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Dietary Strategies Against Gout

Gout is so painful that its sufferers say you can’t really grasp how bad it is unless you’ve experienced it. A form of arthritis, gout is marked by attacks of severe joint pain, swelling, warmth and redness. Although medication is often used to help manage gout, dietary changes may help,

Sweet Drinks: Bad for Your Brain?

Could a sugary-drink habit—or the diet beverages you may consume instead—harm your brain? One recent study showed that regularly drinking sugary beverages, like soda and fruit drinks, was associated with signs of brain aging and declining memory. A second study showed that frequently drinking artificially-sweetened (diet) beverages was associated with

Think Natural: Cures for Insomnia

Think Natural: Cures for Insomnia

Are you among those who count sheep until the wee hours of the morning, trying unsuccessfully to drift off to sleep? You’re not alone. Insomnia affects about 30 percent of the general population and almost half of adults over age 60. Fortunately, there are a number of natural cures for

Unexpected Symptoms of Thyroid Issues Include High Blood Pressure

Unexpected Symptoms of Thyroid Issues Include High Blood Pressure

You eat healthy, exercise regularly, and try to take good care of your health. But for some seemingly unexplainable reason, you have high blood pressure. In some cases, hypertension can be caused by an underlying health condition that you might not even know you have, like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Your

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

When it comes to hypertension symptoms, a low blood pressure diet can be your medicine. While generally increasing plant foods (especially fruits and vegetables) is a must for anyone suffering from high blood pressure, research shows that certain plant foods are especially good at treating hypertension. With that in mind,

Treat These Sleep Disorders to Keep Your Brain Sharp

An estimated 40 million Americans—many of them seniors—suffer from long-term sleep disorders that result in sleep deprivation. And because poor sleep takes a heavy toll on the brain, detecting and treating sleep disorders is especially important for those of us who worry about maintaining mental acuity as we age.

Researchers have

Don’t Wait for Signs of a Heart Attack to Know Your Risk

Don’t Wait for Signs of a Heart Attack to Know Your Risk

For too many people, a heart attack is their first clue that they have heart disease. Or for people who perhaps knew they had risk factors for heart disease but didn’t realize how serious their condition was, symptoms or signs of a heart attack serve as late wake-up call that

3 Plant-Based Diet Benefits

3 Plant-Based Diet Benefits

A new study shows that a plant-based diet benefits cholesterol levels, blood pressure readings, and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Following a vegan diet has a long list of health benefits for those who are dedicated enough to follow it.

Women With Diabetes at Higher Stroke Risk Than Men

Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of stroke in women, but not in men, according to research published online Feb. 24, 2014 in the journal Diabetologia.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 10,000 men and 19,000 women with type 2 diabetes and discovered that, as A1C levels (a measure of

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