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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD, is most common in the arteries of the pelvis and legs. results from fatty deposits (plaque) that build up in the arteries outside the heart (peripheral arteries); mainly the arteries supplying the legs and feet. This buildup narrows or blocks your arteries and reduces the amount of blood and oxygen…

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Depression

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), depression and depressive disorders affect more than 20 million people each year in the United States and incidence of these mental health conditions increases each year. Types of depressive disorders include major depressive disorder (also called major depression), dysthymic disorder (also called dysthymia), seasonal affective disorder…

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riding the waves of mamahood

In life, waves come. Some big – some small. Most of us do our best to control, avoid, deny, and distract ourselves from the waves. But they come. And when you’re adjusting to life with a new baby, oh boy, the waves definitely come. The “waves” being those really difficult moments where you feel overwhelmed,…

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Do Clean Teeth Promote Heart Health?

Yes, recent research suggests that the bacteria that cause gum infections can also lead to or worsen atherosclerosis, the arterial disease that leads to heart attacks and strokes. People with the highest level of the bacteria that cause gum disease also had the worst atherosclerosis. The study confirmed the long-suspected connection between gum disease and…

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What Really Causes Heart Attacks?

Results of the study you’re referring to were revealed at a 2004 meeting of the European Society of Cardiology and are important because they challenged medical thinking about the risk factors for heart attacks. Until this study was reported, we believed that the risk factors you mention smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and others…

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Acid Relux (Heart Burn) – How To Conquer It

Heartburn, as most people know, isnt really your heart catching fire, its just that the pain comes from that area. This pain is caused by a condition known as acid reflux, where liquid from your stomach goes in the wrong direction, moving up the oesophagus, or refluxing. As this acid attacks the tissue in your…

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Top 10 Facts About Migraines You May Not Know

1) Migraines tend to affect women more than men. Although obviously many men experience debilitating migraines as well. 2) The preventative medications typically used to treat migraines are off label drugs that are used to treat seizures, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and depression. While some have been FDA approved for the treatment of migraines, quite…

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Take Care Of Your Prostate By Following These Men’s Prostate Health Tips

It is important that you start taking care of your prostate when you age and that you have regular yearly check-ups to ensure that your prostate is normal and healthy. As you get older you become more susceptible to prostate issues, usually due to it becoming enlarged. Common symptoms that indicate an issue with the…

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Sleeping Like a Baby: 10 Tips For Sleeping Well

We hear that phrase a lot:  I slept like a baby last night!  People use it to mean that they slept well, but well, MY babies never slept well!  So I would like to sleep like a teenager, I think. If you have problems falling asleep or staying asleep you are not alone.  When I…

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