December 2009 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Here's a tip for a healthy and happy New Year's Eve

If you should finally get ready to turn in tonight and sense that you’ve enjoyed just a few too many pints or chardonnays, here’s a tip to start the new year right: Don’t take acetaminophen or aspirin before going to bed.

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Can a daily walk jeopardize the atmosphere?

If you’re not exactly warming up to the idea of starting a new exercise regimen for the New Year, you might give some thought to this e-mail sent from an HSI member…

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Top health outrages of 2009

What better place to start our year-end recap of the Top Outrages of 2009 than with the fearsome H1N1 “pandemic.”

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Eat your way out of an eating disorder

The disorder is orthorexia nervosa, described as an obsession with healthy eating.

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Protect your arteries from oxidation of cholesterol

Don’t let anyone ever tell you cholesterol is bad. If they do, here’s your comeback: LDL cholesterol (right – the “bad” cholesterol) moves fats away from the liver. Your liver (and you!) wouldn’t last very long without LDL.

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Sing, dance, and go camping and you might live longer

In a 30-year Scandinavian study, researchers found that these three activities were the most common among people who remained happy throughout long lives.

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Is your doctor aware of the danger in LDL cholesterol that's too low?

Type 2 diabetes raises heart disease risk. So many doctors automatically recommend a cholesterol-lowering statin drug for all diabetes patients – yes, even if cholesterol numbers are within normal limits.

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