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Ten Ways Weight Loss Can Improve Your Health

Ten Ways Weight Loss Can Improve Your Health

Need a little extra motivation to get your diet in line? Consider these weight loss benefits. Have you gained a few extra pounds here and there? Being overweight is a serious health risk. Forget about your appearance – it's time …

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Stop the Excuses: 5 Reasons to Exercise

Stop the Excuses: 5 Reasons to Exercise

There are many good reasons to exercise. Reminding yourself of what they are can work wonders on your motivation.   There is always a good reason why you should skip exercising on a particular day. Life can get busy with …

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Who’s a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Who’s a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Did you know that around 97 million Americans are considered obese and morbidly obese? Obesity occurs when the body accumulates fat that is disproportionate to healthy standards. Being obese can lead to major health problems such as diabetes and heart …

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Check Those Labels: Food Additives You Can Do Without

Check Those Labels: Food Additives You Can Do Without

For years food additives have been used to preserve the shelf life of foods, as well as enhance flavors. While these food additives are legal and used in hundreds of food items, there are many that you should generally avoid when …

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What Can Cause Blood Clots?

What Can Cause Blood Clots?

Blood clots in the veins and arteries can be caused by a number of factors. While sometimes clotting can be beneficial in the stopping of excessive bleeding, other times clotting itself can be quite dangerous. Knowing what causes blood clots …

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Risk Factors for Stroke

Risk Factors for Stroke

Heart disease and stroke are the top causes of death each year. There are risk factors for stroke that we can’t change, including a person’s age, heredity, sex and having previously suffered a heart attack or mini-stroke. Stroke is more …

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