How to Reset Your Metabolism: Is it Possible?

It’s been hard to miss the success of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” in which people underwent dramatic weight loss makeovers to compete for the $250,000 grand prize. But it turns out the short, grueling, extreme pace to weight loss has a price. A recent NY Times article details how Season …

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Holistic Health: Treating the Whole Person

You may know the term best as “alternative” medicine, but this moniker is no longer accurate. Better described as holistic health, naturopathic or even complementary, this form of integrative medicine has become more mainstream. Rather than looking at just specific symptoms, holistic health is more comprehensive. Practitioners look at the …

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STD Rates are Increasing and Women Have the Most to Lose

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise, with women at particular risk for serious long-term complications. The best tool for prevention is education. Increasing numbers The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in this country, half among …

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The Link Between IBD and Anxiety

Chalk another one up to the mind-body connection. Researchers out of the University of Toronto have discovered that people who have inflammatory bowel disease — inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine– like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at …

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Breast Pain Keeps Women From Exercise: Can The Right Bra Help?

Starting at age 14, Katherine Bice used to wear three sports bras when exercising because it was the only way she felt comfortable. Her breasts bounced around a lot, and after just a few minutes, she was in pain. As a result, Bice felt odd, different, and uncomfortable in her …

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Why Good Dental Health Matters

Do you follow good dental hygiene by visiting the dentist every six months, brushing your teeth twice a day, and flossing at least once daily? If not, you may be surprised to know that poor oral health habits can be associated with serious medical conditions. As the American Congress of …

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Catch Skin Cancer Early with Self Exams

If you’ve been outside, you’re at risk for skin cancer. That’s right – everyone is a potential target. But this most common cancer is easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. Learn how to be a skin cancer detective to protect your skin and health. Types According to the …

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a Frustrating Condition to Live with and Treat

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a Frustrating Condition to Live with and Treat

If you’re over 50 years old and have blurry or wavy vision and/or a blind spot in the center of your vision, you may have Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The good news is it’s painless. The bad news, AMD is kind of a pain to deal with because it affects your …

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Preparing Yourself for Successful Surgery

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the total number of medical procedures performed in the U.S. is 51.4 million. And that doesn’t even include outpatient surgery. Chances are you’ll be contributing to this number at least once. When you do, it’s important to recognize the role you’ll …

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What You Can Do to Relieve Heartburn and GERD

The fact that GERD Awareness Week occurs annually during Thanksgiving should be the first clue that it’s digestive related. Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. This treatable disease affects up to 1 in 5 people, according to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders …

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