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Patient Story

Heart on the line

After bariatric surgery, Jaclyn Folkema is finally able to run, swim and play with her 9-year-old daughter.

Little steps, large gains

Even a modest increase in fitness level can improve longevity and quality of life.

More than a fancy handstand

Yoga practitioners have long touted their craft as a path to optimal health for mind and body. Now researchers agree—there's a curious power to the downward dog.

Sit less, live more

A long-running American Cancer Study study of 92,000 people reinforces the simple notion that a more active lifestyle can lead to a longer, healthier life.

Eating out? Mind your salt

A single meal at most restaurants far exceeds the recommended daily allotment of sodium.

Patient Story

Finding a rhythm

When it came time for doctors to repair her damaged artery, knitting aficionado Betty Houtman found solace in her craft—and is now living more vibrantly than ever.

The fitter ticker

Modest increases in physical fitness can improve overall health, ultimately paying off with a healthier heart.

Don’t sweat late-night eats

Study suggests there's no evidence to support the notion that high blood sugar can be prevented simply by not eating two hours prior to bedtime.

Fighting flu? Mind your heart

Decongestants and other medicines used to treat cold and flu symptoms can sometimes exacerbate high blood pressure or heart problems.

Health slump? Nip it in the bud

Research shows it's much easier to preserve good health than reverse poor health—and everything worsens once diabetes enters the picture.

The best medicine? Preventive

Women who follow regular wellness visits will catch problems early and ensure they're on the true path to good health.

Are sleep issues breaking your heart?

Obstructive sleep apnea doesn't just keep you from getting a good night's sleep—it may be causing you serious cardiac problems.

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