Health

CT Scan and Increased Risk of Cancer

CT Scan

Over 68 million CT scans are performed annually in the United States. The numbers of these scans are increasing with clinicians casting wider diagnostic nets and with patients requesting (and paying for) broader preventative and prophylactic imaging. A new study…

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Anemia Study and Older Adults

Anemia

A study recent study in the Netherlands of 85 year old inhabitants of a single community was done to determine if anemia alone was a predictor of death. Although a variety of conditions have a tendency to accompany anemia it…

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How does eating fiber reduce cholesterol

fiber reduce cholesterol

A lot of hype surrounds the dilemma of including more fiber in your diet. High fiber diet products, cereals, powders and breakfast bars abound at the grocery store. A doctor may have recommended eating oatmeal, salads or whole grains as…

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These beverages cause weight gain

fruit juice

Many people watch what they eat, but don’t watch what they drink. Beverages that many people drink often, such as soda and alcohol, are loaded with calories, which can contribute to weight gain. The average American gets a fifth of…

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How to prevent diabetic hypoglycemia

diabetic hypoglycemia

In diabetes, low blood sugar typically occurs as a result of an insulin overdose. Diabetics work closely with their physician in order to learn to calculate the correct dosage of insulin, taking into account their activity level, diet, and other…

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Hatha Yoga for Sciatica

Hatha Yoga

The shooting pain of sciatica is often caused by misalignment of the vertabrae or pelvis and can be aggravated by tight muscles and inflexible connective tissues, conditions which manifest when the body tries to protect the injury by “holding on”…

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Everyday habits for healthier hearts

Heart health

Heart disease is one the world’s greatest killers at 17.1 million lives a year, according to WHO statistics, and becomes more dangerous once people get past 45. Thirty minutes exercise a day is a good habit to develop for a…

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Natural Remedies for Bronchitis

Natural Remedies for Bronchitis

There are many natural treatments for both acute and chronic bronchitis. Expectorants, healing teas, immune system boosters and other supplements are helpful in assisting the natural healing process. Traditional doctors usually recommend harsh pharmaceutical antibiotics and expectorants for bronchitis, but…

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The Keys to Flat Abs

Flat Abs

Do you desire to truly flatten your abs? There are many suggested ways to gain flat abs, but how many of them actually work? And what do you really need to do to produce a respectable mid-section. Five hundred crunches…

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Preparing Yourself to Undergo Surgery

Preparing Yourself to Undergo Surgery

It is quite scary to undergo surgery. Imagine being cut open by someone and stitched back together once the operation is over. You know that once the meds wear off, you will start to feel the pain. You might even…

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