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Cardiovascular

May is stroke awareness month, and of all the days, weeks, and months given to various diseases, this is one of the more important ones. Fighting against stroke is in your hands—not just in terms of prevention, but in taking immediate action. What are the chances you will have to know the signs of stroke? […]

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A study has found a correlation between getting hot flashes early—between 40 and 53—and having a higher risk for heart disease. While the study was limited in racial diversity, it did control for other factors that can negatively impact heart health, leaving hot flashes as their own distinct warning signal. What’s a hot flash? It’s […]

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If tea isn’t something you’ve paid a lot of attention to, you may only be familiar with plain black tea or over sugared coffee shop flavored “tea” drinks. There are many different types of tea out there: black, green, and white are all specifically from the tea plant (Camellia sinensis), and then there are many […]

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The Effects of Stress

November 14, 2016

It’s been a stressful year for everyone. Last week we talked about breaking out of the cycle stress can stick you in. But all over social media, people are still talking about experiencing the side-effects of stress, including IBS, high blood pressure, insomnia, and weakened immune system (the short way of saying a lot of […]

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Research has been around for years that clues doctors into the importance of thyroid health: when the thyroid is out of balance, it has a noticeable effect on cardiovascular health, from an irregular heartbeat to other cardiovascular disease markers. But new findings show that doctors need to make a bigger note of thyroid issues: having […]

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