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Plant-Based, Lower-Fat Diet May Benefit Kids Most

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Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month.


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Why Energy Drinks and Your Children Don’t Mix

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A recent study says that children younger than age 6 represented more than 40 percent of the emergency calls to poison centers that were related to energy drinks. The effects children included heart arrhythmia and seizures.


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Why Hugging Is Actually Good for Your Health (Video)

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Turns out, hugs don’t just make you feel good. It might sound a little corny or just something fun to do, but researchers find that giving people an affectionate squeeze is actually good for your health.


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A Happy Marriage Can Help You to be Healthier (Video)

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Think about all the nice things your spouse or partner does for you. Ever consider that helping you to be healthy is one of them? Marriages – particularly fulfilling ones – can provide you with health in addition to happiness.


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If You’re Healthy, Don’t Obsess About Salt

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While a new study finds no link between salt consumption and risk of death or developing heart disease in healthy older adults, people with certain medical conditions still need to modify their salt intake.


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Blood Test Improves Prediction of Your Heart Disease Risk

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A new study has found that measurements of patients’ lipoprotein-a levels can help doctors more accurately predict the risk of developing heart disease over the next 15 years.


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High Blood Pressure? Don’t Take Vitamin D for It (Video)

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Some claim that vitamin D can lower blood pressure, but these claims are unproven. Vitamin D is essential for your health but too much is dangerous.


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Blood Pressure Kiosks Often Inaccurate, FDA Says

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Measuring blood pressure seems so simple that desk-like kiosks for checking blood pressure have popped up everywhere. They may be accessible and easy to use, but they often don't provide accurate information.


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Blood Pressure Guidelines Call for Knowledge, Judgment (Video)

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New recommendations to guide how doctors in the United States treat tens of millions of patients with high blood pressure have created some controversy. But they could offer more tailored treatment of hypertension.


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Study: Sleep Apnea Can Make Your Hypertension Harder to Treat

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Some patients with severe untreated obstructive sleep apnea are unable to control their hypertension despite use of multiple meds, a study finds.