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Too Much Salt Can Kill You: How to Decrease Your Use and Protect Your Heart

Source: everydayhealth.com By T. Jared Bunch, MD Published Aug 19, 2014 We all have heard about sodium. Sodium and chloride are the primary components of salt. Often when I talk to my patients about lifestyle changes that they can make to improve their heart health; the first thing I am told is they have stopped adding salt to their meals. ...

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Why you need to eat early this Xmas

Minister of Health Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah has advised the public to have early dinner during the yuletide to avoid developing pot belly, obesity and related diseases. The Minister in a Christmas message to the nation also proposed vegetable soup or fruits for dinner for easy digestion. Food and drinks served at parties during the season have become the Ghanaian way ...

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Health News of the week: How Many Eggs Should You Eat Per Week?

Source..everydayhealth.com We all know that eggs have a lot of cholesterol. And cholesterol can cause heart disease. But eggs are also a good source of protein. They’re easy to make and delicious. So how many are too many? Dieticians have eased up on eggs. They used to tell people with heart disease not to eat more than two per week, ...

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How Not to Have a Heart Attack

Source:everydayhealth.com A study presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine has raised questions about whether the majority of people treated with a popular invasive procedure to reduce chest pain actually need the surgery. This study is turning up the spotlight on noninvasive prevention rather than surgical intervention, just as ...

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This weeks Health News: Are You Pooping Wrong?

By Jaimie Dalessio, Everyday Health Staff Writer Our ancestors did it. People in Asia, Africa, and some parts of Europe still do it. So how did we Westerners end up deviating from the best way to go No. 2? Blame it on toilets as we know them. Thrones, they have been called. Turns out we should squat, not sit. In ...

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How long does the ebola virus live on a surface?

Source: AOL News Fears are soaring after NYC got news of a doctor testing positive for Ebola on Thursday. And on top of the diagnosis, it was revealed that 33-year-old Dr. Craig Spencer went bowling and rode the subway before he came down with a fever Thursday morning. As a result, three people are quarantined — one of those people being the doctor’s ...

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6 Routine Screenings for Men’s Health

Source.everydayhealth.com Skipping important health tests could be a matter of life and death, especially for men, who are less likely to see their doctors on a regular basis anyway. Don’t ignore these essential routine screenings When it comes to men and health care, the numbers don’t lie: Compared with women, men are 24 percent less likely to visit their doctors ...

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Sitting All Day Is Dangerous To Your Health 2

Is alcohol healthy – and how much is OK? Consume it in moderation. Having a glass or so of red wine a couple of times a week has a health benefit in many people. On the down side, alcohol can slightly increase risk for breast cancer. What about sodas and caffeinated drinks? Soda is just a big bowl of sugar ...

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