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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.


Sunshine Act

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.


Is ‪#‎thedress‬ blue and black or white and gold? Why your eyes are deceiving you.

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.


Coffee cup on a wooden table.

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.


The Right Amount of Sleep Can Limit Your Stroke Risk

The Right Amount of Sleep Can Limit Your Stroke Risk

Tags: heart disease, sleep, sleep hygeine, stroke, study

Getting enough sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. A new study shows the amount of shut-eye you get may impact stroke risk.


Composition with containers of dietary supplements and capsules

Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Supplement Labels

Tags: FDA, healthy diet, herbs and spices, study, vitamins and supplements

A study finds four out of five herbal supplements are not what they claim. Unlike prescription drugs, there is no oversight for herbal supplements. But if you read the label, you can find a safe and reputable brand.


Could Early Exposure to Peanuts Help Avoid Allergy Later

Could Early Exposure to Peanuts Help Avoid Allergy Later?

Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, eczema, food allergies, peanut butter, study

Results of a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found that early introduction of peanuts in children at high risk for peanut allergy could decrease their risk of becoming intolerant to the nuts.


Hearts around the Smart Phone

How a Smartphone App Can Help You Save a Life

Tags: apps, cardiac arrest, CPR, heart attack, innovations, PulsePoint Respond, smartphones

When someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest, they need immediate help. A smartphone app called PulsePoint Respond aims to connect people struck by sudden cardiac arrest with people who can give them help right away.


Looking for the Best Exercise Playlist? Try This One

Looking for the Best Exercise Playlist? Try This One

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, heart, Heart Month, workout

One of the best things you can do for your heart is to move your body. This specially curated collection of songs bumps to at least 130 beats per minute – the perfect pace to maintain during your exercise.


Bottle of oil, two bricks of butter and scoop of shortening

Why You Should No Longer Worry About Cholesterol in Food

Tags: bad cholesterol, cholesterol, diabetes, good cholesterol, HDL, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, LDL, study, Trans fats

A top nutrition advisory committee says people no longer have to be concerned about eating foods that are high in cholesterol. The committee’s report will help shape the next version of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.