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  • Heat exhaustion
    Summer heat exhaustion
    Summer is here! While the sun is shining we spend most of our time outdoors enjoying the warmth. As we protect our bodies from damaging sunrays we often neglect to consider the over-exposure to heat. Heat exhaustion effects more than Americans...
  • New device predicts success of liver transplant
    New device predicts success of liver transplant
    A liver transplant can be lifesaving; however, if the transplanted liver fails to function properly, the transplant becomes a costly exercise in futility. A new study by UCLA researchers has found that a portable finger-probe device can accurately...
  • Four out of four
    Herpes - the STD that AIDS made us forget
    Thirty years ago the media were clear. The next major disease to strike America would be herpes. The freelove decade had resulted in a sexually transmitted plague that would strike without warning.Shortly after that, HIV and AIDS were discovered...
  • Maximizing the health benefits of coffee
    Maximizing the health benefits of coffee consumption
    Since the early 20th century Americans have been taught that they must shield their offspring from the evils of coffee, believing amongst other things that coffee could stunt the growth of their child-- Hence the very idea of exposing them to this...
  • Antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts was associated with improved cognitive function.”
    Don't lose your mind
    As we age we either find ourselves watching our parents become more forgetful, or we often feel like we are losing our own minds when we can’t remember someone’s name that we met just a minute ago.Some cognitive decline is, of course,...
  • I have a cold
    All about the common cold
    The common cold is so common that, well, they named it that way. Everyone catches a cold several times per year. Adults may have 2-4 colds per year while children, especially those under age 5, can have as many as 6-10 colds.The common cold is...
  • Preventing infection
    How do you become infected?
    The human body contains formidable defenses against disease. When a patient becomes infected, it is because the body's defenses were overcome or were unable to recognize the source of the infection. Over the course of a lifetime, the body'...
  • Mercury in your mouth?
    European Union urges caution in use of mercury fillings
    The EU Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) has issued a final opinion regarding dental amalgam, a mercury-based substance used to fill cavities. In this opinion, the SCENIHR recommends that the following...
  • Is There Any Relation Between Menopause and Age Factor?
    Is There Any Relation Between Menopause and Age Factor?
    What is Menopause?Menopause often refers to the time in a life a woman's ovaries stops producing egg every four weeks. With her monthly period absent, this also means that she will no longer bear a child. This time is also known as the end of...
  • Barn Pricing
    Positive health trend
    Do you realize we’re almost half way through the year? If you’re like me, as the calendar turned to the spring months, you noticed a need for health improvement (after such a long winter). And, hopefully you are working on implementing...
  • An elderly frail woman
    Older frail patients often don't do well after hospital discharge
    It appears that being frail is certainly not in the best interests of elderly patients. The Canadian Medical Association reported via EurekAlert on May 25, 2015, that frailer elderly patients are at an increased risk for readmission or even death...
  • High fructose corn syrup listed as fructose on some products
    High fructose corn syrup listed as fructose on some products
    Consumers everywhere are reading labels to understand what is in the food they purchase while high fructose corn syrup might now be listed on a box as fructose. Those trying to avoid high fructose corn syrup for various reasons might feel that...
  • Four cancer charities found to be scams
    Four cancer charities found to be scams
    Sue M. of Boca Raton recently wrote in to ask: “I feel guilty every time someone calls for a donation to some cancer charity, but how can I know which charity is real and which is a scam?”Good question.Just last week, the Federal Trade...
  • Gloomy water front
    Emotional safety planning
    If you have suffered trauma in the past or you are currently suffering and you are having difficulty recovering it is likely you will benefit from the practice of emotional safety planning. Many times while we are trying to cope through something...
  • Uncle Steve's
    Review: Uncle Steve's organic Italian specialties sauces
    There is nothing to not love about Uncle Steve's sauces by Steve Schirripa (who you may know from The Sopranos and Secret Life of an American Teenager)! Everything is so honest and simple, down to the jars, which flat out tell you which...
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