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    • JUNE 14, 2019
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    Bleeding after menopause: Get it checked out

    Bleeding after menopause can be disconcerting, but the good news is, more than 90% of the time it’s not caused by a serious condition, according to a studyin JAMA Internal Medicine. That said, the study also reinforces the idea that postmenopausal bleeding should always be checked out by your doctor to rule out endometrial cancer, a cancer of

    • JUNE 4, 2019
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    5 tips for coping with sciatica

    Sciatica is one of the most common, yet misunderstood, types of pain. As many as 40% of people will get it during their life, and it becomes more frequent as you age. Sciatica tends to get lumped in with regular back pain, but it is different. The pain originates with the sciatic nerves and often

    • MAY 22, 2019
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    Nothing to sneeze at! Here’s how to prepare for the coming allergy season.

    Spring is in the air, and so are millions of pollen particles, the tiny grains that fertilize plants. Seasonal allergies — also known as hay fever — can affect almost anyone and at any time in life. Although most people begin to experience allergies in childhood or early adulthood, sometimes the symptoms become more problematic

    • MAY 8, 2019
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    Magnesium deficiency: Symptoms, causes and cures for the silent crisis

    It took Andrew McVagh three doctors and many tests before he figured out what was wrong with him. Andrew’s strange symptoms began with dizziness, “brain fog,” a racing heart, and feeling cold all the time, and progressed to anxiety and depression. His dizziness left him unable to drive or even to walk any distance. Andrew

    • APRIL 25, 2019
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    Foods Linked To Better Brainpower

    Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single almighty brain food can ensure a sharp brain as you age. Nutritionists emphasize that the most important strategy is to follow a healthy dietary pattern that includes a lot of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Try to get protein from plant

    • APRIL 18, 2019
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    How To Measure Your Blood Pressure At Home

    Many thanks to the Heart Foundation for this information!!

    • APRIL 11, 2019
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    7 Ways To Get Heartburn Relief!

    Functional dyspepsia is no fun. Maybe you’ve just eaten or finished a meal an hour or so ago — and now your stomach just doesn’t “feel right.” You feel bloated and uncomfortable. Or maybe it’s more of a burning sensation. Maybe you feel queasy, or even throw up. You might say you have an “upset stomach”

    • APRIL 4, 2019
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    Why A CPAP Machine Could Save Your Brain

    Sleep apnea sufferers hate their CPAP machine. And for good reason… CPAP machines are loud, uncomfortable and can even cause minor side effects, like dry eyes and skin problems. But if you have sleep apnea, you better learn to love your CPAP machine (or find an effective alternative), because sleep apnea is dangerous. It increases

    • MARCH 29, 2019
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    The Lowdown On Thyroid Slow Down

    Hypothyroidism can cause a host of health problems. Fortunately, an underactive thyroid can be easily diagnosed and treated. Midlife can bring subtle changes in our skin, hair, energy, weight, and even mental outlook. Before writing them off as products of aging, it’s a good idea to make sure they’re not the result of an underactive

    • MARCH 20, 2019
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    Seasonal Allergies and Complementary Health Approaches

    If you have an allergy, your immune system reacts to something that doesn’t bother most other people. People with seasonal allergies (also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis) react to pollen from plants. Symptoms may include sneezing, coughing, a runny or stuffy nose, and itching in the eyes, nose, mouth, and throat.    This page discusses