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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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How To Change Bad Eating Habits

Mar 13, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Choosing from all the food groups will not guarantee a balanced diet. But if you're serious about eating healthier and losing weight, you need to shake it up, change those bad eating habits, and start thinking differently about your diet and lifestyle. Here are six tips to help you eat your way to better health.

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Local Main Line Doctor Addresses Heart Disease Prevention and Management

Feb 28, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Dr. Winslow Murdoch of Total Access Medical offers dietary advice on how to manage and even prevent heart disease - the leading cause of death for both men and women, causing 1 in every 4 deaths. Dr. Murdoch has special interests in medical weight loss, type 2 diabetes, psychopharmacology, integrative/alternative medicine, cardiovascular disease prevention, as well as in the management of patients with multiple or complex medical problems.

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Treatment Protocols for Heart Disease

Feb 18, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Since heart disease is a term that encompasses a wide range of heart conditions, treatment depends entirely upon what condition you have. In general, you will need to change your lifestyle to help prevent or control coronary heart disease and so reduce the risk of a first or repeat heart attack. Sometimes, though, you may need medicines. 

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Measures to Prevent Heart Disease

Feb 11, 2019 by Total Access Medical
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year – that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Everyone needs to know about heart disease and about the kinds of habits and conditions that can raise risk. This is a basic guide to the most important measures you should know on how to prevent heart disease. 
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Main Causes of Heart Disease

Feb 04, 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. Below 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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