Healthcare Education

Weight Gain and Obesity Determined By What Time You Eat

Weight gain and obesity can happen to you for lots of reasons. However, research has pinpointed one important reason for getting obese and that is meal times. Specifically, several studies show that eating late in the day can directly lead to getting fat. Adult obesity rates are increasing in the United States at an alarming rate. This…

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National Cancer Institute Seeks Volunteers For New Drug Clinical Trials

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) needs to increase the increase the number of volunteers to test promising new cancer drugs. Only through clinical trials can new drugs be tested safely, effectively, and efficiently. Why is the NCI putting out a call at this time for more volunteers to participate in clinical cancer drug trials? The…

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Caregiving For A Spouse With Dementia, Can You Put It Into Words?

Caregiving for a loved one who suffers from dementia is exceedingly difficult. Certainly when it is a very close loved one, such as your parent or your spouse.     If you are such a caregiver, no doubt you have read just about every article on what to do and what not to do. But,…

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Prescription Antibiotics Wrongly Prescribed 25% Of The Time

Prescription antibiotics are unfortunately too often prescribed inappropriately here in the United States, a recent analysis finds. Specifically, the analysis shows that for more than 19 million people, over 23% of the prescriptions were not warranted. The data comes from the records of privately-insured U.S. children and adults given prescriptions in 2016. The analysis revealed…

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4 Financial Considerations for Seniors After the Loss of a Spouse

Special Thanks to Sara Bailey of www.thewidow.net for contributing this exclusive article for our readers! When you lose a spouse, money may very well be the last thing on your mind. However, for many seniors, the financial consequences of being widowed can be extremely significant, and so these issues shouldn’t be ignored. Whether you are…

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Treating Cancer with Targeted Therapy

  Targeted Therapy Targets the Changes in Cancer Cells that Help Cancer to Grow Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and the search for new and more effective ways of treating it have led to targeted therapy. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) defines targeted therapy as a way of…

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Diabetic? Go Vegan

November is National Diabetes Month November is National Diabetes Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that there are more than 30 million Americans with diabetes.  The majority of people have type 2 diabetes and their numbers are rising and increasing at an alarming rate, so much so, that some refer…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

  Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program that includes physical exercises designed to help improve cardiovascular health and to prevent further cardiovascular events in someone who is recovering from a cardiovascular event or has just undergone a surgical cardiac procedure such as artery stenting or heart or valve surgery. The ideal CR programs consists of 36…

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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is Warning that a Major Stroke May be on the Way

Strokes do not always come on without warnings and in fact recognizing a major early warning sign of an impending major stroke can save lives, as treatment can be started to prevent a major stroke from occurring. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A transient ischemic attack (TIA) also called a mini stroke has neurological symptoms similar…

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