5 Surprising Ways Stress Messes With Your Health

October 24th, 2014 No comments

More than 40 percent of adults say their stress level has increased over the past five years. (C.J. Burton/Corbis) Most people get that stress contributes to the most common —and most threatening —health problems, including biggies such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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The Truth About Women and Alcoholism

October 24th, 2014 No comments

Photo by By Gabrielle Glaser for The Daily Beast When Elizabeth Peña died last week, her family said she died after a brief illness. We now know that the Cuban-American actress’s untimely demise was the result of cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol abuse, in addition to acute gastrointestinal bleeding, cardiopulmonary arrest, and cardiogenic shock.

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5 “Health” Foods That Are Worse Than a Donut

October 24th, 2014 No comments

The American supermarket is like a Halloween parade in reverse. To go trick or treating, neighborhood kids dress up as goblins and try to take sugar out of your hands. But at the supermarket, gruesome creatures dress up as kindly benefactors and try to put sugar into your hands. At Eat This, Not That! , we’re pulling the mask off of seemingly healthy products seemingly healthy products that are secretly packed with truly unhealthy levels of sweetener.

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The 10 Saltiest Foods in America

October 24th, 2014 No comments

Most of us have heard that it’s a good idea to “cut down on sodium,” but besides making sure the top to the salt shaker is screwed on properly, what does that really mean? Well, first, realize that salt is an essential mineral that our body can’t function without. Current dietary guidelines for Americans recommend that adults in general should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) ofsodium per day (1500 if you have high blood pressure, are African American, or are over age 51.) If 2300 mg sounds like a lot, it is.

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NJ official: Female health care worker who’d been in Africa isolated with fever

October 24th, 2014 No comments

New York (CNN)– One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital.

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