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Is Alcohol Really Good for You?

Tags: alcohol, cholesterol, heart disease, research

If you enjoy a having a drink, you may perk up when you read a headline touting the health benefits of alcohol. But you also may wonder — how strong is the science behind the headlines?


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Obese Children Have Greater Risk for Adult Heart Disease

Tags: health screenings, healthy weight, heart disease, obese children, overweight

For many people, obesity starts developing in early childhood, when good dietary and exercise habits are neglected. It's important for parents to know there's long-term danger in their children being overweight or obese.


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Drugs Aim to Stop, Slow Alzheimer’s Before it Strikes

Tags: A4 Study, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, biomarkers, brain health, memory, research, study, TOMMORROW Study

Researchers are trying a new strategy to combat Alzheimer's disease. Instead of treating Alzheimer's after it develops, scientists are exploring if certain drugs can stop or slow the disease before it starts.


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How Strong Is the Link Between Inflammation and Depression?

Tags: biomarkers, brain health, depression, inflammation, stress, study

If you suffer from depression, inflammation in your brain may be contributing to your condition. Find out what experts say about the latest research findings.


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Doctors Combine 2 Heart Procedures for Positive Results

Tags: afib, congestive heart failure, heart surgery, mitral valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, mitral valve repair, mitral valve surgery

In the largest study of its kind, researchers find both a leaky mitral valve and AFib can be addressed successfully during the same surgery.


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Emotional Trauma’s Surprising Effect on Children

Tags: brain health, concussion, depression, growing pains of parenting, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), study, veterans

A blow to your young child's psyche can have the same effect as a physical blow to the head. A new study finds that emotional trauma at a very young age may cause changes to the brain that are similar to a concussion.


4 Simple Tips to Deal with Daylight Savings

4 Simple Tips to Deal with Daylight Saving Time

Tags: celebrate spring, daylight savings time, sleep, sleep hygeine, step into spring

The extra hour of daylight is a welcomed sign of spring for most, but the lost hour of sleep may leave you groggy. Here are four tips to help you leap into spring feeling refreshed and energized.


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What New Legislation About Physician-Industry Relationships Means to You

Tags: Dr. Clair, healthcare industry, heart, heart and vascular institute, industry relationships, medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, Physicians Payments sunshine act

As a health care consumer, there are important details that you should know about a well-intentioned but misguided piece of legislation -- the Physicians Payments Sunshine Act.


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Blue and Black Dress? Or White and Gold? Depends on Your Eyes

Tags: eye, eye health, eyes, eyesight

We can all agree that it’s a dress. But what color is the dress? The answer may depend on three things: how your eyes are built, the context in which you view the dress, and how your brain perceives color.


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Drink Up! Coffee May Reduce Your Risk of MS

Tags: brain health, coffee, coffee study, MS, multiple sclerosis, study

Coffee intake has been linked to a reduced risk of several diseases including diabetes and heart disease. New research finds drinking up to six cups a day may help reduce your risk of developing MS.