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Find wellness and disease-prevention tips about food, fitness, lifestyle, mental attitude and more from our Wellness Institute, led by Chief Wellness Officer and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen.

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How to Choose Your Physical or Occupational Therapy Facility

Tags: physical therapy

Choosing where to have physical or occupational therapy after surgery or an injury is an important part of your recovery. Find key questions to ask for the most convenient and effective therapy.


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Ankle and Wrist Injuries: Facts and Best Fixes

Tags: fractures, joint pain, joints, physical therapy, sports injuries, sports injury, strains and sprains

Many of the outdoor activities we love pose a risk of wrist or ankle fractures. Find out how to tell a fracture from a sprain (hint: often only your doctor can) and what treatment to expect.


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You Can Manage Your Pain Without Medications

Tags: chronic pain, diet, exercise, medications, pain

Too often, we treat pain with medications. Unfortunately, many pain medications have bad side effects. They also can be addictive. If you're struggling with pain, consider all the alternatives.


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Quiz: Give Your Exercise Knowledge a Workout

Tags: exercise, fitness

How much, how often, what types work best — these are just a few of the questions that form the foundation of good exercise habits. Do you know the answers?


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Complementary Therapy Helps Cancer Patient’s Mind, Body

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, exercise, yoga

Most cancer patients leave their medical treatment plan in the trusted hands of their oncologist, but complementary therapies allow patients to play an active role in regaining control of their own health and wellness.


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Use These 5 Tips to Kick-Start Your Fitness Routine

Tags: exercise, exercise plan, fitness

The road to fitness is paved with good intentions — but do you know how to take the first steps?


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Keep Moving: Best Fitness Tips from Former Dancer/Physician

Tags: dancing, exercise, weight gain, weight loss

With our busy lives, it can be challenging to make time for exercise. We asked Kim Gladden, MD, how she does it. Before she was a physician, Dr. Gladden enjoyed a rich career in dance. She offers tips to staying fit for life.


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Be Inspired: Best Bicycling Tips from Physician Turned Bicyclist

Tags: bicycle safety, exercise, fitness, summer

Maybe you haven't ridden a bicycle for years, or perhaps you ride regularly and would like to do it more. Richard Kratche, MD, offers bicycling tips and explains how this sport became a big part of his life.


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Are You Interested in Running? Here’s How a Physician Got Started

Tags: marathon, running, weight loss

Even when you're deeply involved in healthcare, extra weight can sneak up on you. Nearly four years ago, Lutul Farrow, MD, was climbing a flight of stairs and he became short of breath. Then he took up running. You can too.


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How Losing Weight Lowers Your Blood Pressure (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, hypertension, kidney, kidney health, video

Watch Michael Roizen, MD, demonstrate how a small drop in weight can have a big impact on high blood pressure.