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    Stroke Recovery Requires Fast, Expert Care

    Every 45 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. The third-leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of serious, long-term disability such as paralysis, speech problems, confusion and muscle weakness, stroke affects about 795,000 people every year. Stroke is ...

    • Thursday, May 12th, 2011
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    Men at Risk for Osteoporosis

    More than two million American men today have osteoporosis, and another three million are at risk. Find out when you should be screened for osteoporosis. Statistics reveal that each year older men suffer one-third of all hip fractures and experience spine and wrist fractures due to osteoporosis as ...

    • Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
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    Sleep More and Weigh Less

    How much you sleep and even the quality of your sleep may influence hormonal activity related to your appetite. The Diet of Your Dreams! Lose Weight While You Sleep! Can you just picture a fit, well-groomed spokesperson screaming this at you from your TV during the middle of the night… just ...

    • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
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    How to Prevent Colon Cancer

    You can reduce your risk of colon cancer with a low-fat, high fiber diet, an aspirin a day and Vitamin D. But the best way to prevent colon cancer is still a colonoscopy. You may be able to reduce your risk of colon cancer by eating a low-fat, high-fiber diet, taking an aspirin a day and getting ...

    • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
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    Studies Link Snoring to Heart Disease and Stroke

    Many snorers have obstructive sleep apnea, which has been linked with high blood pressure, or hypertension, which, in turn, is associated with heart disease and stroke. The above headline is a great example of why skeptics dismiss medical stories in the popular press as hype and scaremongering. Yet ...

    • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
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    Help for Headaches: Tools to Treat and Prevent Pain

    While such extreme symptoms may be unusual, many headache sufferers can relate. Headaches affect 90 percent of people, and can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain.

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    Tips for Using Dietary Supplements to Manage Pain

    Certain supplements can help to improve all types of pain. The problem, says Robert Bonakdar, MD, director of integrative pain management at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, is that many people are looking for a single supplement to cure all that pains them. “Very often, the reason why ...

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    Preventing and Managing Chronic Diseases: What Matters?

    By Mimi Guarneri, MD, Scripps Health With more than 80 million Americans living with some form of heart disease, 5.3 million with Alzheimer’s and 46 million with arthritis, it is easy to believe that such chronic diseases are an inevitable part of aging. The truth is, we can prevent the onset ...

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    25 Tips for Sober Living During the Holidays

    By Sandy Boller-Bilbrey, RN, Scripps McDonald Center As anyone who has been through it themselves or with a loved one knows, getting—and staying—sober is no small feat. It takes strength, determination and dedication to live a life of sobriety, especially during the holiday season. The following ...

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    More Young Adults Treating Hypertension with Medication

    By Matthew Lucks, MD, Scripps Health When we hear that someone is being treated for high blood pressure, many of us assume the person is probably in their 50s or 60s. However, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control found that while the number of adults over age 18 who have high blood ...

    • Tuesday, November 9th, 2010