Category: Health

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Congratulations on your valiant fight against breast cancer! I would like to recommend that you first talk with your oncologist and primary care physician and ask their advice on your eating plan.

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When they put a Health Club in a Pill

When the news broke in late July that scientists had identified a protein that could quickly transform obese and lethargic mice into lean and energetic ones, our local newspaper (and probably others) were out the next day to interview health club clients. The question, as implied from the answers in The San Diego Union-Tribune, must have been something like: Would you be sweating at the club if you could get lean by just taking a shot of leptin, then doing whatever you want?

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Getting the Desired Job Performance

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: The exasperated boss blurts out, “Are you ignorant, or only apathetic?” to which the defensive employee cries, “I don’t know, and I don’t care!”

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Interviewing a Pediatrician

t’s wonderful that you are taking the time to consider the characteristics and qualities that you consider important in choosing your baby’s pediatrician. Many parents arrange to interview a prospective pediatrician to be sure that the pediatrician’s philosophy and manner are compatible with their own.

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Postnasal Drip

Postnasal drip is mucus that has dripped from the nose into the back of the throat. Besides being uncomfortable, postnasal drip can cause a sore throat, hoarseness or a cough.

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Who Gets Lupus?

Lupus attacks men, women and children, but not in equal numbers. The disease affects 10 times as many women as men. It is most commonly diagnosed in women during their childbearing years, between the ages of 18 and 45.

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Treatment for Endometriosis

There is no cure for endometriosis. However, there are treatments that may help reduce pain and restore fertility. Among the most common treatments:
Pain medication — If the woman has a mild case of endometriosis and little pain, her doctor may suggest drugs that inhibit the production of prostaglandins, which are released from the endometrium, such as ibuprofen, indomethicin and naproxen sodium. The doctor may also recommend over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin or acetaminophen.

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Scarlet Fever An Overview

Scarlet fever is a contagious childhood infection caused by streptococcus bacteria. It occurs most often in children between the ages of 2 and 10.
Basically, scarlet fever is strep throat with a rash produced by the bacteria.

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Permanent Birth Control for Women Tubal Sterilization

Choosing permanent birth control through tubal sterilization is a serious decision for a woman: It means that she will no longer be able to bear children.
To fully understand how tubal sterilization works, it is wise to know how pregnancy ordinarily occurs under normal conditions.

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Unique Classes Offer Something for Everyone

The 92nd St. Y May Center for Health, Fitness and Sport in New York, N.Y., offers unique classes and programs to serve its members and community. One such program is its Intro To series, which offers a variety of classes at the beginning level. Classes include Pilates, krav maga, tai chi, qigong, yoga and Fitness Made Easy. Says Mirabai Holland, the Y’s director of health and fitness, “…if you are looking for a nurturing, low-key gym where you can progress at your own pace, the Y is the place for you.”

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