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My hair is thinning. What can I do?

A certain amount of hair loss is normal. Most of us lose 50 to 100 hairs each day, with new hairs taking their place quickly enough that we overlook the ones we've shed. The problems start when new hair doesn't replace the hair that has fallen out. We explain potential causes and provide tips to help combat hair loss.

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Free Weight Exercises for Your Entire Body

Between membership fees, childcare, crowded workout areas and drive time, gyms are not for everyone. The good news is, you don’t need a gym membership or fancy equipment to stay healthy and fit. In fact, you can get an incredible full-body workout with a set of dumbbells, or even just your body weight.

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Weighted Blankets: Worth a Try?

Weighted blankets have become popular in the mainstream in the last few years and are just what they sound like: heavy blankets, generally 15 pounds or more. The weight comes from pellets, chains, or balls that are either woven into the blanket's fabric or inserted in little pockets throughout. Advertising claims all sorts of benefits: better sleep, less anxiety, sweatless nights, excellent naps.

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Healthy Gut, Healthy Life? How the Microbiome Diet Can Impact More Than Your Weight

Your diet affects the colony of microbes (aka bacteria) found in your gut, which has the potential to influence your sleep, weight, food allergies, your likelihood for developing certain diseases and more. This colony is called your microbiome. But, just what exactly is a microbiome and how can you ensure yours is healthy and balanced?

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What Oklahomans Should Know About Traveling to Mexico for Weight Loss Surgery

Is traveling for surgery in another country really a bargain? INTEGRIS bariatric surgeon Dr. Hamilton Le discusses "medical tourism."

Hamilton Le, M.D.

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Fruits and Vegetables Reaching Peak Ripeness in Summer

The abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables at their peak ripeness during these warm months makes it easy to eat your way to better health.

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Navigating the Gym with Arthritis

Low-impact cardio and gentle strength training can actually help alleviate pain from arthritis.

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Got Questions About Bone Broth? We Have Answers.

Due to unprecedented reader interest, here is a collection of the questions we received about the health benefits of bone broth, with some answers.

Kellye Elliott

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My 100 Pound Weight Loss Journey

A weight loss story to inspire you.

Sarah Johnston

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How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions

We are three weeks into the new year. How are you doing with your resolutions? You might have had trouble so far but an INTEGRIS dietitian has advice to get you back on track.

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What Do the New Dietary Guidelines Really Mean?

The new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines were just released, and the recommendations haves sparked a lot of conversation among journalists, doctors and nutritionists. An INTEGRIS dietitian weighs in on what you REALLY need to know.

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