SIX PREGNANCY SUPER FOODS

You know you have to eat well when expecting — this helps help ensure a healthy pregnancy and gives your baby’s development a boost. But which foods pack the biggest nutritional punch? And how can you easily include them in ...

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Microwave Popcorn: Bad for Your Brain?

At the magazine office I work at in New York City, I never know what the day will bring, except for one thing: the late-afternoon aroma of microwave popcorn wafting by my cubbie. Many of my co-workers are fond of ...

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LIFE AFTER AGE 90

Living to age 90 is a worthy goal Americans are increasingly meeting. The number of people age 90 and older almost tripled from 720,000 people in 1980 to 1.9 million in 2010, according to a new Census Bureau report. And the 90-plus ...

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Carotid artery ultrasound: Should you have this test?

This screening test is simple and painless, but it isn’t appropriate for most people. Image: © VILevi/Thinkstock For years, for-profit companies have mailed offers for health screening tests to homes across the United States. For about $150, you can undergo ...

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Non-HDL cholesterol explained

Q. My recent cholesterol test result included “non-HDL cholesterol.” What is the significance of this number? A. Your non-HDL cholesterol result refers to your total cholesterol value minus your HDL cholesterol. When you get your blood drawn for a cholesterol test (also ...

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blood pressure monitor

These devices help you keep tabs on a key indicator of your cardiovascular health. Published: December, 2017 Of all the things you measure to assess your health, blood pressure certainly ranks among the most important. High blood pressure not only ...

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Should you consider taking a fish oil supplement?

The net benefit of these popular supplements is very limited. Image: © stocksnapper/Thinkstock Millions of Americans swallow an amber-colored capsule of fish oil each day, lured by its alleged health benefits. In the supplement aisle of most pharmacies, supermarkets, and ...

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When you look for cancer, you might find heart disease

Screening for lung and breast cancer may reveal information about the health of your heart’s arteries. Image: © Jupiterimages/Thinkstock Screening tests for two of the most common forms of cancer involve detailed x-ray images of the chest. Growing evidence suggests ...

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