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    • 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

    • MARCH 11, 2019
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    Got Pain? Get Better Sleep!

    The cell phone blares out reveille. Your eyes open reluctantly and you realize it’s morning, having only gone to bed four hours earlier because of a late-night party. You creak out of bed to ready yourself for work, arthritic joints hurting much more than usual. A painful day lies ahead even after taking ibuprofen. Does

    • FEBRUARY 28, 2019
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    What Almonds Do To Your HDL Levels

    By now you know, your body needs cholesterol… It uses it to make hormones, make vitamin D, help you digest your food — not to mention it’s like brain food. That’s why statins have so many side effects (like muscle damage, liver damage, blood sugar issues and neurological problems). They prevent your body from making the

    • 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