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28
Nov
2014

The Flu or a Common Cold: 5 Symptoms to Help You Tell the Difference

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ACHOO! …And just like that, you know it’s begun. One sneeze turns into several, and that sick feeling, which we’ve all come to know so well, floods over you. Oh, no! Is this the flu? Could it be just a regular cold? Knowing the symptoms, along with visiting a doctor, should help you to determine the difference. Be mindful of…

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03
Nov
2014

Take Control of Your Type 2 Diabetes with These 5 Steps

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A recent study by the CDC predicts that approximately 40% of U.S. adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime.  Are you one of them? Type 2 diabetes is derived from the body’s inability to efficiently use insulin (insulin resistance).  The condition typically develops in middle-aged and older adults but can also be seen in young people.  The condition is often…

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16
Oct
2014

9 Simple Ways to Stay Active and Exercising in Your Daily Life

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How often do you exercise?  If you’re like many adults today, the answer is probably “not enough.” Between work, taking care of a family, and all your other responsibilities, it may seem like there aren't enough hours in the day.  When this is the case, exercise often gets pushed to the bottom of your to-do list.  What if exercise didn't…

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01
Oct
2014

Fall Allergies: Know the Symptoms, Identify the Causes, and Take Action

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Have you been feeling a little under the weather lately?  Fall allergies may be the cause.  Many people associate common allergy symptoms with the springtime.  Yet, each season comes with its own set of stimulants, and fall is certainly no exception. Possible Culprits & Solutions A few of the most typical fall allergens include ragweed, mold, and dust mites.  You…

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23
Sep
2014

Should I Be Taking a Statin?: The Benefits of Cholesterol Medication

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While it’s true that diet and exercise are often your best defense in terms of lowering cholesterol, these steps may not be enough.  Sometimes, medications are needed as an additional supplement to aid in your efforts.  Unfortunately, many patients are quick to reject these prescriptions. Many people worry about side effects of cholesterol medications.  The most common things that people…

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11
Sep
2014

Respiratory Infections, Sinusitis, and Sore Throats: Can Antibiotics Cause More Harm Than Good?

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If you’ve ever been to the doctor, you know all about antibiotics.  Chances are that you’re given these pills just about any time you come in with a cough or a runny nose.  You might even know which antibiotics seem to work best for you and which ones you could do without. For many health care providers, prescribing antibiotics has…

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29
Aug
2014

5 Ways to Naturally Reduce or Control Your High Blood Pressure

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Approximately 77.9 million American adults are currently living with high blood pressure, according to the American Heart & Stroke Associations.  That’s 1 in every 3 adults!  Are you one of them? Whether you have high blood pressure or know someone who does, it’s important to note that this condition can result in life-threatening situations, including heart attack and stroke. Certain…

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25
Aug
2014

Prescription Drug Abuse in the U.S.: Potential Reasons and Proven Side Effects

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No one wants to be in pain.  By its definition, pain is uncomfortable and undesirable.  Pain may be physical, psychological, or emotional.  In medicine, we tend to focus on the physical pain.  For this pain, there seems to be a quick fix - opioid pain medications. A Growing Trend in the U.S. The amount of pain medications that are prescribed and…

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11
Aug
2014

Up In Smoke: 7 Proven Ways Smoking Cigarettes Negatively Affects Your Body

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Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death, causing over 400,000 deaths each year in the United States. Are you currently a smoker?  Maybe you’re just interested in getting those you love to break the addiction.  Whatever the case, there are several harmful side effects associated with smoking cigarettes – some of which you may not even be aware.…

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23
Jul
2014

10 Incredible Benefits of Regular Exercise and Physical Activity

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It’s no surprise that many people see exercise as a way to improve their physical appearance.  Yet there is substantial evidence to prove that regular physical activity can do so much more for your body! Don’t believe us?  Check out these 10 benefits of regular exercise. 1.       Weight Management In terms of weight management, dieting and exercise go hand in…

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