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10 Tried-and-True Ways to Lose Weight

If you're like most people, you've probably made a New Years resolution to lose weight. Unfortunately, most people – 80 percent – tap out before they really get started. To help you maintain your goal through 2012 and for years to come, we've compiled a list of tips the experts want you to know to get on the right track to weight loss.

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Viagra Could Ward Off Heart Disease, Study Finds

The popular pill for erectile dysfunction may positively impact another part of the body: your heart.

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Treating High Blood Pressure Adds Years to Life, Study Says

Controlling your blood pressure can help you live longer, according to a new study.

Researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey discovered those treating their condition with medication lowered their risk of death during a 20-year period.

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Is Happiness on the Decline? Let’s Look to Twitter — Health Check

Whether you love or hate Twitter, the microblogging site has revolutionized online communication and some scientists are even using it to ascertain worldwide mood. Though, what they’ve found is kind of a bummer.

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Coffee, Beer Among the Bad Things That Are Suddenly Good for You in 2011

For years society has told us that drinking coffee, drinking beer and swearing are bad, but thanks to the results of new research released in 2011, some things we thought were bad are actually good for us. Turns out being a caffeine-addled, Guinness-soaked potty mouth actually improves your health — in moderation, of course.

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‘Why Do We Shiver?’ and Other Mysterious Winter Health Questions Answered — Health Check

Unless you’re lucky enough to live in one of those beautiful, warm places, where the weather never changes, you are now settling in for a season of gloves, static, chapped lips and chills to the bone. But what do we really know about how our bodies react to winter?

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Vermont Named Healthiest State, But What’s the Unhealthiest?

If you live in Vermont, congratulations — for the fifth year in a row, your state has been named as the healthiest in the country.

The United Health Foundation’s 2011 America’s Health Rankings, released Monday, also put New Hampshire, Connecticut, Hawaii and Massachusetts in the top five.

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Can Singing Help Heal Depression, Improve Parkinson’s Conditions? — Health Check

Parkinson’s Disease is a frustrating and frightening medical condition, and treatment options are few. However, a group in Canterbury, England may have made a surprising discovery that could benefit not only them, but everyone else in the world – singing seems to make them feel better.

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Can Walking Through Doorways Prompt Memory Loss? Researchers Say, Yes

Have you ever felt slightly insane, or perhaps a little old, when you get to a room and then can’t remember what you went in there for, even though you had just thought about it? It’s not just you. New research shows that you’re not losing your mind; it’s just being compartmentalized.

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Taking Supplements May Result in Feeling Invincible — Health Check

People who take vitamins may be perceived as healthier, but new research finds those people often engage in decidedly unhealthy habits — possibly thinking the vitamins will make up for it.

A study in Taiwan discovered smokers who take vitamins smoked twice as much on average, and supplement-takers also made poorer food choices. Worse yet, the vitamin group was more likely to engage in risky behavior such as casual sex and binge drinking.

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US Teen Birth Rate Hits a 70-Year Low — Health Check

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the teen birth rate in the United States dropped to an all-time low in 2010.

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Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check

A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories.

Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was part of a group that profiled 250 people who’d lost significant amounts of weight. The key was to learn how they maintain their weight loss in order to help others lose weight and keep it off.

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