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5 Ways to Improve Your Health with Coffee

Posted 10-13-2014 05:25 PM by ChristaIB
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Who doesn't like to wake up in the morning and brew up a cup of Joe? Even if you aren't doing the brewing, your craving for its bold flavor and energy boost doesn't change. Drinking coffee is one of those things that is just a part of life for a majority of people across the U.S. In fact, estimates that approximately 100 million Americans drink coffee every day. Perhaps the act of drinking coffee has been ingrained in us throughout generations. Think back to...
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Ways to Swap Fat Foods for Healthy Foods

Posted 07-31-2014 06:48 PM 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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Can Delaying Motherhood Affect You and Your Baby?

Posted 04-16-2014 07:04 PM by ChristaIB
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Many women today are choosing to delay motherhood until after age 35. You may be waiting to start a family until after you've established your career or traveled the world, which makes sense, but keep in mind that delayed motherhood can increase certain health risks for you and the baby.

Waiting to Become a Mother

Some experts believe the risks of delaying pregnancy are greatly exaggerated and that the overall health of the mother, before and during...
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Do You Have a Healthy Heart?

Posted 02-03-2014 05:56 PM by ChristaIB
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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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New Guidelines for Treating High Cholesterol

Posted 12-02-2013 07:44 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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