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What makes a ‘top doc?’

When it comes to choosing a new doctor for themselves, Americans 50 and older say they value access and convenience over the physician’s reputation, online reviews or the recommendations of others, according to a recent University of Michigan survey.

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Double the risk

Married couple cardiac conditions

Being married to someone with cardiovascular disease makes the other spouse more than twice as likely to have heart disease as well, although the relative risk is higher among husbands than wives, according to a study recently presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session.

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Caffeine may increase fat-burning power of workouts

Caffeine is a stimulant that increases levels of energy and endurance, so it’s an easy assumption – which also happens to be proven by research – that drinking coffee or another caffeinated beverage can improve physical performance during workouts.

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The power of vitamin D

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Beginning in July, the average recommended daily intake for vitamin D listed on food nutrition labels will double, from 400 to 800 International Units (IUs) daily.

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