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HOW AGE AND STRESS IMPACTS OUR SLEEP

As we grow older, our sleep habits and patterns change. Sleeping is directly linked to health and wellness, so it is important you are getting the right amount and the best quality sleep. Here are the best sleeping practices to ...

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CREATING GOOD SLEEPING PRACTICES FOR TEENS

Trying to get your teen to sleep has never been more challenging with smartphones and gadgets distracting. Here are some ways to help create a more productive and rewarding sleep pattern to make sure they get the best possible start ...

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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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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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A more precise approach to fighting cancer

Precision medicine offers a personalized approach for prevention and treatment of cancer and other diseases. If you have a stomachache or cold, you go to the pharmacy and grab the same remedy that everyone else uses, and it often works. ...

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Are Backyard Chickens Bad for Your Health?

If you keep chickens or other poultry in your backyard, wash your hands after handling them and don’t let them roam in your home. (Getty Images) If you’re thinking of keeping live poultry in your backyard, take care: That fluffy little ...

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