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How to Keep Your Heart Healthy With Diet and Exercise

According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for adults 65 and older. For seniors with other chronic illnesses, heart disease can be especially dangerous; almost 7 in 10 people with diabetes over age 65 will die of some type of heart disease. Despite its prevalence in the senior population, heart disease is […]

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BPA isn’t okay!

Here is a chart of companies still using BPA: A Taste of Thai Food Club Old El Paso Andersen’s Full Circle Oregon Specialty Fruit Armour Gordon’s Chesapeake Natural Pearls Bar Harbor Goya Peloponnese Bookbinders Specialties Green Giant Pet Brooks Healthy Choice Progresso Bruce’s Herdez Ranch Style Bush’s Hormel Rao’s Homeade Carnation Hormel Chili Red Gold […]

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4 Common Mistakes Diabetes Doctors Make

Even the best doctors and medical professionals can make mistakes. Too many doctors are overworked and overbooked with patients, leading to a lack of communication and the individualized attention diabetic patients desperately need. Patients must be fully engaged in their medical care and actively involved in communicating with their doctor to maximize results and avoid falling […]

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Developing a NEW allergy

Developing a new allergy as an adult can be surprising, and frustrating. However, this phenomenon is becoming increasingly common for adults in every age group — even seniors — whether the allergy is to certain foods, pet dander, or a seasonal trigger like pollen. There is no one explanation for the increasing incidence of adult-onset allergies; theories range […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Common Eating Disorders

Do you know what to look for? Over 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder. Eating disorders can lead to serious physical health problems and cause considerable mental distress, so it’s important to recognize the signs early and seek treatment. Recognizing an eating disorder in a loved one is not always […]

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Asthma Asthma Asthma

Asthma is a lung condition that inflames, narrows, and swells the airways. It also produces extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe. Even if you don’t have symptoms all the time, you may still have asthma if environmental triggers cause you to wheeze and cough. Read on to learn more about asthma, find out how to […]

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Fatigued?

What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is unexplained, persistent fatigue that isn’t helped by rest and can be made worse by extra activity. It’s also called systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID), and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME): Myalgic: Aches in muscles. Encephalomyelitis: Inflammation of the central nervous system. When inflammation is present with fatigue, the […]

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How to Handle Seasonal Allergies as an adult.

If certain times of year signal the start of a runny nose and itchy eyes, you likely have seasonal allergies. Millions of people around the world suffer from hay fever (allergic rhinitis), which is an allergy triggered by pollen or mold spores. Seasonal allergies are annoying, but the right medications can help to reduce your symptoms […]

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Does Low Fat Mean Low Fun?

Although our attitudes to food and drink have changed subtly over the years, there will always be truisms that hold out against logic, reason and our own benefit. One of these truisms is that if it is good for you, it cannot possibly be fun. Hence we are tempted by the hamburger and fries because […]

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Eating Disorders – The Horrifying Truth

Although it is generally accepted that the only truly reliable way to avoid weight gain is to eat healthily and exercise, the truth is that for many people, this seems like a hell of a grind. It takes a lot of effort, and it can be a while before you see substantial results from it […]