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Why Is Vitamin B12 So Important?

Vitamin B12's metabolic reach includes DNA synthesis, hemoglobin production, & nerve function. Perhaps that's why body stores are huge relative to daily intake.
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Do You Really Need to Wash Your Hair with Shampoo?

There's no good evidence that using shampoo has any health benefits or risks. However, shampoos have made it easier to get pleasing cosmetic outcomes.
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The Water Flosser: A Great Alternative for Floss Haters

Eighteen percent of people would rather wash dishes and 14% would rather clean toilets than floss. Water flossing offers a more palatable alternative.
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Fall Prevention: Why Every Aging Adult Should Learn Tai Chi

Meaningful evidence suggests that Tai Chi may reduce the risk of falls in aging adults. Every senior should consider taking the time to learn it.
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10 Tips for Sticking With Your New Year’s Resolutions All Year

The hardest part of New Year's resolutions is sticking with them. These 10 simple tips will ensure that you are able to accomplish everything on your list.
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10 Smart Ways to Enjoy a Healthy Holiday Season

Here are ten simple things you can do to make this a happy and healthy holiday season.
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5 Ways Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Mental Health

People with mental health issues like anxiety & depression may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to reduce their symptoms. But this can lead to addiction
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Is it Just a Bad Hangover or Something More Serious?

Headache, upset stomach & feeling run down the morning after over-consumption is common. How can you know if it's a bad hangover or something more serious?
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A Brief But Powerful History of the Color Purple

For much of history, the color purple was hard to get leading the elite to keep the color for themselves. Then came the age of enlightenment
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Rethinking Exercise to Counter the Epidemic of Physical Inactivity

We need to rethink exercise so that it is viewed as a way to relieve stress and enhance strength and mobility instead of just counting steps or setting other unsustainable goals.
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How to Help Your Child Develop Fine Motor Skills

Practice fine motor skills with your kids (drawing, cutting shapes, finger painting) to help them to gain strength and control over their movements.
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How to Spot a Senior-Friendly Gym

Here are some ways to spot a senior friendly gym that caters to the unique exercise and fitness needs of older adults.

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