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How your family can stay healthy while stuck at home

Many times, it is difficult for us to understand that we are stressed. We are aware of the usual things that cause stress: work deadlines, weight loss struggles, teens, lack of sleep and so on.But we’re living in unusual times: we have to stay indoors for the safety of others and our own health. Though

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A DCDS State of Mind

Sponsored by Detroit Country Day School Mindfulness is a concept that is increasingly understood to be enormously beneficial for physical and mental wellbeing. Mindfulness is a state where you become fully present, focused, relaxed and aware of your thoughts, activities and surroundings. It’s a kind of conscious serenity that helps us avoid being distracted, stressed

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What you need to know about coronavirus

Walking down the aisle of my local grocery store, I noticed that they were out of paper towels, masks, and antibacterial wipes. Just like with H1N1, SARS and MERS, the panic has started. Is there really a reason to be frightened here in the U.S.  or is this all hype? Here’s the real talk. Coronavirus

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After a teen vaper’s double lung transplant, his surgeon says vaping is a “catastrophe for our society.”

Dr. Hassan Nemeh, surgical director of thoracic organ transplant at Henry Ford Hospital, found himself in a surprising position last fall. A specialist in lung transplants related to chronic illnesses, Nemeh frequently sees patients with cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition developed in regular cigarette smokers. But this patient’s need for

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At home and at work, show your heart some love this February

February, the shortest of the months, is designated as the month of love. (It’s also American Heart Health Awareness Month, National Chocolate Lovers Month and National Bird Feeding Month in the U.S.) Amid freezing temperatures, cold winds and bitter windchill factors, it can be difficult to remember to balance fitness, food and fun. Here are

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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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