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#FastFactFriday: Tea can boost exercise endurance. Scientists have found that the catechins (antioxidants) in green tea extract increase the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, which accounts for improved muscle endurance.

So brew up a batch of the good stuff — hot or cold — and enjoy pre-workout!
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#TipTuesday: Even a brief massage can be an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension, according to a Mayo Clinic study.

In one study on the effect of trigger point therapy, there was a significant decrease in heart rate, blood pressure, and the stress-hormone cortisol after a 10 to 15 minute chair massage.

So the next time you're feeling stressed - take a mini break and treat yourself - it's for your own good!

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Need something stronger than soup? Request a MeMD exam 24/7 from your phone, tablet or computer. Receive a diagnosis and prescription when medically necessary: http://bit.ly/29dLiyn
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#TipTuesday: Prioritize preventive screenings. Many medical conditions can be recognized in the early stages by getting preventive screenings and immunizations. Plus, there's a good chance your health plan covers a bunch of services 100% (that means no out-of-pocket cost to you)!

Here’s what’s typically covered:
- Many immunizations (e.g. flu shots and vaccines)
- Initial screening of blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Initial screening for cancers, like colon cancer
- Screening and prevention help for sexually transmitted infections
- Screening for depression, alcohol misuse and smoking

Ask your doctor about what screenings are recommended for you.
If you’re not sure if something is considered preventive for YOU, call your insurance company and ask!
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#FastFactFriday: New research shows that brain shrinkage is less pronounced in older people whose diets skew towards that of a traditional Mediterranean diet -- including lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and olive oil, little red meat and poultry, and regular, moderate consumption of fish and red wine.

The study looked at a group of 562 Scots in their 70s over a three-year period. Those whose eating habits resembled the diet experienced, on average, half the brain shrinkage that was normal for the group.

So if you've set a diet-related resolution for the new year, be sure to have some wine and kale!
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This common illness has been on the rise with outbreaks reported on college campuses, in daycares and in schools: 
Named for its distinctive rash on the hands, feet, face, and mouth; Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) may have a funny name, but it is no laughing matter.
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We get it – doing anything when you're feeling sick is hard.
That's why we make it easy to request a medical exam 24/7 – from your phone, tablet or computer: http://bit.ly/29dLiyn
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Are you feeling SAD this winter? 
Cleverly known as SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, may be behind your winter doldrums - and should be taken as seriously as any other type of depression.
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#FastFactFriday: Working past the ripe old age of 65 could add years to your life, suggests researchers. Their findings indicate that healthy adults who retired one year past age 65 had an 11 percent lower risk of death from all causes, even when taking into account demographic, lifestyle and health issues, that those who retired at 65. And even those who describe themselves as unhealthy were also likely to live longer if they kept working.

But don't fret if you aren't working, there is plenty of research that shows membership in social groups, such as book clubs or religious organizations, after retirement is also linked to a longer life!
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Put down the Q-tip and read this:
#bodyodd
Are you cleaning your ears correctly? Before you reach for a Q-tip or light up an ear candle, talk to your doctor about how to properly clean out your ears.
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Is it actually necessary to consult a doctor before starting an exercising program?
"Always consult a physician before beginning any exercise program." You’ve likely seen this disclaimer before – but do you really need to follow the advice?
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MeMD makes it simple to request an on-demand exam 24/7 for common health concerns like the flu: http://bit.ly/29dLiyn
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MeMD™ makes visiting a doctor convenient, enjoyable, and affordable – the way it should be. We connect patients in need of immediate care with certified urgent care providers via a secure, web-based videoconference. 

Through MeMD, patients can be examined, diagnosed and treated online. Most patients are seen and treated in thirty minutes or less with no drive time or wait time at the doctor’s office. We have the nation’s most comprehensive network of urgent care providers to see patients online or in-person if further follow-up is required after a web visit. 

No insurance is necessary and there is no membership fee or commitment to sign-up. Our low per-web visit fee of $49.95 is less expensive than most insurance co-pays for urgent care and ER and much more affordable than what patients without health insurance pay at the ER or urgent care. 

MeMD can treat approximately 80% of minor illnesses and injuries that unnecessarily land thousands people in costly ERs each day via a convenient and secure web consultation. 

Please note: MeMD is not an online pharmacy, but is targeted at patients in need of treatment for common ailments that require a medical professional. MeMD DOES NOT prescribe elective medications or narcotic pain medications online. 

If you would like to get started and consult a physician from the comfort of your own home or any location with online access, please visit www.MeMD.me. Don’t wait until you’re sick! Setting up a free MeMD account will save time for future online consultations with MeMD’s national network of urgent care providers.
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