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Natural Medicine Caution

Posted by Lloyd on October 31, 2012
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Very young or elderly people and pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using any supplements or herbal drugs. Continue reading…

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Buddy System

Posted by Lloyd on October 31, 2012
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I am a sort of new Mother. I have a daughter going on 2 years in feb. I am not single, but I remember what it felt like when she was born. Continue reading…

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Fatty Fish Protects Older Americans’ Hearts Too

Posted by Lloyd on October 02, 2012
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There is good news for your oldest members: Researchers from the University of Washington’s Cardiovascular Health Research Unit found that there is no upper age-limit for receiving the heart-healthy benefits of consuming fatty fish, such as tuna, salmon and mackerel. Continue reading…

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Walking Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Posted by Lloyd on October 01, 2012
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Women may lower their risk of heart disease just by walking, according to a recent study. Researchers reported that the pace of the walk is not as important as the time spent walking when it comes to reducing heart disease. Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 5

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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You talk about quality of life. Are there cases where, even if the surgeon says to have surgery, I can look at my life and say, “I don’t need to do this?” Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 4

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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re there certain questions I should always ask if I’m trying to decide whether or not to have surgery?
Absolutely. First and foremost, does the proposed operation have explainable, definable benefits to you, both with regard to survival and to quality of life? Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 3

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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What if I’m concerned the doctor will think I don’t trust him if I go get a second opinion?
I think you should let go of your anxiety about that. I’ve heard the comment made that surgery is a calculated risk. Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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Who really makes the decision about whether or not to have surgery?
It’s a decision to be made by you, not a decision to be made by your surgeon. Your surgeon is an advisor to you. Once you choose a surgeon, you’ve basically hired him or her for a purpose that you’ve agreed to, and for which you need help. Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 1

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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One of the most challenging medical decisions that a person can make is whether or not to have surgery. It’s a decision that often takes place under a cloud of anxiety, sometimes with time pressure, and maybe with the belief that if surgery is the recommended option, you have no choice but to do it. Continue reading…

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Surgeon General’s Report due in May

Posted by Lloyd on July 05, 2012
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In 1964, the Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health tilted the battlefield in favor of reducing tobacco smoking and improving the health of the American people. Sometime in the next couple of months of 1996 (probably in late May or early June), the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health will be released to the public. Continue reading…

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