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The healthiest cities in the United States for families

Location can make all the difference when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Read more

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Rapid City issues $23.3 million in building permits for new Fleet Farm store

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Three city building permits totaling $23.3 million were issued Tuesday to Fleet Farm, which has ann… Read more


Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America

With health care costs rising and U.S. life expectancy declining for the third year in a row, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America as well as accompanying videos. Read more

Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease?

Surprisingly, one of the most controversial areas in preventive medicine is whether or not people without known cardiovascular disease should take a daily aspirin for primary prevention. That is, should you take aspirin to reduce the risk of heart attack, unstable angina, stroke, transient ischemic... Read more

The sweet benefits of chocolate

Now here's some sweet news: eating chocolate may actually be good for your health. Of course, the key here is to eat it in moderation-- we're not suggesting that you add a couple of candy bars to your daily diet-- but there is new research that indicates that a bit of the sweet stuff might actually do you some good. Read more


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These are the 25 least active places in the US

Most Americans don't get the recommended amount of physical activity, but these 25 places are the worst off. Read more

Here's how to prevent frostbite

Arctic temperatures with extreme dry air can quickly affect skin exposed to the cold. Here's what happens to your skin and some tips to pro… Read more

How to keep your kids safe while they play in the snow

The hulking piles of snow that build up after winter storms are magnets for children, who love to climb them, dig in them and slide down th… Read more

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Shorter time in bed may protect against chronic insomnia

Twenty to 50 percent of Americans suffer from acute insomnia each year, defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, three or more nights per week, for between two weeks and three months. Roughly 10 percent of Americans experience chronic insomnia lasting longer than three months. Read more

Dairy fat: Newfound friend or (still) a foe?

For decades we've believed it's a no-brainer when it comes to choosing lower fat dairy options like skim milk over their full-fat counterparts. And even the most recent dietary guidelines for Americans still emphasizes people choose fat-free or low-fat dairy as part of a healthy eating pattern. Read more

Discover the secrets of super agers

If you're reading this while pedaling a stationary bike, sipping a blueberry smoothie and chatting with your gym buddies, congratulations: You just might become a "super ager." Super agers are seniors who have cognitive abilities comparable to people decades younger. And a growing body of research... Read more