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    Seeing Red: How to Spot and Treat Rosacea

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    It often starts with easy blushing and flushing of your face. Over time, redness persists around the nose area before spreading to your cheeks and chin. Some people also experience outbreaks in the mid-forehead region. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, acne-like outbreaks and visible blood vessels in your face. It affects … Continued

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    Moving Target: How Much Weight Fluctuation is Normal?

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    Although many experts agree you shouldn’t weigh yourself daily, dieters often can’t resist checking in with the scale. “People are naturally curious so they want to see if yesterday’s effort or non effort impacts their bottom line – in this case, weight,” said Dr. Megan Johnson, a family medicine physician at Mon Health Wedgewood Primary … Continued

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    Eating Whole Grains Helps Fend Off Colon Cancer

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    Eating a few servings of whole grains every day is one of the best moves you can make to prevent colon cancer. Healthy diets rich in fiber have long been known to reduce the risk. But a comprehensive report that examined prevention studies worldwide presents new evidence about just how important fiber is. Three daily … Continued

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    Keeping Your Weight Down Can Help Keep Cancer at Bay

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    Maintaining a healthy weight and preventing type 2 diabetes is not only good for your heart, it also lowers your risk of cancer. Many people don’t know that excess body fat as well as diabetes contribute to certain cancers. A recent study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology found that obesity and diabetes account … Continued

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    Heart Disease Patients Who Become Depressed May Double their Risk of Early Death

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    After a heart attack or heart surgery, it’s common to go through a period of sadness or grief. These feelings are natural, as you face physical challenges and fears about your future, said Dr. Richard Smith, a cardiologist at Mon Health Heart & Vascular Center. “The American Heart Association has found that as many as … Continued

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    Here’s When You’re Most Likely to Have a Heart Attack

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    Your risk of heart attack is based on many well-known factors – eating habits, obesity, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol and family history. But there are also lesser-known factors. Did you know that risk of heart attack is higher at certain times of day, certain times of year and in certain stressful situations? Research has linked … Continued

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    Serving vs. Portion Size: Not Knowing the Difference Can Add Up

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    For those looking to cut back on calories, look no farther than your plate. Experts agree that it’s not just the food choices we make, but also the portion or the amount of the foods being consumed that can cause weight gain. In fact, according to The American Diet by Dr. Stephan Guyenet, Americans consume … Continued

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    Are You At Risk for AFib?

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    The risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm problem, goes up substantially in older adults – especially if you have health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease. But too often “AFib” is undiagnosed. A recent study showed about 1 in 3 people had the disorder but didn’t know it, … Continued

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    10 Easy-to-Miss Signs That You Have Diabetes

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    If you’re feeling tired, thirsty or using the bathroom more often than normal you may be among the 30 million people in the United States who have diabetes, and 1 in 4 of them don’t know they have it. “Diabetes symptoms are often difficult to detect so people really need to know their risk factors … Continued

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    What That Irregular Heartbeat Means

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    It’s not unusual to feel your heart flutter, race or skip a beat from time to time. These palpitations can be startling, but most often they’re harmless. Palpitations can be brought on by external factors such as stress or caffeine. But sometimes they indicate an underlying problem with your heart’s electrical system. “Some adults develop … Continued