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4 True Lower-Body Blasters to Tone Your Legs, Butt, and Thighs

4 True Lower-Body Blasters to Tone Your Legs, Butt, and Thighs

It takes more than just healthy eating to change your lower body. That’s because when we lose pounds, we tend to shed the weight from our face, arms and stomach, not our bottom and thighs. To get firm, lean legs and a lifted bum (think Jennifer Lopez), you need targeted exercises, like my sculptors in the graphic below.

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The Best Plant-Based Sources of Protein

The Best Plant-Based Sources of Protein

In some circles meat is king when it comes to high-protein eating (just ask any Paleo dieter), but animal foods are not the only way to get this muscle-building nutrient. Plant proteins such as beans, whole grains, fruit, nuts, and seeds have many benefits: In addition to offering up lots of digestion-helping fiber, they may help lower your risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

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Ascension to acquire Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

Ascension to acquire Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

Ascension Health, St. Louis, will add another hospital to its sizable Michigan operations in a deal to acquire a struggling solo hospital in that state. Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Rochester, Mich., signed a definitive agreement with Ascension after six months of preliminary negotiations. The deal would expand Ascension’s Detroit-area operations.

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3 Ways high-tech companies are making health care almost painless

3 Ways high-tech companies are making health care almost painless

I’m a nationally recognized social media consultant, author and speaker. I launched my company in 2005, quickly expanding my business as one of the country’s first social media con Since 2009, my life has been full of appointments with doctors, trips to the pharmacy, planning for accessible accommodations when traveling, and fighting with an insurance company about one issue or another.

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Citrusy Cucumber Smoothies – This Homemade Veggie Smoothie is Perfect for a Healthy Detoxing (TrendHunter.com)

Citrusy Cucumber Smoothies – This Homemade Veggie Smoothie is Perfect for a Healthy Detoxing (TrendHunter.com)

If you’re looking for a detox recipe to help you get back on track this veggie smoothie by Skinny Taste is a great way to stay refreshed and get a healthy dose of nutritional veggies all in one go. It can be difficult to make time to eat your veggies and enjoying them in smoothies can be overpowering due to the bitter taste.

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Why letting insurers sell plans across state lines won’t work

Why letting insurers sell plans across state lines won’t work

While some Republicans are proposing to let insurers sell national plans to expand consumer choice and lower costs, many healthcare experts say this idea wouldn’t increase market competition, reported The New York Times. Creating a national health insurance market has been a popular idea among a handful of Republican presidential nominees since 2005.

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8 Apps for people with food allergies and intolerances

8 Apps for people with food allergies and intolerances

When you have a food allergy or intolerance going out to eat can be stressful. Narrow down your search and make life more convenient by downloading an app to help you. This selection covers everything from managing your symptoms to going out shopping for food, providing all the assistance you need when following a special diet.

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Patients more likely to land in hospital that employs their doctor

Patients more likely to land in hospital that employs their doctor

When patients land in the hospital, their likely to choose a facility where their doctor is employed, a new study suggests. The study surveyed Medicare patients who are treated by hospital-employed doctors. Hospital ownership of doctors’ medical groups “dramatically increase” the probability …

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Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

The last major piece of the Affordable Care Act could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018. The so-called Cadillac tax was meant to discourage extravagant coverage. Critics say it’s a tax on essentials, not luxuries. It’s getting attention now because employers plan ahead for major costs like healthcare.

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Agriculture secretary pushes reauthorization of child nutrition bill

Agriculture secretary pushes reauthorization of child nutrition bill

Speaking at a Center for American Progress event, Vilsack urged Congress to reauthorize the act, which is set to expire at the end of this month.The legislation applied new nutrition standards for schools and increased access to the free and reduced lunch program. Vilsack said it gives children healthy choices that can reduce obesity and other chronic diseases.

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