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What Protects the Heart May Also Ward Off Kidney Stones
Monday, May 23, 2011
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The same lifestyle factors that are linked to healthy hearts and bones can also keep painful kidney stones at bay, a series of new studies suggests.
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FDA to Pull Diabetes Drug Avandia From Pharmacy Shelves
Monday, May 23, 2011
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that the controversial diabetes drug Avandia will no longer be sold at retail pharmacies beginning this November, due to the cardiovascular risks it poses to patients.
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What's Good for Your Heart Is Good for Your Brain
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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Some simple precautions and activities can help keep your mind sharp and your brain healthy throughout your life, an expert says.
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Diet-Exercise Combo Seems to Work Best for Obese Seniors
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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A combination of diet and exercise can help obese seniors lose weight and stay fit much better than either diet or exercise alone, researchers reported Wednesday.

The finding may sound obvious, but the lead author of the new study said it had not been proven previously in people over 65.

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Migraine Pain in Obese Patients
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Severely obese men and women who have bariatric surgery may shed more than just excess pounds: They may also reduce much of their pre-surgery risk for experiencing disabling migraines, researchers say.

The finding is based on the results of a small study of obese patients with a history of migraines. The patients went on to lose an average of roughly 66 pounds by the half-year point following either laparoscopic gastric banding surgery or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. And within that same timeframe, about half of the patients cut the frequency of their migraines in half or more.
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