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Mar21AHA: Lesbian and Gay Adults Should Take Heed of Their Heart Health

AHA: Lesbian and Gay Adults Should Take Heed of Their Heart Health

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings from a new study. The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Lifestyle conference in New Orleans, analyzed data collected from 2,445 adults participating in […]

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Mar21Wills & Living Wills

Wills & Living Wills

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018No one likes to think about end-of-life issues, but it’s important for every adult to have a will, no matter their age. Writing out a will is the first step in what’s called estate planning — how you want your property distributed after you die. If you don’t have a will, your […]

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Mar21Ice Cream That Melts in Your Mouth … Not on Your Hand

Ice Cream That Melts in Your Mouth … Not on Your Hand

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018Want smoother ice cream that’s also slower to melt? Scientists might have found a way to make that happen. The secret, they say: adding extract from the banana plant. “Our findings suggest that cellulose nanofibers extracted from banana waste could help improve ice cream in several ways,” Robin Zuluaga Gallego said in […]

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Mar21Climate Change Will Bring Hotter Summers to U.S.

Climate Change Will Bring Hotter Summers to U.S.

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018Get ready for extreme heat. Researchers warn that climate change will soon trigger more severe summers across the United States. Heat waves — the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States — have increased in number and severity in recent decades. The new analysis of heat wave patterns predicts that […]

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Mar21Just How Safe Is Your Pet’s Food?

Just How Safe Is Your Pet’s Food?

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018Pet owners care deeply about what their furry family members eat. So should they worry about a new study that finds chemical preservatives known as parabens are often in dog and cat food, as well as in urine samples from the animals? Maybe, researchers say, though there’s no need to panic. “Parabens […]

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Mar21Health Highlights: March 21, 2018

Health Highlights: March 21, 2018

NIH Investigating Alcohol Companies' Funding of Study U.S. Judge Blocks Mississippi's New Abortion Law

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Mar21Health Tip: Using Diabetes Equipment

Health Tip: Using Diabetes Equipment

(HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans living with diabetes use a blood glucose meter to keep track of their blood sugar. Since these are medical devices, they are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA offers these suggestions when using a blood glucose meter: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Ask your health […]

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Mar21Health Tip: Use a High Chair Safely

Health Tip: Use a High Chair Safely

(HealthDay News) — A high chair is a staple in a baby’s household, but it must be used safely. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Make sure the chair cannot be tipped over easily. If the chair folds, be sure it is locked in the open position each time you use it. Whenever your child […]

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Mar20Cutting Out Late Night Calories

Cutting Out Late Night Calories

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018Losing weight comes down to eating fewer calories than you burn. But beyond that basic rule, studies done at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., show that when you eat those calories could have an effect on your weight and your health. Unlike our ancestors who went to sleep at a […]

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Mar20Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease

Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle. But heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women, so it’s important to listen to your body, according to experts at […]

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