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You may have PAD and not know it: How to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke

Dr. John D. Affuso, MD | 12/18/2014

Like one in 20 Americans 50 years of age or older, you may be at increased risk for heart attack or stroke due to peripheral artery disease (PAD). And what is especially frightening -- you may not even know it.

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Is your leg pain PAD? Know the signs and when to get help.

Todd Wood, MD | 12/18/2014

The signs may be there--leg pain in the muscles when walking or climbing stairs that goes away with rest; sores on the legs that don’t heal; color changes in the skin on the feet. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t ignore them. You could have peripheral artery disease (PAD), a serious condition.

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How to avoid the top 5 causes of holiday stress

Jennifer Collins, PsyD | 12/15/2014

It’s easy to let stress override the joy of the holiday season, a time when you want to focus on the people and traditions most important to you. Here’s a look at the top 5 causes of holiday stress and ways to help you relax and enjoy the season. Read more

What omega-3 fatty acids can do for your heart

Joseluis Ibarra | 12/12/2014

You don’t normally hear the words fat and heart health in the same sentence, but when it comes to omega-3 fatty acids, fat is a good thing. You can’t go wrong eating foods rich in omega-3s, or taking omega-3 supplements.

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How to celebrate the holidays while mourning a loss

Peter Jupin, Chaplain, Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute | 12/10/2014

The holidays are a stressful time under normal circumstances, but can become especially difficult when grieving the loss of a loved one. Learn eight ways you can celebrate the full beauty of the season while mourning a loss.

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8 ways to avoid holiday landmines

Richard Grunden, MD | 12/03/2014

The weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year are like a battlefield littered with landmines. Turkey and all the trimmings, holiday parties, goodies left in the office kitchen, creamy eggnog, candy and cookies—all topped off with a New Year’s Eve bash. What’s a health-conscious person to do? 

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Speak up, dads. Are you talking enough to your baby? Probably not.

Jennifer Ammons, MD | 12/01/2014

Speak up, dads. Your babies will benefit from hearing your voice and words.

A new study published in Pediatrics says there’s a baby talk gap between mothers and fathers and that dads need to talk more to their infants.

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Snow shoveling and heart attack: 9 precautions to follow

Christopher Hager, MD | 11/26/2014

The first snow of the season often catches us off guard. Before you head out to shovel, consider your heart attack risk and follow 9 precautions.

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Mercury and tuna: 5 tips for safe eating

Sara Lemley, CRNP | 11/25/2014

Before you prepare your next tuna salad sandwich or tuna casserole, consider some recent government warnings about mercury. Mercury levels in canned tuna are calling into question just how much of this dietary staple we should be eating. Learn 5 tips for eating fish safely.

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Vape: Word of the Year, but are e-cigarettes a safe way to quit smoking?

Stephen T. Olin, MD | 11/20/2014

Vape: an e-cig or using an e-cig , is Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year for 2014, but are e-cigarettes a safe way to quit smoking? An important message for today’s #Great American Smokeout.

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