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How Stress Influences Your Risk For Heart Disease and Stroke

Jul 24, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

You're stuck in line at airport security and your plane leaves in 10 minutes. You become antsy. As your breath quickens and your muscles tense, your anxiety builds and it feels like you're on the verge of a heart attack.

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Tips For A Diabetes Management Plan

Jul 21, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Diabetes management requires awareness and is measured by how well you can control your blood sugar. Therefore, it is important to know what makes your blood sugar level rise and fall and you need to know how to control these day-to-day factors. 

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New Study: Drinking Coffee Linked to 20% Lower Risk of Liver Cancer

Jul 19, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Primary liver cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, and because of its poor prognosis, it's the second leading cause of cancer death. But, researchers have found an important link between coffee consumption and liver cancer that can help diminish the risk. 

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Mental Health Medication Is Very Common, Study Shows

Jul 14, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Taking medication for a mental health issue is common, study shows.

Approximately one in six Americans has taken a prescribed psychiatric drug such as antidepressants at least once. And, most psychiatric drug use reported by adults was long-term.

Researchers found 16.7% of 242 million U.S. adults reported filling one or more psychiatric drug prescriptions in 2013. 

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What is Wellness & Why Is It Important?

Jul 10, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

"A conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential."

Wellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. 

This post provides a broad, yet specific sense of what wellness means, the different types of wellness and steps to improve your everyday life. 

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How To Prevent Unhealthy Food Cravings

Jul 10, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Americans' reliance on processed foods and snacks is undoubtedly one of the main factors driving our skyrocketing obesity and disease rates

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What Do Food Cravings Actually Mean?

Jul 10, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick
Have you ever craved a very specific food? The pint of ice cream calling you
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10 Vital Measures To Minimize Risk Of Dementia

Jul 07, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., was first identified more than 100 years ago, but research into its symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment has gained momentum only in the last 30 years. 

A special report on Alzheimer's disease in the U.S. found that 11% of people age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease. The number of people age 65 and older with the disease may nearly triple by 2050, from 5 million to a projected 13.8 million. 

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New Study: Olive Oil Reduces Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Jul 06, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

The health benefits of olive oil are unrivaled, and research reveals more benefits nearly every day. In fact, we are only just beginning to understand the countless ways olive oil can improve our health, and our lives.

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New Research: Childhood Obesity Heightens Lifetime Risk of Depression

Jul 05, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Research presented at the European Congress on Obesity suggests that being overweight, especially from a young age, can substantially increase the lifetime risk of major depression.

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