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Healthy House, Healthier Body

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Though factors like exercise, lifestyle, and age certainly play a huge role in our bodies’ natural immunities, your environment can also help or hurt your chances of getting sick. If your home contains one or more of these elements, you may be at risk for ailments that...
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Pros and Cons of Taking a Multivitamin

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Should you take a multivitamin? The answer isn’t a simple “yes” or “no.” People should be getting the majority of their nutrients through their diet. Multivitamins should be included in a diet with good reason, and are usually best and recommended for people who are not getting...
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Cold & Flu: Age-by-Age Guide: 0 to 6 Months

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This article originally appeared on parenting.com  A cold or the flu will affect a baby more than it will an older child — that’s because babies’ immune systems aren’t used to fighting off infections. But be prepared: babies can get anywhere from 6 to 10...
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Tips for Exercising

Exercising is important to staying healthy and should be part of any healthy lifestyle, but if you’ve never really been an active person before, or if you have medical issues that make exercising difficult, it can be hard to go from being a sedentary person to an active one. ...
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The Healthy Prediabetic Diet

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Prediabetes (borderline diabetes) is a condition that usually develops before type 2 diabetes appears in a person. As a prediabetic, a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than they should be, yet not high enough to be considered diabetic. According to the Centers for Disease...
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Guide to Common Allergies

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This article originally appeared on TreeRemoval.com When a person suffers from allergies, his or her immune system is reacting in what is called an immune response. This is when the body attempts to fight off and defend itself from a recognized substance that it perceives as...
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Best Foods for the Heart

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Every 42 seconds, a person in the United States dies from heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death. As of this year, more than 17.3 million people die each year from the disease. From 2003 to 2013, the number of people who died from heart disease...
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What do Cholesterol Numbers Mean?

As you get older, you should have your cholesterol levels tested every few years with a blood test called a “lipid profile.”  This test will generate a report of the levels of several kinds of lipids in the blood, and the report will give values for each of these.  Unfortunately,...
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Some Thoughts about Heart Disease

The term “heart disease” is actually a category term for many different conditions that affect the heart and the circulatory system.  In the United States, Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women and has been for many years. One very common form of...
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Health Benefits of Vegetables

We hear all the time that vegetables are good for us and that we should be eating more vegetables.  People who eat more vegetables as part of their healthy diet generally have decreased risks for many conditions and diseases.  There are many things about vegetables that make them...
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Benefits of Medical Price Transparency

In the traditional American insurance model of healthcare, patients often have no idea and no choice in the costs of medical procedures until well after those procedures have been completed, when the insurance company determines how much or whether they will cover the bill and...
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