Why Adoption?

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Pets Adopting a cat or dog from a shelter offers benefits, not only for the four-legged It is nearly impossible these days to go out for a drive and avoid seeing the stickers and magnets on cars that say “adopt a pet”, or “I love my shelter dog or cat.” Although it may seem obvious [&hellip
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Making your New Year’s resolutions stick

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Small, attainable goals are the key to success Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even late [&hellip
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Step away from the cheese dip

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Holiday parties are opportunities for healthful eating — if you know where to look Holiday parties and dinners can throw off your healthy lifestyle goals. For many of us, more than half of annual weight gain occurs between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Some studies say the average American puts on up to 5 to 7 [&hellip
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Top Five Reasons for Winter ER Visits

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Knowing the risks that accompany cold and inclement weather can help keep you out of the ER this season. 1. Slips and Falls New Yorkers walk a lot, which means we’re battling snow and ice hazards even on familiar commutes. Once indoors, there’s a slippery situation – snow and ice that was tracked onto lobby [&hellip
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Five ways to sidestep Alzheimer’s disease

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There’s no surefire way to prevent the disease, but some simple steps may lower risk factors Have you noticed memory problems piling up in ways that affect daily life in yourself or someone you love? Do you find yourself struggling to follow a conversation or find the right word, becoming confused in new places, or [&hellip
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Link discovered between diabetes and heart disease

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High blood glucose causes sugar molecule in heart muscle to trigger irregular heartbeats Researchers have identified for the first time a biological pathway that is activated when blood sugar levels are abnormally high and causes irregular heartbeats, a condition known as cardiac arrhythmia that is linked with heart failure and sudden cardiac death. Reported online [&hellip
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