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    Enrolling in Medicare

         Presented by William G. Scotti III CFP® The process for enrolling in Medicare is surprisingly easy. But before enrolling, you will make a choice about how you want your Medicare delivered. Unlike with an employer health plan, you …

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    Facing Down Those Food Cravings

        By Larry Lindner, MA   Your final term paper is due the next morning, but you cannot type another word unless you get a slice of hot, gooey tomato and spinach pizza. You run over to the student …

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    Start a Regular Exercise Program

      By Laurie LaRusso, MS, ELS Here’s Why: image Exercise helps keep your body healthy and your tissues and organs working properly. In keeping your body in good working order, exercise also helps ward off many diseases, such as heart …

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    How common is cardiovascular disease?

    How common is cardiovascular disease? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects the heart and blood vessels. The latest research from the American Heart Association (AHA) found that deaths due to CVD have declined 30 percent over a 10-year period (1998-2008). However, CVD, …

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    Eat Well, Exercise Well, Be Well: Dietary and Fitness Guidelines

      Eat Well, Exercise Well, Be Well: Dietary and Fitness Guidelines When it comes to the secrets of living a healthy life, it seems that there are no secrets. From diet gurus to celebrities, everyone seems to have the answers …

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    Heart Attack

    Heart Attack A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is interrupted. Oxygen cannot get to the heart muscle, causing tissue damage or tissue death. A heart attack may be caused by: Thickening of the walls of …

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    Exercise after 50

      By Rick AlanWhile regular physical activity is important for people of all ages, it has been shown that the benefits of regular exercise are the most important to the people who tend to exercise the least—people over 50, and …

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    Ask the Expert – All About Blood

      Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Center conducts blood drives many times a month. Donations are critical because Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital collect only about 40 percent of the 10,000 pints needed every year. The rest must be purchased …

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    How to Cut Your Triglycerides through Diet

      By Karen Schroeder Kassel, MS, RD, MEd and Elizabeth Smoots, MD   You may have been advised to you lower your triglyceride levels. While medication and aerobic exercise are effective in triglyceride lowering, there are also several dietary approaches …

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    The American Heart Association’s Guidelines for Women

      The American Heart Association’s Guidelines for women Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death of American women. Are you at risk? The American Heart Association (AHA) offers a way to classify the likelihood of developing CVD—one that …

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