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December, 2013

  • 3 December

    Dealing with Disease: Optimism after Diagnosis

    One of the most discouraging things you never hope to hear is your doctor telling you that you have an illness or medical condition. Depending on the circumstances and the severity of the diagnosis, this type of news can be devastating and turn your world upside down. There is hope …

November, 2013

  • 17 November

    Olympic Athletes Affected by Poor Oral Health

    Recent research shows that the oral health of an Olympic athlete may have an impact on his or her performance. Professor Ian Needleman of the University College London Eastman Dental Institute conducted a survey of 302 athletes from the 2012 Olympics. Both female and male Olympians were given an oral …

  • 14 November

    Holiday Candles – Learn New Safety Risks

    Millions of people burn candles in their homes each day, but did you know your health could be at risk? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and researchers at South Carolina State and the University of Michigan have determined that some candles discharge dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals into the air when they …

  • 3 November

    Defective Implants: Critical Signs and Symptoms

    Whenever we choose to have something implanted into our body, whether it is out of medical necessity, as in hip or knee replacement surgeries, or for enhancement, as in breast implants, we run the risk of infection and other complications. Making sure the materials used for anything implanted in the …

  • 2 November

    Are Omega-3s Beneficial to Brain Health?

    In recent years, foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids have been advertised as being good for brain health as people age. Studies have encouraged people of all ages to eat more fish and nuts so we can digest these Omega-3s. However, a new study in the journal of …

October, 2013

  • 23 October

    Taking Care of Children Before Summer Holiday

      You have grabbed you holiday time deal and now need to think about keeping your family safe and health. From pool safety to sun protection, these simple steps will help your children stay safe and healthy on holiday. Pool safety Children need to be watched constantly. Don’t depend on …

  • 17 October

    Understanding the Evolution of Pharmaceutical Marketing

    Historically, as long as there have been medicines, there has been marketing campaigns, especially for non-prescription medication. However, campaigns for prescriptions have undergone radical changes within the last 40 years, especially in the United States. Traditionally, drug companies focused their attentions on the medical profession, with the belief that those …

September, 2013

  • 11 September

    Tips for Hosting a Safe and Healthy BBQ

    If you are planning on inviting people over for a barbecue, it is important to take everyone’s health into consideration. After all, it is likely to be warm, so you should take steps to help everyone stay safe. Additionally, it is a good idea to provide healthier alternatives to the …

  • 6 September

    When Prescriptions Lead to Death: NY State Steps Up to Gain Control

    Lawmakers in New York created the I-STOP Law in 2012 to help prevent the abuse of prescription medication. I-STOP makes it necessary for doctors to check a statewide database before they prescribe a controlled substance. Several families in New York have experienced the damage that overdosing on prescription medication can …

  • 4 September

    Taking the Next Step In Your Relationship: Healthy Ways To Move Forward

    If your current relationship is relatively healthy, it is a good idea to consider taking the next step to deepen your level of commitment. Keep in mind that every couple has disagreements sometimes. However, as long as the two of you are able to communicate openly and honestly, you should …