn more.
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How to Read Your Sweat

By Michael Dregni
Could the new Gx Sweat Patch boost your fitness performance by monitoring your sweat?
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