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Food Recommendations In Summer Heat

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I received an interesting question about whether or not a particular diet should be recommended in hot environments. I must confess that because I'm accustomed to air conditioning, I hadn't given it much thought recently. Significant research has been done on the eating habits of military personnel stationed in both very cold and very hot environments, and the findings are worthy of note.
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Heartburn or Heart Attack?

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Around six million people go to the emergency department each year with chest pain.  In many cases, the determination has to be made as to whether the chest pain is due to a relatively minor condition or to a life-threatening process.  Often this means making the distinction between heartburn (a gastrointestinal condition) and angina or heart attack (heart-related conditions), since these can all
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For Many, Prescription Meds Linked to Depression

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About 15 percent of adults are thought to use five or more prescription medications simultaneously, the researchers said in background notes.

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Does Vitamin D Really Protect Against Colorectal Cancer?

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A serving of salmon contains about 600 IUs of vitamin D, researchers say, and a cup of fortified milk around 100. Cereals and juices are sometimes fortified, too. Check the labels, researchers say, and aim for 600 IUs daily, or 800 if you

The jury's been out on whether low blood levels of vitamin D increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers say a new review involving more than 12,000 people strongly suggests the answer is yes.

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States With the Longest and Shortest Life Expectancy

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The Journal of the American Medical Association reports people living in Hawaii have the highest life expectancy while Mississippians had the lowest.
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Depression in Older People Tends to Be More Severe

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It is apparently unconnected to known risk factors like social isolation or the chronic diseases of old age.

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