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How Diabetes Affects Your Heart

You know about diabetes and you know about heart disease, but did you know that if you have diabetes, you're twice as likely to die from heart attack or stroke? That's because high blood glucose level…

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Giant Breakthrough in Quest to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Is this the beginning of the long-awaited cure for type 1 diabetes? It's certainly one of the most promising breakthroughs in years. Using stem cells, Harvard researchers have found a way to turn huma…

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9 Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, they have many other benefits for your health. Here are 9: 1.  They are high in vitamin B6.  Vitamin B6 helps reduce the c…

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Feel Better by Noon: 5 Morning Habits of Healthy People

Your morning can set the tone for the rest of your day—and beyond! Keep reading for five morning habits that can help you stay healthy, lose weight, and be more productive.   They eat fruit…

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7 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

There are countless claims on the internet about seemingly miraculous health benefits of apple cider vinegar consumption, but is it all true?  I hit the research journals to separate fact from fiction…

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Energy Drinks Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Energy drinks have sexy names like Black Mamba, Full Throttle and Rock Star. College kids "chain drink" them like soda pop to cram for exams—some even wear t-shirts emblazoned with their favorite drin…

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Convincing Doctors to Embrace Lifestyle Medicine

I talk a lot about numbers and statistics, but as the Director of Yale's Prevention Research Center Dr. David Katz put it in an editorial in the American Journal of Health Promotion, to reach doctors,…

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3 Obesity Health Risks You Never Thought Of

Recent figures show that two-thirds of U.S. adults (and one-third of children and teens) are either overweight or obese. Yet millions of Americans are unaware of the many ways obesity can 
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Boost Metabolism While You Sleep

At times it seems like everyone is looking for an easy way to boost their metabolism and shed some pounds. We've been told to drink cold water before meals. Some say constant fidgeting is key. Some us…

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Do You Have These Signs of Sleep Apnea?

I snore. Not low, sweet, purring snores. Rather, booming, quacking, jetliner-approaching-the-runway snores; and my husband has the tape to prove it. So after years of his nagging, I saw a sleep spe…

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