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6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

If you’re in relatively good health but you’ve been told to eat better for an improved cardiovascular system, you may wonder just what a good cardiac diet entails. Fortunately, an eating plan that promotes good heart health can be simple and include plenty of foods you enjoy. The key is

New Study Ties Statins to Excessive Tiredness

Could your excessive tiredness be caused by your cholesterol medication? A new study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health links cholesterol-lowering drugs like simvastatin (Zocor) and pravastatin (Pravachol)…

Statin Alternative May Reduce Heart Attack Risk

A study presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Heart Association revealed several key findings that will impact millions of people worldwide.
In a nutshell, the lower your low-density lipoprotein levels (LDL—“bad”—cholesterol), the greater your protection against heart attack. Moreover, LDL levels below 70 mg/dL appear to be

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably

3. Who is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

A good deal of research has been done to try to pinpoint who is at greatest risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease. Simply getting older raises your risk, but age alone does not mean a slow decline toward dementia. Beyond age, there are certain factors that may further increase risk. Most

Newsbriefs: Flu Shots; Statins; Stress Reduction; Tube Feeding

Flu Shots: Timing May Count
The annual flu shot may be more effective if you get it in the morning, according to a study published earlier this year (Vaccine, May). Researchers looked at 276 people, age 65 and older, who were vaccinated against three different flu strains either between 9am and

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