Archive for 2012

3 Long Term Negative Health Effects Of Binge Drinking

3 Long Term Negative Health Effects Of Binge Drinking

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Although the time leading up to different holidays can be stressful with all the travel and preparation that is required, holidays still represent an opportunity to reduce our stress levels. We may have opportunities to reconnect with friends and family, to enjoy some good meals and to catch up on sleep. For some people, however, […]

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The Health Effects Of Cold Weather On Several Chronic Conditions

The Health Effects Of Cold Weather On Several Chronic Conditions

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As we approach the first day of winter, December 21st, in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us have been experiencing the effects of winter over the last month. The cooler temperatures are most often associated with cold season, but cold weather may also pose additional health problems for some people. This is especially true amongst […]

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Some Of The Preventable Risks For Developing Kidney Cancer

Some Of The Preventable Risks For Developing Kidney Cancer

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As the organs that filter out waste material from our blood, our kidneys serve an important role in maintaining our health. For those who have suffered kidney failure, dialysis or external blood filtering is required roughly every 2 days to prevent health degradation. Clearly, our kidneys are vital in the body’s waste management efforts. Unfortunately, […]

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The Uses Of Medical Marijuana In Treating Pain

The Uses Of Medical Marijuana In Treating Pain

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In medical science, the search is always on for new medications to treat what ails us. Researchers in universities and health centers evaluate many different chemicals to understand their potential uses in improving health. Pharmaceutical companies are eager to develop and make new medications available because they understand the enormous payback that can be realized […]

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7 Common Reasons Why It Hurts To Swallow

7 Common Reasons Why It Hurts To Swallow

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A sore throat is a common symptom of illness so pain from swallowing can result from many causes. Some of these causes may include infection, medications, stomach acid and medical treatment.

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Understanding What Nerve Pain or Neuropathic Pain Is

Understanding What Nerve Pain or Neuropathic Pain Is

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For most of human history, physical pain has served an important role in preserving our well being and survival. Pain teaches every one of us the limits of our bodies and what it is in our environment that can cause injury. However, as humans have become a species more separated from the natural world, some […]

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Using Urine Testing To Predict Future Health Risks

Using Urine Testing To Predict Future Health Risks

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As a medical tool, urine testing offers physicians important insights to unobtrusively identify what is happening in the body. In fact, the combination of blood tests and urine tests form the backbone for much of the medical testing that doctors routinely use to diagnose disease. As such, urine testing serves a crucial role in ensuring […]

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