Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

 

It Takes Years for Heart to Recover from Smoking

Experts have long thought that an ex-smoker’s risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death from heart disease returns to normal within five years. The resource:27


Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Recommendations

New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may help clarify who can benefit most from a risk assessment test. Now, if a woman has a high risk, the task force is recommending that she see a genetic counselor and possibly be tested for the BRCA mutations. The resource:27


Vaping Raises Heart and Lung Concerns

The small study of healthy young adults discovered that even e-cigarettes without nicotine caused a short-lived drop in blood vessel function. The resource:27


City Parks Are a Mood Booster

Large regional parks with lots of tree cover and vegetation conferred the biggest happiness lift, while paved urban plazas offered the least benefit. Smaller neighborhood parks fell somewhere in the middle. The resource:27


City Parks Are a Mood Booster

Large regional parks with lots of tree cover and vegetation conferred the biggest happiness lift, while paved urban plazas offered the least benefit. Smaller neighborhood parks fell somewhere in the middle. The resource:27


City Parks Are a Mood Booster

Large regional parks with lots of tree cover and vegetation conferred the biggest happiness lift, while paved urban plazas offered the least benefit. Smaller neighborhood parks fell somewhere in the middle. The resource:27


Dear Mark: Olive Oil Followup

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering questions from last week’s olive oil post. First, is there a way to identify real olive oil and distinguish it from fraudulent olive oil? Second, should EVOO be used when grilling food? Third, how can we know if our canned seafood is packed in real, actual olive oil and not some industrial seed swill? Fourth, is algae oil worth eating? And fifth, what about just eating whole olives? Finally, why not just eat beef fat, which is also relatively high in MUFA?Read More


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