• Richy Feinberg, Special to The Explorer
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Every year at this time of holiday cheer, we read articles in the newspapers and magazines about heart disease. I find these articles extremely interesting because some holiday articles warn against shrugging off chest pain, forgetting or skipping medications, eating heavy meals, too much sa…

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  • Francisco Garcia, Special to The Explorer
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Every summer the Sonoran desert welcomes the annual monsoons, bringing much needed rains for our dry hot desert. Along with the rains, the monsoons also bring flooding, lightning and strong winds.

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  • Alan M. Petrillo, Special to Tucson Local Media
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The National Cancer Institute has advised that a woman’s risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she inherits a harmful mutation in the BRCA1 gene or the BRCA2 gene. And men are susceptible as well. Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of breas…

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March is National Nutrition Month, making this a good time to consider what vitamin supplements you need. You may have heard that changes in our bodies and our diets lead to older adults needing more of certain vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. But those over 65 shouldn’t reach for that…

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February is National Heart Month, and the perfect time to review how you might improve your heart health. Approximately half of Americans have at least one of the main risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. The good news is that all of these risk …

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At Splendido, an all-inclusive community in Tucson for those 55 and better, residents have plenty of options for following heart-healthy habits. From menu offerings to fitness classes to a community-wide no smoking policy, Splendido offers an array of healthy options. And now the community h…

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Just because the weather is cooler, doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate. With the proper equipment, preparation and motivation, any time of year is the perfect time to get outdoors for an adventure. And you don’t have to look far for a great hike. Across the country, there are 59 gorgeous Na…

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Want your kids to eat right and get moving more? With childhood obesity being a major problem in this country, this sentiment is top of mind for many parents and guardians. But you have more power than you may realize to steer them in the right direction, say experts.

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Weight loss goals are easier to make than to achieve. Life can often seem at odds with your health and wellness goals. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to avoid common pitfalls. 

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Whether you have a green thumb or are just thinking about starting a new hobby, there are a few tools that can help you grow beautiful and delicious things. 

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Natural Life Holistic Oasis (NLHO) continues to put a new spin on creating optimal health and vitality for its patients. Established in Tucson in June 2010, NLHO veers from the path of using traditional medicine as a cure-all, instead pursuing a holistic approach to healing the body, mind, a…

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For more than 50 years, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) have been one of the top lifestyle choices for older adults across the country. CCRCs are popular because they offer unique value and protection against the high costs of long-term care.