Doctors Stress Importance of New Flu Vaccine Formula

Doctors Stress Importance of New Flu Vaccine Formula

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September 15, 2014

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Doctors Stress Importance of New Flu Vaccine Formula

Cold and flu season is right around the corner, but medical professionals are hoping that a more improved flu vaccine could make a big difference.The plan is to use the advanced formula in significantly more shots this year.
The new shots protect against four strains of influenza, compared to the… Read More

 

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

It’s September again, and while summer may now be over, that means that it’s National Cholesterol Education Month once again! We’ve discussed this important event in the past, but we’re hoping that even more people will take this opportunity to get their cholesterol levels checked and take steps to improve… Read More

 

Which Exercises Work Best for Fibromyalgia?

Which Exercises Work Best for Fibromyalgia?

Studies have shown that exercise is an effective way to manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia over the long run. That being said, plenty of fibro patients are tentative about implementing a new routine, because strenuous exercise can often cause heighten some chronic pain symptoms. This is why you should talk… Read More

 

Will The New Cholesterol Guidelines Prevent More Heart Attacks?

Will The New Cholesterol Guidelines Prevent More Heart Attacks?

The new guidelines for the treatment of high cholesterol released late last year made it so that significantly more people would qualify for prescription medications such as statins. This sparked a heated debate amongst cardiologists, physicians and other medical professionals over the effectiveness of these new methods. Well, supporters of… Read More

 

Don’t Hold the Salt, New Study Re-Opens Sodium Debate

Don’t Hold the Salt, New Study Re-Opens Sodium Debate

You’ve probably come across a number of articles talking about the negative side effects of a diet that is too high in sodium. If you’re living with a chronic illness like high blood pressure (hypertension), this certainly shouldn’t be anything new. This is what makes the results of this recent… Read More

 

The Diabetic Diet Isn’t as Restrictive as You Might Think

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August 11, 2014

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The Diabetic Diet Isn’t as Restrictive as You Might Think

For someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes, diet is going to be a primary concern moving forward. Some go as far as to remove all sugar from their diet. In fact, some people living with type 2 diabetes have been able to manage their condition without the need for… Read More

 

The Lupus Foundation Fights for More Funding on Capitol Hill

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July 29, 2014

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The Lupus Foundation Fights for More Funding on Capitol Hill

It’s been a while since we covered a story about lupus, but we just heard about an encouraging development in Washington. The U.S. Senate Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Subcommittee just released details concerning its 2015 spending bill, and the news is definitely positive for people living with and working… Read More

 

Omega-3 Fats May Help Keep Joints Free of Osteoarthritis

Omega-3 Fats May Help Keep Joints Free of Osteoarthritis

A new study suggests that including more Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet may help reduce your risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA). A team of researchers from Duke University has presented compelling evidence to support the benefits that eating this healthy type of fat may hold for long-term joint health.… Read More

 

4 Warning Signs That Could Signal Rheumatoid Arthritis

4 Warning Signs That Could Signal Rheumatoid Arthritis

Did you know that there are more than one million people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the United States? This chronic autoimmune disease has been the topic of several posts on this blog, but today we’re going to take a step back and examine how one might be able… Read More

 

That Growing Waistline Could Signal COPD in Your Future

That Growing Waistline Could Signal COPD in Your Future

On this blog, we’ve spent a lot of time discussing the benefits that can people living with chronic conditions (like these) can realize when they take steps to eat well and stay active. Research has provided more than enough solid evidence to support the old saying “treat your body like… Read More

 
 
 

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