August 2008

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Little Changes That Make A Big Improvement

Times are a little bit hard right now. The economy is down, and people have a lot of uncertainty in their lives. There’s a lot to worry about, but your health doesn’t have to be one of those things. When things are tough because of circumstances out of your control, it’s the perfect time to […]

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Risks Of Dehydration Are More Serious Than You Think Part Two

In my last letter, I revealed the surprising causes of dehydration. They range from the side effects of some medications, to air travel. Today, I want to discuss the risks associated with dehydration and how to avoid this serious, but highly preventable medical condition. Defining Dehydration Dehydration is one of those things that can sneak […]

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Eight Surprising Causes of Dehydration Part One

As a health conscious individual, you probably know the importance of drinking plenty of fluids. It is likely that you sip lemonade on hot days, drink water during tough workouts and pack sports drinks in your child or grandchild’s lunch bag for soccer practice. These are all important steps to squelch the common causes of […]

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There’s More To Bone Health Than Preventing Osteoporosis

When it comes to your bone health everyone thinks of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a troublesome disease and a good reason for concern but it shouldn’t be your only concern. Have you’ve every heard of osteopenia or osteoarthritis? Together with osteoporosis, these three diseases make up the most common bone conditions that people suffer from as they age.

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Make Your Bruises Heal Faster

Whether you are in a rush to get things done or find yourself exhausted and tired, the changes of not thinking before you act could lend its way to bruising. It happens when you least expect it. You turn too sharply when going around the counter and bump your hip. Or your grandson leaves his […]

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Trouble Breathing Could Indicate Larger Problem

If you or a family member has recently noticed trouble breathing, it’s important that you contact either your doctor or call emergency services. Unfortunately, people rush to judgment and place the blame on lack of exercise or the natural process of aging. The fact is respiratory disruptions, often in the form of shortness of breath […]

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You Get Food Poisoning More Often Than You Think

With my busy schedule I often find myself eating out more than I should. The convenience is great but the risks could be plentiful. It all comes down to the lack of control. When we are cooking in our own kitchen it’s easy to cautious about food preparation and handling. But in restaurants this process […]

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New Research Calls Watermelon A Natural Viagra

Watermelon is one of Americans’ most-loved summer fruits and a longtime favorite at picnics and cookouts. New research from the Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center at Texas A&M University might make you wish you had filled up on watermelon at your Fourth of July barbecue instead of feasting on chocolate cake. An amino acid found […]

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