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Lightning’s Striking Danger
The electrical discharge from a lightning strike can travel as much as five miles and carry 50,000 volts. Here's what to do to stay safe.
The Stroke Belt
A Southern diet can greatly raise a person's risk of stroke and heart attack. Here's how to reduce the damage and still eat pecan pie.
The Trace Minerals Mothers-to-Be — and Babies — Need
Good prenatal nutrition not only ensures a healthy newborn; it can offer children lasting protection against hypertension.
The Lasting Harm of Teen Obesity
Once a teen becomes obese, even losing weight can't undo the health issues it sets in motion. Here's what parents can do to help their kids.
Go Ahead, Have Some Chocolate
When you eat chocolate has a lot to do with how much chocolate affects your weight and metabolism. And not all the effects are bad.
Junk Food Ads Continue to Target Kids
Food companies are spending more than ever pushing fast-food ads to kids — particularly targeting Black and Hispanic children.
Strawberries’ Lo-Cal Health Statement
Two cups of strawberries, 130 calories, can lower blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, and provide antioxidant protection against cancer.
Kefir's Benefits for the Heart
The fermented milk drink kefir can reduce the heart-damaging effects of metabolic syndrome, improving lipid levels and lowering blood sugar.
Aspirin for Heart Disease? Less May Be More
Low-dose aspirin offers undeniable benefits for heart patients, a study finds. There are some risks, so talk to your doctor before starting.
To Ease Stress, Reach for Fruit
Yoga, exercise, therapy and meditation can all help ease stress, but fruit arms your body against it. It seems to be about flavonoids.
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