Spring 2012

01. Setting Fitness Goals for Spring

Setting Fitness Goals for Spring, dr ades, phil ades, cardiologistWhile spring is the perfect time to reinvigorate your exercise routine, getting into shape takes time, commitment and patience. With some helpful tips by Dr. Philip Ades, you can achieve your fitness goals.


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02. The Benefits of Tai Chi

tai chi vermont, exercise benefits tai chiTai Chi can help manage stress, improve sleep, increase energy, lower blood pressure and improve balance. Tai Chi instructor Claire Rutenbeck, RN, shares the benefits of this soothing form of exercise.


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03. Getting to the Heart of the Matter

two girls, kids cholesterol, childhood cholesterol, dr first cholesterol, first with kids cholesterolAt what age does your child need to have a cholesterol screening? Depending on your family history, the age might be younger than you think. Learn more from Dr. Lewis First.


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04. Keeping Your Memory Sharp

keeping your memory sharp, fahc memory clinic, vermont memory care, bill pendlebury, dr pendlebury vtOne of the keys to a sharp and reliable memory is practicing intellectual stimulation. Dr. William Pendlebury says that reading, word games, puzzles and engaging in conversation all help promote healthy brain aging.


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05. The Migraine Myth

migraine, migraines not headaches, are migraines headaches?, dr robert schapiroDr. Robert Shapiro explains that contrary to popular belief, a migraine is not a headache but rather a recurrent episodic brain disorder that typically also includes symptoms from many other systems of the body.


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06. Beet Kale Salad

beet kale salad recipe, healthy salads, fletcher alle recipesBeets are high in fiber, rich in iron and low in fat. Kale is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. Put these two healthy vegetables together and the result is a colorful salad that is nutritious, delicious and easy to make.


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07. Get Regular Exercise for Mental Health

exercise and mental healthExercise is about more than keeping in shape. It can help improve your self-esteem, keep your mind off problems and give you a sense of control.


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08. Helping Loved Ones Prepare an Advance Directive

advanced directives, how to for advanced directivesAn advance directive is a personal statement of how medical care choices should be made and who should make them in the event a person is unable to communicate. You can help guide your loved one through the process.


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09. Community Medical School Spring Classes

community medical school, spring community medical schoolThe Community Medical School lecture series provides people in the community with an opportunity to share in the medical learning experience.


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