The Difference Between Anxiety and Panic Attacks

By Ted Wander, MD
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It’s normal to feel anxious when facing a challenging situation, such as a job interview, a tough exam, or a blind date, but when that anxiety becomes persistent, it may be something more serious.

Because anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions rather than a single disorder, they can look very different from person to person. However, there are two main types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder (panic attacks). 

10 Common Signs of Menopause

By Lupe Cruz
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Menopause is a natural decline of hormones and reproductive hormones in women. It is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and marks the end of menstrual cycles. Most women begin to experience symptoms of menopause when they are between 40 and 50 years old, with the average age in the United States being 51 years old. Only about one percent of women start going through menopause before the age of 40.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

By Ali Spencer, RD
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Experience a little fall right now and fall in love with this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe. Adding pureed pumpkin to your smoothie is not only easy; it’s nutritious! Pumpkin’s bright orange color results from the high levels of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene, an antioxidant, reduces your risk for many cancers, heart disease and macular degeneration.

Picking the Freshest Fruit and Vegetables

By Mary Brown
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Most fruits and vegetables are not grown all year round. They are grown in their most fruitful season then frozen, stored and sold as needed. This can cause a lowering of freshness and flavor, especially when the season of freshest produce has been a while. For example have you ever bought a tomato in the spring time, only to bite into it and taste a watery, grainy tomato? Tomatoes are freshest in the summertime, usually late summer.