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Diet

Delicious and Healthy

by Lori Sciame May 16th, 2015 Diet
Healthy snacking doesn't have to be boring.  If you have grown tired of carrot sticks, popcorn, and rice cakes, homemade fruit and/or nut bars may be just the snack you and your family have been looking for.  Check out our sister site, My Fitness Tunes, for a post with awesome fruit and nut bar recipes.  The ingredients are simple, and the preparation is relatively simple.  And the best part - no unhealthy preservatives.  Happy, healthy snacking!
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Men and High Blood Pressure

by Lori Sciame May 15th, 2015 Health Observance
Men, do you you lead a stressful life, one full of poor diet choices and lack of exercise?  If yes, you may be flirting with high blood pressure.  Most people understand that high blood pressure can hurt the human body through heart attack and stroke; therefore, reducing high blood pressure is a must.  Read on for some important information on how to lower your high blood pressure in order to become the healthy person you were meant to be.

Lower Sodium Intake

Approximately 20 - 40 % of cases of high blood pressure in men can be attributed to ingesting too
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Mental Health Books

by Jessica B. May 14th, 2015 Mental Health There are a lot of books out on the market that aim to help you with your mental health issues, but some are better than others. Here is a guide to some must reads if you are looking to study up on how you can work to improve your mental health.

The Tools, by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels is a good example of a book that gives you some concrete ways and actions you can take to help deal with issues in your life.

The Tools focuses on four issues they believe hold clients back. They are pain avoidance, a Read More

Weekly Health Quiz

Someone told me that 30% of babies born in the US have birth defects. Is that true?

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Ask The Doctor

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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Supplement Builds Strength in Fibromyalgia Patients

by Kimberly Hays May 13th, 2015 Medication
anklePeople who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia often speak of how debilitating the disease is because of joint pain and fatigue. There is also muscle pain that spreads throughout the body. These symptoms also lead to depression. Creatine, which is popular among bodybuilders to build strength, has been found to help build strength in those who suffer with fibromyalgia, according to a new study released by researchers in Brazil. Though it does help with the strength and weakness, the other symptoms, such as fatigue and depression are not affected by the supplement. Still, to have more strength is a
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