April 2009

Weight Loss

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By now you are probably sick and tired of hearing about the obesity epidemic in America. You already know that bigger is not better and that a large waist size increases the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart... (More On This Topic)

Tinnitus

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Can you imagine anything more annoying than hearing a mosquito buzzing around your head and not being able to catch it? A dentist's drill might be a close match. Now imagine what it would be like to have crickets chirping... (More On This Topic)

Osteoporosis

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We tend to think of our bones as hard and unchanging, like the bones we find on our dinner plate. But actually, they are living tissues that undergo constant change and renewal, just like our other organs. Cells called osteoclasts... (More On This Topic)

Sweating

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Why do we sweat? One important reason is to regulate body temperature. If we didn't have sweat glands in the skin all over our bodies, we'd need to stick out our tongues and pant like dogs to cool off in... (More On This Topic)

Nail Fungus

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Over the last several years, nail fungus has garnered public attention completely out of proportion with its seriousness. The medical term, onychomycosis (oh-nick-o-my-CO-sis), is long and scary, but it just means fungal infection of the nail. Perhaps so many people... (More On This Topic)

Menopause

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Decades ago, menopause used to be referred to in whispers as The Change. The mystery surrounding the event gave it a sinister aura. Now, though, more than 5,000 women enter menopause every day in the United States.721 That's because the... (More On This Topic)

Leg Pain

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Imagine this: You're sleeping peacefully, with not a care in the world. Then, like a bolt of lightning, you are wide awake and in excruciating pain. A muscle in your leg is contracting so strongly that it wakes you out... (More On This Topic)

Insomnia

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Whoever coined the phrase "sleeping like a baby" must have been childless. No parent who has ever walked the floor for hours with a fussy infant or gotten up for numerous nighttime feedings would imagine that babies sleep well. At... (More On This Topic)

Thyroid

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Thyroid disease is one of the most common conditions in America, yet the cause remains mysterious. More than 20 million people suffer from a thyroid disorder; some of them don't even know it. They just feel awful. More than 80... (More On This Topic)

Heartburn

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Humans have suffered from heartburn for all of history. Hippocrates warned in 400 BC that eating cheese after a full meal could cause indigestion, especially if accompanied by wine.380 Centuries ago, doctors called it dyspepsia, from Greek words meaning difficult... (More On This Topic)

Headache

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Headaches are extraordinarily common, number seven on the list of reasons why people see their doctor. It is estimated that 45 million people suffer from chronic head pain. That doesn't begin to include those who have occasional headaches. Yet for... (More On This Topic)

Gas

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We're not supposed to utter the F word in polite company. Physicians gussy it up by calling it flatus. Grandmothers use the euphemism "breaking wind." But adolescent boys love the word fart. And why not? It is what comes to... (More On This Topic)

Foot Odor

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Some people really suffer with smelly feet. Any time they take their shoes off, family and friends complain. Sometimes, they complain a lot. This makes the tiresome routine of removing one's shoes to go through an airport security check even... (More On This Topic)

Eczema

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Eczema is one of those old-fashioned words, like apoplexy, that sounds as though it should have become obsolete. Unfortunately, the condition it describes is still very much in evidence, now perhaps more than ever. Dermatologists estimate that the red itchy... (More On This Topic)

Diabetes

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Diabetes is one of the major health problems affecting Americans. In this condition, cells of the body can't get energy from the sugar (glucose) circulating in the blood. They may literally starve to death in the midst of plenty. Imagine... (More On This Topic)

Depression

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Almost everyone knows what it's like to feel sad. Losing a pet, a friend, or a loved one is devastating. Being fired or getting a divorce can send you into a tailspin. An accident or a serious disease affects not... (More On This Topic)

Dandruff

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Dandruff may be dastardly, but in general, it is not a serious medical condition. Though people who have it may by frustrated by it, or even desperate for relief, doctors don't get too excited when they see it. The flakes... (More On This Topic)

Cough

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Trying to ease a cough can be a frustrating experience. If it arrived with a cold or another upper respiratory tract infection, it's likely to go away eventually, but those 2 or 3 weeks of suffering until it does can... (More On This Topic)

Constipation

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Many people feel that regularity is the key to good health. Is this true or is it a myth? Grandmothers around the world have promoted daily bowel movements for generations, but there is no evidence that a trip to the... (More On This Topic)

Burns

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Over the years we have received many different kinds of home remedies for minor burns; from cold soy sauce and fresh onion juice to to comfrey and honey. By far the most effective treatment remains cold water - for as... (More On This Topic)

Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure is a very big deal. According to the American Heart Association, it affects up to 65 million Americans (nearly one in three adults). The majority (more than 70 percent) are not controlling it adequately. For the most... (More On This Topic)

Bad Breath

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Americans are obsessed about how we smell and advertisers have perfected ways to reinforce our fears. They sell products for virtually every indentation and orifice on the body. The mouthwash business is huge because we seem especially concerned about... (More On This Topic)

Athlete's Foot

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There's a fungus among us and it is frequently found between our toes. This is probably the most common fungal infection known to mankind and you can understand why. There is no better place to set up housekeeping than... (More On This Topic)

Asthma

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The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology estimates that "between 14 and 15 million people have asthma, and many may not know they have the disease or how to control it." Hospitalizations and deaths due to asthma are increasing... (More On This Topic)

Arthritis

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No one really knows how many people suffer from arthritis and related inflammatory conditions. The folks at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), who are in charge of tracking such things, put the number at close to 70... (More On This Topic)

Anxiety

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Most of us are familiar with anxiety and stress. Who wouldn't feel nervous after getting a letter from the Internal Revenue Service requesting an audit of last year's tax return? Or imagine yourself driving on a lonely road late at... (More On This Topic)

Allergies

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Breathing is basic. Most of the time we take it for granted. But if your nose is congested and your sinuses are stopped up, you are miserable. For one thing, your head feels as if it's full of cotton. Studies... (More On This Topic)

Acne

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Acne is usually thought of as an adolescent problem, but dermatologists have been treating adults with blemishes for years. The technical term for such outbreaks of pimples is acne vulgaris. Common skin bacteria (mostly Propionibac-ter-ium acnes), the production of oils... (More On This Topic)
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Q. I got into some chiggers and was in misery, so after everything else failed I decided to try some hydrogen peroxide. To my surprise the itch stopped immediately and never came back.A. Dermatologists say chigger bites itch because of... (Read More)
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Q. My wife has been taking Lipitor for about three years. Two years ago she began to have memory problems, and they have gotten steadily worse since then.She has been to a neurologist and there does not seem to be... (Read More)