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  • Even in later life, exercise pays The secret to a longer life may not be much of a secret at all. New research shows that men who continue to be moderately physically active later in life lowered their risk of death. According to the study, increasing physical activity benefited life span as much as quitting smoking. Read more...
  • CAN-do attitude boosts healthy eating A typical person makes upward of 200 food-related choices each day, and making the right choices isn't always easy. Read more...
  • Quitting smoking improves angioplasty outcomes Kicking the habit has many health benefits—and a recent study adds yet more support to the notion that smokers should quit sooner rather than later. Read more...
  • Activity helps after ICD implantation For those with heart rhythm disorders, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) can be a lifesaver. It quickly recognizes life-threatening rhythm disturbances and provides a timely shock to restore a normal rhythm. However, many patients who receive ICDs are at risk of complications resulting from progression of their underlying heart disease or other heart problems. Read more...