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Is There a Link Between Dehydration and Obesity?

Is There a Link Between Dehydration and Obesity?

A recent study in the Annals of Family Medicine shows a significant association between poor hydration and elevated body mass index (BMI) and obesity. Researchers analyzed BMI and urine osmolality records of adults ages 18-64. A urine osmolality value of 800 mOsm/kg or greater indicates inadequate hydration. Nearly a third of the participants were dehydrated.
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Migraines Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke in Women

Migraines Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke in Women

New research finds that women who suffer from migraine headaches have a 50% increased risk of heart attack, stroke or open heart surgery compared to women who do not have migraines. Specifically, the risk of heart attack is 39% higher, stroke is 62% higher, and heart surgery is 73% higher. These associations remained even after
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The Benefits of Lemon Water

The Benefits of Lemon Water

We all know the importance of drinking water for our health, but did you know occasionally adding a splash of lemon to your glass of water provides these health benefits?   Aids digestion – As we age, the acid in our stomach that aids in digestion declines. The acid from the lemons can supplement our
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Shoulder Impingement – Physical Therapy versus Steroid Shots

Shoulder Impingement – Physical Therapy versus Steroid Shots

In the first-ever study comparing physical therapy to steroid injections for shoulder impingement syndrome, the outcomes for pain and disability were the same. However, physical therapy may do more to address the underlying cause while also giving patients greater ability and confidence in future self-management.   Shoulder impingement syndrome is used as a generic term
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Stroke Risk Linked to Midlife Fitness

Stroke Risk Linked to Midlife Fitness

A recent study in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke finds the more fit you are in midlife, the lower your stroke risk later in life. The research included nearly 20,000 adults between the ages of 45-50. The participant’s cardiorespiratory fitness was measured and the researchers categorized them as having either a high, medium, or
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