Obesity: Your Health Is Worth The Fight

I was at a conference in Washington, D.C. when I received a reminder email concerning my October newsletter article. Friends and colleagues suggested I could write about autumn and highlight fall spices that can help address certain health conditions. Although it was a good and timely suggestion, as I did some sightseeing in our nation’s capital, I found inspiration in an unlikely place. I noticed there was a fast food establishment on just about every corner, and it got me thinking about a national epidemic that likely affects all Liberty HealthShare members, either personally or by association. That epidemic is obesity.

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Exploring Your Local Farmer's Market

Have you ever shopped at a Farmer's Market? Not since the beginning of the industrial revolution has farm to table been more meaningful in our lives. Buying directly from a farmer means you are purchasing the freshest local products available while supporting a small business. It's good for you, your health and the economy!

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Winning A Backache-Free Backyard Battle This Summer

May’s Memorial Day preserves the memory of veterans who have given their lives for our country’s freedom – a freedom that has given us the Great American Backyard. In preparing our backyards for warm weather activities, we wage war on winter damage, insect infestations, and Pinterest fantasies. Before launching your offensive, read our Intelligence Briefing. It will keep you from being wounded in the Battle of the Backyard!

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Video Medicine

A Convenient Telemedicine Platform for Liberty HealthShare Members

Have you checked out Video Medicine yet? We here at Liberty HealthShare strive daily to make accessing medical care simple. This is why we don't have a "network" of physicians to which members must adhere. Video Medicine makes accessing care that much easier whether you are away from home or just don't want the hassle of scheduling an appointment at a doctor's office. Watch and learn how Video Medicine compliments your membership with Liberty HealthShare.

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Life Is A Garden - Dig In!

In this day of “wonderful” technology – computers, iPads, MP3 players, smart phones, etc – our culture has become increasingly plugged in and nature deprived. Publicly available data show healthcare costs are the highest they have ever been, and continue to increase. 33% of U.S. adults are obese, incurring $148 billion in medical costs annually and contributing to 18% of adult deaths. Our population spends more than 90% of their time indoors, leading a sedentary, disconnected, unhealthy and unnatural lifestyle.

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Stretch At Your Desk!

With cold weather and less sunlight, many of us find it difficult to continue with our warm weather exercise routines. Most of us will find we spend a lot more time sitting - whether it's at work or doing other indoor activities. We found a few stretches that can be repeated during the day that will energize you!

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How To Save Your Brain From Age Related Memory Loss And Dementia

Written by Dr. Kendra Pearsall N.M.D.
Member of the LHS Physician Review Board

An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease/dementia and two-thirds of these are women. One in three seniors (those 65 and older) die of dementia.

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Sue's Health Tips - Stress: Helpful And Harmful

None of us have it, right? I have had several questions over the past couple weeks about stress and how it affects us physically. I thought it would be great topic to write about this month. How can a six-letter word bring so much havoc and turmoil to our lives and health? Or does it? Stress can be spurred by money worries or a health scare. It can be instigated by a traffic jam, disagreement with a partner, demands at work or at school.

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Sue's Health Tips: Supplements - Fact Or Fiction?

Supplements seem to be quite the topic of conversation lately. Should I take supplements? Are they safe? Ideally, we should be consuming our vitamins and minerals through foods in their whole natural and organic form; however, health professionals may prescribe supplements for a variety of reasons, such as: poor eating habits, the medications we may take can deplete essential nutrients, the way we process and cook our food can lead to nutrient depletion, stress, and disease process. It appears that there is a supplement for any illness that ails us.

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Mammography: Does It Do More Harm Than Good?

What Every Woman Needs To Know About Mammograms.

Mammograms are x-rays of the breast that are used in screening for breast cancer. The current conventional medical recommendations are that all women aged 50-74 should get a mammogram every two years in order to screen for breast cancer. However, one of the largest and longest studies of mammography to date, involving 90,000 women followed for 25 years, found that mammograms have absolutely NO impact on breast cancer mortality. In other words, the death rate from breast cancer was virtually identical between those who received an annual mammogram, and those who did not. In fact, the latest research shows that in addition to having little to no diagnostic value, mammograms can actually cause a number of problems:

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