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Bradley Jones, MD

Brad Jones, MD, is an internal medicine physician on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

An hour of running could add 7 hours to your life

As a marathoner, recent news about the health benefits of running grabbed my attention: for every hour you pound the pavement, you add an extra seven hours to your life, according to new research. Running has been widely studied for its impact on health, but the new findings dig deeper into how the activity may …

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Why exercise and diet might be better heartburn treatment than medication

If you suffer from heartburn, you’re not alone. It’s a weekly occurrence for 20 percent of Americans. But as medications to treat heartburn are now being linked to a growing number of complications, more people are exploring alternative ways to relieve symptoms through lifestyle changes. A class of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are …

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Sugar industry blames saturated fat for heart disease

For decades we’ve been warned that saturated fat is the major culprit behind heart disease, leading to the food industry producing low-fat and fat free versions of many of our favorite foods. But an article published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the sugar industry attempted to downplay sugar’s …

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