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Taking statins is associated with a 34% increased risk of kidney problems. Statins are often prescribed to prevent heart disease, but according to this new data the risks might outweigh the benefits. For those with heart disease, they’re already at an increased risk for kidney problems (as are people with diabetes, and who already have […]

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November is diabetes month—diabetes rates are rising, and untreated diabetes symptoms can lead to serious complications, including heart disease, stroke, the loss or extremities, blindness, or kidney disease. Many people don’t immediately recognize signs of diabetes; in type 2 diabetes in particular signs of diabetes develop slowly and can be too subtle to notice. The […]

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Everyone gets grey hair and wrinkles, but balding, a receding hairline, fatty deposits around the eyes, and/or wrinkles near the ear lobes may indicate an increased risk for heart disease and heart attacks. According to a study, there was a strong correlation between these signs and heart disease, and the more signs you have, the […]

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Another Reason To Eat Yogurt

September 21, 2012

Yogurt contains probiotics—the helpful bacteria that can help regulate your digestive system (preventing stomach upset), fight against foreign pathogens (like strep, fungi, and viruses) and generally fill a key role in your immune system. New research has found that if everyone consumer just a serving of yogurt a day, we’d reduce heart disease across the […]

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About ten years ago, we all heard about the (near literal) “canary in a coal mine” when it came to teflon coated non-stick pans: the teflon fumes were causing pet birds to die, and, it was quickly established, weren’t much healthier for humans—especially if the coating started to come off! Now, a link has been […]

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