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What should childhood cancer survivors do to give themselves a better chance

2014-07-29 20:28
Adhering to a healthy active lifestyle

There have been dramatic advances in the treatment of many childhood cancers which often makes long term survival and even cures possible. But in order to give themselves a better chance at having a healthy heart later in life survivors of childhood cancer should always remember to adhere to a healthy lifestyle.

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A new study shows no heart health benefit from drinking alcohol

2014-07-11 11:18
Drinking alcohol

Over the years there has been a great deal of enthusiasm among people who enjoy drinking alcohol about reports saying drinking in light to moderate amounts had been found to be good for your cardiovascular health. However, new research shows that drinking even light or moderate amounts of alcohol has no benefits for heart health.

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A tomato pill may help improve heart health

2014-06-13 08:37
Delicious, nutritious tomatoes

There has been a great deal of interest in the positive health value of tomatoes. Most of the interest has centered around the apparent association between eating tomatoes and a decreased incidence of various types of cancer. It is believed a substance called lycopene in tomatoes is responsible for this beneficial health effect. New research has found this substance also promotes the health of your blood vessels which is good for your cardiovascular health.

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Feeding kids veggies early and often is best: 4 patterns

2014-06-09 23:43
Popeye

Eating a lot of vegetables has been shown to really be beneficial for the healthy growth and development of kids. Yet, it is often difficult to get kids to develop a taste for vegetables. It appears from research that starting kids off on vegetables early in life and feeding them vegetables often is the best approach to helping to avoid problems with a desire to eat vegetables as they are growing up.

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Who should take aspirin for heart attack and stroke prevention?

2014-05-10 09:17
A simple test could determine who would benefit from an aspirin a day for heart protection

A new study review from the Minneapolis Heart Institute suggests aspirin could be good prevention for heart attack and stroke, but not for everyone. The side effects of aspirin can cause more harm than good, making it important to understand when aspirin is good therapy and when it might be detrimental. Coronary artery calcium (CAC) could be a good indicator of who might benefit from an aspirin a day for cardiovascular protection.

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