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Is Rabies that Serious of a Virus?

Is rabies a real concern? Approximately 2 years ago,  I had two individuals seek my opinion about possible rabies exposure. Although rare, the disease is still a cause for concern, especially when out of the United States. Why? It’s deadly-nearly always if possible exposure not...
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The Basics On Shingles

If you had chicken pox as a child, you probably have vivid memory of the intense itching and scratching you experienced. You also probably remember the oatmeal baths and the tiny embarrassing spots all over your body (that your mother may have even taken photos of). But, how much...
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AFib: Know the Facts About this Silent Killer

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One day you’re feeling great. The next, suddenly, your heart feels like it skipped a beat. Or maybe, your heart feels like it’s banging around in the chest wall. Then, you start to feel light-headed, nauseous, and weak. What’s going on? Most likely, you’re experiencing atrial...
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Such a Pain: The 101 on Gallstones

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Sudden pains that pop up in your stomach can be alarming and unsettling. You may frantically ask yourself “Do I have gas?” “Is my appendix going to burst,” and “Are my kidneys failing?”  With so many organs in your abdomen, there’s many reasons your stomach area can be...
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How to Manage Adult Acne

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Acne isn’t just a teenager’s problem. In fact, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. If you have acne and are an adult, you are not alone! Around 50 million Americans deal with acne every year.  Fifty percent of adult women and 25 percent of adult men...
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Vitamins & Supplements for Heart Health

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A healthy diet could aide in saving your life. By eating balanced, nutritious meals, you are fueling the body with what it needs to keep your cholesterol and sugar levels in check, while fighting off harmful diseases. Instead of thinking about what to take out of your diet, focus...
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What to Do About Your Varicose Veins

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More than 40 million Americans have and suffer from varicose veins.  Unfortunately, if varicose veins run in your family, you have a high chance of developing symptomatic venous disease yourself. Genetics plays a significant role in this problem. Around half of cases are...
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Food Additives to Avoid in Your Diet

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Ann Wigmore, a holistic health practitioner, once said, “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” She certainly isn’t wrong. Raw foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, nuts, and dairy...
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Is Inflammation Good or Bad for the Body?

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In recent years, you’ve probably heard a lot about anti-inflammatory diets and medications, but do you know what inflammation is? Do you know what inflammation does for the body (good or bad)? Inflammation is the body’s response to injury and infection. For example: if you cut...
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How to Keep Your Gut Happy

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Keeping your gut happy is important. Many studies have shown that gut health has an impact on many other areas of your body. There are current articles trying to explain how gut health can impact your body’s inflammation, weight, skin health, brain and mental health, hormones,...
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The Pros of Using a Fitbit

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By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the Fitbit. In fact, you probably know someone who uses one. Simply, it is a fitness tracker, but depending on the model you purchase your Fitbit can provide you with different information. Basic Fitbit models just track steps and tell...
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