Progressive strength-training for 40 minutes, twice a week using resistance bands can strengthen muscles and protect bones. (Photo: Penn State)

Maintaining Muscle

Strength Key to Functioning Independently Although people of any age can benefit from regular strength training, it becomes especially important for those in middle age and beyond, as muscle fiber begins to break down at a rate of about one pound per year. “When you lose enough
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Wide-leg pants are great for the office, a night out or casual night with friends. (Photo: glamour.com)

Spring Fashion

Top 5 Spring Clothing Trends for Women Spring is in the air — at least for some of us. Whether you’re in the midst of a snowstorm, though, or already pulling out your favorite pair of sandals, now is a great time to consider your needs for spring. Are there items you know you’ll
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According to Dr. John Messmer, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center family medicine, hand washing is the best way to prevent sharing germs, but hand sanitizers can be beneficial and practical, especially if you do not have easy access to soap and water. (Photo: Chris Koleno)

Clean Hands

Alcohol-Based Sanitizers Win the Germ War Whether you are a parent, work with children or encounter many people during your day, hand sanitizers are most likely part of your cold prevention arsenal. According to Dr. John Messmer, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center family
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