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Saturday, November 18, 2017

This is Killing Our Teens: What Parents Need to Know About Opiods

This is Killing Our Teens: What Parents Need to Know About Opiods
President Trump recently declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency, and it is claiming the lives of an increasing number of American teens. According to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control, the death rate due to drug overdose among adolescents aged 15–19 more than doubled from 1999 (1.6 per 100,000) to 2007 (4.2), declined by 26 percent from 2007 to 2014 (3.1), and then increased again in 2015 (3.7).

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Yes, You Can Die From a Cold

Yes, You Can Die From a Cold
Normally, a common cold is not severe enough to kill you. However, it is possible to die from a cold if it puts you in a weakened state and makes you more susceptible to other infections. So the cold could kill you if it developed into a chest infection, then into pneumonia, especially for those who are very young, very old or those with other risk factors.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Applying For Health Insurance is Not Difficult -- Here Are 5 Easy Steps

Applying For Health Insurance is Not Difficult - Here Are 5 Easy Steps
If you're planning to apply for health insurance for 2018, you don't have to stress. It's not difficult and can be completed in just 5 easy steps. In addition, you can get help immediately with the application, including online assistance, assistance by phone, and in person.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Never Order These 8 Things at a Restaurant -- Here's Why

Never Order These 8 Things at a Restaurant
Eating healthy can be a challenge when it comes to treating yourself to a restaurant meal. Besides calories, fat, and salt, there are other reasons to be cautious when eating out -- like food poisoning and germs. Yikes! So, here are 8 items you should not eat at a restaurant, and the reasons why.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Male Breast Cancer is Real -- 6 Signs That Every Man Needs to Look For

Male Breast Cancer is Real - 6 Signs Every Man Needs to Look For
Most people think that breast cancer only happens to women, and they would be wrong. The American Cancer Society estimates about 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men and 460 men will die from the disease in 2017 alone. Breast cancer in men is real.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Health Officials Predict a Bad Flu Season This Year

Health Officials Predict a Bad Flu Season This Year
Dr. Daniel Jernigan, influenza chief at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently announced that the U.S. could be hit hard with the flu this year. They are especially concerned about the H3N2 flu which they refer to as "the bad actor."

Thursday, October 12, 2017

America's Top 10 Biggest Public Health Issues -- How Healthy is YOUR Community?

How Healthy is Your Community
Every year, the U.S. Center For Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control issues an update on which health areas represent the biggest public health issues in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Can you guess what health concerns made the list? How healthy is your community?

Saturday, October 7, 2017

A "Cool" Treatment to Get Rid of Fat: Cool Sculpting -- Does It Work?

Cool Sculpting - Does It Work?
Everyone is looking for a quick and easy way to lose weight and get rid of body fat. One of the latest treatments for eliminating fat is called "cool sculpting" which freezes the fat off your body. But, does it work and what are the side affects?

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fast and Easy Ways to Cure Hiccups -- Yes, They Work!

Fast and Easy Ways to Cure Hiccups

Everyone gets hiccups, but what are they? Hiccups are actually spasms of the diaphragm, and they will not hurt you. But they are annoying and most people want to get rid of them quickly.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Truth About Thongs and Their Health Risk

The thong was actually invented in 1974 but didn't really take off until the 1990s. Now the thong is one of the most popular pantie choices for women of all ages. But there are a lot of rumors floating around that they are not good for your health. Are thongs really a health risk? If so, how?

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Doing This Can Lower Your Risk For Breast Cancer -- Up to 4 Times!

A recent lab study showed that staying fit can significantly lower your risk for breast cancer. Likewise, not staying fit could increase your risk for breast cancer by up to 4 times greater.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Researchers Create New Method For Checking Blood Sugar Levels -- With a Tattoo!


Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab and at Harvard have created a way to check blood sugar levels without having to prick the skin for a blood sample. A new "smart tattoo" replaces ink with liquid biosensers that change color in response to changes in the blood.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Can You Lose Weight While You Sleep? Yes -- Here's How

Oh if it could only be that easy, to lose weight while you sleep. But experts say you can, by following these 9 simple steps.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

This New Blood Test Could Save Your Life

The key to beating cancer is early detection. A new breakthrough in cancer research could save your life. The new blood test can detect cancer in the majority of people with breast, colon, lung, and ovarian cancer, which are some of the biggest cancer killers.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Study Shows This Food Eaten Every Day Can Kill You

People across the globe have been eating this food for over 200 years. Recent research found that people who consumed this food at least twice a week could more than double their risk of premature death.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sperm Counts Are Dropping By 50% -- Find Out Why

The U.S. Centers For Disease Control (CDC) reported in 2016 that U.S. fertility rates had dropped to the lowest ever since 1909. In fact, they have dropped drastically in the past 40 years, according to a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction Update. But why?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

These 7 Drugs May Be the Reason Why You're Always Tired

Every year, about 10 million people visit their doctor about chronic fatigue, which is feeling tired and exhausted all the time. It's good to see your doctor if you are experiencing chronic fatigue because it could be caused by an illness like anemia and multiple sclerosis and even depression. But many times, chronic fatigue can be linked to prescription medications. Here are 9 drugs that may be the reason why you're tired all the time.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

These 4 Things Will Occur Just Before You Have a Heart Attack -- Don't Ignore Them!

Heart attack symptoms may vary from person to person, depending on age, gender, and other health conditions. However there are 4 signs you should definitely not ignore as these are key signs that you may be having a heart attack. Don't ignore them!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

New Study Points to This Body Part for Signs Of Stroke Risk


A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine points to a most unusual area of the body to check for signs of increased risk for stroke. It is known as "Frank's Sign," and it is located in the earlobe.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tight Pants Puts Woman in the Hospital!

Yes, skinny jeans are all the rage, but did you know they can make you infertile? And that applies to both women and men!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Stop Drinking Diet Soda -- It's Dangerous!

Many people think it's all right to drink diet soda because it has less sugar. While it's true that diet soda has less sugar which is good for obesity and other health problems, the artificial sweeteners added to diet sodas can be downright dangerous!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The 'Bottom Line' On Colonoscopy Kits -- Not For Everyone

Colon Cancer kits are advertised as an easy way to do colon cancer screening without all the prep. You've seen the commercial -- "Get-Go-Gone." But these simple screening kits are not for everyone. Here's why.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Scientists Discover Drug Used to Treat Diabetes is Effective on Parkinson's

A drug called MSDC-0160 has been used for years to treat Type 2 diabetes. Scientists have now discovered that the drug is effective in slowing down the progression of Parkinson's disease. It may be a breakthrough for over 10 million people worldwide who are living with the disease.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

These Skin Cancers Have Risen Up to 265% -- Find Out How to Protect Yourself

We all know by now the danger of the sun's UV rays in causing skin cancer. But in spite of all the warnings, there are two skin cancers that have increased at alarming rates. Why?

Saturday, June 3, 2017

New Study Shows Baby Aspirin Can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk By 16%

Low-dose baby aspirin has long been recommended to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. But a new study now shows that baby aspirin taken three times a week reduces your overall risk of breast cancer by 16 percent.
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