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For a Healthier Heart, Try the Mediterranean Diet

A recent study explains that a so-called Mediterranean diet—specifically one high in extra-virgin olive oil—is a great way to keep your heart in good shape.

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4 Foods to Avoid if You Want a Healthy Heart, and 4 to Replace Them With

February is American Heart Month, and a number of celebrities have gotten in on the message—in particular, Allison Janney. Janney is now the spokesperson for Go Red for Women, a campaign by the American Heart Association aimed at spreading awareness that the number one killer of women (and men) is heart disease.

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My Number One Tip for Getting in Shape

I'm about a week and a half into the Dare to Lose Challenge over at Miramont Lifestyle Fitness; and I'll be honest, it's a huge challenge. This first leg of the journey has taught me one very important lesson, though...

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ShurFine Praline Pecan Ice Cream Recalled

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a voluntary recall of ShurFine Brand Creamery Select (Premium Ice Cream) Dulce de Leche in 1.75-quart containers because it may contain praline pecan ice cream.

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Breast Cancer Also Affects Men

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while all the pink we see on the players during NFL games in October mainly focuses our attention on how the disease affects women and what they can do about it, we should also keep in mind (or learn) that men, too, can contract breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 1,000 men will fall victim to the disease, which claims the life of at least one man every day.

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Monster energy Drinks Linked To 5 Deaths? – Do You Drink Energy Drinks? [POLL]

Some people guzzle energy drinks like they’re water and can’t get through a day without them, others can’t stand them and everyone else falls somewhere in between. However, if you drink Monster Energy drinks you might want to read this.

According to 9News, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports of five deaths and a non-fatal heart attack that claim to be linked to Monster Energy Drinks.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 7 Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when health care experts, cancer survivors and research supporters pull out all the stops to make everyone aware of the need for proper breast cancer screenings, better detection tools and more research aimed at finding a cure.

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Detergent Pods are dangerous for children because they look like candy.
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Kids STILL Mistaking Laundry Detergent Pods for Candy [VIDEO]

Back in May, my friend Shawn Patrick reported that pre-measured laundry detergent pods were being accidentally eaten by children who thought they were candy.  Unfortunately, this is still an issue today.

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Can Just Looking at ‘Food Porn’ Make You Gain Weight?

If you’ve ever sat down to watch something on the Food Network and suddenly gotten hungry, it wasn’t a coincidence. New research indicates looking at “food porn” — images of sumptuous edibles — actually does stimulate the appetite.

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Happy Napping Day – Where Is the Best Place to Nap? [POLL]

It's one of my favorite days, Napping Day! Do you get to nap very much? Most of us wish we could nap more I think. In the United States most of us are becoming more and more sleep deprived. Did you know that a short 20 to 30 minute nap can help us improve our mood, alertness and our performance, according to the Sleep Foundation?

So where is the best place for a nap?

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Foods That Help or Harm Your Sleep

Working this shift for the past thirty years has definitely messed with my sleep rhythms. I've had insomnia forever and have tried just about every type of techniques to get some good shut eye.

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Lung Cancer Is Officially No Longer Just a ‘Smoker’s Disease’ — Health Check

While most cases of lung cancer occur in smokers, nearly 20 percent of cases strike those who’ve never touched a cigarette. When it comes down to the facts, 32,000 nonsmoking Americans die from lung cancer every year — so many that experts say it’s time to stop calling it “the smoker’s disease.”

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