Monthly Archives: February 2016

Asthma increases women’s heart disease risk

A history of asthma was independently associated with a 24% increase in the risk of new-onset heart disease (meaning strokes and heart attacks) among postmenopausal women. The Women’s Health Initiative study including 90,168 women between ages 50 – 79 showed … Continue reading

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How long does the shingles vaccine stay effective?

… that depends on your health history. If you have an autoimmune disease, the protection against the shingles infection wanes about 5 years after receiving the shingles vaccine.  The most common autoimmune diseases in this research project was rheumatoid arthritis … Continue reading

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Homemade meals even better!

Another reason to cook a homemade meal… lower risk of type 2 diabetes!  How fantastic is that?! A long-term prospective study of nearly 100,000 health care professionals showed that those who ate an average of 11-14 home-prepared lunches and dinners … Continue reading

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Prophylactic medicine for HIV

Did you know that there is a daily prophylactic medication that can reduce the risk of sexually transmitted HIV by 90% and drug needle transmission of the virus by 70%?  There is! Only 1/3 of primary care doctors are aware … Continue reading

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