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About 9.7 million adult children, 50 year old and older, care for their elderly parents.

Caregiver Stress: Dealing With Criticism While Caring For Aging Parents

No matter what you do, your ailing parents complain. Tonight’s dinner was bland. You missed a spot when you cleaned mom’s room. And your ears are still ringing from their non-stop complaints about how you’re raising your children. Your once close relationship with your mom or dad has been diminished to a bunch of tasks [...]

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Among kids and teens age 10 to 17, type 2 diabetes rose 35% between 2001 and 2009

Are Parents Driving the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?

How many obese kids are in the average middle school or high school school classroom in the US? Between 1976 and 1980, that number would have been about 1 in 20. Today, nearly 1 in 5 adolescents and teens are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Childhood obesity is an [...]

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5 Keys to a Healthy Heart | St. Mark's Hospital

5 Keys to a Healthy Heart

Do you know which organ is the body’s strongest? How about which muscle does the most work over the course of a lifetime? If you guessed the heart, you are correct. Tipping the scale at a mere 11 ounces (on average), this little muscle has got some serious work cut out for itself. Typically, a [...]

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6 Health Myths That Just Won't Die

6 Health Myths That Just Won’t Die

  Everyone knows someone who buys into urban legends with the enthusiasm of a conspiracy theorist. Or maybe it’s something you read on the internet that stuck, despite your best intentions to approach everything you see online with a healthy dose of skepticism. But you may not be aware that some common, deeply ingrained beliefs [...]

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It’s a New Year: Time to Rethink Those Lofty Resolutions

From the experts at St. Mark’s Hospital Weight Treatment Center A new year is upon us and taking time to review the past year and set new resolutions can help us move toward better health, wealth and relationships. Unfortunately, it seems that many people now opt out of this “tradition.” Why? Maybe it’s because often [...]

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