If You Really Want To Win Someone’s Heart, Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine’s Day

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Milk chocolate, with its velvety mouth-feel and intense sweetness, may be irresistible, but dark chocolate can provide far more health benefits for your sweetheart’s heart health. Look for dark chocolate that contains at least 65 percent cacao, the pure form of raw chocolate packed with flavonoids and antioxidants. These compounds can repair damaged cells, lower […]

Family Medical History: Building Your Family Tree

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Genealogy, or the study of family history, is a hobby that has fascinated millions of people for countless generations. Knowing where we come from and understanding those that preceded us help us to shape our understanding of who we are today. And while many genealogists spend their time researching life elements like the profession, military […]

How Your Smoking Can Affect Your Child’s Heart Health

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You already know that smoking is bad for you, but did you know your habit could also negatively affect your child’s heart health? Not only that, but the harmful effects on the heart and blood vessels are almost immediate. Secondhand smoke can do the same amount of damage to their health as if they were […]

What is a “Widowmaker?”

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In general, heart attacks are scary, and although they come in varying degrees of severity, no one ever wants to hear that they or a loved one have suffered one. One of the most sinister types of heart attacks, by name and by nature, is the famed “widowmaker.” But what is a widowmaker? And why […]

Know Where to Go: ER vs. Urgent Care

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Knowing whether you should be examined in an emergency room or urgent care center can save you precious time and money, but how do you know where to go? Emergency Room As a general rule of thumb, visits to the emergency room should be reserved for life-threatening conditions, such as: • Signs or symptoms of […]