heart disease

A recent study by a Vanderbuilt University professor found that a low-aalt diet actually reduces thirst and increases hunger. (Photo: Shutterstock)

New Study

High-Salt Diet Lowers Thirst, Raises Hunger When you eat salty food, you get thirsty and drink water. Right? While that may be true in the short-term, within 24 hours increasing salt consumption actually makes you less thirsty because your body starts to conserve and produce
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While heart transplants are optimal, only 2,500 are done each year on the more than 100,000 people with hear failure annually. (Image: Thinkstock)

Early Action

Treatment Options for Heart Failure Ask any doctor what can be done to maintain a healthy heart and the answer will most likely be eat healthy and exercise regularly. But what happens when someone’s heart is not healthy and does not pump blood properly? A few symptoms may show up
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For the first time in two decades, the life expectancy of Americans declined slightly, and the overall death rate rose, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. While that information shouldn’t alarm many, it does point to challenges in keeping America healthy. (Photo: Huskyherz/Pixabay)

U.S. Mortality

Lifestyle Choices Lower Life Expectancy u For the first time in two decades, the life expectancy of Americans declined slightly to 78.8 years from 78.9 years, and the overall death rate rose 1.2 percent, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. For
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