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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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Omicron: Why You Shouldn’t Panic

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Coronavirus by INH Research0 Comments

By now you’ve seen the alarming news reports about a new coronavirus variant that is spreading around the world.

One British official called it a “monster variant.”[i]

Travel bans have been put in place in an effort to slow it down. But they won’t stop it.

If the variant has not already reached U.S. shores, it will soon.

It was first identified in South Africa.… Read More

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Using the Internet Boosts Retirees’ Brain Function

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health by INH Research0 Comments

The internet comes under a lot of fire these days for causing all sorts of social ills, but a new study shows that it may be your brain’s best friend after you retire.i 

Researchers in Europe found that people who regularly use the internet after they quit working score significantly higher on memory tests. Women, in particular, were found to benefit mentally by using the internet, the study found. Read More

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Ate Too Much on Thanksgiving? Here’s Good News 

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

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