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We Can End the Heart Disease Epidemic

Many of the diseases that are common in United States are rare or even nonexistent in populations eating mainly whole plant foods. These so-called Western Diseases are some of our most common condi…

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How Cities Make Us Sick (& How to Get Better)

Is your lifestyle too clean? A researcher from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his colleagues say maybe. They're basing the claim off the "hygiene hypothesis," which states some microbes and…

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15 Plant-Based Foods To Fight Hypertension

Hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the pressure of blood in the arteries is consistently elevated. A slew of new studies on foods and hypertension suggest i…

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The Dangerous Habit That May Be Increasing Women’s Death Risk

Inactive lifestyles and periods of prolonged sitting have been named as significant contributors to climbing rates of obesity and chronic illness in America, and a new study shows that aging adults ar…

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Is Eating Breakfast Overrated?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Not so fast. That old adage is facing more and more scrutiny due to increasing research. We have been told incessantly that skipping breakfast l…

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No Fair! Dogs Get Better Vet Care Than Cats

The notion that dogs are man's best friend is true in more ways than one. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, dogs …

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3 Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet Foods

From tapeworms to cabbage soup, mind-boggling food crazes litter the world of nutrition like so many discarded cigarette butts. But, there are gems hidden within the dietary refuse; particular eati…

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Preventing Arthritis

You don't want to develop osteoarthritis--it's painful and sometimes disabling. Watch this video to learn about taking steps to prevent its onset.…

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How Is HIV Spread?

Need a quick tip on how HIV is spread and what not to do? Watch this!…

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#1 Anticancer Vegetable

I'm so excited and honored to become a more active member of the Care2 community. I'm a physician, author, and researcher specializing in nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. One of my sm…

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

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And one more thing - how come they never did these studies on gay people?

Interesting article, thank you!

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Glad there was a happy ending. Hope the previous owners where charged with animal abuse and cruelty…