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  • Enjoying Nature May Give Your Brain a Break

    We live in a hectic world. The constant demands of technology and life's many responsibilities can become overwhelming. Looking for a much-needed reprieve? Visit Mother Nature. Ongoing research suggests that the natural world may benefit your brain.

  • No Time for Exercise? An Active Lifestyle May Be the Solution

    Life can certainly be hectic. So much so, that many of us can't seem to fit in exercise. As a result, we're missing out on some valuable health benefits, such as a stronger heart. Fortunately, recent research suggests simply moving more every day may be the solution.

  • Say 'No' to Foodborne Illness

    You probably wouldn't consider a fresh spinach salad bad for your health. After all, spinach is packed with nutrients like fiber and potassium. But a recent government report found that such leafy green vegetables are the most common culprits of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. Don't toss out that salad just yet, though. You can do a lot to prevent food poisoning.

  • 4 Nutrients for a Healthy Colon

    Mom's chicken soup, cheese tamales, bread pudding - we all have our favorite foods. Unfortunately, what we like to eat isn't always good for our bodies. Consider colorectal cancer. Certain risk factors for the disease, such as being older than age 50 or having a family history, you can't avoid. But you may be able to keep your colon healthy by eating better. Try adding these four nutrients to your favorites list.

  • Women and Heart Disease: Sometimes a Difficult Diagnosis

    Heart disease trumps all other diseases, including cancer, as the number one cause of death for American women. Partly, that's because women may suffer from less recognized heart attack symptoms. The condition may also affect a woman's body differently, making it harder to diagnose. Read on to learn more about the dangers of heart disease.

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