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Improve Cognitive Function With These Brain Exercises

…older brain is extremely flexible and can reroute and establish new connections when areas of the brain are damaged by age-related shrinkage, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, or head trauma. Exercises to Improve Cognitive Function You can improve cognitive function and reduce your risk of…

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Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

…tragedy is that up to 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented! Fortunately, there things you can do to reduce stroke risk. Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk 1. Lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is the single most significant risk factor for stroke. That’s because chronically elevated…

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Taking OTC Lipitor? Look for a Statin Alternative

…in the dark about the complications of these meds, which include liver toxicity, muscle aches, weakness, declining memory, blackout spells, and stroke to name just a few. Research Statin Alternatives * If the FDA does approve this ridiculous proposal, don’t head to your drugstore for a statin…

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How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

…taking the right nutritional supplements. Now it’s your turn: Have you or someone you know had a doctor recommend a carotid endarterectomy or the angioplasty procedure to prevent a stroke? You May Also Be Interested In: * Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk * Natural Treatment for Stroke Patients

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Benefits of Krill Oil

…story. Measured by the biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP), high levels of inflammation over a long period of time are linked with heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and other serious conditions. Research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that when…

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

…kidney failure, and amputations in this country. People living with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. Diabetes is also a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence) and dementia. Unfortunately,…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…having a stroke. The reason is because of cocoa, the primary ingredient in chocolate, contains flavonoids which act as antioxidants in the body. These flavonoids help to keep “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidizing, which can contribute to stroke risk in women. But reduced stroke risk in…

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…people who’ve had a heart attack, stroke, or TIA (“mini-stroke”), low-dose aspirin (81 mg per day) reduces the likelihood of a repeat cardiac event. 2. Regular use of low-dose aspirin lowers risk of a first heart attack in men and stroke in women (except those with diabetes,…

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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…disease. So, keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is one more thing you can do to promote healthy arteries and stave off heart attack and stroke. While brushing is important, flossing is even more critical. A study presented at an American Heart Association conference looked at 300 patients…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

Stroke Risk in Women. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that another heart-healthy benefit of dark chocolate is stroke prevention in women. Researchers found the women with the highest chocolate consumption were 20 percent less likely to suffer a stroke.

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…your blood sugar. In fact, here are five holiday indulgences you can enjoy, guilt-free… 1. Dark chocolate, eaten in moderation, reduces your stroke and heart disease risk, helps you lose weight, and improves cognitive function, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity. The biggest health…

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3 Things to Consider About Medical Tourism

…* Immediate treatment. Sure, you’d be on a plane for upwards of 10 hours and away from home for days to weeks, but that knee replacement, stroke rehab program, multiple sclerosis treatment, or stem cell procedure, can be done immediately, rather than months down the road. This is particularly…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

…* Memory disturbances * Difficulty concentrating Of even greater concern, hypothyroidism can contribute to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and osteoporosis. If you have any of the symptoms listed above for low thyroid function, are following a weight loss program that includes a healthy…

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Diabetes is a Silent Killer

…kidney failure, and amputations in this country, or that people with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar metabolism. Nor do they recognize that diabetes is a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence)…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…or heart muscle. To prevent a magnesium deficiency, you need 800 mg to 1,000 mg per day. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a secret for keeping your heart healthy and preventing heart disease? You May Also Be Interested in * How NOT to Prevent a Stroke * Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…What they found is that people who ate the most chocolate reduced their coronary heart disease risk factors by 37 percent and decreased stroke risk by 29 percent, compared to those who ate the least amount of chocolate. How Chocolate Reduces Risk of Coronary Artery Disease The researchers…

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New Statin Drug Guidelines Are Bad for Patients

…“require” a statin drug. Heck, you don’t even need to have heart disease. Diabetes and other risk factors for heart attack and stroke are enough to “qualify” you for a lifetime of dependency on moderate-to-high doses of these expensive statin medications, which cost…

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Let's Get the Word Out About Diabetes and Heart Disease

…significantly raises heart disease risk. In fact, people with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease or suffer a stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. So, what are doctors doing about this epidemic? They’re wearing out their prescription pads with…

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