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Keep Your Hunger at Bay With Healthy Snacks

When you’re trying to eat healthfully, don’t overlook your snack selections. Healthy snacks can help tide you over until the next meal and help you fulfill some of your daily nutrient needs. However, eating snacks that are high in calories and low in nutrients can derail your other­wise healthy diet.
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Ensure the Best Outcome After Joint Replacement Surgery

More than half a million Americans undergo surgery for knee or hip joint replacement every year in the U.S. While the majority of patients who have joint replacement surgery have positive outcomes and no complications, as with any surgery, there are risks involved. As with any procedure, if you are

Couples Who Work as a Team are the Most Likely to Be Healthy

It’s no surprise that America is suffering from an obesity epidemic. The struggle to lose weight and stay in shape is something that most people can relate to. Recently, UCLA researchers videotaped married couples talking to each other about their health, and they were surprised with what they found.

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What Is High Blood Pressure—and Why Do Your Numbers Matter?

What Is High Blood Pressure—and Why Do Your Numbers Matter?

You’ve probably had a blood pressure reading dozens or maybe hundreds of times in your life. Unless you get a result that gives a nurse or doctor pause, you may not think much about those numbers. Or maybe you’ve wondered, “What is high blood pressure?”—and wondered what it really means

Slash Your Stroke Risk by Addressing Crucial Modifiable Risk Factors

Around 750,000 people have a stroke every year, and of these, 5 to 14 percent will have a second stroke within 12 months. Many of the risk factors for stroke can be mitigated with simple lifestyle changes—according to the American Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. However, research

Should You Try to Raise Your HDL?

For many years, the formula for better heart health has included measures to reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol while at the same time increasing the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in their circulating blood.

And while a high level of LDL—the so-called “bad” cholesterol—continues to be recognized

‘Tis the Season the Beat the Flu

The annual flu season runs from October to May, and doctors recommend that older adults take early and proper precautions. Flu shots are the best way to do that. “Seniors are at a higher risk for contracting the flu because their immune systems are weakened with age,” says Erin Atkinson

Aging Diseases that Affect the Brain

Many diseases that grow more common with age are associated with deterioration in brain health and cognitive decline, warns Deborah Blacker, MD, ScD, director of the Gerontology Research Unit in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

“That’s why it’s important to get

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