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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.

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 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.

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...


Macrophages defend the body against foreign cells, like bacteria. They can also contribute to the formation of atherosclerosis, along with high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.

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.

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

What Produces LDL Cholesterol?

LDL cholesterol is a major cause of heart disease and stroke, the former of which affected more than 26 million Americans in 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In order to make sure you stay at healthy cholesterol levels, you need to know where it comes from.

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

What Causes Twitching When Sleeping?

Sleep twitching that disrupts your rest can reduce your energy level and throw your mood off-balance, while affecting your memory and creativity. Not all sleep twitches are the same, but most can be treated. It is important to determine the type of twitches you are having in order to find a solution

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).

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.