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Drugs and Side Effects

If drugs only had the beneficial effects that they are designed for all would be well.  However, all drugs have what is commonly known as side effects.  According to Wikipedia, “In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary … [Read More...]

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Different Diseases, Same Cause

  Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute found a correlation between prostate cancer and coronary artery disease which suggests that the two “diseases” many have shared causes. In the four-year study, having coronary artery disease increased men’s risk of … [Read More...]

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Drug Resistant Bacteria Becoming A Real Threat

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), drug-resistant bacteria kill more than 25,000 people in Europe every year.  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 44,000 people in North America die annually of infections from drug-resistant … [Read More...]

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Did Jack Lalanne Suffer From Orthorexia?

Jack La Lanne passed away on January 23, 2011 at the ripe old age of 96 (This photo was taken when he was 71 years young!)  He is considered one of the pioneers of health and fitness and his legacy will hopefully live on for a very long time.  He was capable of … [Read More...]

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Osteoarthritis is Becoming More Common

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease.  It was once considered a problem of older folks but it is now becoming more common in middle-aged and even young adults as a result of obesity and sports related injuries.  Traditionally doctors advised people with … [Read More...]

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The High Cost of Healthcare

When it comes to saving our healthcare system and actually improving our collective health, no amount of money, insurance, doctors, new technology, drugs or Obamacare will be successful or save us from rising costs and disease.  Healthcare and health insurance costs … [Read More...]

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Boomeritis

“Boomeritis” or “fix-me-itis” according to Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, a surgeon in Philadelphia are names he coined to describe the “turn back the clock” and “fix me at any cost” mentality of the boomer generation.  “The Boomers are the first generation trying to stay … [Read More...]