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Don’t Let Insomnia Wreck Your Heart

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

You toss and turn at night knowing exactly what you’ll be facing when the sun comes up… A day of fatigue, grumpiness, and poor productivity. It’ll be a struggle to get through the day. 

And then when it’s all over, you’ll try again, hoping that sleep will come the next night.

It might.

Or it might not. 

This pattern is so frustrating.

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Breathing the Air in 6 U.S. Cities Is Like Smoking a Pack a Day

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Lung Cancer by Garry Messick0 Comments

Even if you’ve never lit a cigarette in your life, your lungs may be as badly damaged as someone who has smoked a pack a day for 29 years.

That’s the chilling finding of a new study that analyzed the long-term effects of breathing the polluted air of six major U.S. cities.

Researchers looked at more than 7,000 people from 2000 to 2018.

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The Best Exercise to Stop Hardening of the Arteries

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) may be the most common serious disease you’ve never heard of. About 10% of Americans have it.[1] 

PAD causes artery blockages in the legs. This can lead to severe leg pain.

But even worse, having PAD means you have about a 50% chance of also having heart disease.

Doctors typically recommend that PAD patients walk every day.

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The Surprising Cause of Your Allergies

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

More people have allergies than ever before.

More people are taking heartburn drugs than ever before.[1]

A new study shows it’s not a coincidence. 

Researchers from Austria’s Medical University of Vienna looked at health insurance data from more than 8 million people.

They found that patients who took stomach-acid inhibitors had a surge in anti-allergy prescriptions. They were twice as likely to need allergy medication.

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10 High-Fat Foods You Should Be Eating

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick1 Comment

For decades, mainstream doctors told us that fat was a four-letter word.

They warned that that eating high-fat foods was the fastest way to obesity and a heart attack.[1] 

Starting in the 1950s, they advised us to cut out eggs, butter, meat, nuts, and other fatty foods and replace them with low-fat diet foods.

The result?

Obesity soared to record highs in the U.S.

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Think Twice Before Taking Daily Aspirin

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Daily aspirin does more harm than good in most people.

That’s the blunt message from Harvard doctors after a major new review. Some 29 million Americans take daily aspirin for heart health. But for the vast majority, aspirin is more likely to cause internal bleeding that leads to a stroke than it is to prevent a heart attack, the authors concluded.

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