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Owning a Dog Linked to Reduced Heart Disease Risk

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May 10, 2013
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Researchers also found dog owners were 54 percent more likely to get the recommended levels of exercise than non dog owners.


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AP (Apr. 20, 2012) — Heart disease is a leading killer of great apes in captivity. Atlanta's zoo is home to the Great Ape Heart Project, which is dedicated to understanding, diagnosing and treating heart disease in the four types of great apes.
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Wearable Technology Is Going To The Dogs With Voyce

Wearable Technology Is Going To The Dogs With Voyce

TheStreet (June 25, 2014) — Wearable technology has gone to the dogs. No, really, Voyce has designed a wearable device for dogs that measures a range of key vital signs like heart rate and respiratory rate. The device also tracks the dog's sleeping patterns and activity levels. Voyce's online tool that displays the data also provides a library of information if you have questions about your dog's vital signs. The collar is lightweight and not much heavier or bigger than a normal collar. Unfortunately, it doesn't say what your dog is thinking, but our guess is that he just wants another treat or go for a walk. Video provided by TheStreet
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Bacon, Sausage Causing Early Death?

Bacon, Sausage Causing Early Death?

Newsy (Mar. 7, 2013) — The study linked diets high in processed meat to heart disease and cancer.
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Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating

Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating

AP (July 28, 2014) — Classes are being offered nationwide to encourage African Americans to learn about cooking fresh foods based on traditional African cuisine. The program is trying to combat obesity, heart disease and other ailments often linked to diet. (July 28) Video provided by AP
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