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160223EczemaEczema is a chronic, itchy skin condition that affects around 10 percent of U.S. children* and 1 to 3 percent of adults. The term eczema is often used interchangeably with atopic dermatitis.  

What does eczema look like?

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160209BalanceWe know that maintaining physical balance is crucial to preventing falls and injuries, but we sometimes forget that maintaining emotional balance is just as important when it comes to coping with the stress of everyday life and overall well-being.

From previous blogs, you may remember my continued quest to achieve physical balance through bike riding, walking and working with a personal trainer to maintain muscle strength and proprioception—the sense of where we are with regard to body position and motion.

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160119ResolutionsThe beginning of a new year means new resolutions. The No. 1 resolution I hear from people is their declaration to lose weight. They ask questions like, “Is there medication that can help me?” and “What is the best diet?”

Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for shedding pounds. However, reaching an ideal weight for optimal health is important. Being overweight can lead to health problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart attack or stroke. Here are some tips for reaching your weight loss goals and staying on track throughout the year:

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India-Image-1-325As the year draws to a close, we tend to reflect on the many experiences we had throughout the year. For me, those thoughts include trips I took to India and Dubai—excursions filled with color, culture and architecture.

My travels in India
The first thing one notices about India, is that it is a land of 1 billion people. New Delhi, the first city I visited, is a metropolis of nearly 16 million people alone. It is filled with beautiful examples of both Hindu and Islamic architecture. A simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi sits on the banks of the Yamuna River and, on the day of our visit, was overrun with delightful school children. The highlight of my trip to this city was a rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Old Delhi, an area with no better example of the exotic sights, colors and sounds of India.

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151201ChristmasTreeAllergy-325For many, bringing a fresh Christmas tree into the house signals the season of holidays. But when the tree goes up, some people start to experience allergic-like symptoms and may worry that the tree is at fault.

Is there such thing as a Christmas tree allergy? The answer is complex and a number of things could be to blame:

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