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Ways to Swap Fat Foods for Healthy Foods

Posted 07-31-2014 at 06:48 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 08-01-2014 at 08:47 AM by ChristaIB

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The nation has been seeing a trend in recent years: A number of Americans are becoming focused on fitness and healthy living. If you don’t believe it, look on social media websites like Instagram and do a search of keywords like fit, fitness, workout, gym or healthy living. You will notice that these sites are crawling with fit people who are not only sharing pictures of their toned bodies, but are offering tips on how to get fit and eat healthy. Even Groupon and LivingSocial...
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New Guidelines for Treating High Cholesterol

Posted 12-02-2013 at 07:44 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 12-12-2013 at 04:03 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 12:36 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 10-17-2013 at 12:00 PM 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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