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Fats – What the skinny on them?

avocado2 300x194We’ve all heard the recommendation to decrease our intake of saturated fats and trans fats. We’ve all heard that eating the wrong kinds of fats can cause serious health problems. We’ve also heard there are good fats and bad fats. Here’s the “skinny”… The Best Fat Monounsaturated fat is the best type because it both […]

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Insomnia – the Waking Game

There is a reason for the phrase “I slept like a baby” when describing a good night’s rest. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, once people reach adulthood approximately 30 percent have symptoms of insomnia. For people over age 60, that number climbs to about 50 percent. As people age, they have a […]

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Statins – Offering a viable option for improving a cholesterol profile

With heart disease the single leading cause of death in America and stroke the third leading cause, the use of statins offers many patients viable treatment and prevention options not previously available. Controlling your cholesterol level is an important factor in maintaining good health. Cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which can lead to strokes and […]

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Allergies: Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?

ghk alleviate seasonal allergies mdnThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases estimates that more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergic diseases. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in United States. They arise from loss of the body’s natural resistance to allergens – substances that in some people the immune system recognizes as “foreign” or […]

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Headaches – Simple or Serious?

Got HeadachesThere are many different types of headaches. They have their own names, their own symptoms, and their own best treatments. The sooner you can identify your type of headache, the better you will be able to manage it. Most people get tension headaches. Symptoms include soreness in the temples, a tightening vice-like ache around the […]

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Shingles Vaccine

You’ve probably had chickenpox. Perhaps your parents even exposed you to the virus as a small child, when you were likely to have a mild case and be done with it. However, the virus remains dormant in your body throughout your lifetime, and could reappear at any time as a painful disease called “shingles” (medical […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do you feel moody or have trouble waking up when the days grow shorter and darker? Many people do—and the symptoms can range from mild unhappiness at the lack of sunshine to a clinical condition called “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).” The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 36 million Americans suffer from a […]

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Medications – What you should know!

Here are some common medication questions—with answers! Are generics and branded drugs identical? Patients wonder why generics don’t look or taste the same as branded drugs, and they worry about generics’ side-effects. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “The active ingredient (in generic drugs) is chemically the same as the branded counterpart.” Regarding […]

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Leg Cramp Relief

leg crampLeg cramps, those painful muscle contractions that occur so suddenly, usually strike during the night and shock you awake from sleep. Sometimes called “Charley horses,” they can also attack during the day while you’re driving your car, riding a bicycle, or participating in sports and other activities. Mostly they assault your calf muscles, though they […]

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