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If my observations at coffee shops, airports, and checkout counters are accurate, many of us are wild about the flavor of chocolate. And yes, I’m one of them. If you are too, I have great news: You do not—do not!—have to swear off your favorite treat to remain committed to healthful eating. But not all… Read more »

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“You look like sisters” was a comment I heard many times from fellow guests at Rancho La Puerta, a fabulous vacation spot that I love to visit with my daughter, nutritionist Amanda Goldfarb. Having reveled in a beautiful week of me- and us-time, I returned recharged, better toned, and ready for the summer season. I… Read more »

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You might be thinking, “Really, Roberta, a third list of neck pain causes?” In a word, yes! I’ve mentioned before that neck pain is one of the most frequent reasons people give for coming in to my Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing. Persistent neck pain, if left unaddressed, is a problem that not only decreases… Read more »

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In my last newsletter, I discussed computer habits that can lead to neck pain. But when it comes to the workaday world, the truth is, computer usage is not the only pain in this area of your body. Even people who don’t spend a lot of time with computers wind up with neck stiffness and… Read more »

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“Jane Doe wants to be your friend on Facebook.” Well, that wasn’t the actual name, but it was the message that greeted me in my inbox this morning.   I don’t remember who Jane is. I’d like to think that we had a meaningful personal encounter somewhere, that she shares like-minded opinions about the importance… Read more »

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There can be no question that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and any number of other social networking sites come with benefits. Having countless users worldwide, and with more joining daily, social media is clearly a force to be reckoned with.   But are you getting more than you bargained for?   Psychologists now recognize that for… Read more »