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Seven Steps to Health
Seven Steps to Health

Protect yourself and your family. By knowing and acting on these Seven Steps to Health, you can help prevent cancer: 1. Choose to be a non-smoker and avoid second-hand smoke. 2. Choose a variety of lower-fat, high fibre foods. Maintain a healthy body weight and limit your alcohol intake. 3. Protect yourself and your family […]

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Pamper Yourself for Better Health
Pamper Yourself for Better Health

Can a bubble bath reduce your risk of heart disease? Could a manicure ease your asthma symptoms or a soothing massage prevent your next cold? Simple, stress-reducing activities could have a positive impact on your health. Doctors have long known that stress plays a large role in the health and well being of all of […]

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Fats: For Your Health
Fats: For Your Health

The body needs a certain amount of fat in the diet. It stores fat to serve as a quick energy source and to protect important organs. However, all fats and oils are high in calories. Fats provide 9 calories for each gram contained in food, while protein and carbohydrates each provide only 4 calories. While […]

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Laugh a little: It’s good for your health
Laugh a little: It’s good for your health

Had a good laugh recently? Need one? Stressful days can invite comic relief. Doctors realize that laughter can enhance physical and mental health. Now it seems even looking forward to laughter can be good for you. WebMD reports that Lee Berk, MD, a University of California Irvine medical professor, and his associates have for years […]

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Focus on Colon Health
Focus on Colon Health

More than half of North Americans over 50 will, at some time in their life, suffer from the colon condition known as diverticulosis. Jean, 58, a wife, mother and grandmother decided that after three days of fever and excruciating pain in her stomach that enough was enough. As much as she hated going to the […]

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Total Heart Health for Women
Total Heart Health for Women

The human heart is made up of muscle tissue and is hollow so it can serve as a temporary reservoir for blood. The heart’s function over your lifetime is to keep your blood circulating through the arteries, veins, and capillaries of your body. If you achieve normal life expectancy, your heart will beat about 3.5 […]

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Forgiveness Can Be Good for Your Health
Forgiveness Can Be Good for Your Health

Got lingering anger, stress or high blood pressure? You may need to forgive someone (or to be forgiven yourself). That’s the conclusion of an increasing number of social scientists. Religion has long held that forgiveness is an important component of a fruitful life. A recent Christianity Today article outlined secular research that also supports its […]

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Protect Heart Health In Middle Age
Protect Heart Health In Middle Age

Cardio respiratory fitness in early adulthood significantly decreases the chance of developing high blood pressure and diabetes — both major risk factors for heart disease and stroke — in middle age, according to a new study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.  Fitness also […]

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Giving Can Improve Your Health; Science Says So
Giving Can Improve Your Health; Science Says So

Want happiness and fulfillment in life? Then practice giving, advises an influential medical professor. “It really is good to be good,” claims Stephen Post, Ph.D., professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. “Science says it is so.” Post and coauthor Jill Neimark present evidence in their recent book, Why Good Things Happen to […]

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