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Salt Effects We may need to rethink salty snacks

New research suggests that even if your blood pressure isn’t affected by excess consumption of sodium, it may affect your blood vessels, heart, kidneys and the brain. That’s the findings of a paper, “Dietary Sodium and Health: More Than Just Blood Pressure,” published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Authors are William […]

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Who Is In Charge of Your Health?

Who is responsible for your health? Seems like a simple question…and typically you would think that you are in charge of your health, but in recent years we have seen a drastic shift in the healthcare system and sadly, many Americans have turned the responsibility of their health over to other hands. When asked who […]

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Local Love Artist

Joanne was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her hometown inspired her to turn blank canvases into an array of color and form. In the early 90s, she had the chance to live in Europe and learn the history of the arts from a different perspective. In 1996, she moved to Tampa, Florida to complete her studies […]

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Get Beach Body Ready with Pilates

“In 10 sessions you will feel a difference. In 20 sessions you will see a difference and in 30 sessions you will have a new body” as stated by Joseph Pilates. Joe developed his effective exercise regimen that has endured the test of time, which he originally named “Contrology”. Pilates exercise has been around for […]

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Ahhh… summer.  Sun, sandals, swimsuits and bare skin. But with double the fun of beach hair and short-shorts comes double the danger — wrinkles, freckles, skin thinning, sunburn, sunspots (also known as age spots), uneven pigmentation, melasma are the aftermath of sun exposure. Ninety-percent of wrinkles are caused by the sun, and while intentional overexposure […]

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Andrew Ashton LaPosh Salon

Dear Andrew Ashton, I’m a blonde and I find it difficult to keep my blonde bright.  Any suggestions on keeping that brightness that us blondes love?  Also, I saw Kim Kardashian with very blonde hair in a magazine last week.  How did she get so blonde so quickly without major damage or breakage? Thanks, Ashley […]

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If you own a smart phone or you’re with someone else who owns one chances are you’ve been captured in a selfie photo.  Whether you like it or not our lives are documented wherever we go.  From vacation destinations to outings with friends & family, our smiling faces are everywhere.  How do you feel when […]