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DURING the winter months, many of us hesitate to turn the temperature up in our homes, to keep the bills down - however, a recent study shows that not adequately heating a home can have an unforeseen effect: lower mobility and a higher risk of falls, says the February 2015 issue of the Johns Hopkins Medicine HealthAfter 50.

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ONCE again, as we start another year with renewed enthusiasm, we make promises to rectify last year’s mistakes and firmly resolve to do better - ...“you can fight age-related weight gain,” says the January 2015 issue of Johns Hopkins HealthAfter 50.

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ALTHOUGH it’s easy to get derailed from your healthy diet when eating in a restaurant or in celebrating the fast-approaching holidays, a little preparation can minimize the damage, says the November 2014 issue of the Weill Cornell Medical College Women’s Nutrition Connection.

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WHILE it seems counterintuitive that exercise would be good for an already sore joint, Cleveland Clinic experts say that even with knee arthritis, you can (and should) stay active and, by doing so, you’ll bolster your joint’s mobility and strength and potentially ease your pain, says the September 2014 issue of the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor.

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ALTHOUGH your skin is designed to protect your body from harm, including the damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, when exposed to this radiation for too long or at too great an intensity, skin damage occurs - over time, changes in skin cells may result in skin cancer, says the August 2014 issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

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