Preventive Care

13 ways to naturally lower your blood pressure

By |August 8th, 2016|

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the “silent killer”.  Because many people have high blood pressure and aren’t aware of it, the dangerous effects of this condition can go unnoticed, and strike at any time in […]

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Could a vaccine prevent Alzheimer’s in the future?

By |July 21st, 2016|

Could a vaccine to prevent Alzheimer’s be on the horizon?  According to this article in Medical News Today, the potential is definitely real and it’s currently showing promise in pre-clinical trials.  If successful in the early testing, the […]

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Should you take an aspirin daily as a preventive measure?

By |July 1st, 2016|

If you are having a heart attack, chewing a full-strength aspirin tablet can be a lifesaving move. If you have heart disease, have had a heart attack or stroke, or are at very high risk for having one, […]

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Summer’s officially here … so how much water do I need to drink?

By |June 21st, 2016|

The Down Low on H2O

We human beings are all roughly 66.666% H2O (water).

It makes up about three-quarters of our lean body mass, about 10% of our fat, and in terms of the amount of time we could live without […]

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Fun facts about the importance of water in our daily lives

By |June 6th, 2016|

As we all know, water is a fundamental part for the existence of life.

Without water, you cannot survive after only a few days. But water goes way beyond pleasing our thirst. Modern science has shown that water also acts as […]

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Is a low carb or low fat diet better?

By |June 1st, 2016|

There’s a longstanding debate among scientists and dieters alike about the best way to shed pounds.  Those in the more traditional school maintain that decreasing total calories is most important, while others passionately argue that the “calorie is a calorie” […]

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Could the Mediterranean diet be a risk for fractures?

By |May 3rd, 2016|

Importance
The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be beneficial for several health factors.  Whether it has any association with fractures is not known.
Aim
To assess whether diet has any affect on fracture risk in postmenopausal women.
Results
Those who ate a […]

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Water … how much do I need to drink?

By |February 29th, 2016|

The Down Low on H2O

We human beings are all roughly 66.666% H2O (water).

It makes up about three-quarters of our lean body mass, about 10% of our fat, and in terms of the amount of time we could live without […]

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Cranberries help urinary tract infections – but not as cranberry juice

By |February 23rd, 2016|

Dashing out for a bottle of cranberry juice when a urinary tract infection hits may not be so helpful after all.  Research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests it could just be an old […]

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How our dogs recognize our human emotions

By |February 11th, 2016|

ATTENTION DOG OWNERS:  Does your four-legged friend seem to know when you are feeling sad, happy or angry?  If so, a new study may explain why; dogs recognize human emotions by drawing on different sensory information – an ability […]