All posts by ariannawmd

  • Acupuncture: A New Look at an Ancient Remedy

    Widely practiced in Asia for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Yet it’s still viewed with some skepticism in the Western world. And for the squeamish, just the idea...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • 30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes

    1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, and many don’t even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 percent of U.S adults have...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2018

    California Sues Drug Maker AbbVie for Allegedly Paying Doctors to Prescribe Humira

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Tickborne Illness

    (HealthDay News) — A dangerous tickborne illness may be difficult for doctors to diagnose, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. So what can you do to protect yourself? Ticks are more active during the warmer...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Traveling by Air

    (HealthDay News) — Crowded airports and planes can seem daunting to parents travelling with small children, especially when the unpredictability of air travel is factored in. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to make air travel...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • Smog Might Cloud Your Memory

    The very air you breathe may make you vulnerable to developing dementia, a new study suggests. British researchers found that people exposed to higher levels of air pollution had 40 percent higher odds of developing dementia. “We...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • 5 Foods to Always Have in Your Freezer

    Shopping at specialty stores and farmers’ markets is great for getting fresh foods, but that’s not always possible, depending on where you live and the season. And sometimes you just don’t have time to get to the...

    • Posted September 18, 2018
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  • Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout

    A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Researchers are looking at an anti-inflammatory drug called canakinumab (Ilaris) to treat this painful form of arthritis. Instead of targeting...

    • Posted September 18, 2018
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  • Health Highlights: Sept. 18, 2018

    U.S. Senate Passes Opioids Bill

    • Posted September 18, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child’s Hearing

    (HealthDay News) — Schools are chock-full of loud and potentially destructive sounds, including crowded hallways, buses, band practices and sporting events. Over time, repeated exposure to these noisy environments can harm your child’s hearing, the National Institute...

    • Posted September 18, 2018
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