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February 18, 2018

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Unusual treatment methods for gastro issues
Monday, January 22, 2018
Because this system is complex and delicate, doctors use advanced, and sometimes unusual, treatment methods. Two notable examples are capsule endoscopies and fecal transplants.
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Addressing and maximizing your mental health in the new year
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
As the holidays wind down and you’re preparing to make changes in the new year, it’s important to evaluate your overall sense of well-being and seek help if you need it.
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Prevent foodborne illness when cooking over the holidays
Monday, November 27, 2017
Few things can ruin a family get-together like a bad case of food poisoning, but unfortunately, foodborne illnesses are common this time of year.
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Protect and nurture your joints to prevent bone spurs
Monday, November 6, 2017
Joints are vulnerable to a wide array of potential problems, such as injuries, arthritis and bone spurs. Fortunately, the body is resilient, and making important lifestyle modifications can help protect joints from wear and tear.
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The silent risk associated with blood clots
Monday, October 2, 2017
DVT is an abnormal blood clot that forms within a deep vein, and a pulmonary embolism describes what happens when that blood clot travels into the lungs via the bloodstream. While common, these conditions can be dangerous, and often develop without warning.
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Why are autoimmune diseases on the rise?
Monday, September 11, 2017
Common, life-threatening, difficult to diagnose and incurable — autoimmune diseases are as mysterious as they are dangerous.
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The importance of talking about mental illness and suicide
Monday, July 31, 2017
Mental illness has no boundaries and can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race and income level. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in any given year, and suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the U.S.
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Beating the dreaded norovirus this summer
Monday, June 26, 2017
It’s extremely contagious and known to spread at resorts, day care centers, nursing homes, summer camps, cruise ships and other similar, enclosed spaces.
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Choosing a safe and effective birth control method to suit your lifestyle
Monday, June 12, 2017
With so many safe and effective methods of birth control available, choosing the right one can be daunting.
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What happens when you have thyroid problems? How this hormone-producing gland affects your overall health
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Optimal thyroid function is a key component for overall health. Unfortunately, the thyroid is often misunderstood and related disorders can go unrecognized.
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Is it possible to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
Monday, April 3, 2017
In the U.S. alone, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. “Memory loss isn’t always a normal part of aging. Dementia diseases should not carry a stigma or taboo,” said Upinder Singh, M.D., Geriatric Medicine Specialist at Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center.
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Research proves meditation is good for your health
Monday, February 27, 2017
The practice of meditation dates back thousands of years and can be traced through different societies across the globe.
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How to support moms with postpartum depression
Monday, January 30, 2017
Many new mothers experience a variety of emotions after childbirth, but 1 in 7 experiences a serious mood disorder called postpartum depression (PPD).
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Do you need to start the year with a cleanse? The truth about 'detoxing' and 'cleansing'
Monday, January 16, 2017
“Detoxing” and “cleansing” have been popular marketing terms in recent years, but how legitimate are associated claims?
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How to avoid common holiday injuries
Monday, December 12, 2016
During the holidays, emergency rooms across the country see a large influx of patients. Amid the festivities and celebrations of the season, there also are more instances of illness, accidental injury and other health hazards.