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Pickleball Anyone? Sport’s Popularity Surges, Health Benefits Abound

It’s just after 8 a.m. at the University Fitness Center on the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus, and a familiar thock-thock-thock sound is coming from the basketball court.

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It’s Time To Focus On Whole Person Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined much needed light on whole person health by highlighting the correlation between behavioral health and overall wellness.

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Beat The Heat: Open Windows At Night, Draw Shades During The Day

Opening the windows at night and pulling down shades during the sunniest part of the afternoon can keep homes from becoming dangerously hot during extreme heat waves.

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Prediabetes Diagnosis, No Reason To Fret: Just Eat Better, Exercise

Almost half of older adults ,more than 26 million people 65 and older, have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How concerned should they be?

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Keeping the Faith — Or Your Willingness to Push Yourself — As You Grow Older

Did you ever want to get really good at something when you were younger? As you grow older, you tend to lose some of the spark and the belief in yourself that you’ll succeed. But — there’s hope.

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Spiff Up Your Cocktails With An Easy Creative Infusion

A half-dozen Mason jars line the top shelf of Toni Dash’s pantry. Some are filled with clear liquid tinted almost imperceptibly. Others, like the jar of vodka infused with ripe pears and a generous helping of spices, are bursting with vivid colors that make cocktails as beautiful as they are delicious.

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