Tag Archives: internal medicine

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Eating chocolate may boost your brain power

Indulging in chocolate may be just what the doctor ordered. A recent study suggests consuming the dessert at least once a week may boost your cognitive function. The study, published in the journal Appetite, monitored the chocolate intake of 968 participants, aged 23-98 years old, over the course of 30 years. The participants’ cognitive function was tested by observing how ...

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Is one minute of (very intense) exercise enough?

Are you one of the countless individuals who chalk up their lack of exercise to not having enough time in your schedule? You may need to find a new excuse. According to a recent study, 60 seconds of strenuous exertion proved to be equally successful at improving participants’ overall health and fitness as 45 minutes of moderate exercise. The study ...

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Is your job making you sick?

When it comes to your work space, there are countless factors that can impact your overall health. Dr. Yasser Said, an internal medicine physician at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., says that while the negative risks exist, preventative measures can be taken to help you stay as healthy as possible. He offers these tips to make sure you are ...

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How to burn more calories while walking

You may be burning more calories than you think, according to a recent study that found a varying walking pace can burn more calories often not accounted for in traditional measurements. According to researchers at the Ohio State University, changing up one’s pace can burn up to 20 percent more calories than walking at a constant speed. “Walking at any speed costs some energy, but when you’re ...

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