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Young blood (pressure, that is)

Hypertension is an increasing threat amongst young adults Nearly one in five young adults have high blood pressure, a surprising jump that has prompted researchers to call it a “sleeping

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August STATS

  Minority Report 2 Number of adults (out of 10) that meet the suggested physical activity guidelines. Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services According to the USDA Food

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Healthy Cook: Fill up, feel good, and get fit with a plum satisfying food

  Want a cheap, portable and healthy treat for the busy days of summer? Nutrition experts say to stock up on dried plums. Sweet, earthy and luscious on the inside

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Heard it through the grapevine

  Knowing when the ‘Organic’ Label is Worth the Extra Dollars Buying everything organic – from milk to mangoes – might be a healthy choice for the body, but many

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The good, the bad and the ugly cholesterol

Q&A with Cynthia L. Ritter, CCRN, MSN, ARNP-C Central Florida Health News: Is there a “Good” and “Bad” cholesterol? Cynthia L. Ritter: Yes. Cholesterol is made of two types of

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Children and obesity

Taking Steps to Reverse this Growing Epidemic If most parents knew there was an epidemic that could affect the health of their child, these moms and dads would do everything

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Editor’s Dose: A little pill of insight on nutrition news you can use

  They don’t say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” for no reason. This edition of Central Florida Health News is focusing on food because what you put

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Publisher’s Note: From the pyramid to the plate

  As of June 2, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the federal government’s new food icon: My Plate. Gone is the food

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Body, Mind & Spirit: How not to be your own worst enemy

  We’ve all heard it — that not-so-quiet voice in our head that says, “You can’t,” “It’s impossible” or, “You’re not good enough.” Most of us have minor battles with

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The key to staying young

4 Building Blocks of Senior Fitness Regular exercise helps maintain one’s health. Staying physically active can help prevent and reduce the impact of illness and chronic disease. The benefits of