What if Aspirin really doesn’t help your heart?

By Editorial Staff If you were taught to take aspirin every day as a way to prevent heart attacks and related cardiovascular events, you may need to go back to school. Several new studies suggest the risks associated with taking aspirin on a daily basis may outweigh the benefits. The first study, published in 

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Vitamins for healthy aging

By Editorial Staff Frailty is a major health issue with age. Seniors who are frail are more likely to suffer falls, break bones and become debilitated, losing independence and often accelerating the decline already occurring with age. Fortunately, seniors can reduce their risk of frailty and the consequences with sound nutrition, suggests research, specifically 

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More Exercise = Better Grades?

By Editorial Staff With elections right around the corner, education is front and center as one of the perennial issues on the minds of voters nationwide. After all, whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat or any other political affiliation, if you’re a parent, one thing is certain: You want your children to have the 

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Breastfeeding could save your life

By Editorial Staff eyond providing an infant with ideal nutrition to grow, breastfeeding provides numerous other health benefits to the child including a reduced risk of asthma and allergies, a stronger immune system, and even higher IQ scores in later childhood. Breastfeeding also benefits the mother, helping lose pregnancy weight, lowering the risk of 

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The right amount of sleep for a healthy heart

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth Sleeping fewer or more than seven hours a night? We don’t just mean what time you hit the sheets and what time you rise and shine; we mean overall hours spent sleeping, not tossing and turning. If you’re consistently getting fewer or more than seven hours, you could be making your 

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The Cholesterol that kills

By Editorial Staff Want to avoid dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease? One way is to keep your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the safe range. What’s the problem with LDL? It’s known as the “bad” cholesterol, and it gets that moniker because unlike the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) variety, LDL cholesterol can build up on 

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OFWs hit by HIV up 14%

Returning migrant workers who believe they engaged in high-risk sexual behavior in the past urged to get themselves voluntarily tested A total of 451 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were newly diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from January to June this year, up 14.4 percent compared to the 394 listed in the same six-month 

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Health system fails to provide quality care for seniors

By Ruta Valaitis and Maureen Markle-Reid It’s clear the status quo isn’t meeting the needs of our aging population. So what can be done? Despite having diabetes and arthritis, Verne was a thriving independent 72-year-old who lived at home with his wife when he had a stroke. He had excellent emergency care in the 

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What’s in your child’s lunchbox?

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth Another school year means another chance to send your child off to class with a lunchbox filled with nutritious, concentration-maximizing food. Unfortunately, that’s frequently a chance not taken, particularly with the proliferation of ready-to-go, packaged snacks and so-called “meals” that don’t pass the test in terms of balanced nutrition. Let’s change 

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You don’t want to break a bone when you’re old

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth Hip fractures are well-established as a leading cause of disability and loss of independence in the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the likelihood of suffering a hip fracture increase with age, and more than 300,000 U.S. adults ages 65 and older are hospitalized for hip 

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