Posts Categorized: Wellness

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Does your fitness tracker make you healthier?

Do you wear a Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch or other type of fitness tracker to help you get in shape? A new study suggests these wearable devices aren’t providing the benefits to your health that you may be expecting. According to a recent study published in The American Journal of Medicine, wearable devices don’t correlate…
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What is MS?

You may have noticed Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the headlines over the past few months. Actress Selma Blair, has been on the cover of national magazines and on entertainment news stations talking about living with MS. Other celebrities such as Montel Williams, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and Jack Osbourne have spoken out for years about life with…
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The flourish index

Flourishing refers to the experience of a life going well. It is a way to describe optimal life functioning, in spite of chronic disease and psychical bodily deterioration. It focuses on adaptation to age-related changes and reduction of abilities, but also the positive gains and strengths associated with old age. To flourish means to proactively…
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Why Optimal Aging?

Everyone ages. From the moment we are born, we begin to grow, mature, and change – the process of aging. When we are young, we call this “maturing” or “growing up,” but as we advance in years, this process gradually changes into “aging.” We do not have to accept that this process of maturing in…
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10 facts about organ donation

A former football star reached out on Instagram in July pleading for help, asking a stranger to donate a kidney as his failed. Former National Football League star Albert Haynesworth wrote he was in “dire need” and asked anyone “interested in giving this precious gift” to call Vanderbilt University Medical Center and provided the number….
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