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Are Electronics Making You Fat?

Posted 03-31-2014 at 06:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 04-08-2014 at 04:36 PM by ChristaIB

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As we become more engrossed in technology, our waistlines expand? It is true that the nation is facing an obesity epidemic—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of the American population is overweight—but are electronics to blame?

The Skinny on Electronics

Studies, including one conducted by Yale University, found that those who watched an excessive amount of television were more likely to consume fatty foods, regardless...
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New Guidelines for Treating High Cholesterol

Posted 12-02-2013 at 06:44 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 12-12-2013 at 03:03 PM by ChristaIB

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On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the American Heart Association--in partnership with the American College of Cardiology--released new guidelines for treating high cholesterol with statin drugs.

Prior to the recommendations, only the people with a total cholesterol level above 200, or a “bad” cholesterol level above 100, were considered candidates for cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. What has changed? Under the latest standards, you could be considered a candidate...
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Heart Attack! Can It Happen to Young People?

Posted 04-04-2013 at 11:36 AM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 10-17-2013 at 11:00 AM by ChristaIB

Do young people have heart attacks? Are women at higher risk? Every year in the United States, more than 1,000 people between the ages of 35 and 44 experience coronary artery disease. Studies show that men have more heart attacks than women, even under age 50. However, women are more apt to die after suffering a anxiety.

Because their symptoms don't obviously indicate a heart attack, women often...
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