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    • JANUARY 15, 2019
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    Alternatives For That Cough!

    Got a nagging cough? Grab some chocolate. At least that’s what a few English researchers are suggesting.  A research group at the University of Hull in Yorkshire, England recently conducted a small study to explore the link between the sweet treat and respiratory health.  To do so, they examined 163 patients in Europe with a cough,

    • JANUARY 10, 2019
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    7 Things You Can Do To Prevent A Stroke

    Stroke prevention can start today. Protect yourself and avoid stroke, regardless of your age or family history. What can you do to prevent stroke? Age makes us more susceptible to having a stroke, as does having a mother, father, or other close relative who has had a stroke. You can’t reverse the years or change

    • JANUARY 4, 2019
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    What’s Causing Those Swollen Feet?

    Perhaps you’re just on your feet a lot, but the swelling also could signal a potentially serious condition. Anyone can experience swollen feet from time to time. It’s common — especially after walking or standing for long periods — and it’s often remedied by resting and elevating those tired dogs. Sometimes, however, swelling (also called

    • DECEMBER 21, 2018
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    The Wonders Of Winter Workouts!

    Exercising in colder temperatures offers many advantages. Even though the temperature has dropped, this doesn’t mean you have to bring your workouts indoors. “When it gets into the 40s and 30s, you can still enjoy your regular outside routines, like walking, running, and even cycling,” says Dr. Adam Tenforde, an assistant professor of sports medicine

    • 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,