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Height is a Factor in These 5 Diseases

My husband and I differ in height by 13 inches, and while I lament the challenges of being shorter, he reassures me that being taller is not always a picnic.  The reality is that there are benefits as…

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Doctors Prescribe Plant-Based Diets for Heart Disease

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in many countries around the world.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease annu…

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What to Do if Someone’s Experiencing a Stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and we've got tips on what you should do in case someone around you is experiencing a stroke. Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented, and just last January we…

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Halve Your Salt Intake: It Could Save Your Life

Don't take this advice with a pinch of salt. The Center for Science in the Public Interest estimates that more than 100,000 lives could be saved in the United States every year if people cut down t…

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Overlooked Superfood Lowers Cholesterol

"Eat your peas!" is a common refrain in many households at meal time.  That particular command may be rivaled by "Eat your beans!" thanks to new research compiled by a group of American and Canadian s…

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Shocking Number of Deaths Linked to Air Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) released new estimates on air pollution, revealing that seven million premature deaths in 2012 are the result of air pollution exposure. This staggering number is t…

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Apples as Effective as Drugs to Prevent Heart Attacks & Strokes

Most of us have heard the adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” throughout our lives, but new research shows that there is serious truth to the message.  Scientists at BHF Health Promotion Res…

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10 Surprising Ways Apples Are Good for Your Health

Martin Luther once said, "even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."  New research gives more reasons than ever to plant apple trees and enjoy their…

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10 Miracle Healing Powers of Grapes

Research continues on the vast health benefits of resveratrol, found in purple or red grapes. Here are some of the amazing healing benefits of resveratrol: Power Up Your Weight Loss Exciting res…

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Natural Ways to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Did you know that up to 80% of strokes can be prevented? We've got some tips on how to reduce your risk and put your mind at ease. Strokes, like many medical ailments, are scary because they can ha…

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