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Diets: Which Is Better, Low Fat Or Low Carbohydrates?

Diets, so many of them. Which one do you choose? More importantly, which diet can successfully shed weight off you and keep it off– long term? Those are great questions and it seems that no one has the answer, since there are so many diets on the market.Indeed, new fad diets and diet books appear…

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Medicare Advantage Plans Increasing Member Benefits In 2020

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will be increasing their member benefits in 2020. The expanded benefits include expanded home meal deliveries, transportation, and home cleaning. The announcement was made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this week. CMS focused on adding benefits that are not typically considered health needs but that can…

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How to Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

Salmonella Outbreak in Raw Turkey Meat It’s that happy Thanksgiving time of year again and here are some safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who report that since November 5, 2018, a multi-state salmonella outbreak in raw turkey has occurred in 35 states and is currently under investigation. So far…

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New Virus Kills Both Cancer Cells and Cells Adjacent to the Tumor

While the immune system’s job is to protect the body from being attacked by cancer cells, nonetheless, healthy fibroblast cells surrounding the tumor actually get tricked into protecting the cancerous tumor from being destroyed by the immune system. Until now, no one has been able to find a way to destroy both the tumor and…

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Blue Light can Lower Blood Pressure

  Blue Light may Prevent Cardiovascular Events A new study shows that amazing blue light can safely lower blood pressure without any of the side effects of many pharmaceutical blood pressure lowering drugs and thus may be able to prevent cardiovascular events. The study was published in EAPC European Association of Preventive Cardiology November 1, 2018,…

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Diabetic? Go Vegan

November is National Diabetes Month November is National Diabetes Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that there are more than 30 million Americans with diabetes.  The majority of people have type 2 diabetes and their numbers are rising and increasing at an alarming rate, so much so, that some refer…

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