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DASH diet ranked at the top for health benefits

The DASH diet – which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – tied for the “best overall” rating among the 38 diets reviewed and scored by the publication’s panel of health experts, and was ranked No. 1 in the “healthy eating” and “heart disease prevention” categories as well.

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New Year’s resolutions: easily made, but hardly kept

If you’ve already launched an effort to make some changes in your life in 2018, you’re definitely not alone. A survey conducted in December by online polling firm YouGov found that more than 60 percent of Americans have at least one personal goal they plan to strive for in the coming year.

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Health Capsules: Jan. 10

Are you living with a silent killer? You can’t see it or smell it, but it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in America, and the top cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. And it could be silently leaking into your home. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which comes from the breakdown of uranium. Radon in the ...

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Mature Focus: Jan. 10

No accurate test of aging Whether it’s by taking a simple online quiz or spending hundreds of dollars on chromosome or blood testing, many people passing through midlife into their senior years are attempting to find out whether they are aging faster or slower than their chronological ages would suggest. Unfortunately, though, a recent analysis of these tests shows that ...

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