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Joyce Hollman

Sip away these signs of metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of health issues (high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar) that elevate your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Some even refer to it as the “stroke syndrome.” By any name, you want to avoid it…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The deficit that makes exercise dangerous for your heart

Exercise is good for the heart. We hear it so often, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who disagrees. But it might not be so cut and dry… There’s another healthy activity that, if you’re not getting enough of, turns exercise into a setup for heart attack.

Joyce Hollman

A ‘sweet’ solution to antibiotic-resistant lung infections

Manuka honey is the unsung hero of the world of natural remedies. And now it’s one-half of a new treatment to help attack lung infections that otherwise could be lethal. What’s more, it means fewer antibiotics and side effects, too…

Carolyn Gretton

Avoid the eye disease that follows diabetes and high blood pressure

One of the reasons glaucoma leads to vision loss is that it usually isn’t caught until the damage is done. Researchers hope to change that. After looking at every risk-raising factor, they’ve identified two that when they start early are a clear sign your eyes need help fast…

Carolyn Gretton

Does low testosterone really increase COVID-19 severity?

There are a lot of factors that appear to increase the odds of developing severe COVID-19. Studies have found connections between the illness and age, heart disease, diabetes, and deficiencies in vitamin D and zinc. And low levels of certain hormones seem to play a role as well …

Carolyn Gretton

Don’t let heart problems prematurely age your brain

Conditions like dementia are influenced by certain aspects of heart health, like high blood pressure and stroke. But the connection is even more inextricably linked: If your heart health is poor, your brain is aging prematurely…

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The one thing disrupting your natural protection from obesity and diabetes

Researchers have found that though fats, salt and sugar are the quickest recipe for poor health, one among them does the most damage at making your body ripe for metabolic disease, especially when your natural protection is missing…

Joyce Hollman

Study says direction you lean determines how fast pills get to work

Some of us take daily medication along with vitamins and supplements. But some meds do you more good when absorbed quickly. Turns out that the direction you lean could make that more efficient or make it take five times longer to get your benefit…

Joyce Hollman

Heart-protecting drugs that backfire when it’s hot out

It’s common for people with coronary heart disease to take medications that protect the heart and reduce risk of a heart attack or stroke. But these very same protective medications may actually elevate these risks during extreme heat. Take these precautions…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Boosting brain energy may stop Alzheimer’s before it starts

Most of us, if we had to choose, might opt to give up our physical abilities over our mental faculties. I know I would. But research demonstrates once again that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In this case, it’s the breath of life for your brain…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Why seniors are especially vulnerable to blue light

If you don’t think you’re being over-exposed to blue light, you’re kidding yourself. Think about how often you talk, text, check Facebook, send an email or order groceries on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Now, the news about blue light has gotten more worrisome…

Joyce Hollman

10 myths about lung cancer, busted

We all know that smoking is a risk factor for lung cancer. But there are quite a few myths out there about what else causes the disease, and how you can prevent it. Here are ten of those myths, debunked…

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