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Healthier Golden Years and Adult Asthma Linked to Heart Disease

Healthier Golden Years For People With Long-Lived Parents?

If one or both of your parents lived to age 70 or beyond, you're less likely to have cardiovascular problems in late middle age and be less likely to die at an early age, a new study suggests.

Researchers recruited 186,000 non-...

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The importance of fiber!

Fiber is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. It can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and some cancers, and can also improve digestive health.
However, many people don't get enough fiber. On average, most people in the United States get about 15g of fiber a day. You shou...

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Planning Ahead For Your Future Medical Care

Only about a quarter of adult Americans have an advance directive, a document that helps guide your future care. The first step is to choose a health care proxy-----someone who will have the knowledge and strength to carry out your wishes regarding the health care you receive. Many people have hea...

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Planning Ahead For Your Future Medical Care

Living longer with heart failure:

We tend to think about these discussions as being appropriate for people who are either very old or who have an advanced stage of cancer. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death. Yet over the past few decades, treatment advances ha...

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HOW TO DRINK MORE WATER

I have finally discovered the secret to drinking more water. I had always struggled with drinking 8 glass a day. I felt like I was drowning in water and that I needed to keep chugging in order to make it work.

However, all that changed when I walked into a sporting goods store and saw the Cam...

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Preventing Blood Clots & Planning Ahead For Your Future Medical Care

Warfarin Alternatives

Non-Vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) target a different part of the blood clotting process than warfarin does. They include apixaban (Eliquis), dabigatran (Pradasa), edoxaban (Savaysa), and rivaroxaban (Xarelto). These drugs prevent strokes just as well...

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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression, Pain, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Breast Cancer

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression, Pain, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Breast Cancer


Vitamin D research continues to impress upon us the importance of appropriate sun exposure as the ideal way to optimize your vitamin D levels.

Winter limits sun exposure for many up to si...

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7 Signs You May Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

7 Signs You May Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is incredibly common in the US, but many Americans mistakenly believe they aren't at risk because they consume vitamin-D-fortified foods (such as milk).

There are very few foods that actually have therapeutic levels of vi...

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Secret to Relieve Constipation and Detox Naturally

Constipation is not exactly something I feel comfortable discussing in public, but I know the struggle can be very real and a real pain in the a..stronomical sense.

I have had really severe constipation ever since I was a child, super painful memories. I remember crying in the toilet so many...

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Preventing Blood Clots

Since the first of these Warfarin alternatives became available in 2010, they have been slowly replacing warfarin. In fact, most people newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation now receive a NOAC instead of warfarin, says Dr. Ruff. But for longtime warfarin users, most doctors have taken an approa...

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