Knowing When You Should Get a Colonoscopy

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Colonoscopies are recommended to people mostly because of age. Doctors commonly recommend colonoscopies for anyone over the age of 50. However, there are also some other factors that should be considered to help you determine whether you need a colonoscopy. What is a Colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a type of exam that can help determine

National Pediculosis Month

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Pediculosis, also known as a head lice infestation, is one of the nuisances that kids and families sometimes experience with going back to school. Head lice is spread extremely quickly from head to head in classrooms, in movie theaters, on playgrounds, and anywhere else where people are in close contact. September is head lice prevention

Arthritis: Causes, Signs, and Diagnosis

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Arthritis affects over 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S., and that number is expected to keep growing. It is therefore becoming more and more important that people know the signs to watch for if they think they may have arthritis so that they can receive the right treatment. Causes Arthritis is the

Family Health and Fitness Day

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Saturday, September 28th is Family Health and Fitness Day. This special day is dedicated to encouraging families to be active and healthy. Many cities and organizations host family focused activities designed to educate and inspire families and allow them to participate in fun activities together. What It Is Family Health and Fitness day is recognized

What to Expect During a Mammogram

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Many women are intimidated by, or nervous about, getting a mammogram. However, these screenings could save your life, detecting any abnormalities before they become a major problem. Over the last several years, improvements have been made to the process of getting a mammogram, allowing women to feel more comfortable and in control during the screening.

When Does Heartburn Become a Legitimate Reflux Disease Concern?

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Most people know that burning feeling in the chest after eating a little too much.  Heartburn is a common and mostly harmless problem. However, there is sometimes a concern that heartburn is really a more serious issue called gastroesophageal reflux disease, also called acid reflux or GERD. Below, we will discuss how you can know

Tips for Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

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When you are pregnant, the health choices you make affect both you and your baby, so it is important to live a healthy lifestyle before, during, and after pregnancy. Doing these simple things will help prevent pregnancy complications and ensure that you and your baby stay healthy. Eat a nutritious diet The things you eat

Heart Disease: The Difference between Men and Women

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People are becoming more aware of heart disease’s dangers, including the fact that it is the number one cause of death in men and women. However, many people do not know that heart disease can look different for men and women. It is important to know the differences experienced by each gender so that you

Summer Weight Loss

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Summer is the half-way point in the year, so many people hope to use summertime to make another push for those New-Year’s resolutions they made six months earlier. The warmer weather also makes it easier and more enjoyable to spend time outside, encouraging more exercise. It can be hard to know where to start, though,

Things You Should Know About Ear, Nose, and Throat Health

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Most people have experienced ear infections, sore throats, and sinus problems. But many people aren’t aware that there is a specific kind of doctor that specializes in treating these, and more, major problems associated with the ears, nose, and throat. What is an Otolaryngologist? An otolaryngologist, also called and ENT is a doctor who specializes in ear, nose,