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Too Much Salt, America

The FDA should limit sodium in prepared and processed foods.<p>When you eat too much salt -- and you probably do -- the problems mount pretty quickly. First it gets into your blood and confuses your kidneys, leaving too much water flowing through your blood vessels, which raises your blood pressure …

FDA

How to Prevent Hardening of the Arteries

The hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, is a cardiovascular disease in which the innermost layer of the artery thickens and attracts …

Medical Research

Cardiovascular disease

<b>Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.</b><p>It's usually associated with a build-up of fatty …

You Are Not Your Illness: Do Not Become Your Aches and Pains

In addition to following good medical advice, there are ways to help your mindbody maximize wellbeing and minimize the negative effects of illnesses and medication side effects.<p>I propose there are three main components that determine the difference between empowerment and helplessness consciousness …

Immune System

Rehabbing Our Ideas About Addiction

Cigna CEO David Cordani on treating substance-abuse disorder like every other medical disorder<p>By<p>David M. Cordani<p><b>IN 1980, OUR ROADS WERE SEVEN TIMES DEADLIER</b> than our drugs. But in 2008, drug overdoses surpassed car crashes to become the No. 1 cause of accidental death in the U.S., killing almost …

Prosthetics

$2,500 to buy insurance? This is why Americans don't trust Republicans on healthcare

<b>To the editor:</b> Dr. Joel Strom, a dentist, has proposed another misguided Republican effort to replace the<p>Affordable Care Act. (“The right way to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Opinion, June 13)<p>Republican alternatives tend to strip away benefits as they strip away cost controls and are thus …