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    Coping With Stress in the Workplace

    If you feel your shoulders clench, your back twinge, your head pound and your heart rate increase as you step out of the car on the way into your workplace — you are not alone. The American Psychological Association found in 2009 that 69 percent of workers surveyed said work was a significant source ...

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    How Can I Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins?

    by Edward Ross, MD Varicose veins are large twisted blood vessels that are visible above the skin and generally form on the legs. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but smaller and can look like spider webs. These conditions are often caused by malfunctioning valves, which cause blood to ...

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    What Can I Do About My Hair Loss?

    Hair loss can show up in several different ways. Before deciding how best to approach hair loss, it is important to identify what type you are experiencing. Some patterns are linked specifically to correctable causes, others are not. Often it is best to be seen by your healthcare provider, who can ...

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    Can Treatment Help My Age-Related Macular Degeneration if I Am Legally Blind?

    Macular degeneration treatment may be helpful for some legally blind patients, depending on a number of considerations. Patients are defined as legally blind if their visual acuity is no better than 20/200 in either eye. While this poor vision precludes many activities, such as driving or reading ...

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    What is the Difference Between a Colonoscopy and a Sigmoidoscopy?

    A Scripps Health physician discusses colon cancer screening methods, the differences between them, age at which screenings should begin and other useful tests.

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    5 Food Myths and Misconceptions

    New studies come out on a regular basis touting the health benefits or risks of eating certain foods. Sometimes, the information contradicts earlier research or refutes common claims, making it difficult to determine which foods really do lead to better health. Joe Kearney, a health educator at ...

    • Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
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    Is Male Menopause Real?

    Most people associate menopause with hot flashes and mood swings in women. So is it possible for hormonal changes — and the accompanying symptoms — to start happening in men as they age? Is male menopause a real medical issue? “The symptoms of male menopause, or andropause, are very real for ...

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    How to Become a Healthier Omnivore

    Among wellness experts, there’s little room for debate when it comes to your diet. The healthiest way to eat, according to the US Department of Agriculture and registered dietitians, is to make produce and whole grains the centerpiece of your plate. The Anti-Diabetes Shopping Cart covered how to ...

    • Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
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    Are You Too Young for a Stroke?

    The incidence of stroke in younger adults has been steadily increasing over the past decade, making it important for everyone to know the signs and seek treatment immediately. “Not only are strokes happening more frequently in younger people than they used to, younger people tend to have more severe ...

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    New Nutritional Superstars

    Spinach, salmon, brown rice and almonds are well-known nutritional superstars. Recently, several newcomers have joined the list of “superfoods” — including a few you may not have tried. Read through the list below and consider adding some of these smart, tasty options to your diet. Quinoa A food ...

    • Thursday, February 28th, 2013