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Watch Out: If you like diet drinks

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A study just published in the journal, Circulation, is worrisome news for anyone who loves their diet drinks. In this study of over 80,000 post-menopausal women, regular consumption of diet drinks (defined as 2 or more diet drinks a day) was linked to a significantly increased risk of strokes. Why? Could be something in the […]

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Prevention always trumps treatment

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Since this is being posted at the start of a new year, when many people have likely resolved to make some healthy changes to their lives, I think it may also be a good time to point out that according to many good studies and surveys, many chronic illnesses that are generally thought of as […]

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So should you get a shingles vaccine?

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The debate about shingles vaccines has just been re-ignited with a study that compared 23,000 people who got shingles with 23,000 who didn’t. And the study concluded that those people who did get shingles were significantly more likely to develop a stroke, heart attack, or another heart problem. This risk was highest for the first […]