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Tips for Smoking Cessation

Smoking is a habit that many people start and can’t seem to stop without some type of help. As companies see that more people are looking for ways to quit smoking, they’re developing alternatives that will help ease the transition from smoking every day to not smoking at all. According to WebMD, the first step to…

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How Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Can Treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Duloxetine, commonly marketed as Cymbalta, is used in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The medication works as a serotonin-norephinephrine reuptake inhibitor and the dosage can vary from 30 mg to 120 mg a day. Symptoms can be significantly improved with the use of this medication and there have been various scales of measurement…

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How Does Olmesartan (Benicar) Treat Sarcoidosis

Olmesartan is commonly marketed as Benicar and is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that is used to treat sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a hyper-inflammatory disorder where a person may be hyper-sensitive to sunlight amongst other things. The secosteroid hormone is vital within the symptomology and etiology of sarcoidosis. When sources of vitamin D were removed from the diet…

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How to Prevent, Detect, and Treat a Heat Stroke

A heat stroke is a grave condition in which the body cannot regulate its temperature and dangerously overheats. This malady comes in two categories. Exertional heat strokes are induced by physical activity, and non-exertional heat strokes are caused solely by the environment. Non-exertional heat strokes typically afflict infants, young children, senior citizens, people who take…

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Which Sunscreen Suits Your Skin Type

Sunscreens offer protection against the most common types of skin cancers, so choosing the right sunscreen and using it are important precautions. Unfortunately, choosing among the thousands of brands, SPF ratings and types of sun exposure often seems like task suitable for engineers or rocket scientists. Understanding Sunscreen Protection Exposing your skin to the sun causes basal…

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What Are The Causes Of Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis, also known as arteriosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD), is a medical condition characterized by the narrowing and hardening of arteries as a result of atheromatous plaque accumulating inside artery walls. Atherosclerosis is considered to be a more specific and advanced form of the related cardiovascular condition known as arteriosclerosis. However, arteriosclerosis only involves the thickening…

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Sun Safety for Your Four-Legged Family Members

It might warm your heart to see your pet frolicking outdoors, but in the summer, you should worry about how the sun is warming its body. For cats and dogs, heat-related hazards are common, harmful, and sometimes lethal. A particularly vicious hot-weather danger is heatstroke. When the body temperature of a dog reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit,…

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Overexposure to The Sun and Skin Cancer

Summertime often evokes the urge for people to go outside and enjoy the sun’s vibrant rays. The sun is one of the most energetic and alluring natural elements in the world. Too much exposure to the sun can have detrimental effects, however. More than 3.5 million cases of various skin cancers develop in the United…

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Can Low-Fat Yogurt Help Prevent Diabetes

Yogurt is a yummy treat and definitely a smart alternative to a slice of double-chocolate layer cake. However, can it help ward off certain diseases? New research suggests that it can help reduce the risk of diabetes. Yogurt is a fermented dairy product rich in probiotic bacteria, vitamin K, calcium, vitamin D and magnesium. These…

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What Are Symptoms And Risk Factors of Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are non-cancerous growths that form in the sinuses or the nose and are quite common in middle-aged adults. The teardrop-shaped growths typically take place around the nasal and sinus cavities and are associated with asthma or allergies. Although smaller nasal polyps may not reveal any symptoms, larger nasal polyps may block the sinuses and…

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