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Do We Really Slow Down As We Age?

By Michael Dregni

Studies of elite masters endurance athletes indicate it may not be age that slows us down but rather a drop in physical activity.

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New Therapies for Prostate Issues

By Michael Dregni

Recent studies have revealed the possible causes of CP/CPPS, along with a variety of treatments.

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Toward a World With Less Plastic

By Michael Dregni

Read a short overview of the UN Environment Programme’s ambitious plan to reduce plastic pollution by 80 percent by 2040.

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Venus Williams on Setbacks, Comebacks, and Resilience

By Michael Dregni

Tennis champ Venus Williams on how the ups and downs of a nearly 30-year career have challenged and changed her.

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Are There Biomarkers for Long COVID?

By Michael Dregni

Yes, people with long COVID have specific biomarkers in their blood, according to a recent study in the journal Nature.

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Take the Polar Bear Plunge

By Michael Dregni

Looking for an instant boost to your health and mood? Go jump in a (frozen) lake.

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The Ugly Side of #FITSPO

By Michael Dregni

Can “fitspiration” potentially cause more harm than good? Learn how #FITSPO can undermine mental health and body image.

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Shaun White: From Snowboarding Legend to Mentor and Entrepreneur

By Michael Dregni

The five-time Olympian talks about stepping back from competition and leaning into exciting new adventures.

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The Surprising Connection Between Your Calves and Heart Health

By Michael Dregni

Referred to as your “second heart,” your calves play a vital role in your cardiovascular health. Here’s how.

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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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Fecal Transplant in a Pill

By Michael Dregni

Learn more about the first FDA-approved fecal-transplant pill, which is designed to treat C. diff..

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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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