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Top Health Concerns in America

Even with Obamacare, the ever-rising costs of health insurance is a top concern for many Americans. Family plans with no deductible have an average premium of about $12,000 a year, and plans with an annual deductible have an average premium of $5,000 each year. According to a recent article by Motley Fool, CEO Mark Bertolini…

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How Eating Breakfast Can Promote A Healthy Heart

You’ve always been told to eat breakfast, but you may have decided to ignore the advice because you’re not a fan of breakfast foods or don’t have the time to stop and eat in the morning. Regardless of how busy you are, it’s important not to skip breakfast so that you can improve your health. A…

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2 Large Meals A Day May Be More Beneficial for Type 2 Diabetics

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, most being type 2 diabetics. The ADA also reports that 85.2 percent of those with type 2 diabetes are either obese or overweight. With type 2 diabetes, the body is not able to make use of insulin properly. This is known as insulin…

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Most Men Do Not See a Doctor, but Should – Are You Putting Your Health at Jeopardy?

Men are notorious for not seeing the doctor on a regular basis. A recent survey conducted by Men’s Health Magazine shows that one-third of men in America do not visit the doctor for a checkup every year and 9 million men have not been to the doctor in the past five years. There are numerous reasons…

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Is Erectile Dysfunction a Sign of Heart Disease?

Erectile dysfunction is not only a sexual issue. Several men worry about erectile dysfunction, but the real cause for alarm is the potential for heart disease. Erectile dysfunction is the inability or difficulty in maintaining an erection. Erectile dysfunction results from a blockage and a hardening of the arteries within the penis, which prevents blood…

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Be Prepared – Why You Should Carry an Inhaler in Case of an Emergency

Asthma is a chronic medical condition that causes the airways to become inflamed and constricted. When an asthma attack occurs, less air reaches the lungs, and it is difficult to breathe. With an extreme asthma attack, death can occur if treatment isn’t rendered quickly. Every year, approximately 5,000 people die from an asthma attack in…

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What Are the Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where blood starts to clot deep in veins located in muscles of the human body. Typically, these veins are in the legs, but it is possible to have DVT occur in other areas of the body, including the arms and chest. The blood clot has the ability of…

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High Protein Intake Can Increase Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Specialists have long noted that certain people have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those people include middle-aged individuals, pregnant women, those with low cholesterol, people with high blood pressure, members of certain ethnic groups, and people who have a family history of the disease. Recent studies have shown definitive proof that people…

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How Smoking Cessation Can Help You Kick ED!

There are many good reasons to give up smoking including cardiovascular health, reduced risk of stroke and a reduction in the chances of lung cancer. One additional benefit that may influence the greatest number of male smokers is the growing positive link to ED, or erectile dysfunction. Multiple studies dealing with the problem of ED reveal…

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What Factors Can Worsen Angina?

Angina is a chest pain that occurs because of a decreased amount of oxygen to the heart. More than 10 million people in the United States and 2 million people in the U.K. suffer from this symptom. Angina usually acts as a prelude to a heart attack and other coronary conditions. The chest pain may…

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