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Midlife Matters
Thursday, April 2, 2015
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authored by: Judy Freedman
Midlife Matters
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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authored by: Sheryl Kraft
Scientific research finds an association between diet and depression. Diets that included vegetables, fruit, meat fish and whole grains are associated with lower levels of depression and anxiety. Is it any wonder that foods and moods are related? Is it possible to eat foods that put you in a better mood? Before you answer that with a "duh, yes, that's what comfort foods are for," let me clarify.
Wellness in Practice
Monday, March 30, 2015
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authored by: Marcia Mangum Cronin
Many of us fondly remember dying and decorating Easter eggs. In my house, my mom and siblings and I would dye and decorate nearly two dozen eggs (a few didn't survive the boiling) on the Saturday afternoon before Easter. Once the dye dried, we'd carefully arrange the Easter eggs in a basket and place it on the hearth where the Easter bunny would add a few small gifts while we slept.
Wellness in Practice
Sunday, March 29, 2015
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authored by: Marcia Mangum Cronin
Two months ago, my sister, Marie, underwent emergency surgery. They discovered cancer throughout her abdomen, including a tumor on the outside of her colon that had blocked the colon and necessitated removal of much of her large intestine. Monday she began chemo treatments. Today, she is teaching. This speaks to both her strength and the strength of modern medicine.
Wellness in Practice
Saturday, March 28, 2015
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authored by: Marcia Mangum Cronin
 Planning to eat a quick bowl of pasta topped with butter and cheese for dinner? That won't cut it if you're trying to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Instead, start with a whole-grain or multigrain pasta, cut back on the portion size, top it with sautéed veggies or tomato-based sauce with added veggies added and serve a piece of fruit for dessert. Now you're talking!

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