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Managing Chronic Pain with Mindfulness Meditation and Other Alternatives to Opioid

Managing Chronic Pain with Mindfulness Meditation and Other Alternatives to Opioid

More than 100 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain, which rises as the top cause of disability among adults. The good news is there are other options aside from opioid to treat chronic pain. One favorable treatment modality is called “mindfulness meditation,” which aims to help the individual gain psychological control over...

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You Should Be Having This Health Conversation with Your Mom

You Should Be Having This Health Conversation with Your Mom

Finding out more about your family’s health history can give you an idea about your own health. Diligent history-taking can give you a truckload of information that can guide physicians in treating you appropriately. Maternal health history, specifically, can be a guide in understanding your well-being and at least give you a picture of what...

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Acid Reflux: What You Need to KNow

Acid Reflux: What You Need to KNow

Acid reflux occurs when acid from the stomach goes back to the esophagus, the passage that connects the stomach to the throat. One symptom of acid reflux is heartburn – an unpleasant, burning felt in the chest and the throat. While the stomach is made to handle the corrosiveness of acid, the esophagus is not....

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Breakthrough: Young Blood Might Be Able to Treat Age-Related Diseases

Breakthrough: Young Blood Might Be Able to Treat Age-Related Diseases

Researchers in London found that blood from young adults can help treat age-related diseases. The scientists believe that further testing can identify what part of the blood can preserve the health of older people. The findings reported a 55-year-old patient with early onset Alzheimer’s and another patient with more severe Alzheimer’s condition began to show improvement...

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Are You Always Constipated? Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Might Help

Are You Always Constipated? Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Might Help

Constipation is a common gastrointestinal condition that affects all ages. Those who are struggling with this condition often complain about bowel movements that happen infrequently, resorting to pushing or straining just to defecate. While it may be an unpleasant experience for those who are affected, there are actually several ways to alleviate the symptoms of...

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The Endless Egg Debate: Are They Good or Bad for You

The Endless Egg Debate: Are They Good or Bad for You

The egg-and-chicken paradox is no longer the hot topic for debate nowadays but whether eggs are good or bad for your health. Eggs are loaded with proteins and nutrients essential for a healthy body. However, an egg, specifically the yolk, has a high level of cholesterol. For a simple food that we are accustomed to eating every day, eggs...

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Eye Problems that Come with Age

Eye Problems that Come with Age

Eye problems become common with older age but can also affect people at any age. Most eye problems can be treated with eye drops, glasses, or surgery. Early diagnosis of eye diseases is important in avoiding loss of vision. As we get older, eye problems are something we expect to experience. Though some are more...

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8 Simple Health Changes for a Clean Eating Lifestyle

8 Simple Health Changes for a Clean Eating Lifestyle

Clean eating involves whole natural foods that are free from preservatives and harmful chemicals. Reducing inflammation and having a youthful skin are among the many benefits of a clean eating plan. Carefully reading the labels of the foods that you buy and maintaining a nutritious diet are part of the easy changes you can make....

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Fasting May Actually Delay Blood Vessel Aging

Fasting May Actually Delay Blood Vessel Aging

A recent study has found that an anti-aging molecule may be triggered by fasting. Beta-hydroxybutyrate – a ketone – may aid in preventing diseases brought about by aging such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. According to research, it may also trigger a chain reaction that helps keep DNA undamaged. The rejuvenation of human cells...

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Tips on Quitting the Yo-Yo Diet

Tips on Quitting the Yo-Yo Diet

Yo-yo dieting is a cycle of inconsistent loss and gain of body weight like the movements of a yo-yo toy. Continuous ‘yo-yoing’ can lead to stress on the heart, diabetes and hypertension risks, as well as depression. Employing the 80/20 method, moving more and eating a healthy diet are among the simple but sustainable ways...