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Are Electronics Making You Fat?

Posted 03-31-2014 at 06:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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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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Red Cross Month: Do You Know First Aid?

Posted 03-03-2014 at 04:39 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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March is American Red Cross Month. With the nonprofit celebrating over 130 years of saving lives, there’s no better time to ask yourself this very important question: Do you know first aid?

First aid is one of the most important skills that you will ever learn. When someone is sick or injured, professional medical help is not always available right away. Even after you dial 911, you may have to wait 10 minutes or more before the ambulance arrives.

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Do You Have a Healthy Heart?

Posted 02-03-2014 at 04:56 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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When was the last time you thought about your heart health? A month ago? A year ago? Never? Well, there’s no better time than the present to have a heart checkup. Sure, you could put it off for another year, but your heart deserves better.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one out of every four casualties. While some risk factors like age, gender and family history are inevitable, other influences are preventable. High...
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Heart Health Tips for Women

Posted 01-28-2014 at 05:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Men were once thought to be more susceptible to heart disease than women, but studies show that women account for more than half of those who die each year from heart disease in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one out of every three deaths annually. Understanding heart disease and its risk factors is a good step, but it is equally important to take preventive measures.

Types of Heart Disease

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How Your Mouth Reflects Your Health

Posted 12-12-2013 at 04:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Ever wonder why your doctor tells you to open your mouth and say "ah" at each checkup? It’s because the condition of your mouth and throat can tell a doctor a few things about what is going on in your body. Your dentist can also tell a lot about your overall health based on the state of your gums, teeth and tongue. For example, if your gums are pale (more white than pink), that may be a sign that you have anemia.

Learn more about how your mouth can sometimes reveal,...
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