Health + Fitness

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Animals That Heal
Charlotte Magazine, November 2012
Written by Beth Howard

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The physiological effects of animals are only some of the obvious ways they can boost human health. Animal-assisted activities such as therapeutic horseback riding and pet therapy programs are flourishing. These methods aren’t just feel-good adjuncts to conventional treatments…they are effective approaches in their own right.
— Animals That Heal, Charlotte Magazine, November 2012
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Rehab Your Bad Habits
Fitness Magazine, March 2012
Written by Beth Howard

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It’s never too late to undo the damage from your former smoking, sunning or couch-potato ways. Learn how to reverse the effects for a healthier future.
— Rehab Your Bad Habits, Fitness Magazine, March 2012
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Breathe Easy
Family Circle Magazine
Written by Beth Howard

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Allergies can crop up anytime, even in adults who’ve never suffered symptoms before. Feel better this fall with these anti-sneeze strategies.
— Breathe Easy, Family Circle Magazine, October 2011
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The Cold War
Fitness Magazine, January 2010
Written by Beth Howard

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Hey, you in the running shoes! You can thank those sneaks for keeping you sniffle-free while your less sporty friends are sneezing themselves silly. According to a study from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, people who routinely worked up a sweat had a 23 percent lower risk of catching a cold than those who didn’t. Why? Regular exercise bolsters the immune system. But even though you’re a lean, mean cardio machine, viruses and bacteria lurking on treadmills, locker-room benches and who knows where else can still sideline you. Here’s how to dodge the season’s germiest situations….
— The Cold War, Fitness Magazine, January 2010
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Easy Knee Repair, Scar-Free Surgery
Good Housekeeping Magazine, January 2010
Written by Beth Howard

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It’s not every day, or even every decade, that research leads to a real medical breakthrough— the kind that revolutionizes the treatment of a disease or condition. But these cutting-edge therapies promise to do just that. And for the four women profiled here—who have been part of these exciting studies—the revolution has already happened.
— Easy Knee Repair, Scar-Free Surgery, Good Housekeeping, January 2012
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Outsmart Your Fat Hormones
Fitness Magazine
Written by Beth Howard

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You’re working hard to keep your diet on track, but sometimes the urge to pig out is overwhelming. It’s not just a matter of having wimpy willpower. Compelling research shows that a handful of hormones may also be to blame. Here’s how to get the better of them.
— Outsmart Your Fat Hormones, Fitness Magazine
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 Your Guide to Alternative Medicine
Woman's Day Magazine
Written by Beth Howard

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Think alternative medicine and a mystic’s office filled with exotic herbs and touchy-feely music might come to mind. But today it means something very different: A cardiologist recommends a fish oil supplement to lower her patient’s heart disease risk. Another hands his patient a referral—to an acupuncturist in a neighboring medical suite. Welcome to the new world of integrative or complementary medicine.
— Your Guide to Alternative Medicine, Women's Day Magazine
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Personal Health Insurance: Cover Your Butt
Woman's Day Magazine
Written by Beth Howard

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With unemployment rising (as of press time, the rate was 8.9 percent) and companies cutting back on benefits, more and more Americans are experiencing the sticker shock of buying unsubsidized health insurance for the first time.
— Personal Health Insurance: Cover Your Butt, Woman's Day Magazine
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Artificial Light: Spotlight on Hidden Cancer Risk
Reader's Digest Magazine
Written by Beth Howard

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Night falls, so you flick on your lights. But a shocking theory has been gaining support in the past few years: that artificial light at night may contribute to breast and prostate cancers... Now two studies add weight to that idea.
— Artificial Light: Spotlight on Hidden Cancer Risk, Reader's Digest Magazine
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Speak Up and Save Your Life
Prevention Magazine
Written by Beth Howard

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More women die of heart disease than men. So why aren’t we getting equal treatment?
— Speak Up and Save Your Life, Prevention Magazine

Lessons From America's Safest Hospitals 

AARP Magazine

Written by Beth Howard 

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