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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 womanโ€™s risk for ovarian cancer. If you: Are middle-aged or older.Have close …

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Women, Seafood and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Why is seafood good for womenโ€™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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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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Tips for Caregivers

AAccording to healthfinder.gov, approximately one in three Americans are caregivers. Most caregivers also have other jobs. On average, caregivers spend an average of 24 hours a week caring for a loved one. A caregiver is someone who helps a family member, neighbor or friend who is sick or has a disability. …

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How Much Fiber Do Women Need in Their Diets

According to the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fiber is an important part of an overall healthy eating plan and most women are not eating enough fiber. There are many good sources of fiber including fortified cereal, many whole-grain breads, fruits, (especially berries), beans, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and …

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6 Ways to Stop Overeating for Good

It can be hard to resist a second helping of dinner or a late night snack even though you know this type of overeating is keeping you from losing weight. You know you need to stop eating too much food, but willpower alone is often not enough. Thankfully there are …

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3 Fun Ways to Find Me-Time in a Busy World

“I just don’t have the time!” This has almost become a catchphrase today. We are all juggling a million things at once — family, career, finances, stress, anxiety – that the idea of having some alone-time just to relax by yourself can seem like an impossible dream. But finding me-time …

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