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Vicki Martinka Petersen
Vicki Martinka Petersen

Vicki Martinka Petersen, health enews contributor, is a digital copywriter on the content team at Advocate Aurora Health. A former newspaper reporter, she’s worked in health care communications for the last decade. In her spare time, Vicki enjoys tackling her to be read pile, trying new recipes, meditating, and planning fun activities to do in the Chicago area with her husband and son.

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Smoking can be a pain in the neck or back, literally 
Smoking can be a pain in the neck or back, literally
Just another reason to quit smoking.
How to make friends as an adult 
How to make friends as an adult
This skill may even benefit your health.
Why are women colder than men? 
Why are women colder than men?
Know when to see the doctor about your chills.
Longer vs. shorter workouts: Which keeps you healthier? 
Longer vs. shorter workouts: Which keeps you healthier?
Find out if multiple short workouts can be as effective at one long workout.
Here’s how to get the most benefits from your walking routine 
Here’s how to get the most benefits from your walking routine
Why you should get on your feet.
Help your body adjust to the time change with these tips 
Help your body adjust to the time change with these tips
Daylight Saving Time was a week ago, but if you’re still feeling groggy, here are some ways to help you adjust.
Reading and writing are good for your brain 
Reading and writing are good for your brain
Engaging your brain could help stave off dementia. Find out more.