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Is healthy aging in your genes?

Sure, your genes affect your health. But your lifestyle, your environment and even chance may matter even more. What you eat, how much you exercise, how well you control your blood pressure and whether you smoke all play a role in whether you actually develop a heart condition. Stack the cards in your favor with healthy lifestyle choices.

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Think twice before licking that spoon as you prepare cake batter or cookie dough for holiday treats. Salmonella from raw eggs is no longer the only concern in baking. A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine details an outbreak of E. coli in 2016 linked to flour and...

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Does drinking alcohol affect your blood pressure?

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Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?

 New research casts doubt on the true effectiveness of a common type of surgery used to ease shoulder pain. A British research team tracked outcomes for patients who underwent "decompression surgery" to treat shoulder impingement -- a condition where a shoulder tendon rubs and catches in the joint. In decompression surgery, a small area of bone...

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