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What Your Handshake Says About Your Heart Health

Who would have thought a simple handshake could yield a clue to your heart health? A recent study by researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario found that the strength of your grip is…

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8 Healthy Reasons to Love Fresh Apricots

In India, it is common to see vendors selling piles of bright orange apricots tinged with rich red color. Eager buyers press the flesh to ensure the fruit is not overripe. A good apricot smells fragra…

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Could Kale be Poisoning You?

Who doesnít love kale? Itís probably ranks as one of the most-loved vegetables on the planet. Letís face it: kale is a superstar in the vegetable kingdom. And for good reason: steamed kale has been sh…

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Why Don’t More Doctors Practice Prevention?

Why donít more doctors practice preventive cardiology? Time availability is a reason frequently cited by physicians, but if you probe a little deeper, the number one reason given, was their perception…

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5 Natural Remedies for Varicose Veins

Along with the hot weather of summer comes the swimsuits and shorts, leaving many people self-conscious of varicose veins. The bluish and raised veins can cause achy legs as well. While an estimated 6…

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5 Powerful Green Foods To Boost Your Metabolic Health

Itís true. You canít out-run or out-exercise a bad diet. Thatís because the foods you regularly eat have a lasting impact on your metabolic health, from your heart to your brain. Everybody knows th…

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A Heart-Healthy Reason to Eat More Cocoa

Here's some happy news: Chocolate,†specifically cocoa, is good for us! A new study published in Heart, a peer-reviewed journal for health professionals working in cardiology, reports that chocolate…

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Thousands of Groceries Claiming ’0 Trans Fats’ Actually Contain Them

A new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates that at least 27 percent of 84,000 foods in grocery stores contain artificial trans fats, known to have a well-documented connection to h…

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What Does Your Handshake Say About Your Health?

A lot, apparently, and researchers say grip strength could become a simple and inexpensive test to measure health risks. What if costly, wasteful medical tests could be replaced with a simple assessm…

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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. Itís fairly obvious to most people that th…

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