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In Sickness and In Health

In Sickness and In Health

FROM MACUNGIE, HELMA (63) AND RICHARD (75) ROSENTHAL WENT THROUGH LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY TOGETHER. THEY HAVE BOTH LOST APPROXIMATELY 100 POUNDS EACH. On February 18th, my husband Richard and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and our commitment to one another is stronger than ever. For years, we’ve both struggled with being significan... »

1 Thing You Must Know About Seasonal Depression

1 Thing You Must Know About Seasonal Depression

Most of us experience some form of the winter blues this time of year. Temperatures outside are cold. Days are shorter. Holidays aren’t always a happy time. The passing of a loved one, financial stress, and family disagreements all play a part. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), however, is something more. “Accurately referred to as Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal ... »

For the Love of Healing

For the Love of Healing

Many couples have interesting stories about how they met: online, through friends, a chance encounter at a party. For the doctors Birriel (he is T. Javier, MD; she is Lillybeth, MD), the seven-year-married couple’s journey crisscrosses numerous states and several countries. “We met in 2009,” Lillybeth says. “Javier—who is originally from Hawaii but grew up in Louisia... »

Warm Up for Winter Activities

Warm Up for Winter Activities

Some wintertime outdoor activities are enjoyable—skiing, for example. Others are, well, not so much (does anyone really like to shovel snow?). But no matter what you’re doing outside, properly warming up is essential. “When temperatures are low, your muscles are less functional until they have proper blood flow,” says John Graham, Senior Network Administrator for Fit... »

Speed Up Your Flu Recovery

Speed Up Your Flu Recovery

Getting slammed by the flu is no fun. The fever, the aches, the hacking cough, the runny nose…you just can’t wait for it to be over. Unfortunately, there’s no “silver bullet” cure for influenza; the viral infection needs to run its course. (And, because it’s viral, antibiotics don’t help.) »

Healthy Solutions For Your New Year’s Resolution

Healthy Solutions For Your New Year’s Resolution

The new year inspires many an ambitious promise of self-betterment. Unfortunately, such laudable (and common) objectives as “eating healthy” and “losing weight” may be doomed by a lack of planned, actionable steps. “When people make big, global resolutions they tend to fall apart because the goals are too vague,” says Debbie Cooper, RD, LDN, Network Clinical Nutrition Mana... »

Tuna Tataki from House and Barn

Tuna Tataki from House and Barn

Ingredients 6 oz. sushi grade tuna, block cut 1/4 cup white sesame seeds (or a mix of white and black) 1/2 tsp. chili rub (optional) 1 T olive oil Sriracha aioli (see below) 8 wonton wrappers, cut diagonally and fried until crispy 1/2 cup sesame seaweed salad (wakame), or to taste Sliced pickled jalapeños, to taste Sriracha aioli: 1/2 cup mayonnaise  2 T sriracha sauce, to... »

Satisfying & Savory Bone Broth

Satisfying & Savory Bone Broth

Countless brands of “bone broth” have popped up in the past two years. But it’s not just regular broth with a trendy new label. While it’s made with similar ingredients (meaty bones and aromatic herbs), it’s slow-simmered for a much longer period of time—typically 24+ hours—which results in a deeply flavorful broth with more protein, minerals, and collagen. We put some wid... »

How to Prevent (and Survive!) The Flu This Year

How to Prevent (and Survive!) The Flu This Year

It’s that time of year again. Time for the dreaded winter beast – the influenza virus. It’s also time for the great yay/nay debate – do I get a flu shot, or do I skip it? »

6 Healthier Thanksgiving Swaps

6 Healthier Thanksgiving Swaps

The Thanksgiving feast remains a beloved holiday boasting hearty fare and decadent desserts as far as the eye can see. Research by the Calorie Control Council suggests that the average American may consume as many as 3,000 to 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone! Thankfully, a few healthy swaps can bring that calorie count way down without sacrificing taste. Doing all ... »

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