• Anti Aging Hormone Therapy for Women Is It Right for You?

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    As your body ages and you investigate various treatments, you may hear that hormone replacement therapy can combat the changes that dropping hormone levels instigate. But this kind of treatment, once routinely prescribed for menopausal women, has some serious downsides, as well. Only a licensed practitioner can tell you whether this treatment is right for you, but here’s some basic information to get you started:

    What Is Anti Aging Hormone Therapy?

    Anti aging hormone therapy is a bit of a misnomer, since no hormone replacement therapies can actually slow the aging process. But since it’s true that many uncomfortable symptoms of aging in women — including menopausal symptoms such as severe hot flashes and vaginal or urinary pain — are associated with lowered hormone levels, Continue Reading

  • What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

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    One of the most controversial topics in America — right up there with gun control and religion — is the legalization of marijuana. Perhaps what makes the debate so complicated is that there are medical uses for marijuana, so to ban it altogether seems problematic. This might be the reason that so more and more people are not opposed to the use of medical marijuana. In 1997 only 62% of Americans approved of the use of medical marijuana if a doctor thought it would help a patient suffering from a serious illness. A recent study shows that these days, 83% of people approve of the use of medical marijuana.

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  • Three Omega 3-Rich Recipes Without Fish

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    Many countries and health organizations around the world recommend that people eat at least 500 mg of a type of fat called omega-3 fatty acid every day. This essential fat has a number of benefits for your brain and body: studies have linked omega 3 fatty acids to everything from reduced levels of depression to improved cardiovascular health and decreased inflammation. But while this fat is considered essential to human health, filling the recommended quota can be difficult for people who are allergic to seafood, live in areas where fish can be hard to come by, or simply don’t like the taste: omega-3s are primarily found in fatty fish like salmon, halibut, and fresh tuna. For this reason, many people take fish oil supplements. Continue Reading

  • The Top Three Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

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    The way our teeth look plays a big part in how others perceive us. As recently as 2012, a study found that 96% of American adults feel that an attractive set of teeth makes an individual look more appealing and attractive.

    And if you’re not confident with the way your smile looks, it will be highly apparent to others. That’s why now is a great time to think about a cosmetic dental procedure like teeth whitening or the dental implants procedure.

    Want to easily find a cosmetic dentist that’s right for you? Then you should ask these three questions to every dentist in your dentist search to figure out which one is the best cosmetic dentist:

    Are you qualified to practice cosmetic dentistry?

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  • Red Flags You Need to Be Wary of When Choosing a Personal Trainer

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    It’s no secret that the United States is in the middle of a health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a staggering 34.9% of Americans are obese, with many others falling into the overweight category. The growing obesity epidemic is extremely troubling for medical professionals across the country, not because of physical appearance, but because of the medical effects of being overweight. Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, several types of cancer, and a slew of other conditions.

    Luckily, there is some evidence that Americans are starting to wake up and change their lifestyles. For instance, as Fox News reports, Americans are increasingly choosing healthier food options when shopping. Unfortunately, diet is only part of the equation.

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  • The Top 5 Questions About Walk In Baths, Answered

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    You may have seen TV commercials or other ads for walk in baths, but still have questions about how these tubs actually work. If you’re considering a walk in bathtub, here are five questions you may be asking, along with their answers:

    1. What Are Walk In Bathtubs?
      Walk in bathtubs are deep tubs with doors that allow bathers to walk in and sit down, instead of climbing over the ledge and down as with a traditional bathtub. This reduces the likelihood of slips and falls, and makes it easier for people with physical limitations to bathe themselves with dignity, instead of needing extensive help just to get in and out of the tub.
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  • Three Ways to Help Your Child Grow Up Healthy

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    One of the biggest health problems Americans face these days is obesity. This is a problem in itself, but it can also cause a number of other health issues. The thing about obesity is that it can start at a young age, and once it does it’s hard to stop it. In fact, 90% of obese adolescents are still obese in adulthood. The key to avoiding this is to get your child on the right track to a healthy lifestyle.

    Teach good habits
    One of the best things you can do to help your child grow up healthy and lead a healthy life is to teach good habits early. Teach your child how to read food labels and what they mean. Keep good food in the house and encourage good habits like eating a balanced meal at meal times and avoid snacking late at night.

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  • Why Some Patients Prefer A Medical Walk In Clinic

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    When your doctor is not available, he may suggest an urgent care center. A type of medical walk in clinic, urgent care facilities offer treatment for patients who do not need an emergency room. It is always best to see your doctor, but when after hours treatment is needed, a medical walk in clinic offers many benefits.

    Quick Treatments
    When a patient visits a medical walk in clinic they will be able to be treated quickly and affordably. Staff is able to perform rapid tests while patients wait. There are on-site X-ray machines, which allow the image to be read immediately. Blood tests can be performed as well as strep cultures. The doctors at medical walk in clinics write prescriptions, so patients do not need Continue Reading

  • Three Strange Ingredients of Ancient Medicine

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    Throughout human history a number of strange and questionable medical treatments have been tested and prescribed to treat a wide array of ailments. Some of these odd tactics did yield effective results: for example, Alexander Fleming famously discovered Penicillin when he accidentally left out one of his samples, causing it to grow Penicillium mold, helping to create the famous antibiotic. However, many other medical practitioners weren’t quite so lucky: many historic treatments used to treat everything from muscle pain to arthritis joint pain have absolutely no root in scientific fact, and were often unappetizing to boot. Consider yourself lucky that the following pain relief treatments and medications were before your time!

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  • Do’s and Don’t for Choosing the Right Nursing Care Facility

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    Choosing the right skilled nursing care facility for your loved one can be a very difficult task. It is an emotional time for the whole family, and you just want to make sure you make the right decision, so that your loved one can live out the rest of their years in happiness and comfort.

    Make sure you re not overwhelmed by the process of selecting a skilled nursing care facility for your loved one, and just place them in the first facility you find. Do your research, and you will be satisfied that you have chosen the right skilled nursing care facility. Here are some do’s and don’t for how to choose a nursing home.

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