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5 Tips to Having a Happy, Healthy Heart

(NewsUSA) - Everyone knows heart health is vital. Yet, more than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year -- or one in every four deaths -- according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • icon Updated: January 31

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Friday 01/30/2015
5 simple ways to disconnect and enjoy 15 minutes of 'me time'
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - Americans rarely take the time to unplug during the work day. In fact, we spend just short of half the day in front of some type of screen, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Taking Steps to Reduce Very High Triglycerides
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—If we can take walking meetings as an alternative to sitting in a stuffy conference room, what if we could take a walk with our doctor—getting the benefits of 30 minutes of exercise which research has shown can help maintain body weight, lower the risk of obesity, enhance mental well-being and reduce the risk of certain diseases, all while learning about our condition?

Relieving Restless Legs Syndrome: Device A Real-Life Example Of "Physician Heal Thyself"
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep deprivation is a serious and growing epidemic in the U.S. with potentially life-threatening consequences. The chronically sleep deprived may be at greater risk for obesity, heart disease, heart attack and even premature death.

Control Your Risk and Know Your Treatment Options for Acid Reflux Disease-Related Symptoms
Posted: January 28, 2015

(BPT) - The winter months should be a time when you can slow down and cozy up next to the fireplace with a blanket and good book. Instead, you may often find yourself juggling multiple commitments with your family, keeping an eye on the weather for winter storms, and balancing the increasing amount of work in your inbox.

A little inspiration can go a long way for people living with relapsing multiple sclerosis
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Visit MSInspiration.com for a chance to win a day of inspiration!

Know how and when to screen for cervical cancer [Infographic]
Posted: January 28, 2015

(BPT) - To protect yourself from developing cervical cancer, you need to know how Pap and HPV tests can work together to assess your risk, as well as how often to get tested since the greatest risk is not getting screened. A newly released survey, Cervical Cancer Today: A National Survey of Attitudes and Behaviors, paints a picture of women and their healthcare providers as resistant to changes in one of the most successful cancer prevention programs in U.S. history: cervical cancer screening. The survey, conducted jointly by the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and HealthyWomen (HW), explored the attitudes and decisions in the exam room of more than 2,000 women and 750 healthcare providers nationwide. To learn more visit www.npwh.org or www.healthywomen.org. Join the conversation online with #CervicalCancerToday.

Give your game day fans delicious and healthy snacks to help them cheer their team on to victory
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - When hosting a big game day party, you plan the food, TV location, seating arrangements and decorations for your big game-watching party. In the same fashion, Ted Harper, the team sports dietitian of the New England Patriots, meticulously plans the diets of his team members to maximize each player’s performance and recovery.

3 hearty breakfast recipes for everyone in a hurry
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone has heard that saying, but unfortunately, breakfast is also often the most forgotten meal of the day. Instead of enjoying a hearty, nutritious breakfast, many people opt for simple alternatives on the go because they believe creating a well-rounded breakfast will take too long. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.