ARTICLES - HEALTH

itness and healthThis article verifies what we have been saying all along; "No treatment is NOT an option." Women need an alternative treatment to hormone replacement therapy. Otherwise, their lives can be quite miserable.

 
National Effort to Prevent Childhood Obesity is Underway
Obesity is an epidemic in the United States, especially among young people. Today, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in seven children is obese.
 
Tips for a Longer, Healthier Life
Life expectancy in the United States is at an all time high of 77.2 years. Americans are living longer for many reasons, including progress in fighting illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and stroke. In addition, individuals are now better informed on how to be more in control of their health by eating right....
 
Healthy Lunchbox Makeover: Tips for Kicking off a Wholesome School Year
As the sunny days of summer melt into the crisp, cool days of fall, parents and children shift focus from swimsuits and summer camps to the more serious business of entering a new school year -- and this means school supplies, bus schedules, and school lunches become top of mind.
 
Consumers Save Time, Money with Mail Service Pharmacy
Chances are you`re no stranger to the realities of rising prescription drug prices. For many people, prescription drugs equate to hope of improved health and quality of life. But visits to your local pharmacy -- particularly for those without health insurance -- may result in sticker shock. Is there anything that can be done to help curb the seemingly limitless increases in prescription drug prices?
 
Pharmacy Benefit Managers: A Solution to Seniors’ High Drug Costs
As prescription medication costs continue to rise, millions of seniors are feeling the pinch. A growing number -- those who depend on costly drugs on a daily basis, are faced with the possibility of not being able to afford these life-saving medications and other basic necessities.
 
Make School Lunches Fun and Nutritious
(ARA) - As the beginning of the school year nears, parents once again face the challenge of preparing healthy lunches and snacks that their kids will actually eat. After all, you can send your child to school with a well-balanced lunch a home-ec teacher would be proud of, but if he trades his carrot sticks for a cupcake, all your efforts go down the drain.
 
Tetanus and Diphtheria Still Health Threats
When was the last time you heard about the dangers of tetanus or diphtheria? Did you know that virtually all U.S. children are vaccinated against these diseases before entering school, yet more than half of adults age 20 years and older in the United States do not have protective levels of antibodies for both diseases?
 
Vitamins and Minerals: More May Be Better
Most people know taking vitamins and minerals is good for their health. But did you know that there are more than 20,000 studies in the National Library of Medicine showing the increased health benefits of vitamins and some essential minerals at higher levels than the U.S. government Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs)?
 
Want To Help Fight Disease? Just Wash Your Hands
One of the most effective methods for preventing the spread of disease-causing bacteria and other germs is a simple act most of us perform everyday: washing our hands. What we don’t do is perform this act properly or often enough.
 
Boost Your Performance the Natural  Whey
Over the past decade, Americans have become increasingly interested in healthy lifestyles. We’re exercising more and paying more attention to our diet. Whether you’re a daily exerciser, weekend warrior, or endurance athlete, your body needs extra protein to meet the nutritional demands that come with increased activity levels.
 
Getting a Workout Doesn’t Have to Leave You Hurting
Most people slow down as they enter their golden years, but not Christine Chalupa, 57, of Seattle. She pushes herself to the limit every day.  “I have been biking for 15 years and running competitively for about five,” says Chalupa. “On the days when I’m not competing, I go to the YMCA and workout. I have to do it because if I don’t, I just don’t feel good.”
 
Healing yourself with 5 simple steps through foot Care!
Either you or your partner stretch the muscles by means of
rotating the foot in a circular motion 7 times in one direction
then 7 times in the opposite direction.
 
Acne DOs and DON`Ts
Every little thing counts when it comes to fighting acne and
keeping it under control. After all, zits are not that big
themselves, they just bug us in a big way.
 
Sneakin` Veggies to the Rugrats: a mother`s guide
I consider myself a moderately honest person, at times
forthright and even true. However, I admit to having conquered
new lows in my quest to feed the kids nutritionally-balanced
meals ....
 
Boneing Up on Calcium
The pictures are frightening. Porous, fragile bones. Broken hips
and hunched backs. A lack of calcium may result in the bone
thinning disease osteoporosis, which affects older American men
and women.
 
What Kind of Fat Can You Eat?
Research has shown that you not only need to watch the "amount"
of fat that you eat in your diet, but also the "types" of fat
you eat. This article will help you minimize the negative
effects that fat has on your health.
 
The New ADHD Medications
Pharmaceutical companies vying for Ritalin`s hefty market share
are coming up with new formulas and aggressive campaign ads to
compete in this $1 billion per year ADHD drug industry.
 
Aromatherapy at Home: Beating the Cold Bug
It seems that nearly everyone I know has been either fighting or
recovering from a cold or flu these last few weeks. And many of
my clients have been asking how essential oils can help them
prevent or heal their illnesses.
 
Tell me the truth, doctor!
Would you call that a honest demand? I wouldn`t. In ordinary circumstances, a patient would never ask that from her doctor (yes, let`s assume we talk about a `she` patient).
 
Hormone Replacement Therapy And Breast Cancer
Janet M., a fifties-something woman, entered my office and said as she sat down, "I`ve read that if I take hormones I`ll increase my breast cancer risk. I`m going crazy without sleep and with these mood swings, but I don`t want to increase my breast cancer risk by taking hormones."
 
Tendonitis and the Effects on Your Routine
What turns out to be a small, yet annoying pain in your joint, can quickly turn into something much more debilitating. At first, you just think it might be a pulled muscle.
 
Why Are So Many Children Getting Asthma?
Go to any grade school or high school sporting event! Take a
peek at the sideline bench and note how many inhalers you see.
 
Secrets That Most Vitamin Companies Don`t Want You To Know!
Why do I keep spending money on all these vitamins and not
feel a thing?
 
Full-body Scams, er a ... Scans
Full-body CT (Computer Tomography) scanners are appearing in strip malls and office centers all over the country. Many doctors are recommending a full-body CT scan (follow the kick-back money). The sales pitch; "A full-body scan can find disease early when it is more treatable."
 
What You Should Know About West Nile Virus
The West Nile virus (WNV) was first documented in Uganda in 1937. The first case in the United States was reported in New York City in 1999. Additional human cases are identified and deaths are reported daily. Here`s what you need to know.
 
100 Great Food Facts You Probably Did Not Know!
The title says it all.
 
SEAWEED IS AN EVERYDAY MIRACLE
Seaweed is an everyday miracle. The benefits of including seaweed’s optimum nourishment into your daily diet are extensive: increased longevity, enhanced immune functioning, revitalization of the cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, and nervous systems, and relief from minor aches and pains.
 
Holistic Health
Holistic healthcare recognizes the effect of sociological,
psychological, economic, ecological and even political
influences on health.
 
Is Your Ability to Buy Dietary Supplements, Herbal Preparations, and Tonics in Jeopardy in the USA?
When the DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health Education Act) was
passed by the USA Congress in 1994 it was a boon to all of us
consumers.
 
HGH Human Growth Hormone and Hypothyroidism
The thyroid gland plays a very important role in most all the
metabolic processes of the body. The thyroid gland with its
thyroid hormone is responsible for regulating metabolism.

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