Overpaying for Generic Medications?

by Kimberly Hays April 5th, 2015 Medication
When we are prescribed medication, we often ask for the generic form in order to save on the expense, especially if we need to take the medication for a long period of time. Sadly, some people even skip refilling their medications due to not having insurance. Consumer Reports recently conducted a study where they found that there is a vast difference in the price for generic prescriptions, and that we need to comparison shop the big chain pharmacies before getting our generic prescriptions filled. The research showed that there can be a difference of $100 a month in many
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Deficiency Prevention for Vegetarians

by Louise March 11th, 2015 Health Observance
As we flip our calendars to March, we welcome the 40th annual National Nutrition Month sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics! The National Nutrition Month 2013 theme is, "Eat right, your way. Every day." The idea is to acknowledge that food preferences, cultural traditions, ethnic traditions and health concerns can all affect the food choices that we make, but we can always find a personalized nutrition plan that works for our lifestyle as well as our body.

Though the exact numbers are uncertain, it is estimated that, about 3% of Americans follow a vegetarian diet. There are often
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Give Eggplants a Chance

by Lori Sciame April 4th, 2015 Diet Most everyone can recognize an eggplant by its gorgeous purple exterior and its elongated shape; however, many people do not know how to incorporate this nutritious vegetable into meals.  It may seem difficult to learn how to pick out a ready to use eggplant and to prepare it for cooking, but in fact, working with this oddly named vegetable can be a snap.  Read this article on our sister website, My Fitness Tunes, to learn about this mysterious food - everything from picking a ripe one to preparing it for cooking.  A bonus?  Once you know how 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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Supplements for Brain Health

by Kimberly Hays April 3rd, 2015 Nutrition
brainAs we age, we need to do everything we can to maintain brain health. Researchers are working diligently to find more ways to keep our aging brains healthy, but in the meantime, we can use nutrition to keep our brain function at optimum levels, as this has been shown to be our number one action to take for a healthy brain. Using the following supplements to be sure we have adequate amounts that keep our brains functioning properly is very important.

The first important supplement that we should be taking are B vitamins. The brain has to have glucose to
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