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All Sugars Are Not The Same
There are basically two sources of sugar: "naturally occuring" sugars such as found in fruit and milk,...More
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Toxic Sugar
In case you missed the "60 Minutes" piece on sugar. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7403942n More
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Statin Drugs Warning
Statin drugs are one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States. In fact, more than 20 million...More
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Watch Out for Evaporated Cane Sugar
The triumverate of excessive fat, sodium and sugar are often cited as contributers to obesity, heart...More
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Give Yourself A Time Cushion.
Many of us simply do not have enough time for our overscheduled and workaholic lives. And feeling...More
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Chronic Stress and Your Heart
Heat health is not just about diet & exercise. Stress plays a significant role too. You can't avoid...More
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Heart Month Tip
Another marker you should know for heart health is your blood pressure. If you have hypertension, which...More
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Happy Heart Month
Why not make this a month where you improve your cardiac health. The first thing is to know your numbers...More
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Go Red!
Just wanted to wish everyone a happy, healthy Heart Month this February and remind ourselves...More
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Red Wine Follow Up
Recently it was found that a University of Connecticut researcher had falsified the outcomes of a study...More
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Breakfast Helps to Control Weight
We've all heard that "breakfast is the most important meal." It gets you ready for the workday; it helps...More
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Laughter Is Good Mdicine
A good laugh - like a good workout - produces an overall sense of well-being. It flexes the muscles of...More
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"Fat-Free" Is Not "Calorie-Free."
It may make sense to steer clear of many fat-free baked goods, some of the real contributors to the...More
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Salt & Your Brain
Excessive salt in the diet has long been identified with an increase risk of high blood pressure and...More
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Women's Risk from Smoking
Smoking is a primary risk for heart disease and lung cancer. In the past, however, it was assumed that...More
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NIX THE GRAPEFRUIT
Unlike other citrus fruits, grapefruit contains substances that disable certain enzymes in your body,...More
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WHY YOU SHOULD EXERCISE BEFORE THANKSGIVING
You have seconds on the turkey, thirds on the stuffing and are wondering where you'll put the pumpkin...More
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Lifestyle and Diabetes
November is Diabetes Month, spotlighting a disease that impacts 2 million adults and an increasing...More
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Soluble Fiber
Today, focus on eating foods rich in fiber--particularly soluble fiber, which will help reduce your...More
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Coffee Can Lower Depression Risk in Women
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can i stop taking blood thiner medicine ( clopidog...
Hi, i had a heart attack 8 years ago, and since that i,m treated with blood thiner medicine ( clopidogrel...More
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Cranberry Juice Reduces Artery Stiffness
Cranberry juice, often used for urinary tract infections, may also be good for your heart. A recent...More
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5 Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Ris...
Type 2 diabetes is growing at a rapid rate in the U.S., chiefly because of our obesity epidemic. Last...More
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heart problem
I have pains left side of my chest - they come and go should go to the ER or what?
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HOW TO EAT FOR A HEALTHY HEART?.
1. Eat food less in fat, much less saturated and trans-fat. 2. More servings of fruits and vegetables considering...More
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HOW TO EAT FOR A HEALTHY HEART?.
1. Eat food less in fat, much less saturated and trans-fat. 2. More servings of fruits and vegetables...More
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One Thing at a Time
Most of us have an overcrowded schedule from time to time, and looking at all the things that need to be...More
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