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Best Summer Wines: What to Drink Summer 2017

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June 6, 2017

When you’re looking to expand your palate with summer wines, look to this list of seasonal whites, reds, and roses. Rather than simply drinking your go-to sauvignon blancs, rieslings, pino grigios, moscatos or rosés, branch out and try these summer wines that are all under $50/bottle (hint: most are closer to $20/bottle). For the low-down on… Read More

How Meditation Can Help Alleviate Some Stress-Induced Health Problems

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June 6, 2017

New to meditation? You may have heard that some of the benefits touted include improved stress response, reduced anxiety, and possibly better sleep.  But how does it work? Many of the physical benefits from a meditation practice are due to reduced stress levels. Remember, a little bit of short-term stress is OK (like running late… Read More

5 Ways to Relax That Help Your Health

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May 12, 2017

Some of the ways you relax after a hard day’s work—like binge-watching a favorite Netflix series or tucking into a pint of ice cram—may temporarily make you feel calmer, but there are healthier ways to reduce tension that have a better impact on your health. Practicing relaxation regularly can have physiological benefits on your body, including… Read More

6 Ways Sleep Affects Your Weight

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April 17, 2017

All of us can relate to dreading the long day ahead when you’ve had a terrible night’s sleep. Not only does a poor night’s sleep probably affect your mood and energy, but it can also impact your eating habits and weight—especially if short sleep becomes a habit. Here, sleep experts and science share how not… Read More

Need-to-Know Wine Info for Beginners

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April 16, 2017

Ready to expand your horizons into the world of wine but unsure of where to start? Help is on the way. We’ve gathered the best advice on how to enjoy wine to the fullest – when you’re dining out, pouring a bottle at home, or giving it as a gift – from wine expert Leslie… Read More

What You Need to Know about Online Therapy

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March 12, 2017

If you’re seeking relief from work demands, family concerns or general everyday stress, a licensed mental health professional’s office is a good place to seek counsel. But with demanding schedules and commitments, squeezing in one more appointment outside the home could be the excuse you were looking for to avoid therapy. If that’s the case,… Read More

9 Natural Ways to Relieve Allergy Symptoms

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January 19, 2017

If seasonal allergies leave you feeling congested, sneezing, coughing, suffering from headaches, and with itchy eyes, you’re probably either trying everything you can to get relief, or, telling your friends you’re staying in until the pollen counts decrease. “For some people, seasonal allergies are temporary local symptoms, and for others it’s more of a systemic… Read More

Signs You’re About to Get Sick

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January 8, 2017

Got any of these telltale symptoms? Get ready to call in sick. You’ve got the chills (and they’re multiplying). “There are certain illnesses that have an abrupt onset, where one minute you’re well, and then suddenly, you’re not,” says Steven Lamm, MD, clinical professor of medicine and medical director of the Tisch Center for Men’s… Read More

10 Must-Get Screenings for Women

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January 2, 2017

If one of your resolutions is to have a healthier 2017, get a jumpstart by scheduling your doctors’ appointments as soon as possible so you have baseline knowledge of where your body’s at now and where you need to be for optimal health. Here, Michelle G. Festa, MD, Virtua Family Medicine, Medford, NJ, shares the… Read More

Why Your Baby Should Follow an Immunization Schedule

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December 12, 2016

To help prevent the spread of disease and protect children against dangerous complications, it’s important for each child to get immunizations for 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age 2. Virtua pediatrician Eric Dorn, MD, shares the top 10 reasons you should stick to an immunization schedule for your kids. You’ll protect them from preventable disease. Younger,… Read More

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