Mon Aug 21 2017

Category: Health Tips


The Latest on Sugary Drinks, Heart Health and Weight Loss

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20090427-the_latest_on_sugary_drinks_heart_health_and_weight_loss There’s little question that sugary drinks are not just randomly associated with obesity, but actually contribute to it in a big way. Dozens of studies continue to prove this point, and the only so-called “research” that tries to introduce doubt to this sad conclusion is industry-sponsored. Nevertheless, this accumulated evidence is seeping in quite [&hellip

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Do Sumo Wrestlers Skip Breakfast

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20090420-do_sumo_wrestlers_skip_breakfast I’ve heard this factoid many times: Sumo wrestlers’ diet regimen includes skipping breakfast, in order to gain more weight and achieve morbid obesity. Is it true? Does skipping breakfast really make you fat? Apparently up to a third of teenagers skip breakfast regularly. Whether they do it to loose weight or because of circumstances, [&hellip

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Beware of the Cherry Trees

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20090413-beware_of_the_cherry_trees My Magnolia tree has reached the point of no return — the blossoms are ready to open into the most spectacular floral display, and I’m constantly checking the weather forecast, worried about the possibility of late spring frost. It’s an old tree, probably more than 60 years old, and has no doubt delighted several [&hellip

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Vegans, Vegetarians, Diets and Health

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I’m devoting this weeks’ post to the current knowledge of the health effects of a vegetarian diet after discussing the vegan diet’s health effects in a post a fortnight ago. The term vegetarian is quite broad, but for simplicity’s sake we’ll define vegetarians as those who avoid meat, fish/seafood and poultry, and do eat milk [&hellip

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Why Death Rates Differ for Men and Women Following Acute Coronary Syndromes

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For both men and women, the nation’s number one cause of death is cardiovascular disease.  Now new research looks at whether sex makes a difference in how well a patient fares following a heart attack

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Spotting Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

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Some 22.5 million Americans ages 12 and older have an alcohol or substance abuse problem, but only 2.3 million receive treatment.  To identify and help the other 20 million, some primary care providers now routinely screen patients.  To read more on this topic use this link to the PDF article&hellip

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Aortic Aneurysm, Causes, Clues, and Treatment Options

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Aortic Aneurysms strike an estimated 1.5 to 2 million Americans and cause 15,000 deaths each year.  They occur when a localized protion of the aorta becomes dilated.  With all layers of the aortic wall involved.  The aneurysm tens to exand, growing at least 50% larger in diameter, until eventually rupturing-all too often causing death.  To [&hellip

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Teaching Patients to Tame Their Hypertension

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Controlling hypertension can require a complex regimen of drugs, each with its own actions, adverse effects, and nursing considerations. Review what you need to know about the six classes of antihypertensives and what you need to teach your patients.  To read more on this topic use this link to the PDF article&hellip

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Restless Legs Syndrome

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FAQs you can use. This nightly vexation afflicts nearly 10% of the elderly. To read more on this topic use this link to the PDF article&hellip

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“I Have Diabetes. How Do I Live with It?”

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A colorful teaching tool can help your patients understand and control this chronic disease. To read more on this topic use this link to the PDF article&hellip

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