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Hispanic health: Addressing 4 myths about Type 2 diabetes

(BPT) – Chances are you know someone with type 2 diabetes (T2D) – whether it be a parent, cousin, neighbor or a co-worker. Yet, did you know that diabetes disproportionately affects the Hispanic community in the United States? In fact, nearly 16.9 percent of Hispanic-American adults in the U.S. are living with T2D, compared to […]

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Invisible hearing aids make myths of wearing one disappear

(BPT) – While 48 million Americans have significant hearing loss, many of them do not wear a hearing aid. In fact, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 80 percent of people who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid do not wear one. Looking older, doesn’t fit lifestyle and too much of a […]

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Busting myths and misconceptions about osteoporosis

(BPT) – One in two women over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture caused by osteoporosis in her remaining lifetime. Despite its prevalence, there are many myths and misconceptions about this “silent” disease. These myths may be a reason why osteoporosis is underdiagnosed and undertreated. A fragility fracture (breaking a bone by falling […]

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5 baby formula myths debunked

(BPT) – The MythBusters on TV’s Discovery channel tackled hundreds – if not thousands – of myths in their 19 seasons on the air, but many questions still surround one topic never covered: infant feeding. Baby feeding has many pervasive myths, especially about infant formula. Here are five of those myths debunked by Rallie McAllister, […]

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5 health ‘facts’ that are actually myths

(BPT) – Get eight hours of sleep at night, eat your vegetables, and an apple a day keeps the doctor away – these are all common health sayings you’ve heard and probably believe to be true. While commonly told health myths may have some truth to them, there are some that don’t hold up to […]

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4 Myths about Strength Training for Women

It seems as if there’s a lot of information about exercise for women that is based on unfounded myths and even some outright lies instead of fact or scientific evidence. To help clear up the confusion surrounding strength training for women, ACE is launching the strongHER campaign to help educate the public on […]

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Debunking 5 Common Weight-loss Myths

Fact or fiction? Tell people you’re trying to lose weight, and you’ll be quickly inundated with tips, tricks and facts from misinformed people who think they have the secret to weight loss. But how do you know what’s true and what’s just well-intentioned malarkey? Here are five weight loss myths that you should ignore.[1] Do […]

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Debunking water myths: Weight loss, calorie burn and more

Drinking a lot of water is often advised to those who are trying to lose weight, but a nutrition expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says it is not the magic bullet to weight loss. “There is very little evidence that drinking water promotes weight loss; it is one of those self-perpetuating myths,” […]

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5 Weight Loss Myths

Cutting calories by adjusting what you eat is the most effective way to lose weight. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Lean protein may fill you up, but fiber does the same for fewer calories Overweight people can be as metabolically fit as their slimmer counterparts It will take you approximately 30 minutes to walk off a 140-calorie soda […]

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Most Notorious Health Myths

We are bombarded with health tips every day, but some of those messages may be harmful if you dont get the facts straight. Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of Real Cause Real Cure, spoke with Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor for FoxNews.com, about some of the most notorious health myths. Myth #1: Arthritis medication […]

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