November 2006 - Page 3 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Good Hearted Nurses

What sound does a sacred cow make when it bites the dust? Just cup your ear toward the Northeast and you’ll hear it. It’s coming from the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Eat Your Veggies

Vegetables may help slow cognitive decline. There’s just one catch: You have to actually eat them.

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Can High Blood Pressure Protect You?

A surprising report from Northwestern University indicates that high blood pressure may actually PROTECT congestive heart failure (CHF) patients from death associated with their disease.

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Over Easy

Think of all the people who fell for the ridiculous egg scare a few years ago. They were led to believe that egg would clog their arteries, so to save their lives they went cold turkey: No more eggs benedict, omelets, or egg salads.

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Villain Vanquished

In a jerky black and white film clip, with frantic piano music playing, a dastardly villain ties your heart to the railroad tracks. Can you guess who the villain is?

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Time Out

I don’t know what’s more disturbing; the fact that Columbia University recently conducted a Ritalin study on 300 children aged three to five, or the fact that so many parents were willing to allow their preschoolers to be medicated.

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Would you like a little rocket fuel in your salad?

According to an analysis conduced by the Environmental Working Group, more than 40 million women in the U.S. may have greater health risks due to exposure to perchlorate, a chemical used in rocket fuel.

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