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Vitamin D is not linked to low blood pressure in older adults

Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College have shown in the largest study to-date that vitamin D is not associated with low blood pressure on standing (orthostatic hypotension) in older adults. Their findings have been published recently in the prestigious journal Hypertension. Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common chronic condition […]

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5 Signs of Labor That Are Not False Alarms

When you’re nearing the end of your pregnancy, every twinge, cramp, and hiccup can make you think you're about to go into labor. And with so much misinformation about the signs of labor just a Google search away, it’s easy to get confused about what you're experiencing and go into a panic. “I counsel women all the time about labor, […]

Health Problems

PE, death not reduced with early vena cava filter placement

(HealthDay)—Early prophylactic placement of a vena cava filter compared with no placement of a filter after major trauma does not result in a reduced incidence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism or death at 90 days, according to a study published online July 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was published to coincide […]

Personal Health

Genomic ‘map’ reveals not all fat is equal

It’s not just about how much—the location of where fat is stored in the body can have significant implications for human health. A new study compared fat cells from under the skin and from the harmful fat inside the abdomen, creating the first comprehensive genomic map that reveals unique features, which appear to ‘hard-wire’ different […]

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Add pizzazz, not calories, with zucchini

(HealthDay)—Whether you grow it yourself or buy it at your farmers’ market or grocery store, zucchini is a great way to add variety to traditional dishes and even increase portion sizes of favorite recipes without extra calories. Love cool cucumber salad? For a tasty variation, use thin strips of peeled zucchini, cut on a mandoline. […]

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How Not to Get Bitten by Ticks This Summer

The last thing you want to bring home from a long hike or a quick dog walk is a case of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, or even a single one of the ticks that carry these (and more) diseases. But to protect yourself properly, you’ve got to get the right product. “Many people […]