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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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Benefits of Regular Sex

It probably won't take much convincing to follow this general rule, but you should know it, anyway—the more sex you have, the healthier you'll be. Not only can it help your general mood (thereby reducing stress), but studies show there are tangible ways sex slows down the aging process, fights disea...

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Herbs and Supplements for Osteoarthritis

*** Risks-----Side effects may include mild diarrhea, flatulence, and an increased risk of bleeding and bruising. Talk to your doctor before taking Devil's Claw if you have other conditions-----such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones or peptic ulcer-----as the supplement ...

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Herbs and Supplements for Osteoarthritis

Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice popular in India and other countries. It has a characteristic golden color and a warm, bitter taste. It's often used to flavor curries, mustards and cheeses. Curcumin, an active component of turmeric, seems to have anti-inflammatory properties that may help eas...

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Herbs and Supplements for Osteoarthritis

*** Benefits-----Glucosamine sulfate may reduce joint pain and tenderness, especially knee pain. Some studies also suggest that it may slow or stop the progression of osteoarthritis. Keep in mind that it can take up to eight weeks before glucosamine becomes most effective.

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Stay out of the sun

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

It’s natural to want to get out in the sun when the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer. It's also a good time to review the latest expert advice about how to protect your skin from damage.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays – from the sun and other sources li...

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Blood Pressure Information

Description of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a common disease in which blood flows through blood vessels (arteries) at higher than normal pressures.

Measuring Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart ...

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Herbs and Supplements for Osteoarthritis

You've been managing your osteoarthritis for a while now. You know that the medications your doctor prescribed for you play an important role in relieving pain, making joint movement easier and preventing further damage from inflammation. But like all drugs, arthritis medications also cause side e...

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

When Pain Persists

The vast majority of people find complete---or at least acceptable---relief from following a physical therapy plan. But when pain persists, a referral to a doctor specializing in spine care or sacroiliac joint surgery may be warranted. In addition to confirming an accurat...

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Relive Your Dry Skin Tips

Dermatologists' top tips for relieving dry skin

Simple changes can soothe dry skin
Following the same skin care routine year round may not work so well when the humidity drops. Without a change in your skin care, dry air can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Dry skin can itch, ...

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Physical therapy exercises are generally designed to develop muscles to help stabilize the sacroiliac joint-----and to work on elements of posture, gait and proper movements so that irritation of the joint is reduced. These groups of exercises are often called core strength exercises. Physical the...

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