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6 Tips for a Slimmer Summer

Posted 07-08-2014 at 05:12 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Take a deep breath, because bathing suit season is here! During the time it took you to inhale, hold that breath and expel it, you may have been hit with the reality that summer is really in full affect. If you didn't take the time to workout over the winter and spring months, you may be dreading this summer season because it probably means you pulled out all your clothes from last summer and found out what you already knew--they don't fit.

Winter is brutal on the...
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Hepatitis C: Test Your Knowledge

Posted 07-02-2014 at 07:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 07-03-2014 at 02:35 PM by ChristaIB

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When former Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson announced to the public more than 10 years ago that she had contracted hepatitis C, fans' jaws dropped--and not necessarily for the reasons some may think. Much of the wonderment stemmed from the fact that people didn't understand the condition and how it was contracted. Many people still scratch their heads when it comes to hepatitis C. Test your own knowledge: Do you know what hepatitis C is? Do you know how it is transmitted? More...
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Can Chocolate Prevent Heart Attacks and Stroke?

Posted 06-25-2014 at 03:27 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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If you were to ask your friends and family what their favorite desserts are, most likely you would hear a list of treats that contain “chocolate." From candy bars to cake, people enjoy eating chocolate. And researchers say that's not all: It may prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Dark chocolate has been a recent topic of study in the medical industry, as it may support cardiovascular health and ward off strokes. With an increased number of people suffering from...
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Plan to Travel? Check Out These 8 Travel Safety Tips First

Posted 06-18-2014 at 05:45 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 06-19-2014 at 03:06 PM by ChristaIB

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Reaching the far corners of the globe isn't as expensive or as time-consuming as it once was, making international travel appealing. As much fun as traveling abroad is, maintaining your health becomes somewhat more complex. All countries have their own customs, but they also have their own health issues, food and water standards, bacteria and viruses, and healthcare protocols.

Here are some tips to make your summer travel experience a safe and healthy one:
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5 Tips to Improve Men's Health

Posted 06-09-2014 at 05:00 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 06-09-2014 at 05:34 PM by ChristaIB

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On average, men in the U.S. are more affected than women by common diseases like heart disease, cancer and strokes. In fact, of the 15 leading causes of death, men far outpace women. The exception is Alzheimer’s disease, because many men don’t live long enough to either develop the disease, or for the disease to reach the terminal stage.

Why do men have comparatively shorter lifespans than women? One possibility is the genetic differences between the sexes. Testosterone,...
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