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It’s one thing to state a ‘resolution’ but another to make it happen. Look at the new year as an opportunity to get a new start on satisfying one of your personal wishes.  Using Mindfulness techniques on a regular basis helps keep you present in the moment, focused and aligned with your goals. Yoga, meditation, breathwork, quietude,…

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As the cold weather returns, I warn my patients frequently about my cold hands. They’re cold during the summer, but much worse during the winter. Like many of my patients, I not only have cold hands, but I have Raynaud’s. When I’m out in the cold, touch a cold steering wheel, or sometimes walk through…

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This is a very busy time of year filled with extra demands both physically and emotionally. It’s easy to get overloaded and overwhelmed and drawn into the stress and chaos of the holiday season. Using mindfulness strategies can help you to slow down and keep your calm. There are many different programs and apps to…

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You may be tired of hearing that exercise is good for you. And you may wonder if it’s too late to start a routine once you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease. It has been shown many times over that exercise is helpful in both primary prevention (i.e. no known heart disease) and secondary prevention…

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As you might have read recently, review of the influenza season in the Southern Hemisphere demonstrated that this year’s flu vaccine was only 10% effective there. It is too early in the Northern Hemisphere to predict whether the vaccine that we have been giving will be any more effective. We do know that the vaccine…

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It has been astonishing to watch the #MeToo movement, with one public man after another stepping down from their “pedestal” after being accused of sexual harassment.  A notable exception is Roy Moore, who’s still running strong in the race for an Alabama Senate seat despite multiple accusations of sexual harassment.  Recently, a woman came forward…

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A wise person once said, “We should think of Thanksgiving as Thanksliving”. If all of us collectively live a life of being thankful, and with a sense of gratitude, I am sure it will lead to more inner harmony and peace. Thanksgiving is that beautiful time of the year when we experience crisp fall weather, see bright…

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By Gail Gaspar as presented on www.gailgaspar.com.  Photo above copyright Gail Gaspar 2017. Holidays can be wonderful but many, if not most, families do have some stress associated with these gatherings.  It can be a sad time for those who have lost relatives in the past year, or who are missing relatives who they enjoyed spending…

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The FDA approved the use of Shingrix, a recombinant inactivated vaccine, for protection against shingles in patients aged 50 and older on October 20, 2017.  The American Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), recommended that Shingrix be given instead of Zostavax, the currently available live, attenuated vaccine which has been on the market since 2006.  Shingles…

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