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Two new reasons to check your blood pressure now, even if you’re young

Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, many without realizing it amid a new definition of what’s “high.” So I’m understandably worried about you, given the risk for heart attacks, strokes, and dementia that are associated with elevated blood pressure.

Have you checked yours lately?

If not, two…

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New guidelines encourage eating patterns that promote health and longevity

The smorgasbord of nutritional advice cooked up by governments, institutions, and supposed diet gurus would suggest we all need to eat differently as we get older and focus exclusively on superfoods or brain foods or high fat (or low fat!) …

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Alternatives to cow’s milk are flowing off store shelves, but they’re not all healthy

Touring the dairy aisle at my local supermarket the other day revealed an utter bevy of New Age milks that have never oozed from an udder, including numerous almond-based amalgams, copious coconut concoctions, and oodles of oat options (oat nog, anyone?). …

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Everyone farts — a lot — so let’s talk about why and what can be done

Let’s just pass this fact out right now: Farting is normal and everyone does it. Anyone who says they don’t is either lying or impossibly uncomfortable. But flatulence generates more snickers than thoughtful discussion, so I’m here to clear the air a bit.

By some estimates, a typical human generates…

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Finally, my experience confirms what the research has clearly shown

Somewhere outside Moab, Utah, my wife calmly reaches for the sky atop a house-sized, smooth red rock. Ancient towering formations balance improbably behind her. The Colorado River lazes below, milky green. Above, the blue is deep, endless, the early morning air crisp, quiet, still.

It’s a perfect spot to do…

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