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9 Tips For Talking About Low Testosterone With Your Doctor

It’s not the easiest subject to broach with your doctor. Sexual dysfunction issues are embarrassing but opting not to discuss it with your doctor just prolongs a possible diagnosis and treatment. Today’s social health culture is heavily reliant on social media and media awareness campaigns. While that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to discuss private […]

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5 Cookbooks Every Diabetic Should Check Out

Food, insulin, and blood glucose levels are intricately intertwined in the body. But you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that healthy foods will benefit any individual living with diabetes. Which foods are healthiest for diabetics? How can you make diabetic-friendly meals and stay within your budget? Look to these five diabetic […]

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High Cholesterol? Blame Your Family History!

You’re a non-smoker and a regular at your local gym. You indulge in fast food once or twice a month, but otherwise, your meals are filled with vegetables. Your waistline is trim and you feel healthy. And though your lifestyle and outward appearance are the picture of perfect health, your blood vessels may be telling […]

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3 Unexpected Foods to Help You Lower Cholesterol

If you’re being medically treated for high cholesterol, your doctor has most likely stressed the importance of a healthy diet. You may have heard recommendations for eating salmon, oatmeal, and olive oil more times than you care to mention. Plus, you’re probably bored with eating the same foods over and over. It’s time to put […]

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5 Yoga Poses for Migraine Headaches

Anyone who has ever experienced migraine knows how sharp the pain becomes, how blinding even the smallest light seems, and how quickly it brings about a wave of confusion and helplessness. Studies show that approximately 18% of women and 6% of men in the United States currently suffer from migraine. It’s no surprise that more […]

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Is This A Headache Or A Migraine?

You know the friend.  The one who collapses dramatically on the sofa and declares she cannot possibly do x, y or z because she “has a migraine.”  Or the person that has an extremely detailed list of trigger foods and is currently subsisting on raw tofu and water from France. As maladies go, headaches are […]

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D is for Diabetes. And Dogs.

Fido.  Man’s best friend.  For centuries, dogs have been our companions, best friends and sources of unconditional love.  In 1929, the first formal school for service dogs opened.  Since then, dogs have been aiding humans with disabilities for years. In 1999, Mark Ruefenacht experienced a hypoglycemic episode.  His dog intentionally roused him awake and he […]

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The Unexpected Dangers of Menopause: Osteoporosis and Heart Disease

Women go through many seasons of change in their lives. They get married. They have children. They climb the corporate ladder. They deal with teenage angst. They watch their children leave for college or get married. Most of these changes are predictable, coming with the expected joys and challenges. However, during mid-life, many women feel […]

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Is Your Diet Causing Your Migraine Headaches?

In today’s world, it can be very difficult to eat right, focus on your dietary intake and live an overall healthy life. Unfortunately, this can be tied directly into the higher incidence of migraine that is noted in industrialized nations, like America. Skipping meals, eating unhealthy and the availability of junk food has been confirmed […]

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5 Ways to Increase Your HDL Cholesterol

Cholesterol has gotten a bad rap in recent history. From pharmaceutical advertisements to food labeling, we are told to lower our cholesterol—and to do it now! While it’s true that lowering your LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels is the healthy thing to do, there is one type of cholesterol that you don’t want to lower. […]

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