15 Foods to Eat if You Have Heart Disease

If you’re suffering from heart disease you’ll definitely want to make the switch to a plant-based diet. Research published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases found that a plant-based diet slashes mortality risk from heart disease by a whopping 40 percent. If a drug could do that it would be considered a miracle drug. […]

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Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?

Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, has been used for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory painkiller in the form of willow tree bark extract, which Hippocrates used to “treat fever and to alleviate pain during childbirth.” It became trademarked as a drug named Aspirin™ in 1899 and, to this day, “remains the most […]

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What Prolonged Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Brain

So you stayed up hours past bedtime, swept away by a mystery novel or cramming before tomorrow’s presentation. And you’re feeling it. Missing out on the recommended 8 to 9 hours of nightly shut-eye does a lot more than make you feel cranky the next day. It actually has lasting effects on the brain. Science has […]

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A Guide to Routine Screenings to Seek Out as You Age

As we age, a healthy lifestyle and medical care are vital to maintaining our bodies. And taking preventative measures is key to longevity. Often a routine screening will catch a disease in a person who otherwise has no symptoms. So it’s important to know which tests to get and when. MedlinePlus — a National Institutes […]

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