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Indonesia Tsunami: Coastline Still Under Threat Amid Fresh Volcanic Activity

Authorities warn that dangerous waves could hit the Sunda Strait area again as Anak Krakatu continues to spew ash The Indonesia authorities have warned that the tsunami-ravaged coast of western Java could be hit by further dangerous waves as volcanic activity continued in the area. Indonesia’s meteorology, climatology, and geophysical agency said that a new tsunami could arrive soon in the area around the Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait. A 2km exclusion zone has been set up […]

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Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Indonesia Tsunami 2018

Support the Indonesia Tsunami Appeal to help those in need. At least 281 people have been killed and 1,016 injured after a tsunami hit coastal towns and tourist beach resorts on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. The giant tidal waves, triggered by a volcanic eruption, struck without warning on Saturday night, uprooting trees, damaging buildings and roads, and destroying more than 550 homes.  Our local partner Yakkum Emergency Unit (YEU) has already deployed a crisis team, including a doctor and a […]

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Wise Work Strategies For Heart Health

When you’re at work, you tend to be focused on the task at hand.  That can put your health on the back burner.  But if you’re serious about keeping your heart healthy, you can use work time to an advantage.  There are plenty of simple things you can do to make work a healthy place. Whenever possible, you should take the stairs instead of the elevator.  This allows your body to get some extra physical activity built […]

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Understanding the Stress Test

Many medical tests provide information about your heart while it’s at rest, but it’s also important to know how well your heart works when you’re asking it to perform under heavier stress.  The stress test is designed to measure your heart when it’s working a little harder.  When you go to take the stress test, you’ll be hooked up to monitors with sensors.  These are not going to deliver electricity to you; they’ll simply measure your electrical […]

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Stress Management Techniques

You already know that stress can be damaging to your heart and other parts of your health.  But you may be wondering what you can do about it.  Sometimes life throws so many responsibilities at you that you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of stress.  But you don’t have to live your life in a constant state of anxiety.  The first thing to do is to look at what is causing your stress.  Is there […]

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Stress and Your Heart

Stress is something that everyone has to deal with.  Its basic definition is your body’s response to any kind of external stimulus – physical, mental, or emotional.  For a long time, physicians and scientists have found that there is a relationship between stress and heart disease risk, but there’s not yet a great understanding of the exact mechanism.  There are many possibilities.  People who have high levels of stress tend to have less physical activity, poor diets, […]

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Vitamins for Heart Health

Many people take a multi-vitamin each day to get an extra boost beyond the nutrients they get from food.  But some vitamins are more important than others when it comes to heart health. You’ll want to make sure you’re getting enough of these heart healthy vitamins.  Vitamin B6 and B12 have been found to lower the risk of heart disease.  People who have an adequate intake of these vitamins have been found to have less incidence of […]

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The Best Fruits and Veggies For Heart Health

Everyone knows you need to eat fruits and vegetables, but there are some that are even more critical when it comes to keeping your heart healthy.  Fruits and vegetables have long been known to help prevent diseases like cancer, but scientists now know that the heart receives the biggest impact from a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables.  Any fruit or vegetable when added to your diet is going to be good for you.  Still, some fruits […]

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Simple Ways to Add Fruits and Veggies to Your Heart Healthy Diet

You probably already know that you need to have a diet high in fruits and vegetables.  Somehow, though, this can be easier said than done.  The American Dietetic Association recommends that people eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables.  Here are a few helpful ideas for adding them into your diet.  This will give you the vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy heart.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  There […]

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Eating Healthy When Eating Out

When you’re trying to eat healthy, eating at a restaurant can pose a problem.  While the food is usually delicious and you didn’t have to prepare it, it can also be loaded with enemies to your heart like saturated fat and sugar.  But most menus offer some healthy selections that can make eating out both delicious and healthful.  Usually the first people look in the menu for healthy food is in the salad section.  Many salads can […]

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