Eat For Your Heart

Of course, we all know that we should eat healthier for our heart, but what exactly is a heart-healthy diet? Well, it’s DASH. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are finally providing some heart-healthy diet specifics. Their study found that both the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, and a diet rich in…

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How To Holiday

The holidays are upon us! Excitement, joy, and, dare we say it… stress. Few things in life can create such instant internal contradictions as the holidays. Here are a few tips that Joe did himself. They are tried and true.   1. Sleep We talk all the time about the importance of sleep. It’s even more…

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America Gets a D+

According to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes, the rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing. Recently, the organization released its annual “report card” on maternal and infant health, which involves a newly updated calculation system. They took a comprehensive look at premature births, and they found that the…

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Aging Together

Men age faster than women… But, the gap is shrinking. According to research from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, men are biologically older than women. Smoking and men’s larger bodies may partially explain the observed sex difference.  Starting in the 20th century, life expectancy in the Western world increased quickly. However, women still have…

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Election Anxiety

A new study out of Boston suggests that polarizing political events like elections can adversely affect our sleep and emotional well-being.  Shocking, we know. The study substantiates the impact of major political events on sleep and how it affects the public’s mood, well-being, and alcohol consumption. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) published…

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RSV

Tis the season for tricks and treats and colds and respiratory illnesses. For some, this time of year can be downright scary and traumatizing, not because of ghosts and Halloween but because of the very real threat and dangers of RSV. Unfortunately, it looks like RSV in infants and kids is threatening to overwhelm hospitals.…

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Real Ironman

If you haven’t heard of Chris Nikic yet, you will.  This 23-year-old is kicking some serious butt and taking names. So take a minute or two to find out who this impressive young man is. He’s experienced in shattering limitations and expectations.  In November 2020, Nikic became the first person with Down Syndrome to complete…

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Rheumatism Basics

If you thought rheumatism and arthritis were the same thing, you’re in good company! Millions of people aren’t aware that there IS a difference let alone what it could be. But we hate ignorance around here! Let’s clear this up. Rheumatism: What is it? Who has it? And, how is it treated? First, it’s important…

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Cleaner

This past June, we posted about PFAS, often called “forever chemicals” found in drinking water. These harmful manufactured chemicals are present everywhere — in the air we breathe, the soil, and the food we eat. Recent research even reports rainwater anywhere on the planet contains hazardous PFAS levels. What’s worse is that PFAS are almost…

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How to Take a Pill

Stop taking your pills the way you’ve been taking them.  It’s the wrong way! Or, so a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University says.  The study simulated how pills and tablets dissolve in the human stomach and are released into the upper intestine. As soon as you take a pill, it begins a…

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