Tag Archives: heart attack

Help for handling stress

August 21, 2013

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by Ada Porat — Are you getting your seven hours of free time a day? According to new research from Direct Line Insurance, seven hours — or six hours 59 minutes to be precise — is the minimum we need for a perfect work/life balance. The reality, of course, is a different matter. On average, […]

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Beer — Drink to your health

January 23, 2013

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by Dr. Mark Force —   Alcohol consumption can be a healthy habit, in spite of all we hear to the contrary. Because we are constantly exposed to the negatives, there’s no need to list the health and societal problems tied to consuming alcohol. Instead, let’s explore the benefits of light to moderate alcohol consumption — […]

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Are you an apple or a pear?

January 8, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Do you have a Buddha belly or big hips? It makes a difference in your overall health. In fact, research shows that people with an apple-shaped figure are at greater risk for insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease than their pear-shaped counterparts. The reason is that the accumulation of fat […]

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Health updates

September 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding strokes and the popular energy drink, Red Bull, plus an interesting lab test conducted by second-grade students to show the effects of GE food on mice. Red Bull can cause a stroke Energy drinks have become very popular in recent years and have overtaken bottled water as the fastest-growing […]

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Sodas may increase heart attacks, stroke, cancer

August 12, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study reported in the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggests that people who drink diet soda every day are 44 percent more likely than non-drinkers to suffer a heart attack or stroke. Researchers said the study tried to account for the possibility that people who drink diet sodas also […]

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Gum disease — the silent killer

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Meyer —  Gum disease is literally a silent killer. The oral systemic connection has been clearly established, and additional scientific findings are being regularly published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the British journal, Lancet. Many of […]

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Health updates: Hot flashes and chocolate

March 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding a new study on acupuncture and hot flashes, and healthy limits for chocolate. Acupuncture beats drug to treat hot flashes Acupuncture works as well as Effexor, a drug commonly used to combat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms that can accompany breast cancer treatment. In fact, the benefits of […]

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Treat cholesterol naturally

February 28, 2012

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by Rima Mehta —  Cholesterol gets a bad rap. In recent years it has been cited as the source of nearly every health issue, from backaches to baldness. In fact, cholesterol is essential for human life; without it, we would all be in a health crisis of one form or another. Eighty percent of the […]

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Health updates: Sugar and mental health, and trans fats

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information regarding sugar and mental health, and a link between trans fat intake and coronary heart disease. The links between sugar and mental health Noted British psychiatric researcher Malcolm Peet conducted a provocative cross-cultural analysis of the relationship between diet and mental illness. His primary finding was a strong link between […]

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Health updates: cold temperatures and fructose

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information on temperatures and sleeping, and fructose and human metabolism. Do cold temperatures improve sleep? A growing number of studies are finding that temperature regulation plays a role in many cases of chronic insomnia. Studies have found that, in general, the optimal temperature for sleep is quite cool, around 60 to […]

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Medical Marijuana

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  In November 2010, voters will decide whether to legalize medical marijuana in Arizona, but is it safe for our state? This article presents facts not found in most news reports that will help you make an informed decision on this important issue. What marijuana is and how it is used […]

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Health news you can use

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Alan Christianson —  New research shows that calcium supplementation raised heart attack risk by 20 percent to 30 percent; also, should you use folate or folic acid (the synthetic form)? Calcium As long as we have known about heart disease, we have also known that cardiovascular plaque is calcified. Over the years, this […]

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What you do not know about heart disease could kill you

February 24, 2012

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by Steven W. Parcell —  Despite the fact that heart attacks are the number one cause of death for Americans, many people still do not understand how to prevent one, or how to work with their doctors to identify coronary artery disease or atherosclerosis early in life — before it becomes dangerous. Atherosclerosis is an […]

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