Health

  • Anytime Smoothie

    Whether you vowed to lose the weight – for the very last time, get your dream job, or harder yet, rear perfect, angelic geniuses – this year you’ll need energy to achieve all of your heart’s desires (and promises) and I’ve got a deliciously, smooth remedy to help. You may have tried these “meal ...

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  • Treating Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy and macular edema can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam that includes: a visual acuity test, a dilated eye exam, the use of a tonometry — an instrument that measures the pressure inside the eye. With these tests, physicians are able to check for leaking ...

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  • I Had a Heart Attack

    Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I know it? It certainly didn’t feel like I had suffered a heart attack. I ...

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  • Take Being ‘Heart Healthy’ to Heart

    As springtime blossoms into longer and warmer days, it’s the perfect time to tweak or add some heart healthy behaviors to your daily routine. The fact that the American Heart Association (AHA) ranks heart disease and stroke as the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers should be motivation enough. ...

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  • Global Health Initiative by UN Women

    Despite having a higher life expectancy rate from birth than men, across the globe, women tend to have a more disadvantaged quality of life and face gender-based discrimination that reduces those numbers. Globally, between 1990 and 2012, female life expectancy increased from 67 years to 73 ...

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  • Childhood Trauma Makes Us Sick. Literally

    Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Abandonment and neglect. A home destabilized by substance abuse. Mental illness. Divorce. Incarceration of a family member. A neighborhood teeming with violence. When experienced in the early years, these traumas linger long and run deep. Known as adverse ...

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  • What We Earn Shapes Our Beliefs About Health

    Our opinions about health have a lot to do with how much money we make. According to a new poll conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NPR, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, those with household incomes of $25,000 or less a year are more likely than their ...

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  • Stress: A No-Brainer for Bad Health

    High levels of stress in the environment are just as dangerous as toxic chemicals, especially for young children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that children exposed to things like maternal depression, intimate partner violence, extreme poverty, or substance abuse are ...

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