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Our society really values being up and at ‘em go-getters—but is it killing us? Literally yes, according to piles of research. One such study found that stress and poor sleep (which can each cause the other) are big contributors to poor heart health. Being stressed and not sleeping enough contribute to high blood pressure and […]

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Lots of studies have shown that Vitamin D is important for your health, and now a new study adds a finality to that: low Vitamin D levels in people age 55 were associated with twice the risk of death from all causes when researchers did a follow up 9 years later. The upshot is that […]

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The importance of Vitamin D keeps coming up again and again, and with winter (and less opportunity to make Vitamin D naturally with sunlight) coming up, it’s a reminder to take your vitamins! Low levels of Vitamin D have been found to have a strong correlation between poor heart health and earlier death, even when […]

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The New England Journal of Medicine has combed through their archives to show how death has changed over the last century. Thanks to treatment of infectious disease, more people are dying of old age (or living long enough to get cancer) than ever before, but with antibiotic resistance and the return of diseases like pertussis […]

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Hepatitis C is killing more people each year, and those rates are expected to continue to rise for at least another decade without a change in how Hepatitis C is talked about. Since Hepatitis C symptoms can look like any other infection, many are unaware of the viral infection until more dramatic, life-threatening symptoms appear. […]

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