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    • MARCH 20, 2018
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    How To Stay Healthy In Flight!

    Pathogens On A Plane: How To Stay Healthy In Flight Many thanks to NPR and MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF  for this article. You may access the original article here. If you want to cut your risk of catching the flu on your next flight, pick a window seat and stay put. That’s a key take-home message of a study published Monday

    • MARCH 17, 2018
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    Can I Avoid Macular Degeneration?

    Harvard Women’s Health Watch Can I avoid macular degeneration? Ask the doctors Q. I have a family history of macular degeneration. Is there any way I can prevent it? A. Macular degeneration is a common eye condition that typically manifests in people over age 50. It damages the macula of the eye, which is located near the

    • MARCH 13, 2018
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    7 Way To Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    IBS can cause severe discomfort and is often difficult to treat as patients have different triggers Irritable bowel syndrome may be inherited. It is linked to oversensitive nerves in the gut, causing debilitating pains and cramps among other symptoms. But there are ways to manage it and reduce its impact on your life. 1 Consider medication

    • MARCH 10, 2018
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    Keep You Health Care Directives Up To Date!!

    If you decide to change something in your living will or health care power of attorney, the best thing to do is create a new one. Once the new document is signed and dated in front of appropriate witnesses — and notarized, if necessary — it supersedes your old directive. The American Bar Association Commission

    • MARCH 5, 2018
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    Please, Sneeze Into Your Elbow – Less Spread Of Germs!! When you feel a sneeze or a cough coming on, covering your mouth prevents the spread of infectious germs. You probably knew that. But the way you cover up also matters, and there are plenty of people who haven’t yet heard the consensus guidance of

    • MARCH 2, 2018
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    The Science Behind Why The Flu Makes You Feel So Bad!

    Every year, from 5 to 20 percent of the people in the United States will become infected with influenza virus. An average of 200,000 of these people will require hospitalization and up to 50,000 will die. Older folksover the age of 65 are especially susceptible to influenza infection, since the immune system becomes weaker with age. In addition,

    • FEBRUARY 27, 2018
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    Where to turn for pain relief — NSAIDs or acetaminophen?

    The first line of treatment for many knee and hip problems includes taking over-the-counter pain relievers. Acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen are the most common options. However, these medications have a variety of side effects, so it’s important to discuss your personal health risks with your doctor when considering

    • FEBRUARY 23, 2018
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    Simple Tips To Fight Inflammation!

    The awareness of the intersection between inflammation and chronic disease has spawned a plethora of diet plans, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle programs, many implying they offer new ways to improve your health by quelling inflammation. While it is true that scientists are uncovering new complexities and expanding their knowledge of factors that may contribute to

    • FEBRUARY 17, 2018
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    5 Foods That Fight High Cholesterol

    It’s easy to eat your way to an alarmingly high cholesterol level. And the reverse is true too — changing what you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the composition of the armada of fats floating through your bloodstream. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and “good fats” are all part of a heart-healthy

    • FEBRUARY 13, 2018
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    Smartphone Detox!

    If the Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov were alive today, what would he say about smartphones? He might not think of them as phones at all, but instead as remarkable tools for understanding how technology can manipulate our brains. Pavlov’s own findings — from experiments he did more than a century ago, involving food, buzzers and slobbering