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The Crucial Vital Sign Most Doctors Miss

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

Americans visit the doctor an average of three times a year. And during each visit, the doctor or a nurse typically takes vital signs. 

There are four standard vital signs: 

  1. Pulse rate 
  2. Respiration rate 
  3. Blood pressure  
  4. Body temperature. 

But new research makes the case that there should be a fifth. 

The Vital Sign Your Doctor Should Check, But Doesn’t 

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Drink Coffee for Healthier Skin

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health by INH Research0 Comments

By now you’ve heard about the wide-ranging health benefits of coffee drinking.  

The energy-boosting beverage is linked to lower risk of dementia, hearing loss, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and liver disease.  

Now, you can add another condition to the list… 

Coffee Benefits Are More than Skin Deep 

Nearly a quarter of us suffer from an ugly and disturbing skin condition as we get older.Read More

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Your Teeth May Be the Hidden Cause of Your High Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

If you walk into your doctor’s office and your blood pressure is high, chances are you’ll be told to eat less salt. And if your reading is higher than 130/80, it’s likely you’ll be prescribed a blood pressure drug. 

But a surprising study shows that hypertension in many people may be caused by a common dental problem. And in these patients, eating less salt and taking blood pressure drugs don’t work.Read More

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It’s Secretly Sabotaging Your Blood Sugar

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, General Health by INH Research0 Comments

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced recently that more Americans than ever have blood sugar issues.

More than half of American adults have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

It’s a full-blown epidemic.  

 

Since the 1950s, the incidence of diabetes has soared by more than 900% in the U.S.

If you have blood sugar issues, your doctor has likely advised you that obesity causes diabetes and that you should lose weight. Read More

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Many “Gluten-Free” Restaurant Foods Actually Contain Gluten

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

Think you’re on a gluten-free diet? 

If you eat at restaurants, you better think again. 

A major study finds that a third of so-called “gluten-free” restaurant foods actually contain the wheat protein.  

The research was conducted by Columbia University’s Celiac Disease Center. Armed with gluten sensors, more than 800 investigators went to restaurants around the country.

They looked for levels at or above 20 parts per million.Read More