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Coffee: The Ultimate Health Drink

When it comes to good-for-you beverages, popular drinks such as red wine and green tea tend to get the most press. But the real heavyweight among health drinks in America is coffee.   Hundreds of scientific studies show that daily coffee drinking can lower one’s risk for serious conditions such as heart attack and stroke…diabetes…obesity…cancer…Alzheimer’s disease…Parkinson’s disease…and perhaps even depression.…

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Too Many Medical Tests Can Be Bad for Your Health

Getting all the health screening tests possible sounds like a great idea. After all, frequent screening tests help detect diseases early and help you live longer, right? Not always…   Do You Need That Test?   People who are sick obviously need medical attention and appropriate tests. So do those at high risk for certain diseases. If you have a…

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Try These Natural Fixes for Your Cough

It’s enough to make you dizzy—hundreds of boxes and bottles lining the drugstore shelves, all promising to eradicate your cough…and perhaps also chest congestion, postnasal drip, sneezing and other related symptoms. Americans spend billions a year on over-the-counter (OTC) respiratory medications—including cough suppressants, decongestants and antihistamines. Coughs are also one of the top reasons why we see a doctor.  …

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A Pandemic Could Happen Again. Here’s Why

The 100th anniversary of the flu pandemic of 1918–1919—which killed approximately 50 million people, both young and old, over a period of about nine months—looms ominously over the world.   Even with all the medical advances that have been made in the last century, it’s possible that a similar deadly pandemic could occur again, according to many infectious disease experts.…

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Kick the Sugar Habit with These New and Natural Sweeteners

average American now consumes an incredible 23.5 teaspoons a day, almost double what the average American consumed 100 years ago! But why are we doing this to ourselves? Refined sugar not only contributes to weight gain but also has been linked to increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, anxiety, depression and other health conditions. What’s more, the desire for sugar…

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Hospice

Everyone’s life ends. But not everyone has the same quality of life at the end of life. Many are in pain or not comforted physically, emotionally or spiritually. Others die in a hospital when they would have wanted to die at home, surrounded by loved ones in a beloved place.   Yet sadly, countless individuals who could receive hospice care…

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The Most Important Medical Tests Once You Start Menopause

Medical Tests Once You Start Menopause ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 HEALTH»WOMEN’S HEALTH   Well, this has been fun. If you haven’t been on this menopausal journey with me, now is the time to go back and start from the beginning. Go to my blog page called “At the Heart of it All”. Catch up to us, and then come back.…

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For Advanced Prostate Cancer, Don’t Wait to Start This Drug

Most men with prostate cancer have an excellent prognosis, but for men with high-risk prostate cancer, adding another medication at the start of treatment, not waiting until the first treatment fails, can increase survival.   Background: The standard medical treatment for most advanced prostate cancer is androgen-deprivation therapy—injected drugs such as leuprolide (Lupron), which halt the body’s production of the…

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Attack the Overweight/Obesity Problem at Its Root Cause

In early 1991, Saddam Hussein famously and notoriously described the upcoming war with The United States as “the mother of all battles.” Hyperbole aside, we in the medical community who are informed and sensitive to the topic might conclude that being overweight and obese is “the mother of all diseases.” Indeed, these two conditions—overweight, meaning a body mass index (kg…

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