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Research shows no benefit of Aspirin - So should people stop taking it?

Submitted by Ehtasham Qureshi, MD

Two recent studies, published back to back in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, showed that the use of Aspirin for primary prevention may not be beneficial for healthy elderly people. The studies also found that there is increased risk of bleeding with daily aspirin as well as...
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Do You Drink Enough Water?

Submitted by Kevin Bristowe, MD, & Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Stay Hydrated: Avoid the Emergency Department No one wants to spend their vacation or beach day in the emergency department. The combination of summer heat, liquids like alcohol that dehydrate you, and too much time in the sun can be a dangerous if you don’t drink enough water. Even if you aren’t...
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A Healthy Grilling Guide for This Summer

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

May is when we all begin to spend more time outdoors to enjoy the splendid warmer weather and all the activities that come with it. It’s smart to realize that with that weather comes certain temptations that are different for everyone, but a few healthy tips can ensure your wellness goals are met...
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Stressed Out? Kick that Habit Today!

According to Dr. Dean Ornish, founder of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, “Chronic emotional stress can make things worse in so many ways. It can worsen blood pressure, it can worsen the blockages in your arteries, and it can precipitate irregular heart rhythms—and that’s just the effect on your heart!”...
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Eating With Intention

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

Achieving success means tracking your progress, being flexible, being willing to revise goals, and rewarding yourself when you are successful. Eat Thoughtfully “The foods you choose to fuel your body with supply nutrients that support the growth, maintenance, and repair of your body,” said Debra...
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Triglycerides & Your Health

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Triglycerides are a type of fat that accounts for about 95 per cent of all dietary fats. Both animal and vegetable fats contain triglycerides. Once digested, triglycerides circulate in the bloodstream to be used as energy by our cells. Any excess triglycerides are stored as body fat to fuel the...
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