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Seasonal Depression: It’s More Common Than You Think!

Seasonal depression, winter depression or seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that is more common than most sufferers think it is. Studies have shown that more than 10 million people in the United States suffer from SAD. Seasonal depression differs from other forms of depression because it only occurs during certain parts of…

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HIV/AIDS Prevention for High-Risk Males

Sexual contact with someone who has HIV remains the most common way that HIV/AIDS spreads, and new HIV infections occur most often among high-risk males who are gay or bisexual. The numbers are highest among African-American high-risk men. However, proactive steps can reduce your chances of contracting or spreading the opportunistic virus. Prevention begins with…

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Planning Ahead: Post Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is life-changing. Questions, fears and powerful emotions will flood your head as you realize how much your life will be transformed in the coming months and years. Some of these changes won’t be welcomed, but others can enrich your quality of life and improve your well-being. Although you might…

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American Diabetes Month: What You Should Know

American Diabetes Month is held during the month of November. It is held to bring awareness to a disease that affects numerous people in the United States. The goal is to help bring an end to diabetes and the difficulties that those who have the condition suffer. There are almost 30 million adults and children…

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Symptoms, Stages and Treatment

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease in the brain that mostly occurs in adults who are over 60 years of age. Specialists estimate that more than 5 million people suffer from the disease. The name of the disease comes from Dr. Alois Alzheimer, who studied a woman who died from a peculiar brain disease in…

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How Fruit Can Combat Your Heart Disease Risk

If you’re concerned about your heart health, you’ll be happy to hear that there is a simple way to greatly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Eating a diet that is rich in fruit can have an enormous and beneficial effect, even if you have a history of heart disease. In fact, according to the…

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Excess Weight Isn’t The Only Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity has been linked as the primary cause of type 2 diabetes for decades. However, new studies are showing the countless other factors with large contributions to unnaturally high blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes is not a problem exclusive to overweight patients; the condition occurs when human cells in the body are made resistant to…

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Managing Type 1 Diabetes as You Age

People with Type 1 diabetes ? and there are almost 3 million Americans in this category ? can live long, active, and happy lives. For sure, this affliction can be troublesome. However, people who live with this disease for 50 years or longer are becoming more common all the time. By contrast, a century ago,…

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Why Men Lose Hair in Their 20s

It is not uncommon for men to lose their hair in their 20s. While hair loss is commonly associated with people who are older, it can happen much earlier. Most men don’t anticipate losing hair before the age of 21. The first signs of hair loss will include thinning along the temporal area, including the front…

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How Does Flovent Help In Preventing Asthma Attacks?

Asthma is a respiratory illness that requires a regimen of medications to control its symptoms. Flovent, or fluticasone propionate, is a medication that is part of a class of drugs called corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are synthetic medications that mimic the steroid hormones that the body creates in the adrenal cortex of the vertebrates. Corticosteroids control inflammation…

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