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Buying healthy snacks isn't easy when you don't have a car and the corner store offers lots of chips and cookies but little in the way of fresh fruit. So when Carlos Lopez, a father of five who lives near Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, heard about...
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
Want to satisfy your full day’s requirement of salt, fat and calories? Sit down in a restaurant and order a meal. After an exhaustive analysis of 3,507 possible ways to order 685 meals at 19 restaurants chains in Canada, researchers found that the...
More than 200 people recently gathered beachside to enjoy great food while helping to raise money for a good cause. The fourth annual, Louisiana-style "Toes in the Sand" Shrimp Boil on the Beach, staged at the Lauderdale Surf Club in Lauderdale-by-the-...
"Mom. Do you have that gene? Do I? Have you been tested? I thought Grandma had breast cancer. Why weren't you ever tested?" The questions from my 27-year-old daughter were coming fast. Angelina Jolie published an essay in The New York Times on Tuesday,...
Tribune Media ServicesDEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to be 30 pounds overweight and still be healthy? My blood pressure and cholesterol are normal, and I have no health issues other than being overweight. ANSWER: Weight is one important measure of health. But it's not...
Kim Strong was 41 and seemed like the picture of health. She had a muscular and athletic build, low blood pressure, low cholesterol and a healthy diet. In her first four decades of life, she'd never had any serious medical issues. Then, one day last...
Vietnam veteran John Otte did his best to forget the war. He got married, raised two sons and made a career working at credit unions. But as Otte neared retirement, memories of combat flooded back. Starting in 2005, he filed a series of claims with...
The state's former "heart and hypertension law" was a gold-plated albatross, a boondoggle for police and fire unions, a classic example of good intentions waylaid by bad science. Though the law was finally changed, the unions bring back some variation...
WDBJ7 ReporterCould you trade your favorite soda for water? That's the challenge health advocates in Virginia are issuing today. The "Rev Your Bev" sponsored by Y Street and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth asked people to throw out their sugary drinks and...
Tags: High Blood Pressure, Diabetes
RESEARCH OVERWHELMINGLY SHOWS THAT REGULAR EXERCISE LOWERS THE RISK FOR MANY DISEASES, ENHANCES THE FUNCTIONING OF VIRTUALLY EVERY PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEM IN THE HUMAN BODY AND IMPROVES PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING. UNFORTUNATELY, FEWER THAN 40 PERCENT OF...
Tags: Symptoms, High Blood Pressure, Menopause, Obesity, Back Pain
The Hartford CourantA letter to the Irish Times Wednesday was headlined "Name for the new Liffey bridge" The body of the letter consists of "Sir — The suspension is killing me. — Yours, etc. Tom Gilsenan." Bravo, Tom. You've done your duty as an Irishman. You'...
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