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Eating More Fish Can Improve Your Good Cholesterol

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March 26, 2014

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Heart Health, High Cholesterol, News

Eating More Fish Can Improve Your Good Cholesterol
Research has already shown that eating fish can provide numerous health benefits. Fish can help improve your cardiovascular health, and the Omega-3 is great for memory among other things. Most people who are watching out for calories know that fish provides a good low-cal meal option. Well, a new study… Read More
 

The Risk of Methotrexate on Pregnancies

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March 17, 2014

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Methotrexate, News, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Courtesy of Teza Harinaivo
Methotrexate is one of the more commonly used drugs for people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other rheumatic conditions. This medication was originally designed to treat cancer patients, so prescribed doses are low for RA patients. Unfortunately, methotrexate leads to a number of side effects that can be fairly… Read More
 

A New Study has Paleo Diet Advocates Up in Arms

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March 12, 2014

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A New Study has Paleo Diet Advocates Up in Arms
A recent study associated diets that are high in protein to an increased risk of cancer and early mortality in middle aged people. Since the release of this study, proponents of the paleo diet and other low-carb eating styles have labeled this research misleading and flawed. For the last 18… Read More
 

UF Researcher Receives Important Grant from Lupus Research Institute

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March 4, 2014

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Lupus, News

UF Researcher Receives Important Grant from Lupus Research Institute
A researcher at the University of Florida has long been intrigued by a peculiar phenomenon which occurs in patients diagnosed with lupus. She has found dead cells spread out through their bone marrow. They are disrupting the body’s ability to produce new red blood cells. Lijun Yang, M.D., is an… Read More
 

Debunking 5 High Cholesterol Misconceptions

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February 26, 2014

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High Cholesterol, News

Courtesy of Joselito Tagarao
HDL cholesterol is often referred to as “good” cholesterol for being associated with lower risk of heart disease. Unfortunately, more than one study in the last two years has suggested that this might not be the case. This type of news is sure raise a couple questions: Should I be… Read More
 

Do the New Hypertension Guidelines Set the Bar too Low?

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February 19, 2014

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Heart Health, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, News

Do the New Hypertension Guidelines Set the Bar too Low?
The guidelines for the Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure have been updated to provide more leniency when treating this medical condition in patients over 60 years old. These new guidelines will affect the treatment given to millions of people, but is it for the better? (Quick Fact:… Read More
 

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Heart Health this February

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February 12, 2014

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Heart Health, News

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Heart Health this February
February is American Heart Month, which means it’s time to talk about what you could be doing to improve your heart health. Organizations and communities around the country will be advocating healthier lifestyle habits and promoting understanding of heart disease. Some of you might be thinking that you already do… Read More
 

Eating More Yogurt Could Lower Your Risk for Diabetes

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February 6, 2014

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Diabetes, News

Eating More Yogurt Could Lower Your Risk for Diabetes
Fans of yogurt may just have another good reason to stock up on this creamy treat the next time they are at the grocery store. Now yogurt lovers can say they are fighting the onset of diabetes in addition to enjoying a delicious snack. That’s correct, a new clinical study… Read More
 

UAB Testing a Greener Approach to Breast Cancer Therapy

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January 25, 2014

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Alabama Clinical Trials, Breast Cancer, News

UAB Testing a Greener Approach to Breast Cancer Therapy
A team of researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) want to test a revolutionary new therapy for breast cancer survivors— gardening. The ongoing study, known as Harvest for Health, groups breast cancer survivors with a master gardener from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. “Having a garden may… Read More
 

Could High Cholesterol Be Bad for Your Brain?

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January 18, 2014

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High Cholesterol, News

Could High Cholesterol Be Bad for Your Brain?
If our last post on high interval training wasn’t clear enough, we are focused on keeping those cholesterol levels in check this year. Cholesterol is an essential substance within the body, but high levels of LDL cholesterol can be extremely detrimental for your long-term heart health. But there’s another reason… Read More
 
 
 

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