Archive for August, 2010

Prostate Cancer Screening

You think you’re healthy, you feel fine, but you decide or maybe a loved one pushes you to get a check up, maybe a cancer screening. You don’t want to do it, but you do anyway. And, it turns out to be a decision that saves your life. It’s not a made up story, it […]

Category: Prostate Cancer

Tips for Living with Arthritis

Arthritis effects one in five Americans. That’s more than 46 million people in this country. Experts say it’s only going to get worse. There are things you can do to make your day easier. People with arthritis have a reduction of 1/3 to one half of their full functioning capability. Studies show listening to classical […]

Category: Arthritis
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Impact of Footwear on Arthritis

Arthritis affects 46 million people. More than five times the population of New York City. Doctors say you may be able to ease the pain of arthritis by switching your shoes. Doctors at Rush University Medical Center study footwear’s impact on arthritis. Sensors and 3-d software measure the force different shoes put on your knees. […]

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Alcohol and risk of Stroke

The risk of stroke seems to increase an hour after drinking just one alcoholic drink. The study looked at close to 400 patients and found the risk of stroke doubled right after drinking beer wine or liquor. But researchers note that moderate alcohol consumption can be protective in the long run, and may outweigh the […]

Category: Stroke

Qnexa for Weight Loss

There is a lot of talk about a new drug aimed at helping people lose weight. Qnexa was put up for review by a Food and Drug Administration panel this week, the panel says the new drug has risky side effects. But Qnexa has been one of the most effective weight loss drugs so far, […]

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Vaccinations and Arthritis

Swedish researchers say routine adult vaccinations don’t appear to increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers examined vaccination histories of 2000 people between the ages of 18 and 70 with rheumatoid arthritis, and 2000 without it. Vaccinations included flu, tetanus, dephtheria, polio, and hepatitis among others. Results show the type or number of vaccinations […]

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Benefits of Water Exercise

If you’re looking for a fun, easy way to ease back into an exercise routine, try water aerobics. Kelly Geppi is a certified exercise specialist. Kelly, what are some of the benefits of exercising in water? First, the buoyancy of water causes heart rates and blood pressures at rest and during exercise to be lower […]

Category: Arthritis, Exercise
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Lorcaserin for Weight Loss

A new weight loss drug is showing promise. Recent research shows patients taking Lorcaserin lost about 5.8 percent of their body weight after one year. The drug interacts with a brain receptor involved in appetite control. An FDA panel will meet in September to decide whether to recommend the drug for approval.

Category: Obesity, Weight Loss
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Simple Steps to Prevent Wrinkles

Care of your skin early on is critical in preventing the development of wrinkles. Karen Johnson may only be thirty two, but she’s well aware of the need to take good care of her skin now in order to prevent wrinkles later. My mom has beautiful skin now and I know that it’s because she’s […]

Category: Skin Care, Wrinkles
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