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Give Yourself the Gift of Fitness

Here’s some good fitness news you might have missed: a recent study showed that for people who are overweight or obese, exercise improves their health more than weight loss does.

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How To Get the Most Accurate Blood Test Results

Your blood test results can tell you a lot about your health. The results will alert you to potential problems, or may spur you to consider some healthy lifestyle changes.

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Wellness Exams Increasingly Include Emotional Health in the Age of COVID-19

The path to better health is not just about diet, exercise, blood pressure and cholesterol. During the coronavirus pandemic, doctors increasingly see stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation and social isolation taking a toll on personal health.

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The COVID Omicron Variant: What You Need To Know

With the Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreading fast, a UH infectious disease specialist answers key questions about the variant and what may lie ahead.

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Some Simple Tools To Knock Back Stress

Yes, we are into the New Year, but let’s trade the word "resolutions" for another word starting with an “R” – a much more upbeat and soothing word.

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Need Motivation To Move? Think About Your Future Self

When we think about longevity, we certainly don’t mean we want many years of living with illness and infirmity. We want to live as long as possible as mobile, independent people with full health.

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Prevent Avoidable Chronic Conditions and Disease with an Annual Wellness Visit

We know at which age a person’s likelihood of disease goes dramatically up. That's why preventive screenings are suggested beginning at a certain age, depending on your gender and the illness – medical evidence shows precisely when that is.

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Can You Catch a Cold By Going Outside with Wet Hair?

At some point, someone has probably warned you of the dangers of venturing outside with wet hair in the winter. While this advice has been around for decades, is there any truth behind it?

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