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Inflammation: The hidden health threat

Acute inflammation is the body's way of fighting infections and coping with injuries, and it plays an important role in keeping us healthy. But there's another kind of inflammation that can make us sick. Chronic, low level inflammation has been linked to many diseases and chronic health conditions, from arthritis and Alzheimer's to heart disease and cancer. 

Fortunately, you can reduce chronic inflammation and your risk for these diseases with healthy lifestyle choices, particularly in the kind of food you eat. In this podcast, I explain what inflammation is, how things like stress, exercise and diet affect it, and what you can to do reduce chronic inflammation.

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How to shoulder the weight for strong arms

While strength training is the most effective way to condition your arms, most women are more flexible than men and prone to certain types of shoulder injuries. Here's some advice to help you keep your body's most complicated joint—your shoulder—healthy and pain free.

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