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Be Stroke Savvy
Forget "Time is Money"—During a Stroke, "Time is Brain"

A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery, or a blood vessel breaks in the area of the brain, causing damage to brain cells. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the brain starts to die.

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Laughter Can Boost Your Heart

A Frenchman walks into a bar with a duck on his head.  The bartender says, “Where’d you get that?” and the duck says, “In France. They’ve got millions of ‘em.”

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Liquid Energy: Instantly Boost Your Health

Hydration is valuable. Good hydration is central to your most basic physiological functions, including regulating blood pressure, body temperature, and digestion.

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Can You Prevent Cancer?

Cancer is not totally outside your control. Although genetic factors may cause cancer, inherited genes are responsible for a fraction of cancers.

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Get a Heart Healthy Quick Start With One Simple Slogan

Remember this simple slogan: Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8.

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Do You Know Your Numbers?

Some risk factors you can’t do anything about. But others you can treat, manage or control with the help of your healthcare provider. 

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A Beautiful Day (or The Psychology of Sugar Cravings)

Close your eyes. (You may need a friend to read to you.) Visualize a great day. You just had an excellent night’s sleep, the sun is shining, and you have incredible energy.

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Remember Play?

When you were a child, you played tag. You swam with friends until someone made you get out of the pool. You raced your sibling from the outfield to the concession stand, and competed in hopscotch and jump rope.

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Knowledge: The 1st Step in Preventing Pre-Diabetes

Prediabetes is a term that is used when you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. It means that your blood sugar is higher than it should be. Most people who get type 2 diabetes have prediabetes first.

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Trans Fat is Still Hiding in Your Snacks

Eating trans fat can take years off of your life. And you may be eating it in chips, crackers, and baked goods and not even know it.

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Lose Weight, Save Your Wallet

Many Americans are carrying around some excess pounds. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, 66% of U.S. adults are overweight or obese (61.6% of women and 70.5% of men).

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Study Shows Dangerous Mixing of Medications Common

A study published in 2008 by researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center found that nearly 1 in 25 Americans over age 57 are potentially at risk for a harmful interaction of medications.

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