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3 sneaky tricks of heart disease

Mon Jan 09 22:51:06 EST 2017 | The Brownsville Herald
(BPT) - As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we've seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives. But new health data in a recent report might shake up our complacency: The federal government finds that life expectancy for Americans has dropped for the first time in 25 years. Though the factors are varied and complex, it has health experts and doctors taking a hard look at the current realities, including our rising obesity rate and the fact d..

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3 sneaky tricks of heart disease
-The Brownsville Herald
(BPT) - As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we've seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives. But new health data in a rece..
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Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been working for years to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says there were only 25 human cases of the illness reported worldwide in 2016. The f..
Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been working for years to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says there were only 25 human cases of the illness reported worldwide in 2016. The f..
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Almost 1,000 fewer people are dying from heart disease in Wales every year but more can be done, the health secretary has said. Vaughan Gething said he wanted to build on "great pr..
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FILE – In this July 6, 2013, file photo, Mel Tillis performs at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Tillis’ publici..
FILE - In this July 6, 2013, file photo, Mel Tillis performs at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Tillis’ publici..
Country music star Mel Tillis is receiving home care following surgery and treatment for a digestive disease. Tillis' publicist, Don Murry Grubbs, says in a statement that the 84-y..
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