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Newsbriefs: Herbal Supplements; Medication Reviews

Herbals and Heart Patients
Herbal supplements are popular among heart disease patients, despite questions over their safety and efficacy. A review published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology looked at 42 herbal medications that have a possible indication for treating one or more cardiovascular conditions,

1. Shifting Eating Habits For Better Health

Ready to Shift?
You don’t have to overhaul your eating habits overnight or give up all of the foods you love to attain good health. Instead, think about making small shifts in your diet or eating pattern to incorporate heathier options. If you make small, positive changes in the way you’re

Turn Nutritious Fruits Into Healthy Desserts

Turn Nutritious Fruits Into Healthy Desserts

Fruits provide slow-digesting carbs, various types of fiber, and a host of vitamins, including A, C, E, and K plus several B vitamins. Fruits also provide many important minerals, including calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and copper, along with a cornucopia of phytochemicals. Among plant foods, fruits are especially high in

Women Get Sleep Apnea Too: Be Alert for Symptoms

Decades ago, heart disease was thought of as a “man’s disease.” Similarly, one of the most common sleep disorders, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has received a masculine label.

OSA affects half as many women as men, but it is far from rare—about six percent of women suffer from this condition.

OSA is

5. Fruit Superfoods

Fruits flourish across the planet in jungles, orchards, gardens, and back yards—and each fruit has its own distinctive flavor, aroma, and texture. Fruits add so much variety and taste to our diets that they have been cultivated, preserved, and enjoyed year-round by people all over the world for centuries.
While many

How Massage Can Ease Your Aches and Pains, and Relieve Your Stress

If the idea of treating back or joint pain conjures up images of strong painkillers and invasive surgical procedures, relax—relief may lie in the hands of a skilled massage therapist. Research suggests that both structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage can be very effective, and Joseph Elder, MA, LMT, a licensed

Clean Up You Veins to Protect Your Memory

The more scientists delve into the interrelationship between the brain and the cardiovascular system, the more evidence they find that blood vessel problems are important factors in cognitive decline and the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings offer hope for those of us who are worried about losing

Ask the EN Experts: Lavender Beyond Aroma; Health Impact of Altitude

Q: I’m seeing lavender used in recipes, is it safe?

A: Lavender, a member of the mint family, has a sweet floral flavor that is intensified with drying. Dried lavender is part of the mixture of herbs called Herbes de Provence, but it can be used safely alone as a flavoring for baked

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