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    Don’t miss a beat — Prevent atrial fibrillation

    From Memorial Health System The human heart normally pumps a strong and steady beat – more than 100,000 heartbeats each day. However, if you’re suffering from atrial fibrillation, the heart doesn’t always beat or keep pace as it should. Most people suffering from this condition say they can feel their heart racing, fluttering or skipping […]

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    The science behind seizures

    Our brains work by a carefully orchestrated system of neuronal communication. Neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, serotonin, and cannabinoids, regulate how these communications occur. Seizures happen when there’s a malfunction of this system, causing a lot of neurons to fire — a cascade of sudden, excessive and uncontrolled electrical signals. Everyone has a potential to have […]

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    Weight training: Tone your upper body

    Not sure where to start after you signed up at a new gym? Lack the budget for a one-on-one coach or personal trainer? Not to worry! Here’s a great place to start for an upper-body-focused routine using a few of my favorite gym machines. Machines are a great introduction for beginners. One purpose of machines […]

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    Backpack basics

    It’s important to remember that a backpack likely will be the hardest-working item among your child’s supplies, as it’s used every day to carry things to and from school and will need to withstand the daily wear and tear that comes with the territory. Some of the important features of a backpack include making sure […]

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    Power up your health and wellness this fall

    As we say goodbye to summer, I hope you all have embraced our beautiful Coast and soaked up all the fun the season has to offer. Summertime also brings extra temptations, especially while on vacation, and we may let our guard down when it comes to our eating and fitness habits. It’s OK to have […]

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    Got varicose veins?

    Nobody wants them, but 40 million adults in the U.S. have them: varicose veins. Many believe those purple, often bulging, lines in legs and ankles are an unfortunate, yet normal, part of the aging process. They may be common in older adults, but they aren’t inevitable. The Vein Institute’s full-time, board-certified vein specialist Dr. Keith […]

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