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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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Reversing Atherosclerosis & Checking for Blocked Arteries In Heart Failure

Reversing Atherosclerosis?

Question: Once I have atherosclerosis, is there anything I can do to reverse it, or is the best I can hope for just to keep it from getting worse?

Answer: Atherosclerosis-----the buildup of fatty plaque inside the arteries-----tends to be a slowly progressi...

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Making a New Plan

Renewing the commitment

Every year at this time, I like to renew my commitment to health. I take my healthy habits and give them an upgrade. This commitment is my priority for wellness and weight management. It also helps me to manage Type II Diabetes.
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You may have thyroid disease and not know it!

Thyroid disorders are conditions that affect the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. The thyroid has important roles to regulate numerous metabolic processes throughout the body. Different types of thyroid disorders affect either its structure or function.

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You may have thyroid disease and not know it!

Thyroid disorders are conditions that affect the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. The thyroid has important roles to regulate numerous metabolic processes throughout the body. Different types of thyroid disorders affect either its structure or function.

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Staying healthy during the winter months

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.

Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared...

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Keep Tabs On Your Drinking

An Afib Association

This isn't the first study to examine long-term moderate drinking and afib, and some of the earlier studies didn't show a link. But several factors make the current results especially compelling, says Dr. Wiviott. "There seems to be a dose-related response; that is, a li...

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Signs and symptoms of retinal detachment

Retinal detachment itself is painless. But warning signs almost always appear before it occurs or has advanced, such as:

The sudden appearance of many floaters tiny specks that seem to drift through your field of vision
Flashes of light in one or both eyes
Blurred vision
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Challenging Myself to Change

I have been having this conversation with myself over and over again countless times. I am a picky eater so eating healthier is quite a challenge for me. I see food that is healthier and I think that looks delicious BUT then it has asparagus on it or has zucchini on it. Why isn't there a "special" s...

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Keep Tabs On Your Drinking

A recent study---also observational---found that even as little as one drink a day may enlarge the heart's upper left chamber (atrium) and increase the risk of developing afib. The findings, published in the September 14, 2016, Journal of the American Heart Association, were based on 5,220 people f...

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Keep Tabs On Your Drinking

Examining The Evidence

But despite popular belief, the evidence that alcohol is good for your heart is fairly weak and based solely on what researchers call observational data. "We observe that people who drink moderately have lower rates of heart disease and death from heart disease, but th...

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