From the monthly archives:

September 2009

Unhealthy Eating Costing Good Health

September 30, 2009

A program called ‘Healthy People 2010’ has a goal to get at least 75% of Americans to eat the recommended two or more daily servings of fruit and to get at least 50 percent of Americans to consume three or more daily servings of vegetables.

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Early Symptoms of Alzheimers

September 30, 2009

Forgetting to pay a bill or having difficulty in making good sound money management decisions, may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Healthy Breast Removal Increases Among Women

September 28, 2009

I personally know of someone that felt they needed to have her second ‘healthy’ breast removed so that she would have ‘peace of mind’. Her chances of developing cancer in her healthy breast were less than 20%, yet the medical community somehow convinced her that this was the right decision. ‘Tragedy’ is the only word that can describe this questionable surgery!!

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Few Adults Have Low Heart Disease Risk

September 28, 2009

According to research recently published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, fewer than 8% of all Americans can now be considered at low risk for heart disease.

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Chronic Disease Definition

September 25, 2009

A chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more, by the definition of the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Chronic diseases are noncommunicable and tend to be age related. It has been reported that 90% of seniors have at least one chronic disease, and 77% of them have two or more chronic diseases!

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Heart Disease Statistics

September 25, 2009

Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are the first and third leading causes of death for both men and women in the United States. They account for more than one-third (35.3%) of all U.S. deaths, yet they are also among the most preventable.

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