Friday, September 7, 2012

11 Foods that Lower Cholesterol

11 Foods that Lower Cholesterol - Harvard Health Publications: "If your diet gave you high cholesterol, it can lower it, too. It's easy to eat your way to an alarmingly high cholesterol level. The reverse is true, too — changing what you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the armada of fats floating through your bloodstream. Doing this requires a two-pronged strategy: Add foods that lower LDL, the harmful cholesterol-carrying particle that contributes to artery-clogging atherosclerosis. At the same time, cut back on foods that boost LDL. Without that step, you are engaging in a holding action instead of a steady — and tasty — victory. . . ."

Jessica Simpson On Weight-Loss Struggles: 'I'm Not A Supermodel'
Weight Watchers spokesperson Jessica Simpson says she's struggling to lose all the extra weight she gained while she was pregnant. The singer, who gave birth to daughter Maxwell in May, says that the size of her breasts has kept her from running and ...

US Health Care System 'Wasted' $750 Billion in 2009
ABC News (blog)
The U.S. health care system wasted $750 billion on unnecessary and overpriced medical tests and treatments, administrative fees, medical fraud and missed prevention opportunities in 2009, a new report found. The report, released today by the Institute ...

Hantavirus in Yosemite: World Health Organization issues alert
Los Angeles Times
The World Health Organization is the latest agency to weigh in on the recent hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite National Park, issuing an advisory about the rare disease that has killed two and sickened four. Issued Tuesday though the agency's "global ...

West Nile virus kills 6 in Michigan; record 2118 cases reported nationwide
Detroit Free Press
"This is the highest number of cases that Michigan has seen since 2002, when West Nile virus appeared in the state," said Angela Minicuci, public information officer for the Michigan Department of Community Health. "This is a very high year." Seventy ...

Mark A. Kastel: Organic food offers health and safety advantages
Wisconsin State Journal
2012-09-06T05:30:00Z 2012-09-05T10:49:35Z Mark A. Kastel: Organic food offers health and safety advantagesMARK A. KASTEL | senior farm policy analyst, Cornucopia 2 hours ago • MARK A. KASTEL | senior farm policy analyst, ...

Checking Bill Clintons facts on health care
Bill Clinton presented himself as fact-checker-in-chief, setting voters straight in his convention speech about what “Obamacare” really does — and “what really happened” with those Medicare cuts Republicans are using to attack President Barack Obama.


WellCare to Acquire Easy Choice Health Plan in California
6, 2012) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Easy Choice Health Plan, Inc. As of September 2012, Easy Choice serves approximately 34,000 Medicare Advantage plan members in ...

For health activist Fluke, an emphatic endorsement of Obama
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Women's health activist Sandra Fluke, who came under a barrage of attacks from conservatives this year for supporting Democratic President Barack Obama's contraceptive policy, lashed back on Wednesday in an ...

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