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1 month ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Minimally Invasive Hemorrhoid Treatment

Hemorrhoids are a very common condition in which the veins in the anus become swollen. Thankfully, this swelling is not dangerous, but it can cause many frightening, embarrassing and uncomfortable symptoms. Hemorrhoids can occur internally or externally. Rubber band ligation — also known as “hemorrhoid banding” — is one of several options available for the Read More

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2 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

4 Types of Sinus Surgery

Anything that blocks any of the sinus cavities can contribute to respiratory problems, facial pain, distracting sinus headaches, and other issues that can affect quality of life. If drainage pathways are being blocked by structural abnormalities, swollen or damaged tissue, problems with mucous membranes, nasal polyps, or tumors, surgery may be recommended. Severe symptoms related Read More

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3 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Stick to Your Routine by Exercising in a Group

Have you ever tried to start an exercise program, but found that you gave up too quickly because it’s simply hard to get yourself out the door to the gym? You may benefit from working out in a group instead of by yourself. Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University reviewed 18 previous studies that involved adults Read More

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4 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Get the Facts About Salivary Gland Tumors

Salivary gland cancers originate in the salivary glands. These glands are present in three major pairs and they are found below the jaw. There are smaller ones inside the cheeks and lips, in the throat and in the mouth. When tumors develop in these glands, they are usually in the parotid gland. In fact, about Read More

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5 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Dementia Risk Lowered By Support System

According to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, visiting elderly friends and family members can improve their health. In fact, elderly people with a strong support system appear to be less likely to develop dementia. On the other hand, elderly people who are surrounded by negativity can actually suffer from an Read More

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6 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

New Year’s Resolutions & Cancer Risk

If your New Year’s resolutions involve any kind of healthy lifestyle adjustments, you may find that the benefits are more long-term than more energy or a slimmer waistline. According to a new study performed by researchers at Cardiff University, taking on healthy changes (and sticking to them) can lower your risk of developing cancer in Read More

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7 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

How Healthy Living Affects MS

You’ve likely heard the expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And for patients who are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), that expression may have some truth to it. New research has emerged that shows that a diet full of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains—and with few added sugars and processed and red Read More

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8 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Recommendations for Pediatric Throat Surgery

Throat illnesses and conditions can afflict patients of any age. However, children are often at a greater risk of certain throat diseases because of their immature immune systems and also exposure to germs at school, camp, and other public places. When home and over-the-counter remedies have little to no impact on helping your child heal Read More

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8 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Surgical Spine Pain Options

Spine pain can go from being a minor inconvenience to a constant disruption to your daily life. If you’ve reached a point where pain medications, physical therapy exercises, modification of activities, chiropractic manipulations, and other non-surgical treatments no longer provide sufficient relief, you may benefit from laser spine surgery. Typically performed with minimally invasive surgical Read More

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9 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

What to Avoid in the Waiting Room

When you take your child to the doctor, you likely notice the toys, books, and stuffed animals that are made available to make the waiting room time pass more easily. However, a reminder from the American Academy of Pediatrics indicates that you may want to consider avoiding these items or bringing toys and books from Read More

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9 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Secondhand Smoke Dangers & Protection

Many smokers—and non-smokers who are exposed to those smoking nearby—do not understand the true dangers of secondhand smoke. Understanding the types of secondhand smoke and potential negative effects can help both smokers and non-smokers mitigate risks. Dangers of Secondhand Smoke Secondhand smoke can contribute to health problems such as lung cancer, heart disease, and breathing Read More

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10 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Benefits of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Medical technology has transformed the manner in which doctors can now treat and perform head and brain surgery. They no longer are relegated to using invasive and painful means to treat patients for a variety of skull, sinus, or neurological conditions. Decide if endoscopic skull base surgery may be right for you and what benefits Read More

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11 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Treating & Preventing Stress Injuries

Your daily routine may take its toll on your body. After so many hours and days of walking, bending, typing, lifting, or carrying out other everyday tasks, you may develop aches and pains that are not easily relieved with rest or over-the-counter pain medications. You can protect your health and avoid unnecessary discomfort and pain Read More

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11 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Choosing Shoes for Your Needs

If you are wearing properly fitted shoes that are suited to your activity level and specific needs, you will be able to both enhance your performance and prevent injuries. Keep the following in mind when looking for a new pair of shoes. Athletic Shoes When you go to try on athletic shoes, wear the type Read More

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12 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

The Best Times to Eat for Weight Loss

Even if you are working hard to make smart eating choices, you might still discover that weight loss is a struggle. This is because when you eat can be just as important as what you eat. For best results, your food intake needs to go along with your body’s circadian rhythms to avoid causing your Read More

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12 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

What to Eat Before & After a Workout

Exercising regularly is a huge benefit for your overall health. In addition to keeping your weight in check, it can also help you to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and can improve your mood, energy levels, and sleep quality. However, the foods that you use to fuel before your workout and recover once it’s Read More

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