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Yo-yo dieting is a no-no for your heart

Yo-yo dieting is a no-no for your heart Weight fluctuations linked to greater heart risks For people with heart disease, constantly losing and gaining weight like a yo-yo is associated with doubling your risks of heart attack, stroke and even death, according to new research. “This study agrees with what we already know about the effects of…
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Diet beverage warning: Think before you drink

Diet beverage warning: Think before you drink Study shows diet drinks linked to tripled risks of stroke, dementia Reaching for artificially sweetened options can help cut calories, but according to a new study, you may want to rethink that diet drink. The study showed that adults who reported drinking one or more artificially sweetened beverages…
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Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference?

Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference? Ascension Seton cardiologist explains heart conditions in light of George Michael and Carrie Fisher deaths This week the world lost two pop culture icons, George Michael and Carrie Fisher. In light of recent news about these much-loved celebrities, doctors say it’s important to understand various heart condition signs, symptoms and tips for…
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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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Making school lunch more heart-friendly

Making school lunch more heart-friendly Children’s low heart health scores increase risk of future heart disease Tips on how to make school lunch more heart-friendly Back-to-school is just upon us, yet some scores are already in, and they aren’t good.  A new scientific statement published by the American Heart Association…
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Whole Grains, Whole Lotta Benefits

Whole Grains, Whole Lotta Benefits Whole grain foods linked to lower death risks Eating whole grains is associated with lower risks of dying from certain conditions, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. The research, an analysis of 14 major studies that included a total of 786,076…
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Prevent Allergy: Feed Your Little Peanut…Peanuts

Prevent Allergy: Feed Your Little Peanut…Peanuts Many parents wonder and often worry about the right age to safely begin feeding their child peanut products, to prevent an allergic reaction. According to two new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, infants who eat peanut products early in life are less…
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