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  • Flu Shot Cuts Stroke Risk

Flu Shot Cuts Stroke Risk, Says New Research

By |February 24, 2014|Categories: Breaking News, Psychology|Tags: , , |

Falling in line with the CDC’s recommendation to get a flu shot annually, new research from the United Kingdom says that the shot can actually decrease the risk of stroke by 24% during flu season.

Benefits of Flu Shot flu shot

Researchers at the University of Lincoln and University of Nottingham reviewed more than 47,000 patient records from 2001 to 2009. They compared cases of stroke and matched them up against control groups to determine what effect, if any, vaccination had on incidence.

After analyzing the thousands of records, they found a “highly significant association”[…]

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  • High Stress

The High Risk of High Stress

By |July 24, 2013|Categories: Advice, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , |

The recent death of James Gandolfini brought with it some debate about heart health. Considering the American Heart Association acknowledges that 60% of heart attacks are caused by simple lifestyle choices, the debate is well deserved.

Lifestyle Impact long term care heart disease

The actor, best known for his role as Tony Soprano in HBO hit series The Sopranos, suffered a heart attack and died while on vacation in Italy last month. A beloved man onscreen and off, Gandolfini’s sudden death drew concern, spurring people to speculate about the cause of his heart failure.[…]

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