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Fifteen Minutes of Exercise is All You Need

The CDC and WHO recommend that adults get 30 minutes of exercise five days a week to stay physically fit. Since many people don’t exercise that much, researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Taiwan conducted a study to determine whether less exercise was still helpful. They asked over 400,000 Taiwanese adults how much […]

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An Ounce of Prevention Can Save Your Life and Rescue Our Failing Healthcare System

We are as much to blame about the poor state of our healthcare system as any health provider, pharmaceutical or device manufacturer. We want an instant cure to whatever ails us without putting much effort into staying healthy and making sure we get the right care. Do you realize that about one-third of all deaths are […]

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Diabetes Shortens Your Life By Six Years

Diabetes is one of the “silent” diseases because it doesn’t show any symptoms until you have a heart attack or stroke. A study released last week presented evidence that a 50-year-old with diabetes dies six years sooner than someone without the disease. The analysis used pooled medical information for 820,900 people from nearly 100 studies done mostly […]

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Prevention of Death By Dual Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccination In The Elderly

I’ve spoken often about the importance of seniors being vaccinated against flu and pneumonia. We’ve discussed that cost should not be an issue given that vaccinations are now covered in their entirety thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACT). However, there are still many seniors (some reports say 30%) for whatever reason who do not […]

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The Big Picture Should Be To Increase Our Health As A Nation

There is no doubt that if you have the money or good health insurance and know where to go, America is the place to be treated for medical conditions. This isn’t the problem; the problem lies in our overall health as a nation. One way this is measure is by our moratility rate which ranks low among other industrialized nations.  There are […]

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