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Do You Really Need an Antibiotic?

Do You Really Need an Antibiotic?

Foods and supplements sometimes work just as well as prescription antibiotics...without side effects. Most likely you've been taught that if you have any type of bacterial infection, you must take an...

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Salt Your Feet to Fall Asleep

Salt Your Feet to Fall Asleep

A little-known secret to getting a good night's sleep is keeping the pH of your body alkaline rather than acidic. PROBLEM: A typical diet (too much processed food, red meat, dairy, fried food, sugar,...

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No More Soreness After Medical Tests

No More Soreness After Medical Tests

Invasive medical tests are not fun, but thankfully anesthesia makes most of them manageable. The problem is, many people experience uncomfortable symptoms after the procedures. This isn’t surprising...

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Castor Oil Packs Reduce Pain, Swelling, Congestion and More

Castor Oil Packs Reduce Pain, Swelling, Congestion and More

I was quite a bookworm when I was a girl—and I remember reading about many a storybook heroine who had to swallow a daily dose of castor oil for her health. Ugh! I thought it sounded awful—and I s...

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A Promising Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

A Promising Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

For people with type 1 diabetes, each day means carefully monitoring blood sugar, planning every bite of food and bit of physical activity, and injecting the insulin they need to stay alive. Many hope...

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“Type1.5” Diabetes

“Type1.5” Diabetes

Q. My sister has type 1.5 diabetes. How does it differ from other types of diabetes? A. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disorder in which the body’s own immune system destroys the insulin-produci...

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Simple Way to Test Yourself for Dementia

Simple Way to Test Yourself for Dementia

Having trouble finding the right words...showing up for visits on the wrong day...getting confused while balancing a checkbook. For people who are getting on in years, such experiences can spark worri...

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5 Myths About Arthritis

5 Myths About Arthritis

Plus Ways to Ease the Aches About one in six Americans will have to cope with osteoarthritis* during their lifetimes. But even though so many people have it, there's still a lot of misinformation abo...

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How to Get Rid of Head Lice Nits

How to Get Rid of Head Lice Nits

Head lice are a major hassle, as you well know if you or a child you care for has ever been infested. Along with the ick factor, social stigma and awful itching, there's the painstaking task of nit-pi...

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Low Testosterone: Is It Overtreated?

Low Testosterone: Is It Overtreated?

Have you seen the TV commercials targeting men who are "feeling down"...seem like "shadows of their former selves"...and have "lost their appetite for romance"? The voice-over suggests that a hormone ...

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