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The Health Effects Of Cold Weather On Several Chronic Conditions

The Health Effects Of Cold Weather On Several Chronic Conditions

[ 0 ] 2012-12-13 |

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 Lesser Known Health Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar

Some Lesser Known Health Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar

[ 0 ] 2012-10-19 |

Public health officials in the majority of Western countries are currently directing considerable amounts of energy towards reducing the amount of sugar that people eat. It is well known that lowering sugar consumption is of importance in maintaining good oral health. In the battle against obesity, sugar is also a well-publicized target because it provides […]

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Muscle Loss As A Side Effect Of 3 Underdiagnosed Health Problems

Muscle Loss As A Side Effect Of 3 Underdiagnosed Health Problems

[ 0 ] 2012-10-05 |

The loss of muscle is a well-known aspect of aging that we can readily observe in our more senior friends and relatives. Such reductions in muscle mass are part of what makes us more frail in our later years. However, it is not only aging that can lead to a loss of muscle. Most people […]

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Trouble Swallowing – The Risks Of Dysphagia?

Trouble Swallowing – The Risks Of Dysphagia?

[ 1 ] 2012-01-19 |

Like many of the other activities that our body performs automatically, swallowing is something that we do not really think that much about. However, if we think back to the last cold we had that was accompanied by swollen glands, we can easily relate to the uncomfortable experience. Now, me might be tempted to think […]

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5 Medical Conditions That Increase the Risk for Heat Stroke

5 Medical Conditions That Increase the Risk for Heat Stroke

[ 0 ] 2011-07-22 |

During summer heat waves, everyone is at risk of Heat Stroke, but for some, the risks are higher. In particular, people with several medical conditions face greater risks to health because of their preexisting conditions. As a result, it is important for people with these conditions to take additional steps to protect their health.

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Dry Mouth – More Than An Uncomfortable Symptom

Dry Mouth – More Than An Uncomfortable Symptom

[ 0 ] 2011-03-31 |

As a fairly common side effect of many medications and aging itself, dry mouth can bring with it serious potential for the development of health complications. Given that the number of people on such medications and entering the older demographic is increasing, it is becoming more important to recognize the symptoms early and obtain appropriate treatment.

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Limiting the Side Effects of Steroid Overuse

Limiting the Side Effects of Steroid Overuse

[ 0 ] 2010-11-29 |

Though most people would consider the abuse of steroids reckless behavior where the risks are not worth the benefits, it is not just athletes who abuse these powerful drugs. Amongst patients using corticosteroids, overuse of steroids is a common problem.

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