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Dr. Google: The Inaccuracy in Search Engine Diagnosis

Today, we live in a world of cyberchondria. Unfortunately, many people use search engines like Google to check for what illness could be causing them to feel funny. This over-reliance on the Internet to provide accurate information for medical problems has caused global cyberchondria. So, how many Internet users are using search engines to self-diagnose?…

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Immunotherapy Drug: A New Hope For Diabetes?

Immunotherapy, also called biotherapy, is a treatment focused on raising body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. The concept of this treatment is based on using the cells produced by the body to restore and improve immune system functions. The ultimate goal is to stop the cancer cells from spreading into the other parts of the…

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5 Steps to Good Oral Health

There is more to good oral health than simply brushing your teeth at bedtime. Although brushing and flossing are important, there are a number of other steps you should take if you want your teeth to last a lifetime. Good oral health is also essential for your overall general health. For example, poor oral hygiene…

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Big, Bad Pharma

Although the U.S. pharmaceutical industry capitalizes on our need for prescription drugs by charging unfairly high prices, states that border Canada have discovered a secret that allowed them to relieve budgetary issues by saving money on the medications they need through importing prescription drugs from Canada and using online prescription referral services. Saving money isn’t…

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National Kidney Month – What You Need To Know

March is National Kidney Month. In an effort to raise awareness about kidney disease, DaVita, one of the largest kidney care companies in the United States, is sharing information about kidney disease. One in ten adults is affected by chronic kidney disease. This may come in the form of end stage renal disease or for…

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Crohn’s Disease – Signs and Symptoms

If you’ve been experiencing ongoing digestive issues, you may be suffering from Crohn’s disease. This sometimes debilitating form of inflammatory bowel disease is chronic, which means that it doesn’t go away. Symptoms typically arise gradually, but they sometimes appear suddenly. Some sufferers experience periods of remission, but they are just as likely to experience periods…

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Kidney Failure: Signs and Symptoms of Stages 1-5

Your kidneys are a diverse organ that is responsible for a variety of important tasks that are necessary for supporting and sustaining human life. Most people have two kidneys, which are located in the lower area of your torso. The primary responsibility of the kidneys is to filter water and waste from the blood, which…

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Is It GERD or a Heart Attack? Know the Difference!

Normally, digestive acid in your stomach is kept from moving up into your esophagus by the lower esophageal sphincter. This ring of muscle functions as a valve, which opens only as you swallow. But sometimes the valve relaxes or weakens, allowing stomach acid to flow up (reflux) into your esophagus. Pressure on the sphincter muscle…

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National Kidney Month – What You Need To Know

March is National Kidney Month. In an effort to raise awareness about kidney disease, DaVita, one of the largest kidney care companies in the United States, is sharing information about kidney disease. One in ten adults is affected by chronic kidney disease. This may come in the form of end stage renal disease or for…

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10 Tips for Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Know Your Blood Sugar Levels The only way to successfully plan and execute a dietary regimen that controls blood sugar, is to have intimate knowledge of how individual levels register. Levels above 100mg/dL require radical changes in nutrition and lifestyle habits. Food Is Fuel Understand that every time a body is prompted to process food, it releases glucose-producing…

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