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Alex Karras Has Passed Away

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Just yesterday we were worried about the state of health that legendary actor and football player Alex Karras was in — and with heavy hearts we bring you the news that he has passed away.

At 77, Alex used to be a bull-necked defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who left that life and became a multimedia personality.

In the end he succumbed to kidney disease, heart disease, dementia and for the last two years, stomach cancer.

He will be missed by many, and our hearts go out to his family and friends while they mourn the lost of a truly great man.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Barbra Streisand Talks Heart Disease On Katie!

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As if we could ever reach a limit in loving Barbra Streisand!

Babs went on Katie Couric's show Katie to talk about a bunch of stuff, but the most important things she had to say were inarguably about the dangers of heart disease for women.

Did you know that heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined?

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New Study Throws Omega-3's Under The Bus!

Filed under: FoodHealth

Omega 3 Supplements No Help

Well, Omega-3 supplements, that is!

It's true, a new study is showing that those fish oil pills you've been taking haven't been doing anything at all — it shows that the supplements don’t lower users’ risks of heart attack, stroke, sudden death or death from heart disease or any cause.

Part of the study had scientists reviewing 20 studies dating back to 1989 that involved 68,680 participants. So it wasn't small by any means.

So what's up with the conclusion now vs. what it was in the past?

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Not Exercising Is As Bad As Smoking!

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Many researchers are saying that physical inactivity is actually becoming a global pandemic.

Lack of exercise causes as many as 1 in 10 premature deaths around the world each year.

That's about the same numbers as smoking.

That's kinda scary.

57 million deaths worldwide are attributed to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer.

Many of these things can have their risk lowered or be prevented through moderate daily exercise.

Literally 30 minutes of physical activity a day can save your life.

All you have to do is be inactive for only 23.5 hours a day.

Just get moving.

Seriously. Right now.

Get up and just walk to the bathroom and wash your hands or go get some water from the break room or walk up or down the stairs in your home and back to your chair.

We'll be here when you get back. Promise.

[Image via Tomasz Sienicki/Nevit Dilmen/Wikimedia Commons.]

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Diabetics Living Longer!

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A new report by government scientists has said that diabetics are living longer and longer nowadays.

That's great news!

The biggest decline was seen in a study of diabetics dying from

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Not All Calories Are The Same

Filed under: HealthScience!

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A calorie is a calorie is a calorie, right?

Nope!

Research on why only a few people can maintain weight loss has found that not all calories are created equal!

This is what they did:

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Loneliness Shortens Life Span

Filed under: HealthScience!

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Loneiless can actually shorten your lifespan!

A new study has found that people with heart disease who live by themselves tend not to live as long as people who cohabitate.

The reasons why aren't very clear but they think it could be the limited access to medicine.

"Patients living alone may have more difficulty getting their medications refilled and taking them regularly. They also don't have anyone at home to call the doctor's office or emergency room if they are not looking well."

Earlier studies have also linked isolation to increased heart attack risk and weakened immune systems.

So whats the trick to fix this problem?

Find another lonely person and move in with them!

Or at least get a robot butler to help you out and keep you company.

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