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Post2: Preventing heart disease with a vegan diet


The American Heart Association (AHA) is targeting healthy people with advice on how to lower risk for heart disease. It’s all part of the Healthy People 2020 goals, an initiative of the U.S. Health and Human Services that aims to improve Americans’ health in the next decade.

According to Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, the approach is “primordial prevention,” since it focuses on helping healthy people avoid risk factors rather than on treating those who already have them.

Post1: 10 Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms


What is psoriatic arthritis?

By Tammy Worth

Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic condition in which the immune system attacks the body, causing joint pain and other symptoms. It tends to develop in people with psoriasis.

  • "The most important thing for these patients is early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease," says Elaine Husni, MD, vice chair of the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic. 
  • Many symptoms mimic other conditions or arthritis types, so psoriatic arthritis can be missed or misdiagnosed.