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Find wellness and disease-prevention tips about food, fitness, lifestyle, mental attitude and more from our Wellness Institute, led by Chief Wellness Officer and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen.

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How You Can Break Your Sugar Addiction in 10 Days (Video)

Tags: artificial sweeteners, healthy diet, sugar, video, videos, weight gain, weight loss

New research shows that sugar is biologically addictive; the more sugar you eat, the more you crave. The good news is that people can break the sugar addiction in 10 days. Watch this video to find out how.


Moderate Activity May Be All Your Heart Needs

Moderate Activity May Be All Your Heart Needs

Tags: activity, cardiovascular disease, exercise, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

A recent study shows that moderate physical activity (including walking and doing housework) two or three times per week may be best for cardiovascular health.


5 Simple Ways to Make a Healthy Pizza (Infographic)

5 Simple Ways to Make a Healthy Pizza (Infographic)

Tags: diet, heart healthy diet, infographic, olive oil

In America, we love our pizza. But to avoid heart disease, we need to choose the right options for our pizza crust, sauce and toppings. Here are tips for making your pizza heart-healthier.


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The Best Oil, Fish and Cheese Options for Your Heart

Tags: fish, healthy diet, heart health, Mediterranean diet, olive oil

Sometimes it seems like a world of endless food choices. But even for those of us who have settled on a particular way of eating -- such as the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet -- there's many decisions still to be made.


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4 Foam Roller Exercises for Your Legs and Lower Body (Video)

Tags: exercise, exercise plan, muscles, stretching, video, videos

Watch a demonstration of four foam rolling exercises for the hip flexors and quadriceps, outer thigh muscles, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. They will increase you range of motion and improve blood flow.


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8 Possible Causes for That Metallic Taste in Your Mouth

Tags: cancer treatments, chemotherapy, dementia, diabetes, kidney cancer, liver disease, oral health, pregnancy, Prescription Drugs, prescriptions, radiation, vitamins and supplements

Does your mouth have the taste of old pennies? The condition is more common than you might think. Find out what might be giving your mouth a metallic taste.


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Can Exercise Reduce Your Cancer Risk?

Tags: cancer, colon cancer, exercise, heart disease, lung cancer, research, study

It's well known that exercise improves heart health, but could it reduce cancer risk too? A new study shows that middle-aged men with a high level of fitness have a lower incidence of lung and colon cancers.


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Celery May Help Bring Your High Blood Pressure Down

Tags: antioxidants, blood pressure, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, sodium

At almost every turn, science and medicine reveal a new “superfood." Now, the latest in wonder snacking: celery seeds to lower your high blood pressure (HBP). But does it really work? Find out.


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What Does Moderate Exercise Mean, Anyway?

Tags: exercise, fitness, running, swimming, walking

It’s one of the guiding principles behind all exercise recommendations. But do you know what “moderate” means? Get an explanation — plus exercise examples.


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Try This Easy 6-Minute Acupressure Exercise for Allergy Relief (Video)

Tags: acupressure, allergies, allergy, Headaches, stress, video, videos

If you have allergies, here’s a remedy you may not have considered before: acupressure. No needles are involved. It's a six-minute, painless exercise you can do yourself to relieve sinus pressure.