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November 07, 2019

Exercise Can Help Prevent Depression

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Getting more exercise could help ward off depression, even if you have a genetic risk for it, new research shows.

November 07, 2019

Never exercised in your life? It’s not too late to start — and benefit.

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Recent research shows improvements in mortality and in strengthening the heart and muscle.





November 07, 2019

5 simple strategies for healthier holidays

local94news shared this story from American Heart Association.

American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good™ movement offers simple tips for self-care this season







October 01, 2019

A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart

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People who were optimists tended to have better heart health and live longer.

October 01, 2019

A primer on whole grains: What they are, why they’re important and how to find them

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Adults should consume three servings of whole grains a day. But according to the CDC we’re falling short of that mark.





October 01, 2019

How Pushups Can Help Men's Hearts

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A recent study, of men and pushups, strengthens the case that muscle-building promotes heart health. "Even if you can only do a little exercise, you get tremendous benefits," a fitness expert says.

September 05, 2019

Study: Yoga as Good as Physical Therapy for Back Pain

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Yoga is as good as physical therapy in reducing chronic low back pain, the most common pain problem in the United States, new research shows.

September 05, 2019

Midlife Diabetes Can Raise Your Stroke Chances Later

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People who had type 2 diabetes in their 40s or 50s had a 30% greater chance of a stroke caused by a blood clot, researchers said.

September 05, 2019

Diabetes Raises Heart Failure Risk More in Women

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Diabetes brings with it a variety of long-term complications, but at least one of those -- heart failure -- is a bigger threat to women than men, new research suggests.

August 07, 2019

More Evidence Healthy Lifestyle May Cut Dementia Risk

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August 07, 2019

What to Know About Getting a Mammogram

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Getting regular mammograms can help women find breast cancer early. Whether this is your first screening or your 10th, knowing what to expect can help you navigate the process more smoothly.

August 07, 2019

American Cancer Society Sets Goal to Reduce US Cancer Death Rates 40% by 2035

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If people didn’t smoke, ate less meat and more fruits and vegetables, exercised more, and followed cancer screening guidelines, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates its new challenge goal of reducing cancer death rates by 40% by 2035 could be achieved.

August 07, 2019

Cancer Screening Rates Linked to Time of Medical Appointment

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Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say when patients see their doctor may affect whether they are told to get screened for cancer, and the likelihood of patients to have them done.

July 12, 2019

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Without Drugs

local94news shared this story from Personal Health.

Alternatives to prescription drugs for insomnia offer better, safer and more long-lasting solutions, experts say.

July 12, 2019

Get summer grills sizzling with plant-forward recipes

local94news shared this story from American Heart Association.

Feast on the Flavors of the Season with Recipes from Aramark and the American Heart Association




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