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Chances are, your doctor is already screening you for atherosclerosis risk. They are probably keeping track of your cholesterol, blood pressure and your blood sugar levels. But even if these numbers are perfect, you may still have fatty deposits in your heart arteries, according to a new study. … See more
If you like walnuts, you’re going to go nuts over this: They may help lower your risk for heart disease. Coronary artery disease, the most common form of cardiovascular disease, when plaque builds up in your arteries. Elevated levels low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol,… See more
Type 2 diabetes has been an epidemic in the U.S. for more than a decade — 13 percent of American adults have diabetes and almost 35 percent are considered prediabetic, according to JAMA. Type 2 diabetes is more common in older adults -- the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. -- and… See more
Interest in functional medicine is on the upswing; in fact, it’s a wellness trend of the 2020s. But what is functional nutrition? And how can it help you?

What is Functional Nutrition?

Functional nutrition stems from functional medicine – a branch of medicine based on the belief that… See more
Almost half of all Americans have high blood pressure, a condition that can affect blood flow and damage blood vessels in the brain, raising the risk for brain injury, cognitive impairment and dementia. In fact, a recent clinical trial determined… See more
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there’s been an uptick in depression, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, both new diagnoses of depression and prescriptions for… See more

Are You Hungry All the Time? You May have Low Blood Sugar

You’re trying to lose weight. But despite your best efforts, it’s not working. One problem is that you’re hungry most of the time, even shortly after eating a meal. Ignoring hunger will make you feel miserable, while giving in can… See more

Vaccinated & Unvaccinated Travel 

If you are fully vaccinated during the pandemic it is both safer and more convenient to travel. Still, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you self-monitor for symptoms and wear a mask… See more

Study Suggests New Prostate Cancer screening Is More Accurate than PSAs

For the last 25 years, doctors have used the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test along with digital rectal exams (DRE) to screen for prostate cancer. This approach, to say the least, has been controversial. 

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