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May 3, 2016Health News You Can Use

Health Center on Opioid Use for Pain Management

Opioids are a classification of drugs that includes hydrocodone (eg, Vicodin), oxycodone (eg, OxyContin), oxymorphone (eg, Opana), and methadone. Since 1999, sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States. As sales have skyrocketed, so has abuse, addiction, and overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 2 million Americans abused […]

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April 29, 2016Health News You Can Use

Teens Need More Exercise In School

On school days, young adolescents (12 to 16 years) get 55% of their physical activity on school grounds. But recent research suggests that’s not enough. As reported by the Los Angeles Times (“More exercise at school may be key to improving teens’ health” – December 2015), only 8% of students get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise […]

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April 24, 2016Health News You Can Use

5 Tips to Stay Healthy and Active When Life Gets Busy

The following blog post was originally published on RunningRachel.com.  Click here to view it in its original form. As a busy mom, I often get asked the question, “How do you stay active while wrestling those monkeys!?”  Okay, they don’t exactly use those same words, but you get the picture.  Staying healthy and active as […]

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April 12, 2016Health News You Can Use

Exercise Makes Our Muscles Work Better With Age

To keep our muscles healthy deep into retirement, we may need to start working out more now, according to a new study of world-class octogenarian athletes. The study found substantial differences at a cellular level between the athletes’ muscles and those of less active people. Muscular health is, of course, essential for successful aging. As […]

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