Friday, March 27, 2015

Health Tips

Health Tips

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Think heart health is just for adults? Think again. A recent study says 1 in 3 children ages 9-11 have borderline or high cholesterol levels. Practice...
When it comes to lowering heart disease, a recent study suggests raw veggies may be the way to go. Try noshing on carrots, broccoli, or peppers to keep...
Could your legs be providing clues about your heart health? Leg pain can be a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition that occurs when...
An estimated 2.7 million Americans are currently living with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart risks...
Did you know that HIV can put you at a higher risk for heart disease? Those living with HIV often share issues that affect heart health, including higher...
Thanks to the AngioScreen, time is no longer an excuse to ignore your heart health. The six-minute simple, non-diagnostic vascular screening can provide...
Coronary calcium in your heart arteries can provide important clues about your heart disease risk, even among those without traditional risk factors...
Between 70 and 89 percent of sudden cardiac deaths occur in men. Familiarize yourself with symptoms like chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath...
Snoring isn’t just bothersome, it can be a health risk, too. One in five adults has some form of sleep apnea, which can cause breathing to stop...
Enjoying a (healthy) lunch with friends and family can be good for your heart. Research has shown that those with a lack of social support are more likely...
Depending on your health history, your doctor may recommend an early screening for diabetes. However, if your weight is normal and you don’t have...
Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too
Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too
Want to know the difference between an amateur and an expert? An expert has mastered the basics.
For all you readers out there who would love to participate in races like the Love Run, but think that you missed that window of opportunity of life when you were young enough and fit enough to start running, meet Center City’s James Price.
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Building on its ambitious goal to create a "culture of health" in America, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is adding coaches and competitions to help local communities take up the challenge.
One of the most common injuries to plague runners is plantar fasciitis. There are several factors to why this happens and a few options on how to fix it. One thing is for certain though, if you just ignore it, it will not go away on its own.
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To get you started for your next trip, Lindsey Kane shares her top travel-friendly foods that will take the health-sacrificing gamble out of traveling and guarantee that you're well-fueled!
Medical play is one type of pretend play that has many added benefits in helping children explore to understand and process potentially stressful interactions associated with going to the doctor or the hospital.