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This Diet Reduces Heart Failure Risk By Almost Half

May 21, 2019 by Total Access Medical

According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are around 5.7 million adults with heart failure in the United States. The condition arises when the heart continues to beat but cannot pump blood as well as it should. The result is that organs and tissues do not get the oxygen and nutrients they need to function properly and remain healthy. But, a recent study determined that a specific diet can drastically reduce the risk of heart failure.

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New FDA Guidelines on Sunscreen & How To Protect Your Skin This Summer

May 14, 2019 by Total Access Medical

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed rule that would update regulation requirements for most sunscreen products sold in the United States. So, if you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun this summer you should pay attention to the new suggested regulations for sunscreens. When it comes down to it, you can never be too careful out in the sun.

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Does Fitness Lower Risk of Dementia?

May 09, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Dementia is not a specific disease. Rather it is a general term for a range of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by progressive memory loss and other cognitive impairments. It affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Why Financial Advisors Should Refer Clients To Concierge Doctors

May 01, 2019 by Total Access Medical
Financial advisors  should coach their clients not only on their finances, but on health care options, as well. And, they should be looking for ways to provide a higher level of value-added services to strengthen their bond with their clients. One of the best ways for financial advisors to help their clients is to coach and advise them with regards to their clients health care.
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Be Aware of the Risk Factors For Heart Disease

Apr 23, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Everyone needs to know about heart disease and about the kinds of habits and conditions that can raise risk. It’s your heart, and you’re in charge. This is a basic guide to the most important risk factors for heart disease and how each of them affects a person's health.

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How Sugar Affects A Child's Brain

Apr 17, 2019 by Total Access Medical

It is no secret that sugar can have devastating effects on cardiac health and the waistline. However, evidence supports the theory that high levels of sugar can have negative effects on a child’s brain, from psychological wellbeing to cognitive function.

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Replace Red Meat With Plant Protein For A Healthier Heart

Apr 10, 2019 by Total Access Medical

According to a new study, diets that replaced red meat with healthy plant proteins led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

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Are Sugary Beverages Unhealthy?

Apr 03, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Sugary drinks or “soft” drinks refer to any beverage with added sugar or other sweeteners. This includes soda, pop, cola, tonic, fruit punch, lemonade, sweetened powdered drinks, as well as sports and energy drinks. So, why are these drinks so unhealthy?

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Local Philadelphia Nutritionist Discusses The Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss

Mar 29, 2019 by Total Access Medical

When it comes to health and longevity, there is no quick fix and no “fountain of youth” that will help you become healthy overnight. Total Access Medical interviewed local Philadelphia nutritionist, FJ Leto, to discuss the ketogenic diet, weight loss and carbohydrates.

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How Do Nut and Meat Protein Affect the Heart?

Mar 20, 2019 by Total Access Medical
It has been long suspected that including nuts and seeds in the diet protects against heart and vascular disease, while red meats increase risk. A study has found that meat protein is associated with a sharp increased risk of heart disease while protein from nuts and seeds is beneficial for the human heart.  The study included data from more than 81,000 participants and was published online by the International Journal of Epidemiology.
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