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Add Nutrition to Your Yearly Checkup
Health depends in large part on diet, but few doctors ask about it. The AHA looked at ways to get a picture of patients' eating habits.
Not-So-Sudden Heart Attacks
The symptoms may be murky, but many heart patients know something is wrong weeks before a heart attack.
Biotin Supplements' Risk to the Heart
Men and women of a certain age turn to biotin to keep hair from thinning and skin from aging. But it can be a bad idea for their hearts.
Make Telemedicine Accessible for Seniors
Telemedicine is safer for seniors, but vision and hearing loss and technology are obstacles to using it. Here are trends that should help.
A Shortcut to A Healthier Diet
The way a cafeteria is set up can subtly encourage better eating. It's all about distances.
Food Stamps Pay Health Dividends
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance or SNAP program may seem expensive, but its price appears to be offset by savings in healthcare costs.
Flu Vaccines Help the Heart
Having a flu shot protects you from more than the flu virus; it can prevent heart problems, too. So why do so few hospitals offer it?
Obesity and Pregnancy
When a mother-to-be is obese it can interfere with the development of areas of the fetal brain implicated in ADHD and decision making.
Change Your Lifestyle, Change Your Mind
Reducing risk factors like hypertension, isolation, smoking, and hearing loss can cut the chances of developing dementia up to 40 percent.
The Buzz about Caffeine
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day is no problem. But if you're pregnant, it's a different story.
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