Heart Disease

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Heart Rate: the Basics

If you’ve been around exercise for any length of time, the term “heart rate” is probably a familiar one. However, what it is and how it works may not be. However, if you plan to improve your health, understanding your heart rate is a good place to start.

Boiled eggs

Are Egg White Only Eggs Better?

Eggs are nature’s protein vehicle and are full of many of the necessary ingredients keeping bodies healthy. Eggs are a quick and easy way to get protein and they are very versatile. From omelets in the morning or at night don’t stay away from eggs to save calories and cholesterol. The yolk contains all the […]

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Thigh Size: An Indicator of Heart Disease

Bigger thighs could mean a lower danger of heart disease. In recent studies, women and men whose thighs calculated at less than 24 inches in diameter had an increased risk of heart disease and death. In other words, the smaller your thighs the more at risk you are for heart problems. If your thighs are more […]

Vascular Disease: Increases Autoimmune Disorders

Hardening of the arteries is associated with heart disease and stokes, but it may also be linked with autoimmune diseases. Studies published in medical journals indicate that those who have high blood levels of a molecule known to cause vascular disease have exaggerated symptoms of autoimmune disorders like arthritis or psoriasis.

The Ins and Outs of a Blood Donor

Voluntarily have your blood drawn to use for transfusions or other biopharmaceutical processes and you are now a blood donor. You can donate whole blood (WB) or specific components. Most blood donors are unpaid volunteers who take advantage of Red Cross Blood drives and family members often donate blood to help other family members. There […]

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Medical Causes of Cold Hands and Feet

Cold hands and feet can be as simple as being where it is cold. The body”s natural temperature can also cause cold hands and feet or cold hands and feet can be a result of real medical issues. Problems with blood circulation, small blood vessels in your hands or any number of other medical mysteries […]

Ancestry and Your Health

There are four major factors that influence your health: Genetics (Inherited Traits) Environment (External Surroundings) Availability to health care.  (Having access to doctors and hospitals) Cultural Practices (Behaviors and Beliefs) As part of the human race we are all dealing with physical bodies that are very similar but every ethnic or racial group has specific […]