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Spider veins need not be a fate for all women

Although her older relatives as well as advertising have told her that physical changes over time are inevitable, the average woman still believes that, somehow, she’ll avoid that fate. Or at least delay them as long as possible. After all, she’s young and vibrant, with a successful career and an active social life. So it comes as a bit of a shock to her when she discovers that first wrinkle under her eyes. Or that …

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Having a “Senior Moment”? Your leg muscles may be at fault.

It’s no longer a matter of Grandpa forgetting to put on his pants. It seems like everyone at any age these days has had those occasional and frustrating lapses in memory. Whether it be misplacing the car keys, forgetting the one item that you went to the store for in the first place or — perhaps worst of all — having your spouse remind you that today is your wedding anniversary.   Since in the past it …

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Energy drinks won’t help the real reason you’re tired at work

It’s an all too familiar scene in today’s workplace. You’ve made it through the morning rush and also worked through lunch, but when you try to tackle the afternoon crunch you hit the wall.  And crash — hard. But it’s only 2:30, and you’ve got hours more to go. The spirit is willing but, try as you might, your body just can’t rise to the challenge. In the past the typical solution was to grab another …

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