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21
JAN
2014

Weight Loss — All About Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Diet and supplement fads come and go. But one compound that is recently much in the news is very likely to stay for the long haul: omega-3 fatty acids. The reasons are that ample research shows that these are essential to a wide range of functions, and also help reduce the odds...
21
JAN
2014

Weight Loss — Adjusting Your Attitude to Lose Weight

There is a basic equation for losing weight: use more calories than you consume. One of the easiest ways to do that, it is sometimes believed, is simply to eat less at least of certain foods and/or exercise more. And, it’s true, that is fundamentally what all diets amount...
21
JAN
2014

Stop Smoking — Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking – Now

Many who consider quitting smoking think “the damage is done”. Or, “Why bother, it’s too late”. The scientific data say otherwise. It says the benefits are immediate and long-lasting. Within the first hour after you stop smoking, blood pressure and...
21
JAN
2014

Stop Smoking — Dealing With Weight Gain

One of the common effects of quitting smoking is weight gain, usually from 5-10 pounds, sometimes more. But, though common, it’s not inevitable. Weight gain from a stop-smoking program can have a number of causes. For many individuals, it’s a natural response to...
21
JAN
2014

Lungs — COPD Treatments

Tragically, there is no cure for chronic bronchitis or emphysema, the two major types of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). But there are a wide variety of symptom treatments that can ease discomfort and improve daily life. Stop Smoking The first rule of medicine is...
21
JAN
2014

Lungs — All About Asthma Inhalers

There are two major aspects of an asthma inhaler to consider when selecting the one right for you: drug and delivery. Which drug? Which drug is best for you will, of course, be decided in consultation with your doctor. There are several to choose from. Corticosteroids, despite...
21
JAN
2014

Kidney-Bladder — All About Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the timing of urination. It causes a person to ‘go’ against his or her will. But there are different types and knowing what they are provides guidelines for overcoming this annoying problem. Under usual circumstances, a...
21
JAN
2014

Kidney-Bladder — All About Kidney Stones

Kidney stones? That sounds barbaric. Well, in one sense, they are. Kidney stones are small, hard, mineral deposits produced inside these vital organs. When they form they can range everywhere from unnoticeable to something you hope you never notice again. But what are they made...
21
JAN
2014

Diabetes — Common Symptoms of Diabetes

The symptoms of diabetes can be puzzling. Even the common ones may not be present in all cases. They may come and go. And the same symptoms can be produced by other conditions. Nevertheless, there are a cluster of common circumstances that tend to mark out the disease. Unusually...