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Going to the Dentist for More than Just Cavities

Sponsor Provided Content There’s no denying it—the dentist has a bad reputation. Whatever the reason, not a lot of people enjoy going to the dentist at all, let alone for the recommended two times per […]

03/25/2015

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Added Sugars Add To Diagnoses Of Diabetes

In our country, one in 11 people have type 2 diabetes. It does not end there – another 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes where their blood sugar levels are higher than they should be.

02/09/2015

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Women With High Blood Pressure Need To Be Treated…Like Men

About 35 million of the people with high blood pressure, roughly one half, are women. And, left untreated, it can be fatal.

11/27/2014

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Heart Health May Be Predictor Of Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a complex issue and the more we learn, the more we realize the role of healthy living and prevention.

11/26/2014

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Oral Bacteria May Be Indicative Of Heart Attack Risk

New research indicates heart patients tend to have higher levels of bacteria in their mouths, but of two types in particular.

11/19/2014

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Area Residents Can Learn How To Keep Their Hearts Healthy In NE Philadelphia

Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Metkus says it’s essential for people to understand what may be happening to them so they know what not to ignore.

03/16/2014

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Put Down The Cookie: Study Shows Too Much Sugar Could Be Killing You

While scientists have previously shown high sugar intake ups a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, the new study is the first to link sugar consumption to death.

02/11/2014

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Research Suggests Sunlight Good For Blood Pressure

A study from the University of Edinburgh suggests that a healthy dose of sunlight every day can actually help lower your blood pressure.

01/31/2014

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Study: Sunlight May Lower Blood Pressure

If you’ve been avoiding the sun in an effort to lower your risk of skin cancer, you might want to rethink that strategy.

01/23/2014

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Study On Airport Noise Reveals Potential Health Risks For Those Living Near Airports

The study, which analyzed data from 3.6 million people living near London’s busy Heathrow Airport, showed that those living in the noisiest areas had an elevated risk of stroke, coronary disease and cardiovascular disease.

10/11/2013

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Women Still Not Heeding Heart Attack Warnings

Despite numerous studies stating the contrary, there are still many women who think it is next to impossible for them to suffer a heart attack.

10/11/2013

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Sleep Could Prevent Heart Disease

Researchers have found that sufficient sleep is linked to more than a 20% reduction in cardiovascular disease and almost a 50% reduction in fatal cardiovascular disease.

07/11/2013

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Understanding Sleep Apnea

Recent studies have linked sleep apnea to elevations in blood pressure as well as cardiovascular issues.

02/04/2013

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Sleep Apnea May Cause More Than Snoring

Recent studies have linked sleep apnea to elevations in blood pressure as well as cardiovascular issues.

09/04/2012

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Atypical Symptoms Of A Heart Attack

A squeezing sensation on the chest. Pain that can radiate to the arm or up into the jaw. Complaints of nausea and sweating. These are the typical signs of a heart attack, but there are other signs and symptoms as well.

08/15/2012

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