Tea Benefits

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By Lauren Kolacki Today’s generation is always looking for healthy habits to add to their routines. Studies have found that tea could be one of the most helpful additions that require minimal effort. Tea has a wide range of benefits depending on the type. Below is a list of teas and the various health benefits … Continued

Helping The Family Cope With Winter Allergies

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By Cassandra Mayall More than 50 million Americans struggle with allergies every year. Many of these allergies occur in the winter, but are easily mistaken for a cold as the symptoms can be similar, but it’s important to distinguish between the two. Pollen isn’t just an issue during spring and summer; in fact some plants … Continued

Scale Stepping

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By Lauren Kolacki As a woman, society creates this envision of who we should or should not be. They expect us to look, act and work in a certain way and beat us down for not complying. One thing the media really emphasizes is the way a woman’s body should look. From magazine covers and … Continued

Weight Gain and Anti-Depressants

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By Susan Heckler There is a side effect to anti-depressants that might be unexpected. Many, not all people, who take them find themselves gaining weight within weeks of starting. Hopefully you are reading this and just starting on the medication, so you can be cognizant before the pounds pack on. THIS IS NOT A REASON … Continued

How to Talk to Your Teen About Depression and Suicide

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By Ankur Desai, MD The Internet shows like “13 Reasons Why” and celebrity deaths like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have pushed the topic of suicide to the forefront for many Americans, but especially for teens. Death by suicide is on the rise and this appears to be closely correlated to the increase in depression … Continued

National Diabetes Awareness Month

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By YMCA of Western Monmouth County November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the YMCA of Western Monmouth County is encouraging everyone to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease. Diabetes is a class of diseases that affect how … Continued

Hangriness

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By, Lauren Kolacki   Have you ever experienced being “hangry”? It is the irritation and angriness that is a result of extreme hunger. It is not just an amusing, made up word to perfectly describe our short temper that accompanies our starvation; there is actually science behind it. The carbohydrates, proteins and fats that we … Continued

Back-To-School: Warts and Wart Prevention

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Plantar warts are a common viral infection of the skin on the bottom of the foot. It is a contagious process, but can either spread slowly or rapidly depending on the strain of the virus. Summertime fun, with barefoot exposure and lots of water activities such as the beach, pool, and Hurricane Harbor, are great … Continued