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Quick Tips to Lower Sodium Intake

Did you know that nine out of 10 Americans eat more sodium (salt) than they need? Too much sodium in your diet can lead to high blood pressure. It can also raise your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Eating less sodium can help lower your blood pressure …

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Factors That May Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

There is no way to know for sure if you will get ovarian cancer. Most women get it without being at high risk. However, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several factors may increase a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer. If you: Are middle-aged or older.Have close …

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The 4 Types of Exercise

Exercise and physical activity fall into four basic categories—endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Most people focus on one activity or type of exercise and believe they’re doing enough. But each type of exercise is different. Targeting all four types will give you more benefits and help reduce boredom and reduce …

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Women, Seafood and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Why is seafood good for women’s health?In addition to numerous other nutrients, seafood contains two important omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Many Americans do not get the recommended amount of Omega-3, which is about 1-3 grams per day, according to the American Heart Association. According …

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Bone Health and Breast Cancer

One of the last things you may think about when diagnosed with breast cancer is the health of your bones. You probably already know the importance of keeping your bones healthy throughout your life, but it becomes especially important after a breast cancer diagnosis. Why? Certain treatments, such as chemotherapy, can …

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Kathy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Pink Ribbon

I was diagnosed at age 42: triple negative breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy and four rounds of chemotherapy. Then 2011, I had reconstruction and a hysterectomy in a 10-hour surgery Nipple reconstruction failed four times and I even got MRSA. I gave up on nipple reconstruction or tattooing. Just …

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Are Your Food Portions Making You Obese?

Obesity in the United States is is common, serious, and costly. According to the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015-2016. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are …

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Losing Weight With Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper Health Benefits

Dieting is rarely an exciting experience. More often, it is a grueling exercise in monotonous self-discipline, a daily battle against the forces of pleasure. Adding to the misery is the blandness of the food you are expected to consume. While your higher brain may recognize that the quivering pile of …

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