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Saturated fats have been thought for years to be unhealthy. Believe it or not, recent research shows that some of the nearly 15 types of saturated fats are actually heart healthy. Bad Foods Gone Good?

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Donate Blood: The Life You Save May Be Your Own

Here's one of the most important steps you can take to dramatically reduce your risk of heart attack and other types of heart disease: Donate blood! That's the advice that can be drawn by two noteworthy studies published in 1998. Yet, today - ten years later - most doctors still fail to tell their patients about the studies' findings. So I'm telling you myself.
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Health Tip of the Day

Dust mites are often present in clothing, sheets, and other bedding materials. To effectively kill dust mites, wash such items in temperatures of 140 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the American Thoracic Society, doing so will kill 100 percent of dust mites that may be present, compared to less than seven percent when the same items are washed in temperatures at or below 104 degrees.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Do you suffer from insomnia or have trouble maintaining a restful sleep? If so, try eating a handful of raw walnuts just before you go to bed. That's because walnuts are rich in serotonin, a chemical that promotes calm and relaxation, and which is necessary for deep, restful sleep. For best results, chew each mouthful of walnuts thoroughly so that the serotonin and other nutrients they contain is more quickly made available to your body. Read more health tips...
Non-Drug Treatments for Arthritis
I'm asked this question quite a lot in my medical practice. Yes, there are a number of non-drug options you can pursue to manage your arthritis, beginning with your diet. continued inside...

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