Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

October 3rd, 2012  Posted at   Health

Not only is the flu still hanging around, but many people are getting a bad case of laryngitis to go with it. Here’s what you need to know about this common condition. (more…)

April 26th, 2012  Posted at   Health
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Millions of adults, teens, even kids have pierced body parts. You’ve seen them — tongues, noses, navels and more. But if piercing is done incorrectly, it can cause pain and infection. (more…)

April 18th, 2012  Posted at   Health
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Stuart R. Gordon, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He received his doctorate in medicine from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988. (more…)

March 26th, 2012  Posted at   Arthritis
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — Four years of treatment with the drug alendronate sodium (Fosamax) reduces the risks of bone fractures in women with osteoporosis, researchers report. (more…)

March 13th, 2012  Posted at   Conditions and Diseases
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Eat Well
Diet is an important component of health, especially cardiac health. The food you eat strongly affects other established risk factors such as hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes. Altering your diet can substantially reduce your risk of angina or a heart attack. (more…)

March 13th, 2012  Posted at   Conditions and Diseases
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Angina is not a death sentence; it is an alarm. While your doctor may prescribe drugs, you should not underestimate how much lifestyle changes can improve your cardiac health. Some suggestions:

Stay Active
Studies have shown that people who are physically active are healthier and live longer. Even people with coronary artery disease can benefit from starting an exercise program. Aim for at least 20 to 30 minutes of moderate activity daily, or at least several times a week. Rapid walking, bicycling or swimming are beneficial. (more…)

March 6th, 2012  Posted at   Asthma
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Obese children living in urban areas may have more problems with their asthma than non-obese children, according to a study published in a recent issue of Pediatrics.

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February 24th, 2012  Posted at   Aches & Pains

Teaming up with a university may lead to successful programs at your facility to fight community health problems and boost exercise levels. The University of Arizona, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, created the Bone, Estrogen, Strength Training (BEST) project as a community exercise program to address osteoporosis concerns in postmenopausal women.

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February 15th, 2012  Posted at   Aches & Pains

The Foundation for Prevention and Treatment Advances

For many of us with rheumatoid arthritis, the only genes we can name are Gene Wilder, Gene Kelly, Gene Autry or — if our children are of a certain age — Mr. Greenjeans.

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February 2nd, 2012  Posted at   Arthritis Therapies
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Previous research has shown that the osteoporosis drug raloxifene (Evista) prevents bone loss, but a recent study finds that it also reduces risk of spinal fracture by as much as 50 percent among postmenopausal women.

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