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After The Surgery: Changes For A Healthier You

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After The Surgery: Changes For A Healthier You

Your decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery very well may have been one of life or death. Your weight may have seemed to have taken over your entire existence, and now you are ready to regain control and lead a happy, healthy life. The battle does not end when the surgery is complete, however. Following…

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Top Risk Factors For Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Top Risk Factors For Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Each year, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) kills 250,000 Americans. This frequently fatal condition is quick to strike and leaves its victims with limited time to receive the help they need to increase their chances of survival. SCA is characterized by an electrical shortage in the heart. Because of this, the heart stops pumping immediately when…

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Cranberry Juice And Urinary Tract Infections: Fact or Fiction?

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Cranberry Juice And Urinary Tract Infections: Fact or Fiction?

Men and women dealing with a urinary tract infection (UTI) often look to home remedies for relief. Unfortunately some of these homemade treatments are more fiction than fact. There is debate on whether cranberry juice has a deterring effect on UTIs, and if it is a viable remedy for this inconvenient infection. To understand the…

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Regular Cigarettes vs. Electronic Cigarettes? An Investigation

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Regular Cigarettes vs. Electronic Cigarettes? An Investigation

Smoking is a hot-button issue for many Americans. As the restrictions and prices on traditional cigarettes continue to increase, many people are seeking a safer, healthier and less expensive alternative. Electronic cigarettes offer smokers the authentic experience without the health and social pitfalls of traditional tobacco products. If you’re considering making the switch but aren’t…

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Hazards of Sitting and What You Can Do About It

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Hazards of Sitting and What You Can Do About It

The number of hours you spend sitting each day can affect how long you live as well as your quality of life. According to the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Americans spend a stunning 6 hours a day staring at a computer screen, driving, or collapsed in front of the television. It’s arguably the…

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Coping With Tinnitus: The Sound You Can’t Turn Off

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Coping With Tinnitus: The Sound You Can't Turn Off

By definition, tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of any actual corresponding noise. For millions of Americans, however, tinnitus is an exasperating ordeal marked by constant buzzing, whirring and other varieties of noise that simply won’t go away no matter what. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders,…

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Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

You cannot plan for the moment when you will have to transition from merely a spouse or a child into a caregiver. In fact, until you need to, there is nothing that would’ve told you how to help Alzheimer’s patients. This is one of the most horrible diseases to watch, and havening not only to…

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