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Sing F.A.S.T. to End Stroke

November 18, 2015

World Stroke Day 2015 raises awareness for stroke symptoms, risks, and prevention.  

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Blood Markers Offer Hope for Chronic Kidney Disease

October 20, 2015

Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) may be diagnosed earlier, thanks to newly discovered blood markers.  CDK is a growing health problem in the US, but a new discovery may help.  A new study from Germany found that certain blood markers may signal CDK; this finding could potentially lead to earlier and improved diagnosis and help doctors monitor the health of CKD patients.

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Spreading the Word about Thrombosis

October 7, 2015

World Thrombosis Day highlights burden symptoms, risk factors and more.  After fracturing her ankle and getting a cast, South African athlete Marie Victoire-Cumming began feeling extreme discomfort in her leg.  What she didn't know was that she had a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis.

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Why You Should Take a Walk at Work

October 7, 2015

Vascular dysfunction from sitting at work could be reversed with short walks. Here's another reason to take a quick break at work: Getting up from your desk and strolling around the office could help your vascular health, according to a new study.

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Talking to Your Doctors about Exercise

June 22, 2015

Exercise offers multiple benefits, no matter your health condition.  You know you need to get off the couch and get moving, but you may not be sure if you should gear up or talk to your doctor first.  "By all means, exercise," said David Winter, MD, chief clinical officer, president and chairman of the board of Baylor Health Care System's HealthTexas Provider Network, in an interview with dailyRx News.

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Why Smokers Might Need to Watch Their Hearing

May 28, 2015

Smoking, poor blood sugar, and abdominal obesity tied to hearing impairment; smokers if you need another reason to quit, here's one that might surprise you: Quitting might save your hearing.  A hew study found that several factors - including smoking - were linked to hearing loss.  The other factors included fat around the midsection and poor blood sugar.

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When Gluten Gets You Down

May 28, 2015

Gluten tolerance and true celiac disease can cause a variety of symptoms.  Wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease - one in the same, right?  Well no, not really.  Although people sometimes use the terms interchangeably, a wheat allergy is an actual allergic reaction that can cause hives, swelling, and trouble breathing.

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Tips for Living a Healthier Life

May 28, 2015

Health diet, exercise, regular checkups, and avoiding stress and tobacco can lead to a healthier life.  The amount of discussion these days about the best ways to be healthy can often feel more overwhelming than helpful, but some experts say it may be wise to focus on a few key areas. 

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