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How Much Sugar Is In Your Food and Drink?

Modern life is so fast-paced that it can be difficult to keep a healthy balance of nutrients in the food you eat. Sugar is one of these nutrients, and the cells in the body would die without it. Consuming too much sugar, however, raises the risk of several dangerous hea...

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The Top 10 Reasons Men Put Off Doctor Visits

Visiting your physician for an annual checkup is a simple – and essential – step to keeping your heart healthy and your self healthy. Why, then, do some men refuse to go to the doctor regularly? Here are 10 reasons why many men skip this important appointment. (And, more importantly, 10 ways to counter those reasons and get yourself or a perso...

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How to Raise HDL Cholesterol

It’s harder to increase HDL or "good" cholesterol than it is to lower LDL or total cholesterol. It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of the variation in HDL from person to person is due to genetic factors. But the following steps have been shown to boost HDL—and they are worth taking because they also lower total cholesterol and help protect ...

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What high blood pressure does to your body

If you have high blood pressure, it's critical that you follow your prescribed treatment plan. Here's why. If you're among the 1 in 3 Americans who has high blood pressure (hypertension), take note: it's not something you can afford to ignore. High blood pressure typically has no symptoms. Since symptoms can be strong motivators,...

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Aspirin to Prevent Stroke or Heart Attack

Find out if aspirin is right for you for prevention of heart attack or certain types of stroke. You may have heard that an aspirin taken every day can help lower the risk of heart attack or some types of stroke. Aspirin is inexpensive and available almost anywhere. It is sometimes called baby aspirin in a lower dose and is clearly...

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