Monday, July 8, 2019

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Vol. 20, Issue 55 | July 8, 2019
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Integrative medicine: Evaluate CAM claims
If you're considering a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment, such as an herbal supplement, do your homework first. Here's how to weed out misinformation.
Work-life balance: Tips to reclaim control
Married to your work? Balancing time at your job and time at home may help you feel less stressed and healthier. Try these helpful suggestions.
EXPERT ANSWERS
Probiotics and prebiotics: What you should know
Probiotics are "good" bacteria that may help treat or prevent illness. Should you include them in your diet?
Ankle weights for fitness walkers: Good idea?
If walking is a part of your fitness routine, skip the ankle weights and simply pick up the pace. Here's why.
PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ...
Gout
Sun allergy
Animal bites: First aid
Cellulite
CPAP machines: Tips for avoiding 10 common problems
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Sunglasses are more than a fashion statement. When you're shopping for shades, skip sunglasses that don't offer details about ultraviolent (UV) radiation protection. Instead look for sunglasses that block at least 99% of both UVA and UVB rays.
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