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The Checkup: 9 Foods That’ll Give You a Natural Detox

• If juice cleanses really aren’t your jam, hear this: You can totally detox your bod with food (solid food!), no sipping required. Check out […]

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The Checkup: 9 Energy-Boosting Snacks to Pack in Your Gym Bag

• Working out on an empty stomach is a bad idea, y’all. It won’t do a thing to help you burn extra fat, and may […]

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The Checkup: 15 Best Tested-and-Approved Sports Bras for Runners

• Finding a good sports bra—one that defies bouncing and stands up to wash after wash—is like discovering buried treasure. Which is why this roundup—of […]

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Philadelphia Community Acupuncture’s West Philly Location Is Closing

Philadelphia Community Acupuncture announced on its blog last week that in October, it will shutter its West Philly location. The clinic is located at 701 […]

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The Checkup: 4 Ways to Change Your Attitude and Learn to Love Long Runs

• Philly’s busy fall-race season is just around the corner, so I’m betting that more than a few of you are already in the throes […]

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Study: Exercise and Better Sleep Do Not Always Go Hand in Hand

Although it seems like a no-brainer that exercising more would translate to sleeping better at night—after all, if you poop yourself out at the gym, […]

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The Checkup: The Hydrating Beer You Could Totally, Maybe Drink Before a Run

• As we all know, the key re-hydrating ingredient in Gatorade and other sports drinks is electrolytes. Now, some smartypants researchers have added them to […]

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The Checkup: 25 Terrible Diet Tips You Should Ignore

• There are a lot of people out there with a lot opinions about how you should eat. And let me tell you: A lot […]

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The Checkup: 15 No-Cook Tricks for Making Veggies Taste Amazing

• If you’re aiming to get in your veggie quota today but are plum out of creative ways to do it, check this out: Here […]

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SLO-tility: A New Philly-Made Crowdsourcing Diet

Imagine this: What if you felt full all the time? Now, you’re probably thinking, “Heck ya, smaller grocery bills and waistlines!” But believe it or […]

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The Checkup: This Test Will Tell You How Old (and Damaged) Your Ears Are

• Welp, I just learned that my ears are deaf beyond their years. I took the neat little hearing test above (find a pair of […]

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Study: Autism Linked with Induced-Labor Delivery

A new study has shown a startling correlation between induced and augmented labor and autism. The researchers—teams at Duke and the University of Michigan—examined birth […]

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A Doctor’s Take on Obamacare: Are Patients Really Ready for This?

I’m a physician, and I, like many others in my profession, are keenly watching the rolling-out of Obamacare. I understand the mixed emotion around the […]

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The Checkup: Women Work Out Harder Than Men, Study Says

• At the risk of sounding all “nanny nanny boo boo,” I give you this: a new study which found that (gasp!) women tend to […]

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Do You Give Your Kid “Medication Vacations” from ADHD Drugs?

An interesting study of Texas parents of kids diagnosed with ADHD points up marked gender differences in how they give those kids “medication vacations” from […]