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Unless you have a kidney infection, you may not give much thought to your kidneys. Those glands sitting on either side of your lower back actually do quite a lot. They filter and absorb ...

Want to Improve Your Kidney Health? 5 Foods You Should Be Eating

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Imagine a woman in her 40s or 50s working her way through menopause. She herself has gone through puberty, been pregnant, raised a family, and dealt with her menstrual cycle every month. And now ...

What Makes Menopause Worse? Your Daughter's In Puberty Too

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Salt has caused quite a conundrum for the medical field. Some say that those with heart disease, specifically high blood pressure, should avoid it at all costs. Others say that sea salt is safe ...

Does Salt Cause High Blood Pressure?

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There are powerful reasons that to many, cancer is the dreaded Big C. Everyone knows someone fighting a battle with cancer or who has died from it. While many diagnosed individuals live to ...

5 Cancer Detection Tests For Early Prevention

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. It manifests as a number of conditions including plaque build-up, arrhythmia, heart defects, heart attack ...

Could You Have Heart Disease? 4 Signs Your Doctor Might Miss

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January is that time for resolutions and starting anew. Perhaps 2014 was not a good year or it was more "ho-hum" than "hooray". But now it is 2015 and there is still plenty of time to make it ...

Take These 4 Steps to Have Your Best Year Yet

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Almost everyone has experienced back pain in their lives that may come and go, or may be related to an old injury. There are different reasons for back pain but for someone with spinal stenosis, ...

5 Ways You Can Reduce Spinal Stenosis Pain

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Do you know where your cervix is located? Do you know what it does? The cervix is the end point of the uterus, located in the vaginal canal. It is meant to stay tight and closed when you are ...

5 Facts About The Cervix Affecting You Now

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Those who suffer from back pain understand that there is no quick fix. Whether the pain comes on suddenly or is a routine nagging part of your day, it seems like nothing will make it go away fast ...

Yoga Can Ease Your Back Pain: 5 Ways to Relief

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The thyroid is that gland that straddles your lower neck like a butterfly. While small in size, its effect is quite large and powerful as it is somewhat responsible for a multitude of functions ...

5 Uncommon Low Thyroid Symptoms Affecting Your Health

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Visiting the doctor can be daunting for anyone. Visits have become shorter, insurance challenges could mean large bills, and nobody likes getting their blood drawn. Women have been ...

Are You Asking Your Doctor These 5 Questions About Your Health?

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The reality is that hormone imbalance can occur at any age, whether it is at 23 or 63 years old. This can make it difficult to assess whether a woman is in early menopause or whether things are ...

Could You Be In Early Menopause?

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Health care is changing, and whether it is for the better or the worse, the idea of visiting the doctor and working with insurance can be intimidating and overwhelming. The average health ...

Overwhelmed By Doctors' Appointments? How to Be More Prepared

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This is important because in the United States, it is the second most common cancer in both men and women, and the leading cause of cancer death. ...

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: 5 Facts That May Surprise You

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Cholesterol levels are quite the hot topic as they are an important marker for heart health and assessing risk for cardiovascular disease. Most people think that a heart attack happens when ...

At Risk For A Heart Attack? Test Your Oxidized LDL

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Fall has swept in with its chilly weather and rainy days. This change in season often brings an increase in colds and flus that can leave you feeling tired, worn out and depleted. ...

Top 5 Foods That Act Like Medicine

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It's October and everyone is seeing pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. Did you know that the use of exogenous hormones such as the birth control pill or hormones during menopause increases ...

Avoiding Hormones For Menopause? Try These 5 Herbs

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Unfortunately, not everyone can live in beautiful, sunny places such as Phoenix or San Diego. For much of the country, as fall sets in and it becomes darker earlier in the evening, many suffer ...

5 Mood Boosting Tips This Fall and Winter

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Fad diets have sure made the rounds over the years. There has been everything from all-protein diets to fat-free diets, soup diets, baby food diets, low-fat diets, high-fat diets and more. This ...

Are Fad Diets Making You Fatter?

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The symptoms of menopause can feel overwhelming, especially if they seem to be happening all at once. Hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disruption, brain fog, joint pain, decreased sex drive and ...

10 Foods That Ease Menopause Symptoms

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Women know that transitioning into menopause is a natural part of life. For some, this occurs in their early forties, while other women are still suffering in their fifties and wondering if it ...

On the Menopause Journey? 5 Facts to Ease Your Transition

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Receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is devastating. It affects every part of your life and leaves you making decision you never thought you would have to make. Lately, many women are ...

Having A Bilateral Mastectomy: The Angelina Jolie Effect

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By now, everyone in the world has heard of the disease, Ebola, which seems to be taking parts of Africa by storm resulting in multiple deaths and large areas of quarantine. Currently, there ...

Ebola: Separating 5 Facts From The Myths

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Imagine that it is a weekend and the symptoms you started experiencing on Friday have become much worse by Sunday morning. You don't want to go to an emergency room as the cost is often very high ...

A Telemedicine Appointment: Would You Do A Virtual Visit?

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Often those who suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts do so in private and fake their happiness to the rest of the world. They struggle internally with their thoughts, and may not let ...

Depression And Thoughts of Suicide: Helping Those Who Struggle

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There are so many nutrition plans out there that promise big results in regards to weight loss and energy that it is hard to know which one to follow. Followers of the Paleo movement eat very ...

Healthy Fats: Are You Eating Enough?

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We're only human. This means the body occasionally has some hiccups that may last for a couple seconds to a couple of days until it corrects itself without much explanation. Sometimes the ...

5 Symptoms You Should Bring to the Attention of Your Doctor

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A woman has a 15-25 percent chance of becoming pregnant with unprotected sex each cycle, depending on the research. In order to become pregnant, she must ovulate (release an egg) and the sperm ...

Morning-After Pill for Emergency Contraception: How Does It Work?

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Headaches are a pain but migraines are the worst. Only those who experience migraines understand the suffering someone goes through until the pain goes away. Some people experience vision ...

5 Tips To Prevent Migraines Naturally

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Where is the fine line between a social drinker and an alcoholic? Who makes that decision? What is the difference? Many women enjoy their occasional glass of wine or evening cocktail to ...

Could You Be An Alcoholic?

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The genital herpes virus is a common sexually transmitted infection that usually manifests on the labia, perianal, anal, and inner thigh area of women as small painful blisters. Some women have a ...

5 Facts About the Genital Herpes Virus

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The term “gluten-free” seems like the latest buzzword with everyone from Hollywood stars to popular bloggers supporting the elimination of this controversial component of several grains. ...

5 Tips to Help You Go Gluten-Free Successfully

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Women experience hormonal changes at every age, it seems. First starting with puberty and moving all the way through the end of menopause, they live with PMS, fertility issues, hot flashes and ...

Are You In Early Menopause?

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Life nowadays is very busy. You're trying to be a mom, wife, sister, daughter, boss, and employee – but you have to remember yourself first. Many times women report they do not have time to eat ...

5 Ways Technology Can Make Your Health Journey Easier

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In March of 2014, Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, collapsed and hit her head causing a broken cheekbone and a new understanding of her life. She reported that she had been ...

6 Tips for the Chronically Exhausted and Sleep Deprived

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There are many dietary changes being made these days ranging from the Paleo Diet to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), to the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet (GAPS) and to the Gluten-free ...

What Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

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Iron is an important mineral in the human body that can cause a variety of health symptoms if not adequately supplemented and stored. Premenopausal women tend to lose iron each month with ...

5 Reasons Iron Is Important to Your Whole Body

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There is conflicting evidence in the April 2014 British Medical Journal, where two papers found that Vitamin D supplementation did not increase bone mineral density in those who have osteopenia or ...

Does Vitamin D Really Help?

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Cheating and/or admitting to having an affair is never an easy subject to discuss with anyone. It often involves a lot of hurt, shame, anger or embarrassment regardless if you are the cheater or ...

Cheating? Get Tested for Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Women are familiar with menopause. It is that time in their life, usually between the mid-forties to mid-fifties where things start to change, periods become erratic and hot flashes ensue. ...

Surprise! 5 Things Nobody Told You About Menopause

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Losing weight takes a lot of time, effort, and commitment -- which seems ridiculous considering how easy it was to gain those pounds in the first place! Many women start with the initial ...

5 Tricks to Break Your Weight Loss Rut

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A few weeks ago it came out that the food chain Subway had the ingredient azodicarbonamide in their sandwich buns. This chemical caught the attention of consumers as it is an ingredient in such ...

Hamburger Buns With A Side Of Plastic? Avoid Azodicarbonamide

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As the all-female rap group Salt-N-Pepa said, “Everybody has sex. I mean, everybody should be makin’ love.” But there comes a point for some women where the “Ahhh!” turns to “Ouch!” While it ...

When Sex Hurts

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Who doesn’t want to avoid dementia? Anyone who has lost their keys, walked into a room and can’t remember why, who has forgotten someone’s name or started making lists because of forgetfulness, ...

Want To Avoid Dementia? Give Up Sugar And Gluten

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The human papillomavirus, also known as HPV, can cause changes on the cells of the cervix that may eventually to cervical cancer. This is the reason routine Pap tests are so important, as lesions ...

5 Things About HPV Every Woman Should Know

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The sensation is sickening. It starts deep in the stomach then leads up into the throat, causing excessive salivation and repeated swallowing in hopes to not vomit. Sometimes it works, sometimes ...

5 Ways to Combat Nausea and Vomiting Naturally

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It's time to start the New Year off right. Many across the world are making their resolutions to get healthier and lose weight, especially in light of the post-holiday food feeding frenzy. Admit ...

Change Your Breakfast – Change Your Weight

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The holidays are coming to an end and it is time to start over with a happy New Year. Many use this time of new beginnings and resolutions to focus on their health in order to lose weight, start ...

5 Tests To Request in The New Year

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'Tis the season to overeat, overspend, over-travel, over-stress, and over-do-it until New Year's Day ... and then people plan their resolutions to get healthier. Since Thanksgiving, many find ...

Natural Solutions for 5 Common Holiday Ailments

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A lot goes into the sex drive of women -- age, stress, hormones, fatigue, to-do lists, time of the cycle, and various needs can all make or break the mood. While it is true that the urge ...

Let’s Talk About Sex: Female Sexual Disorder