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Brew up a pot of colon cancer protection

Research widely links consumption of coffee to a lower colon cancer risk. And now, a new study from Japan analyzed the risk of colon cancer according to the different parts of the colon. This [...]

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The health benefits of worrying

In the August issue of my Insiders’ Cures newsletter, coming soon, I discuss the “worried well” phenomenon and the benefits of being a bit worried about your health. It motivates you to take the [...]

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Surprising benefits of having pets — but be prepared for the costs

Yesterday, I told you about AARP’s list of 50 things you can do to help improve your longevity. Another tip on their list was to get a pet. Studies show keeping and caring for pets can lower your [...]

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11 great tips to help you live longer

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has millions of members 50 years and older. And I don’t think there’s a government program AARP doesn’t like. But it does offer some valuable, [...]

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Cutting cost of fruits and vegetables could save 150,500 lives

For decades, the government gave out the wrong dietary recommendations. Its misguided campaigns against dietary cholesterol, saturated fats, and salt contributed in large measure to the epidemic [...]

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Little-known dangers of “dry” and “delayed” drowning

I often recommend swimming or just moving in water. It’s good, total-body exercise that’s easy on your joints, especially as you get older. Plus, at this time of year, you can swim outside in [...]

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Don’t be afraid to grill outdoors this summer

Last month, a study made more “fake news” headlines claiming that eating red meat increases your health risks. But when I looked closely at the original study, the data showed that the real [...]

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