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The Surprising Health Risks of Being the First

Struggling with your weight while your baby sister is thin as a rail? Turns out, you’re probably not alone. First-born women may be more likely to be overweight or obese than their younger sisters, according to a new study in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. For the study, …

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Is Ibuprofen Bad for Your Heart?

I’ve been taking ibuprofen for all my aches and pains for years, but I heard it can cause heart problems. Should I stop using it? Ibuprofen is a common drug to have on hand for everything from headaches and toothaches to joint pain, muscle soreness and menstrual cramps. That said, …

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By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If you have to sit almost all day while you work, take a short walk whenever you can. Why? Researchers report that even a 10-minute stroll can restore blood flow to legs affected by prolonged sitting. “Although the size …

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4 Weird Causes of Chest Pain

I sometimes feel a sharp pain when I take a deep breath. What could be wrong? It depends on how frequent and bothersome the pain is. If you notice it only after strenuous exercise or exposure to cold air, your lungs might just be sensitive to the cold or the …

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These Popular Antibiotics May Be Bad for Your Heart

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A widely used class of antibiotics is associated with a small but measurable increased risk of sudden cardiac death, researchers report. These antibiotics — called macrolides — are used to treat infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis and some sexually transmitted diseases. In the …

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Go Fish: Choosing the Best Catch for Your Heart

I must admit that I love tilapia: It’s more like chicken or turkey, rather than fishy fish, like salmon and tuna. Now I understand why. If you, like me, are trying to eat two or more servings of fish each week—as health authorities recommend in order to get the right …

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Survival in Seattle: Cardiac

TUESDAY, Sept. 23 (Health.com) — It always seems so straightforward on TV. You have a cardiac arrest, a handsome doctor rushes to your side, shouts “Clear!” and gives you a couple of zaps to the chest with electricity-generating paddles, and—ta-da!—you’re back in business. Cue the tears and music. But in …

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By Julie Upton, RDThis week I’m at the American Dietetic Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, attending seminars and hearing from nutrition experts and scientists. One of my favorite parts of these conferences, however, is the expo: It’s always packed with delicious samples, healthy cooking ideas, and useful food facts. Here’s …

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