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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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Drinking more alcohol won't cure a hangover, only postpone it. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Morning After

‘Hair of the Dog’ Won’t Cure That Hangover In medieval Europe, when astrology and blood-letting were frequently employed in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, one therapy for rabies was to place some pieces of hair from the rabid dog onto the victim’s bite
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We all love our sugar, especially during the holidays. But a study shows that the FGF21 hormone made in the liver suppresses consumption of simple sugars. (Photo: christmasxcite.com)

Sweet Tooth Control

Liver Hormone May Control “Sweet Tooth” We all love our sugar, especially during the holidays. Cookies, cake, and candy are simply irresistible. While sugar cravings are common, the physiological mechanisms that trigger our “sweet tooth” are not well defined. A study
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