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Sleep Stages: Understanding the Sleep Cycle

Sleep Stages: Understanding the Sleep Cycle

· · Sleep

One-third of all American adults are not getting enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But why does it matter so much? Well, simply put: Inadequate sleep is bad for your health. It’s linked to chronic conditions and illnesses like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and depression.  … Read More

High Cholesterol: 10 Ways It Can Harm Your Body

High Cholesterol: 10 Ways It Can Harm Your Body

· · Heart Health

High cholesterol can have wide-ranging effects—both direct and indirect—on your heart and several other organs served by your vascular system. As cholesterol builds in the arteries of your heart, brain, and throughout your body, it usually does so silently. In some cases, the first signs of atherosclerosis may be a  … Read More

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

· · Memory

The typical Alzheimer’s case progresses gradually, with steady deterioration over as many as 20 years, although some people have a more rapid course. This progression has been categorized into stages of Alzheimer’s for diagnostic purposes, although, in reality, an individual with AD may have some overlap of features common to  … Read More

A Daily Weight Fluctuation Is Nothing to Worry About

A Daily Weight Fluctuation Is Nothing to Worry About

· · Nutrition

Weight fluctuation throughout the course of a day is normal. Weight fluctuation throughout the course of your life can be harmful. Sounds contradictory, doesn’t it? It’s not.

A person should strive to maintain a lifelong, consistent healthy weight.  Fluctuation in large amounts throughout your life—that lose-gain-lose-gain cycle so many of us  … Read More



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