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Guidelines for Common Cold & Flu Medicines

Guidelines for Common Cold & Flu Medicines

Flu season is upon us. To help treat illness, many people go to the medicine aisle of their local supermarket or their local drug store. With so many options, it can get disorientating. Below, are some guidelines to keep in mind while looking for treatments. For stuffy noses, look for decongestants. Decongestants treat stuffy nose
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Could Spice Reduce Salt Intake?

Could Spice Reduce Salt Intake?

High salt intake is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified salt as a key dietary component in need of reducing to fight mortality from disease. Most people consume more salt than what the WHO outlines as healthy. A recent research study may have found an interesting avenue for
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Short Sleep and Prediabetes: A Toxic Combination

Short Sleep and Prediabetes: A Toxic Combination

Prediabetes is a condition where a person is at a high risk of developing diabetes. In 2015, there were 81.4 million people in the U.S. who had prediabetes, according to statistics from the American Diabetes Association. With prediabetes being a prevalent issue, it’s important to understand just what can cause prediabetes to develop into full-blown
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Heart Benefits of Quitting Smoking in Minutes, Weeks, and Years

Heart Benefits of Quitting Smoking in Minutes, Weeks, and Years

Smoking and its effects on lung health receive much attention and for good reason. Smoking is very harmful to the lungs. The harm smoking does to heart health has less attention drawn to it. Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer of Americans every year, and smoking contributes to that. Below we’ll discuss some benefits that
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Red Light Green Light: A New Game for Healthcare

Red Light Green Light: A New Game for Healthcare

With advances in medical technology, there is an increasing number of new ways to treat diseases. One such way that has been gaining traction in recent years is phototherapy. Using light as a healing catalyst is not new. For example, in the 20th century doctors would use sunlight to treat rickets. In this case, we
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