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How to Make Breakfast A Healthy Habit
Part of being Healthy For Good™ is creating simple daily habits you can stick with. One important habit that can help kick-start your day is eating a healthy breakfast. Think outside the (cereal) box with these quick and easy ideas. (This information is from the American Heart Association&apos…
Scans Can Detect Heart Disease
A coronary artery calcium (CAC) scan measures the amount of calcium in heart’s arteries and high levels can be associated with heart disease, according to a Harvard University report.
The scan shows the presence of atherosclerosis, which can be difficult to find but is the underl…
What to Look for With Strokes
The National Stroke Association says the following are symptoms of a stroke:
Sudden numbness or weakness in your face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding;
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes;
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or los…
Two Opioid Task Force Drop-In Centers Coming Up in New Bedford
If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, the Greater New Bedford Opioid Task Force drop-in center is available to provide assistance and support.
The drop-in center will be open from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 22 at the Pilgrim United Church at 634 Purchase Street...
Strokes Cause More Deaths in Women
Stroke is the third leading cause of death among women in the United States, affecting 55,000 more women than men each year.
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and their colleagues are exploring the effects of potential risk factors that are unique to women, including hormone levels…
Yogurt Could Lower Risk of Heart Disease
A study in the American Journal of Hypertension says eating at least two servings of yogurt per week is associated with a 20-percent lower risk of heart disease and stroke.
More than 740,000 participants with previous high blood pressure diagnoses were included in the study...

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