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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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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Born Perfect

A modern medical miracle happened in Davis, California.  The second patient ever to undergo a landmark stem cell procedure for spina bifida — while still in the womb — was born. Well, he’s a few months old already. His name is Tobi, and “he’s a rock star!” Spina bifida, also known as myelomeningocele or MMC,…

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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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Dry Shampoo Danger

Before you reach for dry shampoo, which we all know is used as a quick fix between washes, you should know that they are an increasing health concern. According to findings released on Tuesday, more of the aerosol spray-on products were tainted with a cancer-causing chemical. Benzene — the contaminant behind nationwide recalls of dry…

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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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RA & The Elderly

Last week we went over the rheumatism basics. We told you the main treatment goals with rheumatoid arthritis are to control inflammation which will ease pain and ultimately reduce disability linked to RA. However, despite aggressive guidelines, one particular demographic is still undermedicated and undertreated.  The elderly. A new study suggests that doctors are not…

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Please Stop

If you’ve hung around us here for more than a minute, you know that we’re big believers that what we eat significantly impacts our health.  And you know that ultra-processed foods like candy, soft drinks, pizza, and chips obviously don’t contain enough beneficial nutrients the body requires. Generally speaking, the more ultra-processed foods people eat,…

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Un-Sweet

In some not-so-surprising news, a recent study found that participants who consumed sugar substitutes showed an altered microbiome and spikes in blood glucose. Since the introduction of diet drinks in the 1950s, the decades-long controversy around the safety of sugar substitutes has continued. Theories surrounding sweeteners such as saccharin, sucralose, and stevia contend that they…

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