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Seniors: Signs It’s Time to Stop Driving

The ability to drive provides seniors with a sense of freedom and independence that is life affirming. However, in many cases, physical and mental issues may arise that make continuing to drive a dangerous situation for the senior. Often, the senior is not willing to admit to handicaps that may make driving hazardous for themselves…

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Gout: Can It Offer Alzheimer’s Protection?

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. As the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia for which there is currently no known cure, is very prevalent and extremely serious. Researchers are constantly looking for potential cures or treatments for the disease, and they may have…

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April Is National Oral Health Month!

April is National Oral Health Month, with programs and educational information made available to the public by dentists and other health care professionals to emphasize the importance of oral health to overall well-being. Maintaining your health is important to quality of life, psychological well-being and longevity. Although people may see a doctor for pain, have…

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Flossing: Before or After Brushing?

Dental flossing is an integral part of adequate dental hygiene because it allows the person to reach in between the crevices of the teeth where bacteria and plaque reside. Many people know that they need to floss, but some wonder whether they should conduct the activity before or after they brush their teeth. Two main…

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Just How “Good” Is Big Pharma?

The cost of drugs and pharmaceuticals in America is astronomical compared to the cost in other countries. Big Pharma companies consist of the leading pharmaceutical companies in America, and they charge outrageous prices for their drugs. A terminal patient can hardly afford the medications that these companies provide if he or she does not have…

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Health Tech: Needle Free Tattoos To Check Blood Sugar Levels

Non-invasive solutions in healthcare are making a quite an impression on patients and doctors. No one likes the pain of a needle or a knife, and that’s why the needle-free tattoos to check blood sugar levels are so popular. These temporary electronic tattoos are making it easier for diabetic patients to monitor their blood sugar…

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March Is National Kidney Month!

March celebrates more than basketball madness and windy, changeable weather—it’s National Kidney Month—and World Kidney Day is March 12, 2015. Medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, government officials and the public use the day and month to raise awareness and support for healthy kidneys and for encouraging preventative measures for dealing with chronic kidney disease and other…

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Hemorrhoids: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Hemorrhoids, which are also known as “piles”, are bulges that extend out of the rectum and protrude from the anus. These bulges contain veins and occur when tissue weakens and loses its protective structure within the wall of the rectum. The restriction of the anus can hasten the healing time as it traps blood within…

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Top 3 Medical Alert Systems

A medical alert system is designed to give its user and his or her family peace of mind in the event of a medical emergency. An effective medical alert system allows a person to contact emergency services if he or she falls, sustains an injury or needs some other type of medical assistance. Not surprisingly,…

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Celebrate American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and it’s the time when Americans across the nation remember why it’s important to keep your heart healthy. If you’re not aware, heart disease is still one of the leading causes of death in the United States. That’s why it is so important to monitor your heart health with diet…

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