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Compromised Immune System

There are common illnesses that often result in a compromised immune system, such as the flu. While some people get a mild case of the flu, others experience serious, even deadly consequences. This is magnified many times when thinking of the coronavirus.   There are some risks that likely increase your risk of getting coronavirus, or …

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Depression and Heart Failure

Did you know that there is a link between depression and heart failure? Depression is often associated with chronic health problems, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Patients often become discouraged about the limitations that the disease places on them, along with unpleasant side effects from medication. What is the Link Between Depression and Heart …

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Healthy Easter Traditions Kids Will Really Like

In the weeks before Easter, we’re assailed with special deals and reminders to buy candy for the holiday. But what can parents do if they want something healthier for their kids – something that’s still fun? We asked Dr. Keith Kantor, a leading nutritionist and author of The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice, for …

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Crash Test Dummies Getting Bigger to Reflect America’s Growing Waistline

Safety is a big deal in the automotive industry, and crash test dummies are getting heavier as a result. Obesity in America has created a need for larger crash test dummies to reduce the risk of death for overweight automobile drivers and passengers. Instead of being a svelte 170 pounds, the company that makes crash test dummies …

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The Links Between Aging and Depression

During the senior years, some changes – from wrinkles to gray hair – are completely normal. But depression isn’t one of them. In fact, by some measures fewer seniors are struggling with depression than younger adults. According to a 2010 analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people ages 65 and older were …

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Fish Oil Eases Brain Impact of Alcoholism, Rodent Study Finds

People who consume excessive amounts of alcohol have increased risks for developing damaging brain inflammation, especially when they maintain a pattern of heavy intake over time. In a study published in July 2014 in the journal PLOS One, researchers from three U.S. institutions explored the usefulness of fish oil, a substance with known anti-inflammatory properties, …

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Drinkers Ignore Heart-Healthy Behaviors

It’s a well-established fact that excessive alcohol consumption can damage your cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) health and increase your risks for several life-threatening conditions. Failure to follow certain lifestyle recommendations can also increase your odds of developing cardiovascular problems. In a study published in June 2014 in the journal Substance Abuse, a team of …

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Paying Addicts to Get Hepatitis B Vaccination Pays Off

Small cash incentives can dramatically increase the likelihood of people who inject drugs completing a course of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination, according to new research led by King’s College London. Hepatitis B is an illness caused by the highly infectious hepatitis B virus. In most people, the disease is acute, with serious symptoms that last …

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