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Four Indulgent Treats That Are Good for the Heart

Posted on February 23, 2021 - We’ve been celebrating American Heart Month during February, and many of us are thinking about ways to take good care of our hearts. Maybe we vow to get more exercise, lower our stress and control our blood pressure. Most likely, we are examining our eating habits and looking at ways we can switch to a healthier diet. That might mean giving up some of our “guilty favorites” as we create our meal plan for the week.

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Hand sanitizer is hurting more children's eyes

Posted on February 18, 2021 - Here’s a childproofing warning for our times: studies show that many kids are experiencing eye injuries, sometimes severe, when misusing hand sanitizers.

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Loss of Smell Often Overlooked in Older Adults

Posted on February 16, 2021 - In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors noted that a loss of smell was a noticeable symptom. Dr. Carl Philpott of the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK has studied this effect for months and learned that while the loss of smell during a cold or allergies is caused by congestion, people with COVID-19 can usually breathe freely. The virus instead affects their central nervous system. The effect is usually temporary, but in some patients, long-term.

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Rehabilitation for Our Most Important Muscle

Posted on February 11, 2021 - February is American Heart Month. This is a great time to learn about cardiac rehabilitation, an important healthcare resource for people who have heart problems. It includes exercise, education on heart-healthy living, and counseling to reduce stress and help patients return to an active life. Patients receive personalized, comprehensive care from a team of experienced professionals who work together to help the patient on the road to recovery and better health.

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Your Brain on Food

Posted on February 9, 2021 - Are you eating an “anti-brain diet”? The Dana Foundation offers an in-depth but layperson-friendly look at the relationship between nutrition and brain health.

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