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8 surprising signs your liver could do with a break from alcohol during lockdown

We all know overdoing the booze long-term can damage our livers, but do we really know what that means for our health in general? Just consider what the liver does. This vital organ is the body’s processing, storing and distribution factory, and performs more than 500 jobs, including transforming food into energy; detoxifying all the… Read More »

‘How can he hear you but not me?’ Hearing loss tested my family in surprising ways

The first sign of illness in my Uncle Bob was his swollen, curled hands­­—the mark of rheumatoid arthritis. Then, not long after, type 2 diabetes.  For a veteran and longtime auto mechanic, these illnesses in and of themselves were life changing. His wife and two children rallied around him, endlessly patient with a man who was… Read More »

The dog ate my hearing aid! Surprising ways people lose their hearing aids

Americans spend an average total of 2.5 days every year looking for lost belongings such as remote controls, cellphones, car keys and eyeglasses, one survey indicates.  The biggest reason for hearing aid loss?The family dog uses them as a chew toy,says Audiologist Melissa Danchak. And while two-thirds of us annually spend as much as $ 50 to… Read More »

6 Surprising Ways Improving Your Thoracic Spine & Shoulder Mobility Can Help You Reach Your Goals

As a yoga teacher and personal trainer, I love when I’m able to find ways to connect the dots between what I teach at the yoga studio and what happens at the gym. I get a little giddy when I hear a strength coach suggesting a mobility warm-up that’s essentially a yoga pose with a… Read More »