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Melanie Rasnic

Diet has been cursed as a detestable four-letter word, conjuring up images of denial, gnawing hunger and pushing sad lettuce leaves around while pretending to be full. “Oh, I’m fine, I had a bag of pumpkin seeds earlier. Or maybe it was birdseed... more

Jan 11, 2018 11:14 AM Health & Wellness

When someone says, “I didn’t sleep well,” I think of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea. You may recall that once upon a time, there was a prince who searched near and far and unsuccessfully for a real princess. On a dark and... more

Jan 11, 2018 9:39 AM Health & Wellness

It has been said that fatigue makes cowards of us all, and anyone who has felt the effects of a night of poor sleep can probably attest to the truth in that. The word sleep is often used conversationally to convey the idea of healing, clarity and... more

Jan 11, 2018 9:30 AM Health & Wellness

Dull, throbbing pain around your eye sockets. A vice-like feeling of pressure engulfing your skull. What is the worst thing about a headache? Is it that you can’t predict when it will happen? Or is it that whoever coined the term used the symptoms... more

Nov 9, 2017 9:02 AM Health & Wellness

Most of us have a word or a series of words that terrifies us. For me, it’s “We need to talk.” This is enough to make me grab my passport and ... more

Jan 19, 2017 6:55 AM Health & Wellness

Summertime…and the livin’ is easy. A little too easy, don’t you think? While you’re up and out the door early every morning, battling traffic to get to work and fight the good fight, your precious progeny are lounging around watching bad TV ... more

Sep 6, 2016 1:54 PM Featured Articles

Oh Your Aching Back!

You can’t get comfortable. It hurts to sit; it hurts to lie down; it hurts to bend over. Sometimes, it even hurts to take a deep breath. At some point in our lives, most of us have experienced the misery of back pain for one reason or ... more

Jul 9, 2016 7:05 AM HEALTH & BEAUTY

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