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Believe it or not, it was my mother that told me this back when I was in medical school. She told me that the best thing I could do is to express how much I care for my patients and how much they matter to me. She also said to me that many of them…

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Would hugging more often help prevent you from catching the common cold?

Want to avoid getting a cold? How about hugging more often? A recent study finds hugging may do more than make us feel better. It may even protect us against viruses like the common cold. The study was published in the Journal of Psychological Science. It has been documented that factors like stress, anxiety and…

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Do Group Walks help lower Blood Pressure, risk of Depression and Stroke?

According to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, regularly walking with a group may reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease and depression. The researchers looked at data involving over 1800 participants from over 14 countries. The participants had diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and other various ailments. The researchers assessed the…

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Can the Mediterranean Diet Help slow The Aging Process?

More and more evidence is beginning to mount on the fact that the Mediterranean diet is one way to adopt a healthier diet.  Now new research is also suggesting that it may indeed be a way to slow the aging process.  The mediterranean diet involves a diet that rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish.  The…

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