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The Active Times: Moves Guaranteed to Get You Your Best Butt Ever

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Contrary to popular belief, your abs aren't the only group of muscles that have a major effect on total body strength and power. Your glutes are among the strongest muslces in your body and they play a huge role in overall fitness, too. Yet, despite their importance, they are often overlooked and under-trained.Start standing with feet shoulder-widt

The Active Times: Sitting is the New Smoking: Ways a Sedentary Lifestyle is Killing You

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The ticking clock and furious patter of computer keys are staples in offices around the world. Regardless of specific business, offices share many similarities. One such similarity is a sedentary culture and studies show all that sitting is taking a major toll on employee health.Click Here to see the Complete List of Ways Sitting is Shortening Your

David Katz, M.D.: Our Sodas, Stars and Selves: Where the Buck -- and Calories -- Stop

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To the inevitable backdrop of John Philip Souza marches and presidential photo-ops, Big Soda has announced that it will do some vague kind of something about the excesses they contribute to our intake of calories and sugars over something like ten years. (Unless, of course, they don't.) Cue the 21-gun salute! Release the confetti!Folks, that this i

Jennifer Latch: How Do You Do It All?

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I am often asked, "How do you do it all?" I never know how to answer that question and it usually occurs when someone notices my kid throwing a tantrum in public, so I wonder if they really mean it.Honestly, I don't do it all, and even when I am accomplishing a lot I still feel like I'm falling short.Sometimes it seems to be happening all at once.

Joshua Liao: Time for a New Business Focus in Medicine

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Medicine is undergoing a pretty significant makeover, and one of the most fascinating aspects of this transformation is the effort by some groups to reexamine their business focus. As the way Americans receive and pay for care changes, some are responding by expanding their reach beyond the business of health care into that of overall health. The "

Girls' Globe: Fighting Maternal And Infant Mortality In Somaliland

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By the Edna Adan Hospital FoundationLast week, the 69th Session of the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) convened in New York City to examine 20 years of actions taken by governments to improve people's lives and address population issues. The Head of State reaffirmed "their commitments to place people at the center of development." Africa has 12 percen

Sarah O'Leary: 10 Fun Things to Do While on Hold With Your Insurance Company

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The time you spend waiting for the insurance company to answer your call can be incredibly frustrating. Here are several activities you can do while waiting for "the next available representative" to assist you:1) Practice the ancient art of origami. (Nothing says "I'm having oodles of fun now!" more than a room filled with paper cranes!) 2) Chang

Paul Spector, M.D.: Skirting the Issue: Breast Cancer and Dress Size

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A recent study in the British Medical Journal suggests that skirt size may be the latest diagnostic tool in the war against breast cancer.Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the first or second leading cause of cancer death depending on a woman's ethnicity. About 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually.

Frank A. Weil: ER May Reveal Basic Problems in Hospitals

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One brief -- and, as it turned out, not too serious -- visit to the emergency room in one of New York City's biggest and best hospitals this summer proved to be very interesting because it revealed some systemic issues. Perhaps if the problems seen and encountered there could be better understood and addressed, a trickle effect through the rest of

David Katz, M.D.: Our Health, on Fire: The #UseWhatWeKnow Campaign

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I was privileged to speak to hundreds of healthcare colleagues at a Lifestyle Medicine summit in Nashville, TN yesterday. I was even more privileged to give the keynote address that closed out the conference, although there are some liabilities attached to being the last thing between a restless audience and their freedom.As the conference "closer,

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