The new stroke warning for those who drink

I have to admit it. I love wine, especially with dinner. Just one glass of course. For years research has told us that drinking wine is a heart-healthy habit. After all, wine is made from grapes which are packed with the antioxidant resveratrol which is known to be cardioprotective. However, there’s one big problem that’s…

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10+ factors that ensure graceful aging

I see the term “aging gracefully” being used quite often these days. It probably has different meanings for different people — but for me, aging gracefully is less about what’s on the outside and more about what’s on the inside. It means staying healthy, making sure my heart is in working order, my blood sugar…

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The new acetaminophen risk for diabetics

Do you reach for the Tylenol when you have a headache or your back is hurting? After almost 60 years of widespread use, Tylenol (acetaminophen), has become not only one of the most widely used pain relievers, it’s practically a staple in households across America. My house was no exception. That was until I learned…

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How to avoid this silent liver disease

If you spend any time on social media, especially Facebook, you’ve probably seen some swift and negative reactions to body shaming memes or posts. I’ve always detested bullying of any kind, but attacks on personal appearance because someone doesn’t fit a warped standard of beauty is just plain wrong. I recently had a conversation with…

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