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The transition to campus life can often feel abrupt. Beyond adjusting to the rigors of a college curriculum, students must quickly develop the self-management skills needed to thrive on their own. One such skill that should be prioritized is staying on track with prescribed medications.

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More than 34 million Americans are living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 90-95 percent of those diagnosed have Type 2 diabetes. With many Americans having deferred medical care since the start of the pandemic, delayed or overdue diabetes diagn…

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has created a list of three presumptive conditions related to particulate matter exposure. Specifically, it will now cover asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis, but only if you served in a covered area and had one of those conditions within 10 years of leaving th…

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When we have a self-care routine that actually works, we feel better, and it shows. Longtime actress and model Brooke Shields reveals her simple yet effective tricks to effortless beauty and wellness that will have anyone feeling model ready.

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The Department of Veteran’s Affairs has been busy. It was recently announced that it has completed 150 Fourth Mission assignments across the country.

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Honey has amazing properties, and one of them is its antiseptic powers. You can even use it on pimples. Just a tiny dab will help keep bacteria responsible for breakouts from taking over.

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Although good nutrition is essential for human life, food production has a significant impact on the environment. Taking a more sustainable approach to sustaining your body can help protect the Earth and its climate.

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Nearly 70% of Americans who sleep with a bed partner report that their partner snores while sleeping, according to a 2021 survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Many don’t realize that a snore can be more than just a noisy nuisance. Snoring can be an indicator of obstructiv…

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Whether rediscovering the joy of riding a bike or taking a ride for the first time, cycling saw a boom during the pandemic, and many believe this trend is here to stay.

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If there is any mantra we need to repeat this summer it’s this one: drink more liquids.

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Americans are living longer than ever before, and with continually rising health care costs, the need for a long-term care solution becomes more of a “when” than an “if” situation, according to financial experts, who warn that Americans are largely waiting too long to prepare.

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Collagen is the glue that holds your body together. Whether it’s your hair, your skin or your nails, collagen provides the structure your body needs to keep everything intact. That’s one of many reasons it’s been trending so much in recent years. Your body makes it by combining amino acids f…

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If there is a silver lining to the challenges the past year created for families, it may be the growth, availability and affordability of virtual care for medical and mental health needs. The ability to see a doctor from home, with little notice, offers a level of flexibility in accessing he…

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A recent national study by Planet Fitness demonstrates the pandemic’s negative impact toward mental and physical health. Three out of four Americans (77%) reported that at least one aspect of their overall health and well-being had been negatively impacted by the pandemic. A whopping 56% (ne…

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As summer approaches, it’s time to get outside and bask in the warmth and sunshine. But it’s not easy to bare your body when you have eczema. Those with eczema-prone skin know the signs and symptoms — the itchiness, redness and dryness that indicates a flare-up. Nothing can be more irritatin…

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Thinking about a colonoscopy may make you uncomfortable, and maybe even a little worried — especially if you have never had one before. But a colonoscopy is a relatively simple procedure that may help save your life by identifying the early signs of colorectal cancer.

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Run for the Zoo is roaring back in 2021 with their second virtual event! This year, the goal is to raise $125,000, and you can help by registering for one of their races, including the brand-new virtual marathon. Join the virtual Run for the Zoo, May 2-9, from anywhere at any time. Register …

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Many people prioritize skin protection when spending time outdoors, but skin damage from UV rays and free radicals can occur inside too. Consider these tips and insights this summer:

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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health recently updated national guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and management of asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung condition affecting about 25 million Americans, 5.5 million of whom are children. Th…

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Working or learning from home? It’s more important than ever to ensure you move throughout the day. Doing so will help keep your mind and body healthy and agile. Here are a few tips to move more throughout the day.

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This year alone, roughly 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Nearly 1,700 lives are lost to cancer every day.

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Do you have a Fitbit activity tracker? If so, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a free program for you. The VA and Fitbit have hooked up to provide one year of free membership to eligible veterans who have the device. This couldn’t have come at a better time, when we need more exercise,…

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With every technological advancement comes a burst of innovation that can’t always be anticipated. For example, the leap to 4G led to innovations like ride-sharing, music streaming and contactless payments. Some aspects of the 4G move helped spur the U.S. economy to recovery after the 2008 r…

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You know it’s getting bad when local police chiefs go on the nightly news to warn against scams. That’s what is happening in my area, and possibly in yours. Scammers are going all out to steal your information, money and identity, and they’re using the COVID vaccine as their tool.

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Climate-related crises like rising sea levels, severe weather events and longer drought seasons are challenging the global economy. They’re also driving the launch of new clean technologies.

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It doesn’t matter if you’ve been out for years or are just now separating from the service, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a gift for you: the VA Welcome Kit. It’s something every veteran needs to have on hand for current information you need now or things that can come up over the years.

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Haven’t been able to visit New Mexico’s hot springs during the pandemic? Well, now you can enjoy the traditional New Mexico Ojo Caliente, Jemez or Truth or Consequences Hot Springs experience at home with a 15-minute detox for body, skin and soul. Clear Light Urban Farm Store at 123 Broadway…

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The blank slate of a new calendar year offers a sense of possibilities for making the next year great — and health goals usually top the list. If you’re looking to put health first, who better to turn to than a registered dietitian? Registered Dietitian Kelli McGrane, MS (@HealthyToast_RD), …

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Loving where you live can be such a great investment, especially as home prices across the metro area have increased by more than 15 percent over the past year, according to the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors. And whether you intend to keep your residence for the long-haul or ar…

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Michael Rhodus of NationServe® is your go-to garage door answer. Known as America’s garage door specialists from coast to coast, NationServe® proudly carries high quality products, such as Wayne Dalton® garage doors and Genie® garage door openers. “Our purpose is creating safe and secure acc…

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During the cold and flu season and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be more medicines in homes being used to treat all kinds of symptoms. It is important to keep curious kids safe by keeping medicine up and away and out of reach.

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A few years ago, Dr. Mehmet Oz asked me to create a recipe containing foods that help to naturally reduce stress and to do a cooking demo on “The Dr. Oz Show.” I found that the following ingredients have stress-reducing properties: red, orange and yellow peppers; turkey; spinach; quinoa and …

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Whether or not you stayed up to mark the new year, an expensive reality hits many Americans on Jan. 1: medical insurance deductibles reset to zero and out-of-pocket costs go up. Along with co-pays and coinsurance, those out-of-pocket costs can put essential medications out of reach. Many peo…

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Plummeting temperatures and whipping winds are here for much of the country, and no matter where you live, cooler and drier winter air can really wreak havoc on your skin. When humidity is lower and indoor heat is on full blast, your skin gets stripped of the moisture it needs, causing dryne…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our way of life,  and all of us have put activities on hold to reduce the spread of the virus. But one activity that you should not put on hold is a child’s annual doctor visit.

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The pandemic has us all trying new things from home. Here’s a new one to add to your bucket list of things to learn. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and acc…

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We’ve all seen people reading the labels of food, beverage and supplement packaging to look at the ingredients and nutrition facts — chances are you have, too. More than ever, shoppers are looking at labels to make sure products match up with their values, whether it’s protecting people or t…

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With all the changes that have occurred this year, it’s not surprising that women everywhere have been reassessing their skincare routines. A new poll from RoC Skincare and Poshly surveyed 1,000 beauty shoppers to understand if women have shifted skincare habits since the pandemic. Results s…

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As the pandemic continues, health experts and physicians are concerned that with home and online schooling replacing in-person curricula — including PE classes — our children may not be getting the physical activity they need to promote their health. And that may be a bigger deal than parent…

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Pomegranates are known as a superfood with tons of wonderful health benefits, including fighting cancer and heart disease, as well as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. They’re also loaded with B vitamins, potassium and folic acid.

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Whether due to illness, altered work schedules, home-schooling or social distancing, COVID-19 has impacted us all personally. Stress levels are high, and the resulting anxiety makes it much harder to get a good night’s rest. Unfortunately, sleeping pills are the dominant treatment strategy f…

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If you have a plant cutting you are trying to root in water, here’s a tip to keep the end from resting on the bottom of your container: Use a twist tie wrapped around the stem on one side and hooked over the edge of the container on the other.