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Don’t Let Your Doctor Give You This Routine Heart Test

In All Health Watch, General Health, Heart Disease by INH Research0 Comments

There is a simple heart test that doctors often give as part of routine physicals. 

It’s cheap, painless, and easy. It takes just a couple minutes. 

But this screening actually does more harm than good in most patients. And you should avoid it unless you have symptoms. 

It’s called an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG for short). 

The doctor or a nurse puts electrodes on your arms, chest, and legs to record your heart’s electrical activity. Read More

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Ate Too Much on Thanksgiving? Here’s Good News 

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Ate Too Much on Thanksgiving? Here’s Good News 

If you want to live a long life, you should worry less about your weight and more about staying active.  

That’s the message of a major new study that found that exercise is far more important for longevity than losing weight.i 

We’ve been told over and over that maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to living a long life.Read More

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Never Do This to Your Turkey

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, General Health by INH Research0 Comments

It seems to make sense to wash foods before you cook or eat them. After all, it’s important to get rid of any pesticides or germs lurking on the surfaces. 

And this seems like it would especially apply to turkey and other poultry because they are notorious sources of food poisoning.i 

No less an authority than the late Julia Child said you should always wash poultry before cooking it.Read More

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The Myth of “No Pain, No Gain”

In All Health Watch, Fitness and Exercise, General Health by INH Research0 Comments

It’s long been conventional wisdom in the world of fitness that you can’t get into good physical shape without some suffering. 

Thus, the well-worn expression: “No pain, no gain.” 

This phrase became popular in the early 1980s when Jane Fonda started using it in her big-selling aerobic workout videos. She would also urge viewers to “feel the burn.”i   

But should we judge the effectiveness of our workouts by how much pain and soreness we feel?Read More

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COVID: This Simple Device Can Be a Pandemic Lifesaver

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COVID: This Simple Device Can Be a Pandemic Lifesaver 

Early in the pandemic, way back in May of 2020, we recommended that you purchase a pulse oximeter. At the time, most people hadn’t heard of this device. 

It’s a small handheld instrument that clips to the tip of a finger. It measures how much oxygen is in your blood. If you come down with COVID, it can give you a lifesaving warning that your oxygen level is low and you need to get to the hospital. Read More

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The Surgery Danger Doctors Won’t Talk About

In All Health Watch, General Health by INH Research0 Comments

As we age, we face an increasing possibility of having surgery. 

More than half of all surgeries (53%) are performed on people over 65.i 

Heart disease, cancer, fractured bones, and any number of other medical conditions might force us under a surgeon’s knife. 

There is one surgical complication that seniors need to worry about more than any other. And it’s something that doctors rarely mention to patients.Read More