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Drink Tea and Live a Longer and Healthier Life

Don’t pass up that cup of tea, it may just lead a longer and healthier life, say Chinese researchers. “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death,” said first author Dr. Xinyan Wang, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, in a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive…

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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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Honoring National Blood Donor Month

Donating blood saves many lives and improves health for many people. According to the World Health Organization, “blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its…

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Study Indicates NTM Infections on the Rise Nationally

Researchers say that the number of people newly infected each year and the number of people living with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease seems to be increasing, especially among women and persons age 65 and older. In “Incidence and Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease in a Large United States Managed Care Health Plan, 2008-2015,”…

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Happy Holidays !!!

May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday!

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New Study indicates effective rehabilitation treatments possible for chronic stroke patients

Here’s a study that could have implications for future rehabilitation treatments. A UCL-study finds that chronic stroke patients continue to benefit from intensive rehabilitation over a much longer period than previously thought. According to researchers, problems with the arm and hand after a stroke are common and greatly impact hugely patients’ life by reducing their…

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