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Pros and Cons of Taking a Multivitamin

Should you take a multivitamin? The answer isn’t a simple “yes” or “no.” People should be getting the majority of their nutrients through their diet. Multivitamins should be included in a diet with good reason, and are usually best and recommended for people who are not getting...

Cold & Flu: Age-by-Age Guide: 0 to 6 Months

This article originally appeared on  A cold or the flu will affect a baby more than it will an older child — that’s because babies’ immune systems aren’t used to fighting off infections. But be prepared: babies can get anywhere from 6 to 10...

Tips for Exercising

Exercising is important to staying healthy and should be part of any healthy lifestyle, but if you’ve never really been an active person before, or if you have medical issues that make exercising difficult, it can be hard to go from being a sedentary person to an active one. ...

The Healthy Prediabetic Diet

Prediabetes (borderline diabetes) is a condition that usually develops before type 2 diabetes appears in a person. As a prediabetic, a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than they should be, yet not high enough to be considered diabetic. According to the Centers for Disease...

Guide to Common Allergies

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This article originally appeared on When a person suffers from allergies, his or her immune system is reacting in what is called an immune response. This is when the body attempts to fight off and defend itself from a recognized substance that it perceives as...

Best Foods for the Heart

Every 42 seconds, a person in the United States dies from heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death. As of this year, more than 17.3 million people die each year from the disease. From 2003 to 2013, the number of people who died from heart disease...

6 Incredible Health Benefits of Having a Dog

We all know dogs make our lives better, but did you know they make you healthier, too? From cardiovascular fitness to mental stability, dogs provide a whole lot more than tail wags and cuddles, and the health advantages of dog guardianship are not limited to people who have a...

Alternative Medicine for Heart Disease

If you’re thinking about trying alternative medicine to treat your heart disease, speak to your doctor first. Some herbs and dietary supplements can have serious side effects, and a popular treatment called chelation therapy could put your health at risk. Donald Novey, MD, a...

Exercise for Your Heart Health

Regular exercise is good for your health. A moderate amount of activity performed three to five days per week can: Improve your heart health Improve your heart disease risk factors Improve your strength and feeling of well-being Improve your heart health Reduce the risk of dying...

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...

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...