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For Brain Health, Protect Your Heart

The same factors that raise the risk for heart disease also impact brain disease, including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide,” says Alice...

Ask Tufts Experts

Activated Charcoal . . . Oatmeal vs. Oat Bran Q: A friend is encouraging me to take activated charcoal capsules. Is this a good idea? How can it help my health? A: Alicia Romano, MS, RD,...

Hummus and Veggie Wraps

Steps: Place tortilla on a flat surface and spread hummus over 2/3 of the tortilla, leaving the top 1/3 empty. Add lettuce and vegetables and roll up tightly, starting at the bottom. Wrap, and refrigerate until...

Feeling Faint when Meals are Skipped

Q: Sometimes when I miss a meal, I end up feeling faint. What could be causing this, and what should I do? A: Anastassios Pittas, MS, MD, chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes,...

Get to Know Shell Beans

From the familiar navy, pinto, and lima beans to soybeans and heirloom varieties like scarlet runner and purple pod, beans are part of the legume family (along with lentils, peas, and peanuts). Shell beans...

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