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Make Healthy Carbohydrate Choices

| November 1, 2017
Make Healthy Carbohydrate Choices

A Variety Of Delicious Meals And Snacks Will Hit The Spot How much and what type of foods you eat makes a difference in your general health, and especially if you are managing diabetes. If you are constantly asking yourself what carbohydrates you should eat, the American Diabetes Association has advice on balancing your meals […]

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Overcome Emotional Eating, Lose Weight and Improve Health

| November 1, 2017
Overcome Emotional Eating, Lose Weight and Improve Health

Nine Tips From A Psychologist And Author Negative emotions often cause people to eat when they are bored, angry or already full, says New York Times-bestselling author Dr. Susan Albers, a nationally recognized psychologist who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness. Improving your emotional intelligence (EI) will help you make […]

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Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection?

| October 1, 2017
Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection?

Learn How To Lower Your Risk Of Developing This Disease Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins in October. While cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes – such as smoking, sun exposure, viruses, diet and physical activity – The American Cancer Society offers the following recommendations to improve our diets and our […]

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Say Cheese!

| September 1, 2017
Say Cheese!

Whiter Teeth Will Make You Smile By Judy Latta A bright, white, picture-perfect smile can do wonders for your appearance, self-esteem and confidence. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), almost all adults believe an attractive smile is an important social asset. When asked what they would most like to […]

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Stop Feeding Your Kids “Kid Food”

| September 1, 2017
Stop Feeding Your Kids “Kid Food”

Doctor Yum Dishes Up Important Reasons To Skip The Typical Kid-Related Food And Opt For More Nutritious Options By Dr. Nimali Fernando and Heidi DiEugenio According to the National Institutes of Health, on any given day one-third of children and 41 percent of teens eat from a fast-food restaurant. They also report that the restaurant […]

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Dental Implants

| August 1, 2017
Dental Implants

The Next Best Thing To Natural Teeth By Judy Latta A strong, healthy smile can do wonders for your confidence and is critical to your overall health and well-being. Unhealthy and missing teeth can interfere with eating, smiling, and speaking and can lead to embarrassment and low self-esteem as well as more serious problems such […]

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Study Shows Intestinal Bacteria May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

| August 1, 2017
Study Shows Intestinal Bacteria May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The Production Of The Metabolite Indolepropionic Acid Is Boosted By A Fiber-Rich Diet A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the blood serum protects against type 2 diabetes, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production is boosted by a fiber-rich […]

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Americans Spend More Than $15 Billion on Aesthetic Procedures for First Time Ever

| July 1, 2017
Americans Spend More Than $15 Billion on Aesthetic Procedures for First Time Ever

Record-Breaking Figures Tied To Broad Array Of Procedural Offerings, Healthy Economy And Competitive Workforce The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that Americans spent more than $15 billion on combined surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures for the first time ever, accounting for an 11 percent increase over the past year alone. Surgical procedures […]

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Botulinum Toxin Injections Between the Brows Produce Significant Patient Satisfaction Rates

| June 1, 2017
Botulinum Toxin Injections Between the Brows Produce Significant Patient Satisfaction Rates

Study Highlights Patient-Perceived Benefits Botulinum toxin type A injections are the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. There were 4.3 million procedures performed in 2015 accounting for 42 percent of all cosmetic procedures in that year, based on the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic […]

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Prostate Cancer Screening Rates Appear to Level after Recent Drop

| June 1, 2017
Prostate Cancer Screening Rates Appear to Level after Recent Drop

  Declines In PSA Testing That Came After Changes In Government Screening Guidelines Have Abated Declines in prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing that came after changes in government screening guidelines have abated in recent years, according to a new study. Writing in JAMA Internal Medicine, American Cancer Society investigators say about one in three men […]

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Managing Arthritis is More Than Treating Pain

| May 1, 2017
Managing Arthritis is More Than Treating Pain

The Goal Of Treatment Is To Prevent Long-Term Joint And Organ Damage Over 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. If you’re one of them, all you can think about is being able to walk, bend and reach without joint pain. While that directly impacts your […]

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Six Steps Toward Preventing Nearly Half of Colorectal Cancer Cases

| April 1, 2017
Six Steps Toward Preventing Nearly Half of Colorectal Cancer Cases

Research-Based Strategies To Reduce Your Risk Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable. Research shows that Americans can prevent tens of thousands of colorectal cancer cases every year through diet, physically activity and weight management, say experts at the American Institute of […]

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Dental Implants

| March 1, 2017
Dental Implants

The Next Best Thing To Natural Teeth By Judy Latta A strong, healthy smile can do wonders for your confidence and is critical to your overall health and well-being. Unhealthy and missing teeth can interfere with eating, smiling, and speaking and can lead to embarrassment and low self-esteem as well as more serious problems such […]

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Fewer Than Half of Americans Recognize Controllable Factors That Affect Cancer Risk

| March 1, 2017
Fewer Than Half of Americans Recognize  Controllable Factors That Affect Cancer Risk

More cite unproven factors as a cancer cause than recognize obesity and other established risk factors More Americans attribute stress and other unproven factors as those leading to cancer than recognize that alcohol, processed meat and other lifestyle habits have clear links to cancer risk, according to a recent survey from the American Institute for […]

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Modest Increases in High Blood Pressure Linked to Death; Heart Failure

| February 1, 2017
Modest Increases in High Blood Pressure Linked to Death; Heart Failure

American Heart Association Report Reveals Greater Risk To African American Adults Of All Ages Even modest increases in high blood pressure were linked to a greater risk of death and heart failure among African American adults of all ages, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of […]

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The Younger Face of Plastic Surgery

| January 1, 2017
The Younger Face of Plastic Surgery

The Aging Face Takes On New Meaning As More Young Adults And Teens Opt For Aesthetic Procedures The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has announced the outcomes of its annual survey, which explores the top trends in facial plastic surgery over the past year and predictions for where the field is […]

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Lip Implants Gaining Popularity

| December 1, 2016
Lip Implants Gaining Popularity

  Millions More Use Injections To Get The Perfect Pucker A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures have grown faster. “We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves […]

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Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports

| December 1, 2016
Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports

Memorial Hermann Health System Offers Some Prevention Tips School sports have kicked into high gear, and that means physicians may be seeing more sports-related injuries. “Because children’s bodies are still growing and changing, we often see different types of sports-related injuries in kids than in adults,” says Andy Shen, M.D., a family medicine and sports […]

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Diabetes Myths

| November 1, 2016
Diabetes Myths

Learn The Facts About This Serious Disease There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as that diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and […]

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