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Everyone Should Know the Five Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart attacks can occur without warning and it is really important to be able to recognize the five signs of a heart attack and to call 911 in time to save a life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…

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Treating Gum Disease may Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A clean mouth and gums may prevent Alzheimer’s disease according to a study published January 23, 2019 in Science Advances. Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway have discovered that gum disease (gingivitis) is strongly associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The researchers found DNA-based proof that gum disease may determine whether…

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Losing 10% of Weight can Reverse Atrial Fibrillation

Losing 10% of weight can reverse atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to an Australian study published June 14, 2018 in the heart journal Eurospace. Researchers from the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) discovered that losing only 10% of weight could stop…

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can Improve Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Men

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston discovered that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) might slow the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in men. Results of their research were published in September 2018 in the journal Chronic Respiratory Disease. Men with COPD have Low Levels of Testosterone Men with COPD often…

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Drug Shrinks Fat in Obese Mice and Lowers Cholesterol

Too good to be true! Researchers have developed a drug that can shrink fat in obese mice and lower their cholesterol levels without reducing the amount of food they eat. In other words, the mice did not have to go on a diet in order to lose weight! Obesity is a major risk for developing…

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When is Memory Loss More than Mild Forgetfulness?

  June 2019 is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and many people are wearing purple in solidarity with AD Awareness Month. It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that over five million people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the United States.…

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