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Year of awareness: Multiple sclerosis

Robin D'Andrea, 42, talks about living with multiple

(Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

When Robin D’Andrea woke up blind in her left eye just months after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she thought she needed new contacts.

Her doctor had failed to warn her about temporary blindness or any of the other serious and often concerning ways the disease could affect her body.

“Nobody had ever told me that MS was a disease of the central nervous system, so everything...

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Tequila ingredient aids in weight loss, study says

K Pacho Cocina and Tequila in New Hyde

(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Break out the shot glasses, it looks like National Tequila Day may be coming early.

At a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society, a study was presented that shows  that agavin, a sweetener created from the same plant used to make tequila, possesses a number of health benefits.

Researchers found that agavins can help lower blood glucose levels for those suffering from type...

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Timeflies band members talk balancing health and fitness with music career

Cal Shapiro, left, and Rob Resnick bonded over

(Credit: Patrick Randak)

Cal Shapiro and Rob Resnick bonded over a love of music when they met in college. The duo went on to start their band Timeflies, which performed at Lollapalooza in 2013, and now finds that another common interest adds to their success.

Shapiro, 25, and Resnick, 24, both rank health and fitness as a priority and push each other to achieve their goals despite busy schedules.

Shapiro, a...

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Tina Truglio, former LIer, has baby-teeth sized stones removed from gland

Dr. Mark Marzouk of Stony Brook University Hospital

(Credit: Stony Brook University Hospital)

For years, Tina Truglio, 32, dealt with constant pain and infections in her salivary glands. Misdiagnosed for almost 10 years, the Arizona resident finally found herself back on her native Long Island to find a resolution.

After an initial CT scan showed three stones in Truglio’s right salivary gland, a condition that affects only about .5 to 1 percent of the population, she began researching...

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