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Summer is a Stress-Free Zone

Lazy days of summer? Not so fast. The three-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be one of the busiest – and most stressful – times of the year. With the kids home from school, vacations on the …

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SimpleScience@Heart- Men: Breakfast is important for your heart

Here’s another reason for men to believe the old saying about breakfast being the most important meal of the day: New research shows that men who skip breakfast

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Color Your Summer – Seasonal Produce on a Budget

Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of fresh fruits and vegetables available in grocery markets and from local growers.Not only are they refreshing during the summer,

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SimpleScience@Heart: Children, teens blood pressures increasing

People aren’t getting kids to follow heart-healthy eating recommendations as well as they should, and it may be causing blood pressures to increase in children and teens. A study

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SimpleScience@Heart: What’s bad for your heart may be bad for your brain

What’s bad for your heart – smoking, diabetes and other heart disease risk factors – also may be bad for your brain. In a new study, people with the

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SimpleScience@Heart: A cup of beetroot juice a day may help lower blood pressure

You’ve heard the adage: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, the same may one day be said about beetroot juice. In a preliminary study, people with

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SimpleScience@Heart: U.S. adolescents get failing grades for their health

Is your teenager headed for heart problems? Most in the United States may be, based on a new report on diet, exercise and other healthy behaviors: More than 80 percent

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Eating seasonally in Spring

It happens every spring. We can’t wait for the smell of freshly cut grass, robins flying back into our yard, and the sprouts of fresh vegetables emerging from

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SimpleScience@Heart 7: lucky number for reducing stroke risk

Seven may be your lucky number when it comes to reducing stroke risk. For every extra seven grams of fiber people added to their daily diet, their risk of

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SimpleScience@Heart Almost everyone in the world eats too much salt

No matter where you live, you’re probably eating way more salt than you should. Seventy-five percent of the world’s population eats nearly twice the recommended amount of salt per