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Keep Calm, Live Longer

Reduce Stress

A study of first-time heart-attack patients found a strong link between the heart attack and what the patients were doing and feeling in the hour preceding the event. The study, published in the journal Circulation, found that being angry or emotionally upset more than doubled the risk of suffering a heart attack. Furthermore, performing heavy […]

The Diabetes Epidemic

Diabetes Blood Test

According to the CDC, 9.3 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes. What’s shocking is that one in four of those people don’t even know it. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States, and it is a contributing factor to many other illnesses and deaths. The roster of health complications […]

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Is Vitamin D Deficiency Serious?

Vitamin D and sunshine

Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem, especially in winter, because the sun, our primary source of vitamin D, is visible for fewer hours each day and we spend less time outdoors when the weather is cold. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition points out that vitamin D is critical for the prevention of autoimmune […]