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Foods to Eat and Avoid for a Good Night's Sleep

Feb 18, 2020

Have you ever experienced night after night lying in bed, trying to sleep, and counting the hours you’ll be able to rest if you could just fall asleep right then? You’re not alone — according to a National Sleep Foundation poll, more than 50% of respondents reported having one or multiple symptoms...

General Health & Wellness
Sleep Medicine
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How Heart Failure Patients Can Reduce Readmissions With Transitional Care

Feb 05, 2020

A heart failure diagnosis can be many things — overwhelming, frightening, or even confusing. As patients transition back into their daily lives, they might have questions about how to monitor their condition or what kind of diet or exercise regimen is right for them. While many people are...

Cardiovascular Care
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Puppy Love: Why Dog Owners Tend to Have Healthier Hearts

Feb 05, 2020

If you ask a dog lover what the best thing about their pet is, you’ll probably hear about their dog’s loyalty, goofy personality, or general cuteness. However, dogs have a lesser-known power: they can help improve your cardiovascular health. We all know dogs can easily steal our hearts, but here...

Cardiovascular Care
General Health & Wellness
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This Minimally Invasive Technique Can Repair Your Heart in 30 Minutes

Feb 05, 2020

When most people think about heart procedures, they often picture open-heart surgery. However, doctors can repair many common cardiovascular concerns with a single small incision. This is all possible through the power of the catheter, a thin tube that can thread through arteries in the leg, arm,...

Cardiovascular Care
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6 Healthy Valentine's Day Treats You’ll Fall in Love With

Jan 30, 2020

When you think of Valentine’s Day, you probably picture boxes of chocolates and brightly colored conversation hearts. While delicious, the usual Valentine’s fare is less than nutritious, but don’t let that put a damper on your lovey-dovey mood. These tasty treats would make even Cupid jealous, and...

Children's Health
Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
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Is It Possible to Reverse Heart Disease?

Jan 27, 2020

When people get the flu, they go to their doctor for tools to help them heal and get rid of the illness — but can a similar process reverse chronic conditions like heart disease? Many wonder whether there are steps you can take to get rid of this condition, or if the only option is to manage the...

Cardiovascular Care
Diet & Fitness
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Is Inflammation the Source of Your Stomach Pain?

Jan 06, 2020

If you’ve ever experienced a paper cut, you might have noticed that the surrounding skin turned warm and red. This is a natural response from your immune system, which sends a rush of blood to the area to deliver healing white blood cells. The same thing occurs when a sprained ankle swells or strep...

Digestive Health
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Is Thyroid Disease Behind Your Mood Swings?

Dec 12, 2019

According to the American Thyroid Association, approximately 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition, and about 60% of this group don’t even know they have one. Thyroid disorders can affect how hot or cold you feel and cause your weight to fluctuate, but they can also alter your mood. In fact...

Thyroid
General Health & Wellness
A woman stretches outside before her winter workout.

3 Reasons You Should Exercise in the Winter Chill

Dec 11, 2019

As the temperature drops and the wind picks up, it can be tempting to take your run to the treadmill or even just curl up at home under a warm blanket. Don’t let the chilly air give you cold feet when it comes to your routine, though — exercising in the cold has some great benefits! Here are just a...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
General Health & Wellness
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3 Weight Loss Tricks Backed by Science

Dec 10, 2019

When it comes to losing weight, everyone knows the age-old advice of eating more fruits and veggies, skipping processed foods, and exercising more frequently. But did you know that drinking caffeine or eating pickled foods can help you drop the pounds, too? Here are some unexpected ways to get your...

Weight Loss
Diet & Fitness