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How to Achieve Your Athletic Dreams

Posted  September 24, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Have you ever wondered, after hearing that an old friend is suddenly running marathons or climbing mountains, “Could I do that?” The answer, more often than not, is yes. But achieving an athletic dream in your 50s or beyond requires planning, preparation and patience. Chicago-area running coach Brendan Cournane, 58, is in the midst of […]

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2014 Howard University Opening Convocation

Posted  September 26, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

President Frederick to Deliver Opening Convocation Address WASHINGTON (September 18, 2014) – Howard University’s 17th President, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, will deliver the 147th Opening Convocation address on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. He was unanimously appointed president by the Board of Trustees on July 22, 2014.The Opening Convocation at Howard University […]

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Why Jan. 1 May Be Worst Day to Start Getting Fit

Posted  December 13, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Guilt, crowds and the weather conspire to thwart your resolutions, but these expert tips can set you up for success By Debra Witt | December 10, 2012 There’s never a bad time to start getting fit — well, except maybe for New Year’s Day, which just happens to be the most popular date for launching […]

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Food Labels

Posted  September 26, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Some seemingly healthy claims can mislead shoppers. Here’s how to spot the telltale signs of ‘leanwashing.’ By now, most of us are savvy enough to know that what we choose to eat really can make a difference in our health. So we’re naturally enticed by packaged foods that call out supposedly health-conscious features like “whole […]

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HIV/AIDS and the New Rules of 50-Plus Dating

Posted  January 2, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Boomer women are at high risk — but few are taking the steps they need to avoid infection By Andrea King Collier | December 26, 2012 December was AIDS Awareness Month, a time to remind the country that, despite advancements in treatment, the threat of developing HIV/AIDS is still very real. One area where the […]

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