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Best Foods for Heart Health:

We’ve all heard the advice that a healthy diet is important for heart health, but what exactly are we supposed to be eating? Diana Guevara, a dietetic intern at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, shares research-backed tips on the best foods for a healthy heart....

Once and For All: The concept behind obesity medicine is helping to keep the weight off

If you’re overweight, you’re not alone. One-third of Americans are overweight while another third struggle with obesity. As you already know, being overweight is hazardous to your health. Obesity is a risk factor for 226 diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and many types of cancer. The cost of obesity as a disease in the United States exceeds $1 trillion annually....

The Overlooked Organ: We don’t often think about our livers until it could be too late

About this time last year, Jeff Lake had his first inkling something was wrong. The normally energetic husband, and father of two, twin teenage girls, couldn’t sleep at night. He started taking naps. And he began gaining weight, so much so that a pair of pants bought in October wouldn’t button closed in November....

Sugar: The Scary Truth: Uncovering the facts about the sweet substance we love

At risk of being the Grinch who stole Halloween, perhaps we should rethink a holiday built around candy. ...

Invisible Disabilities: Part Two: Not always obvious to the onlooker, invisible disabilities can limit normal daily activities

It begins in the feet and progresses upward. Feelings may include numbness, pins-and-needles tingling, burning or stabbing pain, and hypersensitivity to light touch or pressure. ...