Monday, October 23, 2017

Flu Symptoms: Seasonal and H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

The symptoms for all flu, including H1N1 (Swine) flu, are similar. They include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, and chills. Warning SignsIf you have H1N1 flu, you should stay home, follow your doctor’s orders, and watch for signs that you need immediate medical attention. If you are taking care […]

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Fibroids: Alternative Therapies

Fibroids are benign tissue growths on the uterus. About 30 percent of women have fibroids, though fewer than half ever show symptoms. Fibroids, also called uterine leiomyoma, are the main cause of hysterectomy.

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Dietary Supplements and Type 2 Diabetes

Some people with diabetes use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies for their health condition. For example, they may try acupuncture or biofeedback to help with painful symptoms. Some use dietary supplements in efforts to improve their blood glucose control, manage symptoms, and lessen the risk of developing serious complications such as heart problems. In […]

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Prostate Cancer Prevention with Selenium and Vitamin E Supplements

Initial, independent review of study data from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health shows that selenium and vitamin E supplements, taken either alone or together, did not prevent prostate cancer. The data also showed two […]

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Fibromyalgia: Overview and Symptoms?

Fibromyalgia is a baffling illness. No one is sure what causes it. Some doctors even question whether it’s real. But fibromyalgia is distressingly real to the estimated 4 million Americans who suffer it.

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Fibroids Overview

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Fibroids are masses of noncancerous tissue that may grow in your uterus. Some women have one one. Others have several. They can be as small as a pea or as large as an orange.

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Overview: Causes and Symptoms

That old schoolyard ditty, “Sticks and stones can break my bones…” got it all wrong. Names can hurt you, especially if they cause undue anxiety about a medical condition. Take the term “heart failure.” To many people, it implies that your heart is on the verge of calling it quits, a vision that can be […]

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Emphysema Overview: Causes and Symptoms

Some 2 million Americans have emphysema. It’s a terrible disease of slow suffocation, overwhelmingly caused by decades of smoking. Everyone knows that smoking causes the vast majority of the nation’s 160,000 annual lung cancer deaths. Most people know that smoking contributes to many of the 740,000 deaths from heart disease. But few know that emphysema […]

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Treatments for Fibroids

If you consult a mainstream doctor for fibroids, the first thing you typically receive is a pregnancy test to rule out the possibility that you’re carrying a fetus, and not a fibroid.

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Malaria Overview, Prevention and Symptoms

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Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness. Left untreated, they may develop severe complications and die. Each year 350-500 million cases of malaria occur worldwide, and over one million people die, most of them young children in sub-Saharan Africa.

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