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Go Nuts!

Go Nuts!

Squirrels may be on to something. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that the more nuts you eat, the longer you live.   Researchers studied the association between nut intake and mortality among 76,464 women in the Nurses’ Health Study (1980 – 2010) and 42,498 men in the Health
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A Midday Nap Could Help Lower Blood Pressure

A Midday Nap Could Help Lower Blood Pressure

A recent study finds that people who take a midday nap have better blood-pressure control than those who do not nap. More specifically, participants who slept for an hour after their lunchtime meal had an average systolic blood pressure that was 6mmHG lower than their peers. In addition, nappers tended to use fewer blood-pressure medications.
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Angry Outbursts Raise Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Angry Outbursts Raise Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

A recent study finds that an angry outburst raises the risk of heart issues in the hours following the incident. Research shows that the increase in heart rate and blood pressure after a fight or similar occurrence can lead to more serious consequences such as heart attack or stroke.   Study authors analyzed data of
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Study Finds Dementia Rates Steadily Falling

Study Finds Dementia Rates Steadily Falling

Good news from the Framingham Heart Study showing that dementia rates fell steadily over the past few decades. The long-running study reports that dementia rates have fallen by 44% in the past 40 years. The study included 5205 participants age 60 and up and shows a decrease in dementia from 3.6 per 100 persons in
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Maximizing the Benefits of Drinking Water

Maximizing the Benefits of Drinking Water

Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Water helps your body keep your temperature normal, lubricate and cushion joints, protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues and get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements.   In addition, drinking water at the correct time(s) throughout the day maximizes its
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