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Heart Disease

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  • Meet your vitamin B12 needs for health

    It's impossible to underestimate the importance of the hard-working vitamin, B12, which plays a major role in metabolism, the formation of red blood cells, maintenance of the central nervous system, and creation of DNA. In fact, vitamin B12 deficiency is...
  • A dog could be your heart's best friend

    Harvard Health Blog My twice-daily walks with my border collie, Clair DeNoon, are the highlights of my day. A new report from the American Heart Association will put an extra spring in my steps on these walks. It turns out that having a canine...
  • EatingWell: 7 ways to eat more vegetables

    Research suggests that eating plenty of vegetables may help you lower your risk for heart disease and get more fiber, nutrients and antioxidants in your diet. If you're finding it difficult to get your daily servings of vegetables, try these tips to...
  • EatingWell: Adequate sleep vital for good health

    Can't get enough sleep? You're not alone. An estimated 50 million to 70 million U.S. adults don't get enough sleep, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention. But hold that yawn! We've got 5 reasons why you need to get enough...
  • Checking blood pressure at home pays off

    By Heidi Godman, Executive Editor,Harvard Health Letter Harvard Health Blog Do-it-yourselfers, take heart. Here's something else to do at home that can have a substantial benefit on your health: measure your blood pressure. It's easy, inexpensive, and...
  • Break the sugar habit and help your health in the process

    Our sugar-laden diet is literally killing us. That's the conclusion of a study reported at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in March (2013). The study authors attributed 180,000 annual deaths worldwide--25,000 in the United States...
  • Raise a glass to the health benefits of grape juice

    The buzz about the benefits of red wine has many of us raising a glass to good health. And for those who choose not to imbibe, it turns out the booze behind the buzz may not be necessary. Grape juice and de-alcoholized wine can offer similar benefits,...
  • Too much sitting linked to heart attack and stroke

    Here's news you shouldn't take sitting down: The more time you spend sitting each day, the greater your risk of heart disease. A new study suggests that people who sit for 10 or more hours a day are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than...
  • EatingWell: 12 superfoods to help you eat healthy for $1 or less

    Every few months, it seems, there's hype about the latest, hottest superfood. But lots of ordinary foods, many of which are stocked in nearly every grocery store in America, are "superfoods" brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, usually...
  • Skim the salt to protect your health

    Trim the amount of salt in your diet to lower your risk of high blood pressure (hypertension.) That's been healthy advice for years, but most people don't heed it. "Our bodies require just a tiny amount of sodium--500 milligrams (mg) a day, or the...
  • Missing teeth more about health than aesthetics

    http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Too many people think living with a lost tooth is no big deal. In fact, the long-term effects can make it a very big deal. Not replacing a missing tooth increases the risk of losing the adjacent tooth, and the gap left...