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Stress: Take This Great Advice On How To Get Relief

Stress is a daily occurrence for all of us. Whether it’s the daily round-trip work commute, hassles with the boss and work colleagues, or an avoidable spat with the spouse, it’s there. And, if you don’t bring your stress under control, it can you make you very sick, and even kill you.      …

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Diabetes Management Made Easy With New Technologies

Diabetes is a serious disease that happens when your body has trouble managing and using blood glucose, a sugar that your body uses as fuel. When you have diabetes, you must constantly monitor your blood sugar levels. And now, fortunately, new technologies are being tested to make it easier for you to control diabetes and…

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Flu Arriving Earlier, Worse Than Last Year, CDC Warns

The 2017-2018 flu season is just beginning, but early data collections suggest that it will ramp up earlier and be more severe than usual. So warns the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu activity increased in November, a month earlier than usual. As of season Week 47 (ending November 25), the most…

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Liver Disease In The Elderly: Causes And Treatments

Liver function decreases with age as its size and blood flow decrease.The prevalence of chronic liver disease is increasing in the elderly population.  Investigating the older person with abnormal liver function is important; even with mild abnormalities. For example, metabolism decreases and some drugs are not inactivated as quickly in older people as they are…

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms inside a vein, usually deep within your leg. As many as 900,000 Americans a year get one, and up to 100,000 die because of it. Part of the clot can break, travel through your bloodstream, get stuck in your lungs and block blood flow, thus…

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Many Seniors Don’t Know Risks Of Multiple Medications

Too few seniors know of the risks in taking multiple medications. Some drug interactions can result in negative outcomes such as high blood sugar, kidney disease, and accidents caused by drowsiness. Moreover, drug interaction can prevent the drugs from properly absorbing.       Seniors: Ignorance of Drug Interactions A poll done by the University…

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The Trachea: Function, Diseases, And Respiratory Health

The trachea, little known and appreciated, is a large membranous tube reinforced by about 20 rings of cartilage. The back part of each ring is made of muscle and connective tissue. In addition, moist, smooth tissue called mucosa lines the inside of the trachea. The trachea, starting just under the throat, measures 4 inches long…

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Insulin Resistance: How You Can Avoid Getting Diabetes

Insulin resistance is associated with higher risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. With insulin resistance, the pancreas produces more and more insulin until the pancreas can no longer produce sufficient insulin for the body’s demands, and then your blood sugar rises.     Insulin Resistance: Causes Genetic factors is one factor that can lead to insulin…

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Knee Pain Causes, Symptoms, And Effective Treatments

Knee pain can be caused by ill fitting shoes, too little sleep, or poor diet. Symptoms that can accompany knee pain include swelling, stiffness, weakness, and decreased range of motion. Here are several effective strategies to get your knee in shape.       Knee Pain: Rest  Take a break so your knee has time to…

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Germs Hotspots In Your Home: Where You Should Look

Germs live in our homes and sanitizing doesn’t always get rid of them. Here are several areas that germs and bacteria love to congregate.     Germs: Sponges Researchers from Furtwangen University found that sponges are a common germs hotspot. The DNA analysis from 14 kitchen sponges found 362 kinds of bacteria, even more than typically found on…

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