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Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between the stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African-Americans had not previously been… Read More »

Dairy: Health food or health risk?

When I was a growing teenager, I drank as much milk as possible (often straight from the carton while standing in front of the open fridge, much to my mother’s chagrin). I’d seen the TV ads — milk and other dairy foods were the express ticket to stronger bones and bigger muscles. But today dairy’s… Read More »

Dementia WARNING: People with this physical appearance could be at increased risk

Dementia tends to affect people as they reach old age and symptoms of the condition can include memory loss, mental sharpness and difficulty carrying out day activities. The four main types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease, lewy body dementia, vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia. While there’s no cure, some experts believed there are ways the… Read More »