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Want a Healthier Heart? A Daily Dose of Vitamin D Should Do the Trick

Researchers have found the sunshine vitamin plays a key role in heart health. (uduhunt/shutterstock)
Researchers have found the sunshine vitamin plays a key role in heart health. (uduhunt/shutterstock)

The old saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But a daily dose of vitamin D is really where it’s at when...

  • MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 05:  Aymara Marchante (L) and Wiktor Garcia sit with Maria Elena Santa Coloma, an insurance advisor with UniVista Insurance company, as they sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, before the February 15th deadline on February 5, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Numbers released by the government show that the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area has signed up 637,514 consumers so far since open enrollment began on Nov. 15, which is more than twice as many as the next large metropolitan area, Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Withdrawal of Major Insurers Contributes to Uneven Obamacare Coverage

    An estimated 20 million Americans have gained health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Barack Obama announced in March. But coverage options are... Read more

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    Inflammation–Depression Link Is Not to Be Sneezed At

    Have you ever had the flu, and along with the physical symptoms a temporary feeling of being low and fed up? Though most of us... Read more

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    A Pregnant Woman’s Immune Response Could Lead to Brain Disorders in Her Kids

    Pregnant women, like everyone, get sick. And like everyone else, their bodies try to fight infection and, importantly, keep it from reaching the growing fetus... Read more

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    Do Ice Cream and Cold Drinks Cool Us Down?

    All over the world summer is synonymous with water activities, cold beverages, and of course ice cream. While most of us agree ice cream and... Read more

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, employees clean the Genki Sushi conveyor belt restaurant chain in Aiea, Hawaii. U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests found hepatitis A in scallops from the Philippines, which have been identified as the likely source of a Hawaii outbreak of the virus. The Hawaii Department of Health announced Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, FDA laboratory test results of frozen Sea Port Bay Scallops. On Monday, health officials ordered Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai to close. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

    FDA Tests Confirm Hepatitis A in Scallops From Philippines

    HONOLULU—U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests found hepatitis A in scallops from the Philippines, which have been identified as the likely source of an outbreak... Read more

  • Employees clean the Genki Sushi conveyor belt restaurant chain Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, in Aiea, Hawaii. The Hawaii State Department of Health Sanitation said Tuesday that Genki Sushi is being ordered to close its 10 restaurants on Oahu and one on Kauai after state authorities identified its raw scallops as the probable source of a hepatitis A outbreak. The disease can cause fever, loss of appetite and other symptoms. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

    Hawaii’s Hepatitis-A Outbreak Is Among the Worst in Decades

    The Hawaii State Health Department ordered the immediate closure of nearly a dozen locations of the restaurant chain Genki Sushi on the islands of Oahu... Read more

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    Women Who Start Menstruation and Menopause Later More Likely to Live to 90

    The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. Currently estimated at 1.3 million, this... Read more

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    Investigating the Uniquely Human Biology Behind Zika Birth Defects

    Earlier this year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes severe birth defects, in particular microcephaly—a disorder characterized by... Read more

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    How Statins Degenerate Your Brain Health

    Tens of millions of people are taking drugs to lower their cholesterol levels. Most of those medications are in a drug class known as statins... Read more

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    Diet and Exercise Are Key to Reversing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, affecting an estimated 7–15 percent of women worldwide.  PCOS can... Read more

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    For Kids, a Late Bedtime Raises Obesity Risk, Study Finds

    Preschoolers who turn in late turn out to be heavier teens, concludes a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers from Ohio State... Read more

  • Drs. Anthony J. Filiano (L), and Jonathan Kipnis (R) of the UVA  Department of Neuroscience recently made a startling discovery about the immune system. (Photo courtesy of University of Virginia Medical School)

    Immune System Controls Social Behavior, Study Finds

    Your immune system protects you from disease. New research finds that it may even control your behavior. A study published on July 13 in the journal... Read more

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    7 Side Effects of Too Much Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar is a natural tonic. It has several health benefits that are supported by scientific studies in humans. However, people have also raised concerns about... Read more

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    Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal’?

    Reaching puberty is a rite of passage that we’ve all been through, but children nowadays are reaching it earlier than ever before — a trend... Read more

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    Fidgeting Feet May Keep Legs Healthy When Sitting

    Fidgeting while sitting can protect the arteries in legs and potentially help prevent arterial disease, new research shows. Previous research has shown that sitting for... Read more

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    Food Companies Are Changing, Thanks to the Informed American Consumer

    It’s no secret. America has a food problem. America also has a health problem. Are these two linked? Of course they are and here is the... Read more

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