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Apr19Meditation: Different Approaches, Different Benefits

Meditation: Different Approaches, Different Benefits

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018Deep breathing is a great stress reliever, and the technique called mindfulness meditation is a helpful way to use breathing to get more in touch with your inner self. People who meditate say they feel more positive, and have more energy and better concentration. There’s more than one way to tap meditation’s […]

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Apr19You and Your Pooch May Have Similar Tummy Bacteria

You and Your Pooch May Have Similar Tummy Bacteria

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018The makeup of bacteria in your dog’s digestive tract may be more like your own than you think, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed gut bacteria populations (“microbiomes”) in two dog breeds. The findings showed that the genes in the dogs’ microbiomes had many similarities with humans. In fact, they […]

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Apr19His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same Way

His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same Way

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018Women are more likely than men to suffer a knee injury called an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But — surprisingly — the injury occurs the same way in both genders, a new study reveals. Prior research suggested women are two to four times more likely to suffer ACL tears due to […]

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Apr19As Younger Men’s Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke Risk

As Younger Men’s Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018Men under 50 who smoke cigarettes are increasing their risk for a stroke, researchers warn. And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk, reported the University of Maryland investigators. The bottom line: quit. But if you can’t, smoking fewer cigarettes may help reduce your risk, the researchers said. “We found […]

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Apr19Health Highlights: April 19, 2018

Health Highlights: April 19, 2018

Keeping Donated Livers Warm, Rather than Cool, May Help Them Last Longer: Study Early and Quick Turnaround Deployments Increase U.S. Soldiers' Suicide Risk: Study

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Apr19Health Tip: Living With Cardiomyopathy

Health Tip: Living With Cardiomyopathy

(HealthDay News) — Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that causes the heart to become enlarged, rigid or thicker. As the condition worsens, the heart becomes weaker and is less effective at pumping blood, the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says. The agency suggests how to help tame some of the […]

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Apr19Health Tip: Healthy Teeth May Signal Healthy Heart

Health Tip: Healthy Teeth May Signal Healthy Heart

(HealthDay News) — Your teeth may be a good indicator of your heart health, the American Heart Association says. A recent clinical study focusing on tooth loss during midlife found that people who lost two or more teeth during the trial had a 23 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The increase occurred regardless of […]

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Apr19More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday. “Since the last update on April 13, 2018, 18 more ill people have been added to this investigation, bringing the total number to 53,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Apr18Turn Chores Into a Fitness Routine

Turn Chores Into a Fitness Routine

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018Is the “e” word — exercise — a downer for you? If so, you need look no further than everyday chores to find new ways to ramp up your workout level and burn more calories. Remember, if you’re moving you’re burning calories — and the movement doesn’t have to be on a […]

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Apr18Gene Twist Can Make Your Blood Pressure Spike From Salt

Gene Twist Can Make Your Blood Pressure Spike From Salt

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018New research sheds light on why some people’s blood pressure is especially sensitive to salt. The research team previously discovered that a natural gene variation that occurs in 48 percent of people increases a person’s chances of having blood pressure that’s sensitive to salt. Their new study revealed how this gene variant […]

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