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Heart Failure? Stay Vigilant for Worsening Condition

Heart Failure? Stay Vigilant for Worsening Condition

More than 5 million Americans have heart failure, and 500,000 more cases are diagnosed each year. The condition develops gradually, due to injury to or weakness of the heart—underlying causes include these, among others:
Heart attack
High blood pressure
Coronary artery disease
Heart valve disease
Abnormal heart rhythms
Diseases of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathies)
Diabetes
There are two

Are Nuts Good for You… or an Unhealthy Indulgence?

Are Nuts Good for You… or an Unhealthy Indulgence?

Almonds are one of my favorite snacks, but they’ve gotten a bad rap as a high-fat food over the years. The truth is that you can forget their high fat and calorie content, the data on nuts are now indisputable. If you’re still asking, “Are nuts good for you?” you

Foods That Fight Weight Gain

Maintaining a healthy weight can be a struggle, but choosing certain foods can make maintaining your weight easier, and can also help you shed some pounds.
Fill Your Plate With Fiber
“Fight weight gain by getting fiber from fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes,” says Jenna Rosenfeld, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC,

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

Doctors believed many decades ago that vitamin D was good only for healthy bones and teeth, but research has since proven otherwise. Vitamin D deficiency symptoms now have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer.[1] In fact, a recent study conducted by Boston University

Quit Smoking: Increase Your Life Expectancy with COPD

Quit Smoking: Increase Your Life Expectancy with COPD

If you’re battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and you’re still a smoker, you’ve likely already heard this good advice: Give up cigarettes and you can improve life expectancy with COPD.

Nicotine is an addictive substance that acts on regions of the brain that produce pleasurable effects, and it produces these effects

30 Stress Symptoms You May Recognize

30 Stress Symptoms You May Recognize

Look up the symptoms of stress and you’ll find well more than 50 that are typically cited in medical annals. That’s because stress affects every aspect of your bodily functioning, and everyone experiences and expresses stress differently.

Here are some of the most common stress symptoms:

Frequent headaches
Increased compulsive behaviors, like gambling

Carbohydrates Are Not the Enemy: You Need Them for Energy

Foods high in carbohydrates have been vilified by many popular fad diets, and they continue to get a lot of negative press. But your body needs carbs to function optimally—the key is eating the right kinds of carbs.

“In reality, carbs are the main source of fuel for your brain and

How to Survive and Thrive with Heart Failure

Women comprise about half of the estimated 5.1 million people in the United States living with heart failure. Like their male counterparts, many women are surprised at the diagnosis and worry about their future. Will they become disabled? Will they die?

The fact is, modern medical advances and lifestyle measures enable

The Scoop on Sugar Substitutes

Health experts consistently say that the diets of most Americans contain too much added sugar—the type you sprinkle on cereal, stir into coffee or tea, and consume in all manner of beverages, sweets, and desserts. Added sugar provides calories but no valuable nutrients, and it can contribute to weight gain

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