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Heart Disease: Reduce Your Child’s Risk

Heredity is clearly an important risk factor for conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. However, researchers are steadily gathering strong evidence about how diet influence development of diseases. Experts agree that healthy eating habits from an early age can...
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20 Heart Disease Calculators: Assess Risk and Save Lives

According to the CDC, 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. [1]  The need for preventative action is urgent, especially since about 49% of Americans have at least one of the top three...
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Weird Symptoms: How to Know When to See a Doctor

We’ve all been there: You notice something unusual on your body, and suddenly you’re querying all your friends and sleuthing around online to figure out what’s wrong. Does that odd rash mean you should switch moisturizers, or should you be thinking skin cancer?...
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Heart-Healthy Diet

Description An in-depth report on how to build the best diet for your heart’s health. Alternative Names Diet – heart health Highlights Heart-Healthy Diet Guidelines Key recommendations for a heart-healthy diet include: Eat a balanced diet with plenty of high-fiber...
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The Effects of Too Much Sugar

The most common effect of eating too much sugar is weight gain. This is because sugar contains a lot of calories, and if your body doesn’t need those calories it will store them in fat cells that collect throughout the body. However, there are many things that eating too much...
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Being an Empowered Patient

The best judge of your well-being is always going to be you. Feeling good is just that: a feeling; and you are the only one who knows what you feel. This is why it’s important to empower yourself about your own health. This includes things like taking charge of making changes in...
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What do Cholesterol Numbers Mean?

As you get older, you should have your cholesterol levels tested every few years with a blood test called a “lipid profile.”  This test will generate a report of the levels of several kinds of lipids in the blood, and the report will give values for each of these.  Unfortunately,...
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Tips for Reading Nutrition Labels

One of the most important steps to being healthier is to pay close attention to what you’re putting in your body.  This often means looking closely at what you’re eating.  One very important step is to check the nutrition labels on things you buy at the store.  It’s important not...
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Some Thoughts about Heart Disease

The term “heart disease” is actually a category term for many different conditions that affect the heart and the circulatory system.  In the United States, Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women and has been for many years. One very common form of...
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Health Benefits of Vegetables

We hear all the time that vegetables are good for us and that we should be eating more vegetables.  People who eat more vegetables as part of their healthy diet generally have decreased risks for many conditions and diseases.  There are many things about vegetables that make them...
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Benefits of Medical Price Transparency

In the traditional American insurance model of healthcare, patients often have no idea and no choice in the costs of medical procedures until well after those procedures have been completed, when the insurance company determines how much or whether they will cover the bill and...
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