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Low-Cholesterol Party Dip Recipes

This article helps you plan a low-calorie, low-cholesterol party, starting with the appetizers. Four delicious low-cholesterol dips are featured.

Hormones May Play a Role in Parkinson's

Women who are fertile for more than 39 years and have natural menopause have a reduced risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a new study, while women with four or more pregnancies have a higher risk.

How to Lower Cholesterol With Fish

Fatty fish is a good source of protein, and it can reduce cholesterol because it's high in polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fish oils are rich with health properties that can help reduce blood pressure, decrease triglyceride levels, keep the heart running smoothly and reduce the

Recommended Cholesterol Levels

Avoiding high-fat foods will lower your chances of getting high cholesterol.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesCholesterol is composed of a waxy, fat-like substance found in your bloodstream and every cell in the body. It is in meat, eggs and dairy products. Its function is to help body...

Magnet Treatment May Help Stroke Patients

Researchers in Egypt say a non-invasive type of brain stimulation involving magnets could be a useful treatment for patients partially paralyzed by stroke.

What Is a Normal Triglyceride Reading?

Triglycerides, what the body converts unused calories into, are stored in fat cells and released when the body needs energy. According to the American Heart Association, a normal triglyceride reading is less than 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).

Controlling an Adrenaline Rush

Adrenaline rushes are thought to be leftover from the evolution of our "fight or flight" response. Even though they may be somewhat natural, however, adrenaline rushes can still be unpleasant. While they are sometimes unavoidable, there are ways of controlling and stopping an adrenaline rush while i

How do I Lower BP & Cholesterol Naturally?

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure and cholesterol level protects your heart and wards off complications such as heart disease and stroke. Lifestyle and dietary habits can have a negative impact on your blood pressure and cholesterol. Yet, there are simple ways to improve your health and maintain

Preparation H as an Eye Cream

Preparation H has been called a beauty secret and a product the modeling industry uses in order to reduce wrinkles and beautify the eye area. And while some Hollywood celebrities have claimed to use it as a beauty enhancer, no scientific study has ever proven that it really works.

Should I Take One Low Dose Aspirin a Day?

Aspirin may do more damage than good.medication image by Mats Tooming from Fotolia.comMay Lower Risk of Repeat Heart Attack or StrokeAspirin acts as a blood thinner and prevents clots that lead to certain types of heart attacks and strokes. Doctors recommend a daily dose of aspirin to...

How Are Cholesterol Tests Done?

The American Heart Association recommends cholesterol testing every five years for adults over the age of 20. The test requires a blood sample and uses information stored in proteins to measure your cholesterol levels.

What Are the Treatments for Flail Chest?

human anatomy showing the skeleton from the back image by patrimonio designs from Fotolia.comFlail chest is a condition where the rib cage is separated from the rest of the chest wall, and it usually happens after a blunt trauma, such as a car accident or fall. The lungs are unable to...

How to Reduce Fatty Foods

Cutting the fat out of decadent recipes is easy with simple fat substitutions such as applesauce, low fat yogurt, beans and bananas instead of butter and oil in baking. You can also broil instead of fry meats, and sautee vegetables in water, vinegar or broth instead of frying in oil and butter.

How to Combine Calcium Channel Blockers

Physicians prescribe calcium channel blockers to treat high blood pressure, angina pectoris (chest pain caused by lack of blood flow to the heart,) and abnormal heart rhythms. Calcium channel blockers slow the absorption of calcium into the heart and blood vessel cells, which makes the vessels relax

Symptoms of Mitro Valve Prolapse

When the body lacks proper blood flow it will usually react in some way, creating visible symptoms of a problem. With mitral valve prolapse, it is possible to have the condition and experience no symptoms, but when mitral valve prolapse decides to create symptoms they are very difficult to miss.

The Best Treatments for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids can happen to anyone at any time. Both painful and embarrassing, hemorrhoids can make bathroom visits especially unpleasant. The best type of treatment largely depends on the type of hemorrhoid, and varies on a case-by-case basis. Read on to learn more about the best hemorrhoid treatme