How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medication

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A new program developed by a research team focuses on diet, exercise, and sleep as the keys to lowering your blood pressure without using drugs.

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Acid Reflux and GERD Overview

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Acid reflux occurs when stomach contents moves backward into the esophagus. It’s also called acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Acid reflux is a common digestive condition. According to the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), more than 60 million Americans experience acid reflux at least once a month. More than 15 million Americans experience it every day.

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Everything you need to know about hepatitis B

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HBV is a major global health problem. Worldwide, some 887,000 people died from HBV-related liver disease in 2015. Between 850,000 and 2.2 million people in the United States (U.S.) are thought to be living with chronic HBV infection.

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What Is Intermittent Fasting?

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A phenomenon called intermittent fasting is currently one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trends.

It involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating.

Many studies show that this can cause weight loss, improve metabolic health, protect against disease and perhaps help you live longer (12).

This article explains what intermittent fasting is, and why you should care.


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Change Your Ways, Reduce Your Risk: 7 Tips for Preventing Diabetes

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Piggybacking the obesity epidemic, diabetes rates continue to surge. On June 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new and alarming statistics on diabetes. An estimated 29 million Americans have the disease, a nearly 12 percent increase from the 26 million diabetics in 2010.

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How to Help Someone Who’s Depressed

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HEALTH                                                                                                                                      When someone you know and love is clinically depressed, you want to be there for that person. Still, keep in mind that your friend or loved one has a medical condition, so giving support may mean more than just offering a shoulder to cry on.

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A cousin of HIV – HTLV-1 is Spreading and has No Cure!

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Global News

Doctors from the Global Virus Network, an international group of virologists, are calling on the World Health Organization to work on strategies to prevent the transmission of HTLV-1 – a virus related to HIV.

Presence of both the human T-cell leukemia type-1 virus (HTLV-1) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) revealed in the transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image, 1980. Image courtesy Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

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Why It’s So Hard to Keep Weight Off After You’ve Lost It?

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Men’s Fitness

Even after you’ve shed major pounds, keeping the weight off can be a huge struggle. One reason? Your body constantly feels hungry, according to a new study from the American Physiological Society.
For the study, researchers had 40 obese volunteers — which was defined as having a body mass index greater than 40 — attend five three-week long weight loss sessions over the span of two years. During the sessions, the participants were coached through daily exercise and eating healthy.

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Coffee lowers risk of developing Cancer-Depression-Alzheimer’s

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Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – about three or four cups a day – is more likely to benefit our health than harm it, our latest research shows. This is important to know because around the world over two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day.

Coffee has been shown to give us a lower risk of developing cancer, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Image: REUTERS/Jason Reed


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7 Awesome Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

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If you’re like me, you love to eat chocolate. But not just any chocolate — I eat the varieties that are often referred to as “superfoods.” I’m talking about dark chocolate and cacoa nibs, which are both truly healthy forms of chocolate if you pick the right products. You’re probably thinking how is dark chocolate good for you, and in general, is chocolate good for you? Well, I’m about to tell you all about dark chocolate and how the benefits of dark chocolate are definitely for real.

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