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12 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Sodium Reduction Saves States Health Care Costs

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" takes on a whole new meaning when you consider reducing sodium in the food supply -- a public health measure already well recognized as likely to prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year from cardiovascular disease alone in the United States. Now, a new analysis by the Center for ...

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MAY 19, 2015 - Huffington Post

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The Most Unusual Deaths By State, In One Map

What are the most distinctive deaths by state? Researcher Francis Boscoe of the New York State Cancer Registry set out to answer that question by analyzing the deaths in each state from 2001 to 2010. Out of a total 136 causes of death, Boscoe pinpointed the number one reason people in different states died that was distinct from the United ...

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MAY 15, 2015 - Huffington Post

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A Simple Hand-Grip Test Could Predict Your Risk For Heart Disease And Death

Remember those old-time carnival games that tested the strength of your hand grip? It turns out that a very similar test can also predict someone’s risk for heart attack, stroke and a shorter life, according to a recently published study in the health journal The Lancet. The hand grip test is cheap, easy and out-performs some traditional methods for predicting ...

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MAY 13, 2015 - New York Times

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Well: Grip Strength May Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes

A study found grip strength to be a good predictor of the risk for cardiovascular disease and a stronger predictor of death than systolic blood pressure.

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MAY 13, 2015 - Huffington Post

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The Unexpected Reason We Tend To Be Healthier In The Summer

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe Published: May 12, 2015 01:05pm ET on LiveScience. The activity of human genes changes with the seasons, and with it, immunity changes too, according to a new study. Seasonal changes in gene activity mean that the immune system revs up inflammation in the winter, researchers found. This may help explain why the symptoms of inflammation-related conditions — ...

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