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In the News: Marriage May Improve Heart Health, Music Therapy May Benefit Cancer Patients, 40% of Americans Are Obese

Marriage may improve heart health. According to a new 16-year study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, participants in happy marriages tended to maintain a healthier weight and lower…

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The Dangerous Spread of Fake Ads

Cowritten with Robert Glazer, Founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners. Did Fake News Sneak up on America? A recent Pew Research Center study reports that two-thirds of American adults get…

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Can Fake News Change Your Brain?

Cowritten with Dr. Daniel Amen The ill effects of fake news on both our health and the health of our society has been on my mind. So, earlier this year,…

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Today’s Headlines: Martha Stewart Launches a New Fragrance Line, Blood Facials, Childhood Bullying and Obesity

Martha Stewart, lifestyle maven, releases new line of fragrances.  Ever wondered what Martha Stewart’s home smells like? As arguably one of the most famous homemaking experts around, many fans would…

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Today’s Headlines: Studies Show Correlation Between Alcohol and Heart Health, SNL Honors Leonard Cohen and the Election Results, Laughing Gas on the Rise for Natural Births

Scientific evidence links moderate drinking to overall heart health. Good news for those of us who enjoy imbibing every now and then: It looks like that glass (or two) of merlot…

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Today’s Headlines: Breast Cancer Deaths On The Rise, The Link Between Worrying and Heart Disease, and Smoking Cigarettes Can Lead to Genetic Damage

In a report presented this week at the World Cancer Congress,  the American Cancer Society predicts a dramatic rise in cancer deaths among women over the next 15 years. By 2030,…

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Today’s Headlines: Palliative Care Urged for More Cancer Patients, Don’t Rely on “Good” Cholesterol to Measure Heart Health, and Emotional Unrest Increases Heart Attack Risk

The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released a new guideline for doctors treating cancer patients. The authors of the guideline update emphasize the importance of palliative care, and…

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Today’s Headlines: New Guidelines to Prevent Sleep-Related Infant Deaths, Weight Gain Might Lead to Memory Loss, and Cranberry Juice to Treat a U.T.I. Could Be Wishful Thinking

To parents of newborns, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued new recommendations that might help to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and other sleep-related infant…

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Today’s Headlines: Diabetes Risk Could Start Developing During Adolescence, Household Chemicals Particularly Dangerous For Children, And Efforts To Improve US Outpatient Care Fall Flat

New research suggests that adults who were overweight during their teenage years are more likely to have type 2 diabetes. “Overall, elevated BMI at adolescence, including values within the currently accepted ‘normal’…

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Today’s Headlines: Your Genes Might Be Responsible for Hot Flashes, Getting Surgery on Friday is Probably Safe After All, and How to Maintain a Strong Sexual Bond in Long-Term Relationships

A study published this week in the journal of Menopause suggests that a woman’s susceptibility to hot flashes may be determined by her genes. As part of the U.S. government’s Women’s…

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