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� 1. Let’s Talk About Sex, With Your Doc?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) - The American Heart Association journal Circulation and the European Heart Journal released the first scientific joint statement encouraging healthcare professionals to counsel heart and stroke patients on how to resume a healthy sex life.
� 2. Everyday Hazards: Top 10 Dangerous Foods
WINTER PARK, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) - The average American consumes almost 2,000 pounds of food per year. We can’t survive without it, but sometimes food can be hazardous, even lethal. We reveal our top ten most dangerous foods.
� 4. Alternative Therapies for High Blood Pressure
(Ivanhoe Newswire) - A scientific statement from the American Heart Association says alternative approaches to lowering blood pressure, such as isometric hand grip exercises and resistance or strength training, are effective at reducing high blood pressure. The alternative therapies also have few health risks and side effects.
� 5. Eating Ourselves to Death: Plastic Poisoning
SAN FRANCISCO, Cali. (Ivanhoe Newswire) - Two-million plastic bottles are used in the world every five minutes. One million plastic cups are handed out on U.S. airline flights every six hours. Plastic is the number one consumer product, but it could also be killing us.
� 6. Why Wine Makes You Sleepy
(Ivanhoe Newswire) - A nice glass of red wine with dinner is often just what the doctor ordered when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.
� 7. Not all Water Pills are Equally Effective for Heart Failure
(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Water pills, also known as loop diuretics, are the most prescribed heart failure medications, but few studies have compared their effectiveness until now. A recent study out of Yale School of Medicine examined three approved loop diuretics and discovered that one of them offers more benefits, but is rarely prescribed.
� 8. Medicine’s Not-So-Silent Killer: Human Guinea Pigs
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) - There are 40,000 clinical trials going on in the United States right now, and 20 million Americans are recruited into clinical trails annually by universities, medical centers and drug companies. Some have cancer or other illnesses that are threatening their lives, but did you know there is a hot competition for clinical trial recruits who aren’t even sick? It’s an easy but risky way to make money.
� 9. Egg Whites: Good for High Blood Pressure?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Health-conscious consumers who are concerned about cholesterol in the yolk of an egg already know that egg whites are a popular substitute for whole eggs, but new research suggests that a component of egg whites may have another beneficial effect in reducing blood pressure.
� 10. Super Foods for your Eyes
(Ivanhoe Newswire) - August is Cataract Awareness Month. Half of all Americans age 80 and older have cataracts, but it doesn’t have to happen to you. Learn how to protect your vision with what you eat. We have three super foods for eye health.
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