How to Count Carb Correctly to Manage Diabetes

How to count carb correctly to manage diabetes

When carbohydrates, sugars and starches are digested, they break down to form glucose in the blood stream. If you have diabetes, your quick acting insulin...
Big factors that put a pregnancy at risk

Big factors that put a pregnancy at risk

The factors that place a pregnancy at risk can be divided into four categories: Existing Health Conditions; Age; Lifestyle Factors; Conditions of Pregnancy. Existing Health Conditions High blood pressure. Even...
Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk for gastrointestinal tract cancer

Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk for gastrointestinal tract cancer

Regular low doses of aspirin for at least six years was associated with a modestly reduced overall risk for cancer, primarily due to a...
Losing weight with NIH Body Weight Planner

Losing weight with free NIH Body Weight Planner

It’s always a good time to resolve to eat better, be more active, and lose weight. For the more than 2 out of 3...
Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed findings that, at first glance, are not that surprising: Saturated fat in the diet is...
Prostate Predicaments: When bladder problems are pressing

Prostate Predicaments: When bladder problems are pressing

Many men develop urinary problems as they get older. They might find it hard to urinate, have a strong and sudden urge to “go,” be...
Can diet help reduce disability

Can diet help reduce disability, symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less disability and...
12 tips to reduce your lung cancer risk

12 tips to reduce your lung cancer risk

Remember when your mom always told you “what you do now will catch up with you when you’re older?” She wasn’t lying. Lung cancer is...
Blocking stomach acid may promote chronic liver disease

Blocking stomach acid may promote chronic liver disease

The liver has many important functions, including helping to digest food and process and distribute nutrients. A healthy liver is necessary for survival. The liver...
Dangers of commonly prescribed painkillers

Dangers of commonly prescribed painkillers

Commonly prescribed painkillers need to be given for shorter periods of time to reduce the risk of obesity and sleep deprivation, a new study...
Dark side of the moon Motorcycle deaths linked to full moons

Dark side of the moon: Motorcycle deaths linked to full moons

Distracted drivers, like those who text behind the wheel, are a danger to themselves and to others. Even a brief, momentary glance away from the...
Exercise Therapy Could Beat Chronic Disease

Exercise therapy could beat chronic disease

There is strong evidence of that aerobic exercise, strength training and condition-specific therapeutic exercise affect positively on the functional capacity of patients with chronic...
Omega 3 fatty acid could help you avoid liver cancer

Omega 3 fatty acid could help you avoid liver cancer

A new study suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people who are obese or have a poor diet a chance...
How to make healthy choices in your pregnancy

How to make healthy choices in your pregnancy

You’re having a baby! Now what? When you’re about to be a new mom, it can feel like there’s a lot to do and learn....
Can statins protect us from infectious diseases

Can statins protect us from infectious diseases?

That statin you’ve been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a...

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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
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11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
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8 common complications of high blood pressure

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Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

A recent study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications. The surprise...
Vegan diet best for weight loss

Vegan diet: best for weight loss

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Key recommendations for successful weight loss

Key recommendations for successful weight loss

To lose weight successfully, the combination of a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity is recommended. This combination also may reduce abdominal fat and increase...