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Flu vs. Cold: What’s the Difference?

Flu vs. Cold: What’s the Difference?

You feel lousy, but do you have the flu or is it a cold? Here’s how to tell the difference: The Flu Symptoms: According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, symptoms of the flu virus may include …

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How Weight Loss Can Help With Back Pain

How Weight Loss Can Help With Back Pain

Many Americans live with pain from injury, poor habits, and other lifestyle choices. Excess weight can be a major contributor to back pain. Living with back pain can make the simplest tasks challenging. Nearly one third of obese Americans suffer …

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Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution on Track

Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution on Track

Right around December 31, you were probably looking forward to the New Year and talking to your friends about the great resolutions and changes you were going to make in 2012. It has almost been a month since the year …

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Robotic Surgery at the Medical Center of Plano

Robotic Surgery at the Medical Center of Plano

“Robotic surgery” may sound more like science fiction than real life, but surgeons at The Medical Center of Plano are already using it to make incisions mere centimeters wide, minimizing blood loss and postoperative pain and allowing patients to resume …

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7 Health Benefits of Walking

7 Health Benefits of Walking

Starting a workout routine can be a scary idea, especially if it involves joining a gym and learning how to maneuver fancy exercise equipment. However, there are simpler ways to make physical activity a regular part of your daily routine. …

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Top 10 Nutrition Myths

Top 10 Nutrition Myths

Many of us get a lot of our nutrition information from our friends, family and loved ones, but often times that information is not true. It is important to be aware of a few nutrition myths in order to make …

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Make the Most of Your Indoor Workout

Make the Most of Your Indoor Workout

You’ve already told yourself that this year is going to be different. You set your New Year’s resolution in stone; you may even have taped it onto your fridge! Now its time to put it to use. Weight loss and …

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Five Tips for Fighting Wintry Dry Skin

Five Tips for Fighting Wintry Dry Skin

The harsh winter cold can leave your skin feeling anything but soft and supple. Cold, dry air can lead to uncomfortable dried-out skin, cracks, flaking, scaly legs, a dull complexion and even inflammation. The good news is, there are plenty …

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6 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

6 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Holidays are a truly special time of year. It is a chance to connect with loved ones, give thanks, attend plenty of parties and enjoy some delicious food and beverages. However, the holidays can be equally as nerve-wracking and stressful …

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Keeping the Pace: How Pacemakers Work

Keeping the Pace: How Pacemakers Work

Believe it or not, we’re all born with a pacemaker inside of us. There’s a small node right above the heart whose main job is to send an electrical signal to the heart’s chambers, telling them to contract. This process …

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