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One in five people worldwide will be obese by 2025

Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and around the world. In fact, a new study says that one-fifth of adults worldwide could be obese by 2025. “Over the past 40 years, we have changed from a world in which underweight prevalence was more than double that of obesity, to one in which more people are obese than ...

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How to talk with someone who is depressed

Chances are high that you know someone or have known someone with depression. Have you ever wondered what’s best to say to that person? Or were you ever worried you might say the wrong thing? With depression affecting more than 15 million American adults, or approximately 6.7 percent of the US population over the age of 18, it’s no wonder ...

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Skin cancer: Sun exposure is just one piece of the puzzle

During the sultry dog days of summer, many people like to spend as much time as possible, outside whether on the golf course, boating on the lake or grilling with friends. Unfortunately, all of that fun in the sun can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. But sun exposure is only one piece of the puzzle. A recent study, published in ...

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6 troublesome things that happen to your skin when you work out

We’ve all been there. You’re changing in the gym locker room after a long workout when you notice a weird rash on your skin or a nasty chafe under your arms. Exercise is great for your body and mind, but embarrassing and pesky skin situations can be cause for concern. Dr. Rania Agha, a dermatologist at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital ...

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Midlife fitness reduces risk of stroke later in life

The more fit you are in midlife, the less likely you are to suffer a stroke after age 65, according to new research. “We all hear that exercise is good for you, but many people still don’t do it,” said Ambarish Pandey, a study author and cardiology fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, in a ...

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5 ways to improve your balance

Uneven sidewalks, steep stairs and even untied shoelaces are just a few daily hazards that could lead to a serious fall. So how do you protect yourself from these everyday obstacles? There are plenty of fun and easy ways to improve your balance and prevent falling no matter your age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one ...

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Your lazy habit has a price tag

Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for eight or more hours a day? New research shows that sitting for hours on end is not only taking a toll on our health, but our wallets as well. In fact, physical inactivity cost the world $67.5 billion in 2013, according to a study from the University of ...

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How to talk with someone who is depressed

Chances are high that you know someone or have known someone with depression. Have you ever wondered what’s best to say to that person? Or were you ever worried you might say the wrong thing? With depression affecting more than 15 million American adults, or approximately 6.7 percent of the US population over the age of 18, it’s no wonder ...

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How to talk with someone who is depressed

Chances are high that you know someone or have known someone with depression. Have you ever wondered what’s best to say to that person? Or were you ever worried you might say the wrong thing? With depression affecting more than 15 million American adults, or approximately 6.7 percent of the US population over the age of 18, it’s no wonder ...

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