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    • DECEMBER 12, 2018
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    Gut feelings: How food affects your mood

    The human microbiome, or gut environment, is a community of different bacteria that has co-evolved with humans to be beneficial to both a person and the bacteria. Researchers agree that a person’s unique microbiome is created within the first 1,000 days of life, but there are things you can do to alter your gut environment

    • DECEMBER 6, 2018
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    Heartburn vs. Heart Attack

    The symptoms of these two health problems may overlap — and sometimes, so do the treatments. During your regular after-dinner walk around the neighborhood, you feel a painful sensation in the center of your chest. Could it be your heartburn flaring up again, or something more serious? Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux

    • NOVEMBER 28, 2018
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    Complementary Health Approaches for the Common Cold

    What’s the Bottom Line? What do we know about the effectiveness of complementary approaches for flu and colds? No complementary health approach has been shown to be helpful for the flu. For colds: Complementary approaches that have shown some promise include oral zinc products, rinsing the nose and sinuses (with a neti pot or other device), honey (as a nighttime cough remedy for children), vitamin

    • NOVEMBER 20, 2018
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Here is wishing you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends!! We, at MED+,  are hoping that we do not have to use these ICD-10 codes – Pecked by a turkey   W61.43 Charged or scratched by a turkey  W61.49

    • NOVEMBER 15, 2018
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    Seasonal Treats…The Science And Safety of Cranberries!

    Common Names:  cranberry, American cranberry, bearberry Latin Name: Vaccinium macrocarpon (also known as Oxycoccus macrocarpos), Vaccinium oxycoccos Background Cranberry is a native evergreen shrub that grows throughout North America. Historically, cranberry fruits or leaves were used for bladder, stomach, and liver disorders, as well as diabetes, wounds, and other conditions. Today, cranberry is used as a dietary supplement primarily for urinary tract

    • NOVEMBER 9, 2018
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    3 surprising risks of poor posture

    Slouching promotes heartburn, incontinence, and more. America, we have a posture problem. Whether it’s the result of sitting at a desk all day, looking down at a smartphone, or lounging on a couch, poor posture is dogging people of all ages. And health experts are worried. “It’s a common and important health problem among Americans,

    • NOVEMBER 1, 2018
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    How much can organic eating lower your cancer risk?

    When you buy organic pears for $2.69 a pound and a $6 carton of organic, pasture-raised eggs, you may find yourself wondering… Is eating organic food really worth the investment? I mean, whether you eat an organic or conventional apple with your lunch every day, you feel the same. So, why spend the extra money

    • OCTOBER 25, 2018
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    5 Ways to Limit Cell Phone Radiation Exposure

    It’s no secret that cell phones emit electromagnetic field radiation (EMF) that could harm your health. But for a long time there’s been disagreement about just how dangerous the radiation from cell phones is… Some studies show long-term, frequent use of cell phones increases the risk of fertility problems, memory issues, learning disabilities, brain cancer,

    • OCTOBER 18, 2018
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    6 signs that it may be time to have a joint replaced!

    An ailing knee or a hip can make life miserable. Even if your doctor recommends it be replaced, you need to carefully weigh the risks and benefits before agreeing to this major surgery and understand that it will require significant rehabilitation to get back on your feet. The most important factor in choosing to have

    • OCTOBER 11, 2018
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    Common Causes Of Constipation

    Many factors can dispose a person to constipation. Some can easily be prevented by changing habits and lifestyle (although the role of lifestyle factors may not be as important as once thought). Often, the cause has to do with physiological problems or diseases. Following are the more common causes of constipation: Lack of exercise. People who