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Surprising cause of blood clots and irregular heartbeats

heart, heart problemsWe can’t survive without the heart, but that doesn’t mean we know everything about how it works. New research has uncovered a surprising cause for heart problems like blood clots and irregular heartbeats: Air pollution.

Dirty air already has been established as a cause behind heart problems. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada says that heart attacks, … Read More

5 easy ways to protect yourself from heatstroke this summer

heart, illness, prevention, heart, illness, preventionSunny summer days are great, but all that heat can make you sick if you aren’t smart about protection and prevention.

There were more than 7,200 heat-related deaths in the United States between 1999 and 2009, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heat can warm the bones, but it’s also a potential danger…. Read More

When you’re afraid your memory is declining…

brain, dementiaA sunny outlook on life doesn’t just brighten your day in the present – it could also help protect your brain from dementia in the future.

Dementia is a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to affect one’s daily life. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than five million Americans … Read More

Relief from pain and swelling with this tropical fruit…

HEALTH BENEFITS, HEALTHY FOODPineapple already has so much going for it. It’s delicious, of course, and inherently summery. A cooling treat on a hot day and a nice change of pace from apples and oranges.

But did you know that this healthy food also has impressive health benefits?

Here are the Top 5 reasons to add this healthy food to your … Read More

What my son just doesn’t understand

fast foodWhen it comes to packing my son, Quinton’s, lunch box, I’m an all-star. No ready-made Lunchables. I’ve got three types of raw vegetables, often with dip on the side, a sandwich with nitrate-free ham and lettuce, or nut butter (no peanuts, of course), organic applesauce, sunflower seeds. Gold star!

He’s just turned five and is a relatively good … Read More

Alert: 12 contaminated foods you need to know about

CONTAMINATED, DIET, FOOD, FRUITS AND VEGETABLESSummer is the perfect time to switch to sandals, unwind on a deck and indulge in those cooling, tasty treats. But did you know that it’s also the right time to think seriously about what you eat and drink?

That’s because the latest data by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture … Read More

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