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What You Need to Know About Anaerobic Exercise

If you’ve ever gotten completely breathless or made it to about 90% to 100% of your maximum heart rate, you know what anaerobic exercise feels like.  It feels like there isn’t enough oxygen to go around.  That’s appropriate since the word ‘anaerobic’ literally means without oxygen. Anaerobic exercise means you’re working at such a high level of

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Tuberculosis Prevention: What to Know

  It may sound like a disease of the past, but tuberculosis, or TB, is still a real concern today. And as the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In other words, the best way to be well is to avoid getting sick in the first place. How Is

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10 Lifestyle Tips for Cancer Prevention

That’s why a large recent review on lifestyle habits and cancer prevention is so important. It is not based on one small media-sensationalized study. Rather, this review has distilled the findings of more than 7,000 studies into one 517-page statement, and it is supported by the top health organizations worldwide, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United

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Things Everyone Should Know About Cancer

Every year, a million Americans are devastated by news of cancer or another dreaded disease. What soon follows is an avalanche, a tidal wave of emotions: fear, anger, bewilderment, indecision, and the need to reach out to a family member or a loved one for support and encouragement. In their lifetimes, half of all men and one

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How to Help Prevent Heart Disease At Any Age

You’re never too young— or too old — to take care of your heart. Preventing heart disease (and all cardiovascular diseases) means making smart choices now that will pay off the rest of your life. Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Anyone at any

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How much sugar is in your food and drink?

Modern life is so fast-paced that it can be difficult to keep a healthy balance of nutrients in the food you eat. Sugar is one of these nutrients, and the cells in the body would die without it. Consuming too much sugar, however, raises the risk of several dangerous health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, increased

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An overview of diabetes types and treatments

Diabetes is a condition that impairs the body’s ability to process blood glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar. In the United States, the estimated number of people over 18 years of age with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes is 30.2 million. The figure represents between 27.9 and 32.7 percent of the population. Without ongoing, careful management, diabetes can lead

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