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Try these simple steps for a healthy 2020

Health should be more than the absence of diseases; it should be presence of strength, vitality, mindful living, happiness and peace. At a minimum, consider eating healthy, exercising regularly and sleeping soundly. It’s the perfect way to begin the new year. A sure way to good health is via healthy eating. Eat mindfully by choosing

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It’s not ‘just a phase’: How college students are addressing mental wellness in a climate of silence

Until recently, I think it’s safe to say conversations surrounding mental health and wellness have been few and far between in a vast majority of Indian and Indian-American households. For this reason, the immediate picture many generations of Indians have long held in mind when imagining someone “mentally unwell” might include alarmist and harmful fears

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The truths about sugar are not so sweet

You might know sugar by its many other names: words ending with “ose” (sucrose, maltose, dextrose), high-fructose corn syrup, molasses, cane sugar, corn sweeteners, raw sugar, syrup, honey, agave, fruit juice concentrates. But simply put, sugar is a carbohydrate and needs to be addressed as such during its consumption. Most foods have natural sugars in

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What are the risks of vaping?

It looks like a flash drive and can be charged in a USB port, but it’s not a data storage device.  Instead, it delivers high levels of nicotine, making the product extremely addictive. Vaping rates have surged among teens. In 2018, a national tobacco youth survey found that over 3.6 million middle school and high

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The Best-Kept Secret to Great Skin: Aloria Skincare & Laser Center

By Andrea Walker-Leidy Sponsored by Aloria Skincare & Laser Center Every woman has her beauty “secret”: The secret to smoother skin. The secret to the perfect eyebrows. The secret to preventing wrinkles. For thousands of women, though, that secret is Yvonne Gevargesian, founder and CEO of Aloria Skincare & Laser Center. Gevargesian has been in

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Adjusting to a new normal: a story of Alzheimer’s disease

This is the second of a two-part series from The Indian Scene. Last week, we told the story of one family and a life-changing diagnosis. This week, we’ll follow them as they navigate their new normal, and explore the financial and logistical realities of Alzheimer’s and caregiving. A difficult thing about Alzheimer’s disease is that

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Love, care and a life-changing diagnosis: a story of Alzheimer’s disease

This is the first of a two-part series from The Indian Scene. In this installment, we’ll tell the story of one family and a life-changing diagnosis. Next week, we’ll follow them as they navigate their new normal, and explore the financial and logistical realities of Alzheimer’s and caregiving. Sumi Mehta’s husband was worrying about her.

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The keto diet is popular. But is it something you should try?

This keto diet has been around for a while. It has established uses in helping children with epilepsy (seizure disorder), but more recently the diet has gained momentum as a weight loss trend. Before you get on the keto wagon, here’s what’s important to know. The ketogenic diet is essentially a diet very low in carbohydrates,

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Her beautiful big brown eyes: a daughter’s journey with dementia

I walked outside the neurologist’s office of the renowned institution where I had just been told of the devastating diagnosis for my mother. After explaining her condition to me in a low-lit, sterile examining room, the eyes of his training residents on me, he said, “You can give her the diagnosis in a way she

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Is the Whole 30 diet right for you?

Whole30 promises life changing results. Behind Whole30 is the idea that certain foods leads to digestive system issues and less energy. To help with these issues, Whole30 strips these foods from your diet for 30 days to let your body heal while promising that you will feel like a new person. Rules: For 30 days

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