Pomegranate Power!

by Kimberly Hays October 10th, 2014 Diet
Pomegranates are in season now, and everyone should be taking advantage and enjoying this amazing fruit. They have more antioxidants than any other fruit, and are full of vitamins and nutrients like C, B5, A, and E, and are high in fiber, niacin, iron, and potassium. For centuries, pomegranates have been used for medicinal purposes in other countries, as well as thought to have super-powers. Pomegranate juice is widely available nationwide now, and though it is a healthy alternative, you will gain the most benefits from this superfood by eating the actual fruit. To learn more about this fascinating
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HIV Positive: What Now?

by Lori Sciame October 8th, 2014 Health Observance, Men's Health
If you find out you are HIV positive, you may feel devastated.  Of course the health care providers at the testing center gave you lots of information, both verbal and written, yet you may still feel lost.  Please understand that when hearing such news, it can be hard to digest everything you need to know.  Take heart.  Unlike 30 years ago, HIV can now be managed using special medications, plus community resources exist to help those who have been infected.  Keep asking questions.  Keep researching HIV/AIDS.  Remember - a take charge mentality will help you adjust much better.

Who Will
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3 Ayurvedic Recipes for a Healthy New Year

by R. Carnavale October 6th, 2014 Diet New Year's is fast approaching, so how about trying something a little new and different to kick your health into gear? Ayurveda, India's 5,000-year-old system of natural healing, not only helps you treat various illnesses, but it also helps your body work at peak performance levels. Ayurveda claims certain herbs and foods have anti-oxidant properties that slow down the aging process, so why not give those foods and herbs a try? From frozen pomegranate yogurt popsicles to rosemary roasted almonds with a dash of cayenne pepper, to warm licorice tea, you can't go wrong with these delicious Ayurvedic healthy Read More

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Prostate Cancer Treatment

by Dean Heller MD September 4th, 2014 Ask the Doctor
Q:  My father is 81 and was just diagnosed with prostate cancer.  His doctor is telling him that he shouldn't do anything at all and just watch to see if the cancer progresses.  He is in very good shape for his age, so I think he should be more aggressive.  I researched on the internet and there seems to be a number of options, some don't even seem so invasive.  What do you think?

A:  You are correct, there are many treatment options for prostate cancer.  These include:  surgery to remove the prostate cancer, radiation therapy,
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Multiple Sclerosis – Help is Available

by Margot F. October 4th, 2014 Women's Health
womanMultiple Sclerosis or MS is two times more common in women than men and the incidents continue to increase. Women are accustomed to screening for various female cancers and heart disease, yet MS is also common. When MS hits, the whole family is affected. The cause is unknown and there is no cure, but some medications help relieve symptoms and adaptations can be made to make mobility easier.

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic neurological disease which tends to hit young adults ages 15 to 40 although children and older adults are now being diagnosed. There are 100,000 cases of Multiple
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