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    • DECEMBER 15, 2017
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    Battling a Bulging Hernia!

    Don’t Ignore Your Groin Pain….. Usually, the wall of the abdomen is strong. The muscles keep your intestine in place. But if there’s a weak spot, the intestine can push through and form a hernia. A person may be born with a weakness there, or the weakness may develop over time later in life. “It’s

    • DECEMBER 12, 2017
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    How To Tell If You Have A Cold Or Allergies!!

    Not all sniffles are the same. It’s often challenging during the winter months to determine whether you’ve fallen victim to a nasty bug or are just adjusting to the changing atmosphere. The early signs of allergies or reactions to a shifting environment (looking at you, heaters) versus the early signs of a cold are deceptively

    • DECEMBER 12, 2017
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    Tips To Improve Your Immune System!!

    What can you do to improve your immune system? Myths vs facts and strategies for healthier living. Your immune system is on the job around the clock to protect you from infectious bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites that cause disease, suffering, and death. The immune system is an extremely complex network of cells and molecules

    • DECEMBER 8, 2017
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    Does Osteoporosis Cause Any Symptoms?

    Q. Is there any way to tell if you are getting osteoporosis? Are there symptoms? A. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes your bones to become weak and brittle and more likely to break. Unfortunately, you probably won’t have any symptoms until the disease is advanced or you actually experience a fracture. However, there are two visible clues of

    • DECEMBER 4, 2017
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    Most Melanomas Start As New Spots!!

    To catch skin cancer early, be on the lookout for new spots on your skin. A recent study found that more often than not, melanoma occurs as a new spot on your body — not as changes in an existing mole. The study, published online August 29 by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

    • NOVEMBER 30, 2017
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    Should I Get Revaccinated As An Adult?

    Q. Is there any benefit to revaccinating adults against measles, mumps, whooping cough and other diseases making a comeback? A. Yes, there are some vaccinations that are recommended for adults, to protect themselves or infants too young for vaccination. A student at a college with a mumps outbreak, for example, may be asked to get revaccinated to

    • NOVEMBER 27, 2017
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    7 Things To Check Before Leaving The Pharmacy!!

    Did you know that your pharmacist can work with you to help you take medications safely and reliably? Here are a few things to check when you fill a prescription, especially for a new medication: Make sure the label has your name on it and the directions from your doctor. If it doesn’t have directions,

    • NOVEMBER 20, 2017
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    Butter Or Margarine For Thanksgiving??

    When you think about butter versus margarine, you may automatically think margarine is better, healthier. But as it turns out, there is quite a bit more to the story you might want to know if you’re trying to decide which may be better for your family. For starters… Butter is a more natural substance For centuries people

    • NOVEMBER 15, 2017
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    Probiotics May Be Good For Your Mood Too!!

    The holidays can be stressful. You have to shop for gifts, attend parties, host family gatherings and still fulfill your usual work and home commitments. The holidays can also be hard on your stomach too. Weeks of eating rich foods, way too many carbs and one too many desserts can quickly take a toll on

    • OCTOBER 27, 2017
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    U.S. Melanoma Rate Is Rising!

    More Americans are developing the potentially deadly skin cancer known as melanoma than in the past, new research shows. In 2016, one out of every 54 Americans was expected to develop a potentially lethal, invasive melanoma over their lifetime — up from the one in 58 estimate when the same tally was performed in 2009.