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How contagious are you when you have a cold or flu?

Feeling a bit under the weather? Thinking of taking a sick day? Understanding some of the basics of cold and flu can help make it clear when to stay home to help keep contagions at bay. Cold and flu: 101 The common cold is caused by a group of viruses called rhinoviruses, named as such because of their […]

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Who Can Most Benefit From A Pneumonia Vaccine?

Pneumonia is a serious condition, especially with the elderly who have weaker immune systems. On the other hand, the new pneumonia vaccine can help protect people against pneumonia. In addition, the vaccine is not only beneficial to those who are older. In fact, the pneumonia vaccine has an array of benefits for many. A Serious […]

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Why It’s Important to Keep Your Pancreas Healthy

On the left side of the body behind the stomach you will find the pancreas. It is a small endocrine gland, about 15 cm (6 in) long that produces important enzymes like pancreatic juice for digestion and absorption. As well, the enzymes break down proteins, carbohydrates, chyme and lipids. The pancreas also produces certain hormones […]

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Breathe Easier with Vitamin D

For the most part, Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that is only present in a few foods or as a dietary supplement. As well, the vitamin supports calcium absorption in the stomach and maintains sufficient phosphate and serum calcium that allow normal mineralization of bone. In turn, […]

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Reasons You Could Be Short of Breath

Being short of breath is a common complaint among many. It is also a difficult diagnostic challenge. And like fatigue, upset stomach or dizziness, there are many things that can cause you to have short breath. If you ever have breathing difficulties, you should always discuss the problems with your physician, especially if you have […]

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Preventing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a quiet epidemic that currently affects about 10 million Americans, with another 18 million at serious risk for developing the condition in their lifetimes. Fortunately, there are preventive measures to avoid this slowly progressing metabolic bone disease. The significance of these strategies is best understood after an overview of the dynamic process of […]

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Improve Your Health with Daily Walking

Walking is a great way to combat the effects of having a sedentary job. Sitting for a prolonged period of time forces your body to shut down its fueling system of oxygen and make your metabolism sluggish. While computers save time and money, the negative physical effects can be huge. According to Dr. James Levine, […]

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Health Tips for Aging Adults

As you age, you may notice some changes taking place, especially in the realm of your health. A healthy diet and physical activity are key components to healthy living at any age, but there are multiple ways to stay healthy well into retirement. Those ways include diet and physical activity, mental health, relationships, and sexual […]

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The ABCs of Immunization

Everyone wants the best for their child. As a parent, we try our best to keep our children safe such as utilizing baby gates, using car seats and keeping possible hazards out of their reach. However, some things go unnoticed when raising a child but are just as important. For instance, vaccinating your child is […]

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Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss

Losing and maintaining your weight can be a challenge. But it really does not have to be difficult. In fact, knowing a few basic tips can help you lose weight naturally and stay slim.   Healthy Weight Loss Too often, many people want to lose weight as fast as possible. However, this is usually done […]

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