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Not Exercising May Be Worse Than Smoking

While healthy living and exercising go hand in hand, and the overall benefits of being fit are common knowledge, a new study found that not exercising is particularly bad for the health. While that might not sound groundbreaking, what is interesting about the study is that it claims that having a sedentary lifestyle is not…

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Probiotics May Help Kill Superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is a growing issue. It’s become a leading health crisis for our time. Drugs that were once reliable treatment options have been rendered nearly obsolete in a clinical setting. As a result, 10 million lives are at risk each year. However, probiotics may provide the solution doctors have been looking for. Dangers of Resistant…

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Risk Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common autoimmune disease. Approximately 1.3 million Americans are affected. By definition, autoimmune diseases attack healthy cells which causes inflammation in certain parts of the body. RA usually attacks several joints in the body, including the knees, wrists, and hands. The inflammation caused by RA results in joint tissue damage.…

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Seafood May Promote Healthy Aging

A recent Tufts University study that examined 2,622 adults showed that the consumption of the omega-3s in seafood can promote healthy aging. This is good news for those who want to experience vibrant health for their whole lives, including on into their golden years. While some aspects of the study require more follow-up to determine…

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Can Exercise Prevent Alzheimers

While we tend to think of Alzheimer’s disease as a condition that only affects the elderly, this isn’t necessarily true. As many as 200,000 Alzheimer’s patients are under the age of 65, indicating this is a form of dementia that can affect anyone at any time. Once an individual does begin to develop the disease,…

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Managing COPD Triggers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung condition that results in inhibited airflow from the lungs. COPD is caused by long-term exposure to irritating particulate matter or gasses, most commonly cigarette smoke. Individuals with COPD are at greater risk of developing other health conditions, such as lung cancer and heart disease. COPD flare-ups…

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Artificial Sweeteners & Gut Bacteria

In an effort to cut back calories and reduce sugar intake, many people have turned to artificial sweeteners, like the ones found in diet sodas or low-calorie cookies, as an alternative to high-sugar foods, but a new study shows artificial sweeteners might not be a healthy choice after all. The study, which was done in a…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lungs

The name rheumatoid arthritis, or RA is a bit misleading. This autoimmune disease, where the body’s own immune system attacks its healthy tissues and organs, does involve the joints but can also be systemic. Complications of the disease can involve the heart, the blood vessels, the eyes or the lungs. Besides being an autoimmune disorder,…

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Osteoporosis Can Increase Dementia Risk

Osteoporosis Can Increase Dementia Risk Overview Osteoporosis and dementia are two distinct medical conditions that cause different symptoms. Osteoporosis affects the bones while dementia affects one’s ability to think, remember, and reason. However, recent studies suggest that osteoporosis can increase the risk of dementia. This information is critical for people with osteoporosis who may be predisposed to…

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Breast Cancer Breakthrough

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has it that, in the United States alone, about 266,120 will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in 2018. Moreover, and sadly, about 41,000 of those diagnoses will result in death. Nevertheless, the NCI’s records indicate that the number of deaths resulting from breast cancer have been on a steady decrease…

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