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10 Surprising Foods High in Sodium

Most of us know that fast food and frozen foods are high in sodium. Then there are the chips and other snack foods that tend to be doused in the white stuff. It’s fairly obvious to most people that th…

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How Much Salt is in Your McDonald’s Meal?

Exactly how much sodium is in your favorite McDonald’s guilty pleasure? I’ve compiled a list of some common foods to give you a sense. Keep in mind that most experts recommend getting less than 2300 m…

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Unexpected Source of Sodium Increases Heart Attack Risk

It may surprise you to learn that many prescription and over-the-counter medications contain hidden sodium, especially the drugs that dissolve in your mouth or are added to water. Because sodium-conta…

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Do You Need Fish Oil for a Healthy Heart?

Do you take fish oil to support heart health? New research shows that plant-based omega 3s may be just as good at protecting your ticker. This is good news for vegans and vegetarians looking for om…

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Student Loans Hurt More Than Our Wallets

A recent Northwestern Medicine report shows that the debt of young adults takes a major toll on their physical and emotional well-being. The study, published in Social Science & Medicine, revea…

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Healing Superfoods

Forget the budget-busting exotic superfoods, these heart-healing superfoods are readily available and affordable.  Some may be as close as your backyard.  Here are my picks: Almonds—Skip the unheal…

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Looking for a way to impress your Valentine?  Here’s a quick and simple, healthy and decadent treat sure to impress.  No one will know how healthy they are.  Plus they are rich in calcium and magnesiu…

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Anaphylactic Reactions

Anaphylactic reactions are responsible for approximately 1,500 deaths in the U.S. each year, and 88 percent of those involve sudden cardiovascular collapse. Find out why the reaction is so deadly.…

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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension can endanger your health when left untreated. Watch this video to find out what it is and what you have to do if you're diagnosed with it.…

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The Fruit That Works Like Viagra

Here's a stimulating study: researchers at Texas A&M University found that watermelon may have similar effects as Viagra.  The scientists credit a variety of ingredients that collectively stimulat…

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