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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…can’t change your genetics or trauma history, but you can control your other risk factors. If you are at risk for aortic aneurysm, prevention is the same as it is for other cardiovascular concerns: follow a prudent diet, exercise, keep your weight and blood pressure levels healthy, and avoid smoking and…

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6 Holiday Gifts to Avoid or Use with Caution

…laptop computers and hand-held devices. Using wifi exposes you to EMRs. Instead of using wifi, plug your laptop into a wired internet connection. The same goes for wireless baby monitors—you want to use wired monitors instead. 3. Cell phones. This year, a panel of from the World Health Organization…

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Israel Issues a New Warning About Cell Phone Dangers

…far will finally follow their pro-active lead. Individual cities like San Francisco have made position statements. I urge our legislators to do the same. What’s the bottom line for you? I’ve said it before but it definitely bears repeating. The best way to protect yourself is to put your cell phone…

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A Special Heart-Felt Mother's Day Message

…great pride in seeing our own children, now parents themselves, caring for the next generation of Sinatra’s—and carrying down the same love of family, and same warm memories, that my mother gave to me. Many people don’t think of it this way, but Mother’s Day is in many ways a holiday of the…

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Is Red Meat Safe?

…risk—but rather it’s the L-carnitine in red meat that’s troublesome. Dr. Sinatra's Thoughts on the Red Meat Study First off, I’ve been saying the same thing for years—that the cholesterol and fat in red meat aren’t the real cause of heart disease. But implicating the L-carnitine nutrient based…

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You Can Think Your Way to Better Heart Health, Quite Literally

…blood pressure and glucose levels, as well as a healthy body mass index. Plus, a meta-analysis conducted by Harvard University researchers found the same thing. They analyzed over 200 studies evaluating cardiovascular risk factors and emotional states, and found that those who reported the highest levels…

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The Connection Between Emotional Stress & Heart Disease

…land. A lifetime of thoughts flashed like enemy fire around him—the faces of loved ones gathered in his mind, helping crowd out the pain. In that same moment, his identical twin John felt the white-hot pain of a bullet rip through his chest. It was World War II. Both brothers were stationed in France…

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4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

…elevated. Even if you’re in the “diabetes warning zone” you can knock it out, before it develops. Plus, if you already have diabetes, the exact same steps can work to help you control your blood sugar. 1. Lose weight. Shedding extra pounds is the single most effective way to keep diabetes at bay…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…textbooks. Their strokes tend to present themselves with the more traditional stroke symptoms, including: * Weakness in arm or leg or both on the same side, * Weakness in facial muscles with progression to one-sided facial droop, * Sudden headache, * Leg weakness or instability, or a gait stagger,…

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Is Your Cell Phone Causing Heart Problems?

…cardiologist mention avoiding cell phones and cordless phones. Both types of phones can be a real danger to your pacemaker and your heart. Plus, the same danger exists for folks with intra-cardiac defibrillators (ICDs). The reason your cell phone affects your heart is that your heart is more than a muscle—it’s…

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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…diabetes hasn't been confirmed, but there are several things we do know. Research has found that statins affect the HMG-coenzyme A reductase pathway, the same pathway that can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Those with a genetic weakness are especially vulnerable. Statins also impede…

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Beware of Dry Cleaning Chemicals on Your Clothes

…at the cleaners are not the problem. But, occasionally dry cleaning jackets and slacks at the same establishment can mean trouble. Plus, even those soap-cleaned and pressed cotton shirts hang in the same dry cleaning chemical fumes as the heavy dry cleaning items. The problem is that 85 percent of dry…

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Dateline's Report and the Real News on Supplement Safety

…you’re not getting batches of formulas off the conveyor belt made by some big manufacturing giant. You’re getting the same formulas that my wife Jan and I take—the same ones that I give to my grown children, family, and friends. In other words, you’re getting nutritional supplements that were…

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Apples and Alzheimer’s Prevention

…placebo in adults without dementia. The formula they used consisted of acetyl-l-carnitine, B12, folic acid, N-acetyl cysteine, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) and vitamin E. This formula had previously been shown to enhance cognitive performance. In fact, improvements were noted after two weeks, with further…

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How to Stop Seasonal Affective Disorder In Its Tracks

…A study at the world famous Cooper Clinic in Dallas showed people diagnosed with depression who would normally be placed on medicine got the very same benefit from 180 minutes of physical activity a week. That’s because exercise enhances mood-enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain, including the…

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Breast Cancer Alert: Men Need to Be Careful, Too

…his wife, and his young family. As parents, we jumped on that emotional rollercoaster that’s all too familiar to parents all over the world in the same situation. Luckily, our son had had a recognizable symptom that led him to seek early medical attention: a blood stain on his tee shirt. The first time…

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