Health News
The Benefits of Chocolate
Monday, February 07, 2011
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner and gifts of chocolate may be coming your way! With all the recent publicity surrounding the benefits of chocolate, you may be wondering: is chocolate actually good for you or more of a no-no food?

Healthy chocolate sounds like everyone's "dream-come-true" food, but it has definitely not gained the status of "health food" yet! Still, chocolate's reputation – especially dark chocolate – has risen in recent years and a growing number of studies suggest it can be heart-healthy.
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Heart Attacks More Common in Winter
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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You probably know from experience that winter brings a surge in colds and flu. But did you know winter is also the season for heart attacks?

Frigid air causes blood vessels to constrict as the body tries to prevent heat loss, said Dr. Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
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Butter vs. Margarine: Which is Better for Your Heart Health?
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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Sorting through the spreads in the supermarket can be quite confusing! They all sound healthy, don’t they? Many labels list ingredients like yogurt, olive oil, canola oil, and omega-3 fats. Unfortunately, they often contain too little of these ingredients to make a positive difference. Before you give up and resort back to old-fashioned butter, learn why margarine is the best choice – as long as you choose the right type of margarine.
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Winter Safety - Keep Healthy During the Cold Winter Months
Tuesday, January 04, 2011

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Winter’s here, and with it comes a season of distinctive beauty – and of some distinctive health risks. But it’s easy to keep safe — and stay fit — during the cold months. By following a few practical tips, you can enjoy a healthy winter season, no matter how much white stuff piles up outside.

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Small Steps Add Up to Big Changes
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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For the New Year millions of Americans resolve that they'll exercise and eat healthier. So, why by the end of January are so many of those resolutions broken?

New research may shed some light on the problem.

It's not that people don't know that exercise is good for them and can improve their self-image. Obese and overweight people, in fact, are even stronger believers in the importance of exercise than those of normal weight, according to a survey of more than 1,500 men and women conducted by George Washington University Medical Center. But many overweight and obese people loathe the idea of huffing and puffing in front of younger, thinner gym-goers, the poll found.

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