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Natural Remedies for Menopause That Actually Work

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Hormone Replacement at Menopause

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—the nation’s premier authority on clinical preventive services—has reaffirmed its prior conclusion about hormone replacement therapy at menopause for the prevention of chronic disease. Once again, the Task Force has issued this strategy a letter grade of “D,” indicating a recommendation against it on the basis of available evidence. Using its very particular and…

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Breast Calcifications on Your Mammogram

Breast calcifications are calcium deposits that appear as white dots on a mammogram. They can vary in type (i.e., size), pattern, and arrangement, and the significance of each of these can vary considerably. While many people associate calcifications with breast cancer, there are a number of other potential causes, ranging from benign breast conditions such…

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Evaluating The Cause Of Syncope

If you have had an episode of syncope (a transient loss of consciousness also referred to as fainting), it is important for you and your doctor to figure out what caused the episode. There are many potential causes of syncope, and unless your doctor approaches the diagnosis in a systematic way, things can get confusing…

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Glucerna Nutritional Shakes for Diabetes

Glucerna nutritional shakes are a line of meal replacement drinks formulated for people with diabetes by Abbott Nutrition. They are created with low-glycemic carbohydrates to ensure better control of blood sugar. The drinks are ideal for people with diabetes or those with glucose intolerance. They are also often used as a part of a structured weight-loss program.…

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Aspirin Benefits, Risks, and Recommendations

In terms of cost, availability, and usefulness, aspirin is one of the greatest triumphs of medical science. First isolated from willow bark hundreds of years ago, aspirin is now available as a simple over-the-counter formulation. Aspirin is effective as a painkiller, an anti-inflammatory, and has actions that provide protection against serious diseases like heart attack…

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An Overview of the Neutropenic Diet

The neutropenic diet, which involves special attention to food selection and safe food handling practices, is recommended for people with weakened immune systems to reduce the risk of infections. It is often advised during chemotherapy. Your neutrophils, the white blood cells that are the first responders in fighting infection, are strongly affected by most chemotherapy drugs,…

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Can Aloe Vera Lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides?

Aloe vera is a type of plant native to southern Africa but is now mostly grown indoors all over the world. In fact, you have probably already encountered this thick-leaved, low-maintenance plant sitting on a patio or on a window sill. What you probably didn’t know is that this plant possesses several possible health benefits. Aloe…

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7 Clear Signs You Have the Flu

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Morbidity and What It Means for Your Lifespan

Morbidity is any physical or psychological state considered to be outside the realm of normal well-being. The term morbidity is often used to describe illness, impairment, or degradation of health, especially when discussing chronic and age-related diseases which can worsen over time. The higher your morbidity, the shorter your lifespan may be that if you were healthy. Morbidity vs.…

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When to See a Doctor About Vaginal Discharge

Every woman will experience vaginal discharge at some point in her life. A typical vagina contains normally occurring bacteria which create an acidic environment. As part of their self-cleaning process, vaginas produce fluids that then leave the body as normal discharge. A normal discharge usually appears clear, cloudy white, or a light yellowish color. Normal…

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