Dr. Keith Roach: A high cholesterol reading despite healthy habits needs review | To Your Good Health

Dear Dr. Roach • I am a 52-year-old female. During my annual exam this year, my fasting cholesterol came back at 217. I usually come in around 170-180. I am not overweight, do not smoke, eat well (not lot of fatty foods) and exercise on a daily basisby walking 1.5-2 miles. In the note given to me by my doctor, she stated to start practicing better habits to reduce the level, except I am already doing it. My mom does have some signs of heart disease at 75. Am I at risk? What other things could I be

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Best healthy meal delivery services for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the immediate and lasting benefits of solid nutrition and keeping to a well-balanced diet. Those benefits are key as cold and flu season takes flight. If you’re looking for ways to zero in on cleaner eating habits this year, a meal kit company can help you eat better and learn to cook nutritious food at home, whether or not you’re making an official resolution to have a health reset.

As you’ll see from a quick glance, just about every meal kit company claims to be a “healthy” meal kit company. Slick marketing

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The Single Biggest Sign Your Heart Is in Trouble, Says Science

Heart disease, a term used to describe several different types of heart conditions, is not only common, but incredibly fatal. “Heart disease remains the #1 cause of death in the US, accounting for over 850,000 deaths per year,” interventional cardiologist Shon Chakrabarti, MD, explains to Eat This, Not That! Health.

Fortunately, there are a variety of signs, symptoms and risk factors that can help identify heart disease before it becomes life-threatening. Here are 50 of them, courtesy of several top cardiovascular experts across the world. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t

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Popular baby food brands contain toxic heavy metals, says U.S. report

Feb. 4 (UPI) — Many commercial baby foods “are tainted with significant levels of toxic heavy metals,” a report released Thursday by a House subcommittee said, raising concerns over the safety of the products industry wide.

According to the staff report by the House subcommittee on economic and consumer policy, leading brands of U.S. baby foods contain dangerous levels of inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, heavy metals that even at low levels pose particular risk to babies and children, both the U.S. Federal Drug Administration and the World Health Organization have said.

The report was based on internal documents

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Feeding Dogs ‘Human-Grade’ Food Might Make Them Poop Less

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A new study suggests that feeding your pup fresh food fit for a person might have an added welcome effect: smaller poops. The findings suggest that a fresh human-grade diet is more easily digestible for dogs than standard diets made of dry processed food, and it may also satisfy a dog’s appetite with fewer calories per meal.

Kelly Swanson, a nutrition scientist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has been studying dog and cat nutrition for about two decades. More recently, he and his team have been looking into pet diets primarily

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Amy Grant shares health update after heart surgery

Amy Grant has advice for those who think they are in good health: Get a professional “to check it out.”

Grant revealed in February 2020 she was diagnosed with a heart condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, undergoing open-heart surgery in June.

Now eight months after her surgery, Grant is sharing a health update and message about her experience with her heart defect in an interview on “Good Morning America” Wednesday.

“I feel fantastic. I just have this feeling like this is going to be the best year yet. I love it,” Grant said.

The singer unknowingly lived

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