All posts by ariannawmd

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 15, 2018

    Newer Nonstick Coating May Pose Health Threat: EPA Name-Brand Meds Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending Record Number of Tick-Borne Disease Cases in U.S. Last Year: CDC Primary Care Doctors Should Screen Adult Patients for Unhealthy Drinking: Task Force

    • Posted November 15, 2018
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  • Sidestep These Menu Minefields

    People with food allergies aren’t the only ones who need to be aware of menu minefields when eating out. If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important that you don’t fall prey to these temptations. It’s not...

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  • Ageism Costs Billions in Health Care Dollars

    Prejudice directed at older people results in $63 billion in excess health costs each year in the United States, a new study claims. Ageism, which is the marginalization of the elderly in society, accounts for one of...

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  • Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way

    Coffee’s bitter taste shouldn’t be a selling point. But a genetic variant explains why so many people love the brew, a new study suggests. Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect people from harmful substances....

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  • Why Are So Few COPD Patients Getting Vital Rehab Treatment?

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains the fourth biggest killer in the United States. But only a fraction of the millions of people who could benefit from post-hospital rehab for COPD are doing so, new research shows....

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  • Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Often Begins at Home, With Devastating Consequences

    The new movie “Boy Erased”– about a gay teen’s ordeal when forced to attend a “conversion therapy” program — is shining a spotlight on a treatment deemed bogus and harmful by most experts. And new research shows...

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  • Health Tip: How Bad is Your Hearing Loss?

    (HealthDay News) — You’ve had a professional diagnose your hearing loss. So how bad is it? Your degree of hearing loss can range from “mild” to “profound,” the Better Hearing Institute says. Here’s are brief explanation of...

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  • Health Tip: Think You Have a Broken Toe?

    (HealthDay News) — If you think you may have broken a toe, it’s time to see a doctor, even if you can walk on it. Failure to promptly treat a toe fracture may lead to a permanent...

    • Posted November 15, 2018
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  • Health Highlights: Nov. 14, 2018

    Primary Care Doctors Should Screen Adult Patients for Unhealthy Drinking: Task Force AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training FDA Bans Six Artificial Flavors

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  • Selecting the Right Style of Yoga for You

    Yoga has many benefits, from increasing flexibility to reducing stress. The practice offers so much because of its multi-dimensional nature. In addition to its fluid exercises, called asanas or poses, it focuses on correct breathing, posture and...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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