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FAQ 004: What is arthritis?

By Christina Prevett | August 16, 2016

We talk about arthritis all of the time but did you know that arthritis describes different types of conditions? Check out our latest FAQ!

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Can the Heart FAIL? What it means when you're told you have heart failure

By Christina Prevett | August 15, 2016

The term heart failure is a terrifying one. The heart beat is what keeps us alive and well. We rely on it every day to rise and fall as we need. But what happens when something goes wrong? Can your heart fail? The term “heart failure” is basically when your heart just isn’t strong enough […]

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FAQ 003: "What is Osteoporosis?"

By Christina Prevett | August 9, 2016
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FAQ 003: What is Osteoporosis?

By Christina Prevett | August 9, 2016

As we get older, our bodies’ don’t repair as well. With osteoporosis, we lose some of the density in our bones (the thickness and strength) because the bone breaks down more than it builds up. The weakness in the bones reaches a threshold. That is why we go and get bone mineral density scans! Until […]

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Losing your underarm "wings": 3 exercises you can do to get rid of them!

By Christina Prevett | August 8, 2016

My arms jiggle. I have met many women who flat out refuse to wear a tank top in the summer because of the extra skin along the back of their arm. They find it embarrassing and become increasingly self-conscious about it. I have heard it called many things… wings, flab, none of the names being […]

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Sleep More, Work Less: the Power of Sleep to keep you and your Heart Healthy

By Christina Prevett | August 5, 2016

In our world where there seems to be a million and one things to do and we are always wishing for more hours in the day, sleep can be a distant concept. We are over-worked, over-tired and stressed. I think this applies to people across a wide range of ages. Our stresses change but sleep […]

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