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5 Things to Avoid to Help Your Heart

5 Things to Avoid to Help Your Heart

By the American Heart Association 1. Decongestants. According to the AHA, people with high blood pressure should be aware that the use of decongestants may raise blood pressure. Many over-the-counter cold and flu preparations contain decongestants such as oxymetazoline, phenylephrine, and pseudoephedrine, which increase blood pressure. 2. Sleep Apnea. Some 12 million Americans [...]

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Summer Is Here, Beware of Lyme Disease

Summer Is Here, Beware of Lyme Disease

Have you seen those icky little blood-suckers that are present on dogs and maybe in deer? Did you ever think that it was possible for them to cause you any harm. If so, you are absolutely right! These tiny blood-suckers, or ticks, can carry parasites that can be transmitted to your [...]

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Healthy Habits for Life

Healthy Habits for Life

Create good habits now for good health later. By Laurie Wertich The best defense is a good offense. Long-term health is the result of a good offense—proactive, preventive, healthy choices that have an impact on your health today, tomorrow, and beyond. To age well, start young. If you want to be a [...]

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Gerd- Raising Awareness About an Unknown Killer

Gerd- Raising Awareness About an Unknown Killer

By Sharon Reynolds ECAN spreads the word about the link between acid reflux and esophageal cancer. John Mordecai, better known to his many friends as Monte, was “a healthy guy,” remembers his wife, Mindy. He was a runner. He didn’t eat sugar and kept to a low-fat diet. But for many [...]

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Cognitive Dysfunction in Cancer Is More Than “Chemobrain”

Cognitive Dysfunction in Cancer Is More Than “Chemobrain”

An update on prevention and treatment By Marlon Saria and Santosh Kesari John Wayne Cancer Institute and Pacific Neuroscience Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, CA   The increasing number of individuals surviving a cancer diagnosis prompts a heightened interest in survivorship issues that include quality of life, performance status, and [...]

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Today’s high-tech, high-touch support organization By Denise Portner In 1994, Valerie Kraus was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Although it doesn’t seem that long ago, there were few resources available to women to address their concerns at the time. “All I wanted was information, and I had a horrible time finding [...]

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Probiotics: Healthy Gut, Healthy You

Probiotics: Healthy Gut, Healthy You

By Heidi Mcindoo, MS, RD, LDN I recently attended the annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. At the conference scientists from around the globe present the latest nutrition research to thousands of registered dietitians and students. It’s a great opportunity to learn what’s happening in the field of [...]

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Farm Fresh

Farm Fresh

Summer is the season for farm-fresh, flavorful foods. By Laurie Wertich Behold the bounty of summer — ripe tomatoes, juicy watermelon, and growers’ markets ablaze in color. The height of summer means an abundant selection of fruits and vegetables, and the best news of all is that not only is this wonderfully fresh produce [...]

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