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    • FEBRUARY 20, 2019
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    Cell Phones and Radiation

    For most people nowadays, their smartphone is within arm’s reach 24 hours a day. It’s in their pocket while they’re at work, it’s in their hand on the train ride home and it’s on their bedside table as they go to sleep. With this level of proximity and usage, many can’t quite shake the niggling feeling that they

    • FEBRUARY 13, 2019
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    Which blood pressure number is important?

    Q. When I am monitoring my blood pressure, which number is most important — top, bottom, or both? A. While both numbers in a blood pressure reading are essential for diagnosing and treating high blood pressure, doctors primarily focus on the top number, also known as systolic pressure. Systolic pressure reflects the force produced by the heart

    • FEBRUARY 7, 2019
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    4 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Measles!

    We are in the midst of a measles outbreak here in the US, with cases being reported in New York City, New York state, and Washington state. In 2018, preliminary numbers indicate that there were 372 cases of measles — more than triple the 120 cases in all of 2017 — and already 79 cases in the

    • FEBRUARY 1, 2019
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    A No Drug Approach To Mild Depression

    Looking for a boost or alternative to antidepressant medicines? Here are four therapies that may help relieve your symptoms. Many men suffer bouts of mild or moderate depression as they age. Health issues and the loss of a spouse, family member, or friend are common triggers that can lead to persistent sadness and loss of

    • JANUARY 22, 2019
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    Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons (appearing in the winter or

    • 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