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New Cases of Coronavirus Reported in U.S.

Feb 04, 2020 by William Kirkpatrick

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced two new cases of novel coronavirus in the United States, bringing the total to five across four states.

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Can Pecans Protect Heart Health? 

May 02, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Nuts are among foods that have shown promise for health. These healthful, nutrition-dense food items contain "good" fats, omega-3s, and a whole host of micronutrients.

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Recent Research: Fitness May Significantly Lower Dementia Risk 

Apr 02, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

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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Two Hours of Walking Per Week May Considerably Prolong Life 

Mar 30, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

According to The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits.

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Dieting To Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Mar 26, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are constantly seeking to ease its symptoms with food and dietary supplements. While researchers have turned up no magic to cure RA, there is a connection between certain foods and the inflammation that characterizes this autoimmune condition. Before embarking on a special diet or taking supplements, though, consult your doctor.

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Do You Suffer From Rheumatoid Arthritis? 

Mar 23, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis. It causes joints to become painful, tender, swollen, and stiff.

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have more than one joint affected by the condition. The same two joints on opposite sides of the body are frequently involved with RA. RA impacts small joints, which are found in the wrists, hands, and feet.

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What Are The Major Risk Factors For Heart Disease?

Mar 21, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

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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8 Everyday Things That Age You

Jul 31, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

While ageing is an inevitable part of life, how quickly or well you age depends on many different factors. Although there are some obvious causes of premature ageing, there are many seemingly harmless things that can also add on the years. And besides, no one wants to grow old before their time. 

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Do Not Skip Breakfast. You Could Be At Risk For Health Problems

Jul 28, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Have you heard of the saying, "you are what you eat?" Well, studies indicate that when you eat may be just as important as what you eat. 

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New Study: Reduction of Overall Body Fat Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer

Jul 26, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

A reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers. The study published in Endocrine-Related Cancer, found that levels of several breast cancer risk markers were reduced in postmenopausal women who lost total body fat, rather than just belly fat.

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