Wed Jan 24 2018

Category: General Medicine

Full Prescription Coverage for Heart Drugs

Posted in General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Pharmacy, Women's Health

Full prescription coverage for heart drugs could reduce heart attacks and help reduce health care costs. You know, covering the full cost of heart disease prevention medication, such as the statin cholesterol-lowering drugs and drugs to reduce high blood pressure, could save individuals $2,500 and a billion dollars in medical costs. Researchers used a math [&hellip

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Exercising in the Summer

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, General Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health

A lot of people talk about summertime and whether or not it’s a good time to lose weight and keep the weight off. It’s a very interesting concept. Believe it or not, a lot of people actually gain weight in the summer. Now, you would think there would be a greater opportunity to exercise. You’d [&hellip

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Drunk Driving Prevention

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health

On the surface, it looks like a great idea, especially if we are trying to limit the number of accidents caused by drunk drivers, and I don’t think anyone would argue with that idea. According to an article in the journal Traffic Death Prevention, and no I don’t read this on a regular basis, a [&hellip

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Weight Gain and Stroke Risk in Women

Posted in General Medicine, Women's Health

Yet another good reason to keep the weight off, especially if you’re a woman. The report comes from last weeks meeting of the American Stroke Association. Basically, the report looked at results from an ongoing national health study and it found that obesity is clearly linked to more strokes in women ages 35 to 54. [&hellip

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Getting Along with Others Is Good for Your Health

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Mental Health, Women's Health

I’ve been waiting for a study like this. A reason to tell people why it’s a good idea to be kind to each other and smile. Yes, we all know there are psychological advantages to being nice, and there’s no doubt it’s easier to get through the day if you’re in good spirits, but an [&hellip

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Weight Gain and Increased Risk of Cancer

Posted in General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Women's Health

The more weight you carry on your body, the greater the odds of developing cancer. According to a study in the journal The Lancet, it’s true for a wide variety of cancers. Considering the fact that we are facing an obesity epidemic, this particular study is quite distressing. Now, remember, obesity increases the risk of [&hellip

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Diagnosing Functional Ovarian Cysts

Posted in General Medicine, Sexual Health, Women's Health

Many women have what are called functional ovarian cysts. They don’t even know it because they cause no symptoms and they go away without treatment in one to two months, or after one to two menstrual periods. Now, they can get quite big. They grow as large as four inches in diameter before they shrink [&hellip

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Using Cleaning Products Safely During Pregnancy

Posted in General Medicine, Parenting & Pregnancy, Women's Health

Pregnancy is a very important time for both mom and baby, and one of the most important responsibilities for an expectant mother is to do whatever she can to protect the unborn baby from potential harm. That is why cigarette smoking and alcohol are necessary to eliminate if at all possible, but there are other [&hellip

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Preventing Violence in Schools

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Women's Health

Over the past few years, we have heard many distressing stories about violence in our schools. There is no doubt it can be unnerving, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the problem is actually not as bad as we might think on a national level. We are making strides in an [&hellip

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Diabetes Needs to Be Monitored Carefully

Posted in General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Women's Health

When people are diagnosed with diabetes, many initially feel defeated as if they are somehow flawed. It's a natural reaction to being given a life-altering diagnosis. But the key point to understand with diabetes is that by using diet and medication, if necessary, to control the blood sugar, it can make a very real difference [&hellip

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