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AHA News: Teen’s Trip to the Mall Could Have Been Her Last

AHA News: Teen’s Trip to the Mall Could Have Been Her Last

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Sydney Ridlehoover had finished her chores and convinced her parents to take her and a friend to the mall near their home outside Columbus, Ohio. Once they arrived, the girls got out of the car and walked ahead, laughing and talking. Peter Hubby, […]

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Your Life Span May Be Foretold in Your Heart Beats

Your Life Span May Be Foretold in Your Heart Beats

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Where your resting heart rate goes, so goes your health. That’s the suggestion of a new study that found older Swedish men with a resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute had a doubled risk of an early death, even […]

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Health Tip: Antidepressant Precautions

Health Tip: Antidepressant Precautions

(HealthDay News) — Before taking an antidepressant, it’s important to take a few factors into consideration, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Latest Depression News The academy suggests: Talk to your doctor about different antidepressant options. Inform your doctor of other medicines, vitamins and supplements you take. Understand that you should not stop taking […]

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Can purple corn reduce inflammation, diabetes?

Can purple corn reduce inflammation, diabetes?

New research suggests that chemicals in purple corn can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance in a mouse cell model. Can researchers harness the chemicals in purple corn to improve diabetes? Eating a healthful diet is a cornerstone of the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Fruit, nonstarchy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes […]

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Caffeine content of different types of coffee

Caffeine content of different types of coffee

Coffee is a popular drink and probably the most common source of caffeine. The caffeine content of coffee can vary considerably depending on several factors, including the type, the brewing method, and the brand. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020, more than 95 percent of adults in the United States consume foods and […]

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Bruised heels and how to treat them

Bruised heels and how to treat them

A bruised heel happens when an injury crushes blood vessels in the muscles and soft tissue of the heel. Repetitive movements and overuse injuries, such as from jogging in ill-fitting shoes, can cause this bruising. In most cases, elevation, ice, and rest can ease the pain. A bruise to the heel, sometimes called a heel […]

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What can cause frequent throat clearing?

What can cause frequent throat clearing?

Most people clear their throat from time to time. Sometimes, it is in response to irritants, other times it is just a habit. However, frequent throat clearing may be due to a medical condition. A person may clear their throat often because it feels like something is tickling or stuck in the throat. These sensations […]

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Possible causes of a lump on the back of the neck hairline

Possible causes of a lump on the back of the neck hairline

Lumps and bumps are relatively common along the hairline at the back of the neck. Some possible causes can include skin irritation, acne, cysts, boils, and muscle knots. The skin on the neck hairline frequently comes into contact with potential irritants, such as shampoo, clothing detergent, sweat, and hair-care products. This area of skin is […]

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Is pineapple good for diabetes?

Is pineapple good for diabetes?

Pineapple can affect blood sugar more than some other fruits, but a person with diabetes can still incorporate it into a healthful meal plan. Fruit contains carbohydrates and so can raise blood glucose levels. However, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) say that people with diabetes benefit from including fruit in their diets. Fruits are an […]