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What Being Overweight Does To Your Body

April 30, 2012
What Being Overweight Does To Your Body

Over, as the name suggests, is too much when it comes to our body’s weight. The excess layer of fat on the surface of your heart acts as an overload, making your heart’s muscles perform more work than usual. The extra fat rides as a nonpaying passenger, at your health’s expense. Extra fat is...

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Breast Self Exam: How To Check Your Breasts For Abnormalities

April 8, 2012
Breast Self Exam: How To Check Your Breasts For Abnormalities

Most breast cancers are self-discovered by women who know their body and take time out to keep it in check. Every woman should examine her breasts every month. The best time to do so is about a week after the end of your menstrual period, when the breasts are usually not tender or swollen....

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Checklist for a Complete Medical Check: Women

January 22, 2012
Checklist for a Complete Medical Check: Women

No matter how healthy we are, or think we are, we need to have regular medical checkups. We also need to make sure we follow our doctor’s directives and keep our appointments with them. Of course, getting second and third opinions before going ahead with a huge decision they have made – such as...

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“Smoking Kills” Quit Smoking: The Best New Year Healthy Living Gift of All

December 30, 2011
“Smoking Kills” Quit Smoking:  The Best New Year Healthy Living Gift of All

I was on my way for an afternoon walk when I saw a young lady took the last cigarette from the box to the left, and threw the empty box to the ground. I am not a cigarette box collector; however, I could not help picking it up after reading the big bold letters...

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Evaluating Your Medical Care: How to Find a Suitable Physician

November 29, 2011
Evaluating Your Medical Care:  How to Find a Suitable Physician

In the same way we seek a friend before we need a friend, we should also seek out health care professionals and form a bond, before we need treatment. When we become ill, we quite naturally feel worried – and possibly helpless and fearful as well. These are not the ideal circumstances in which...

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How To Use A Prescription Drug Safely

November 9, 2011
How To Use A Prescription Drug Safely

My seventy plus year old grandaunt was on vacation in New Jersey from Florida when she went to a pharmacist to refill a prescription for Synthroid – a thyroid medication. The label on her prescription specified that she was to take one tablet of Synthroid per day, but it did not indicate the strength...

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Evaluating Your Dental Care: How to Find a Suitable Dentist

November 7, 2011
Evaluating Your Dental Care: How to Find a Suitable Dentist

In the same way we choose our physician, we should also carefully select our dentist. I don’t know about you but like my physician, my dentist has to be someone I feel comfortable with. I mean, he or she will be all up in my mouth scraping, moving, and fixing. It’s very personal, and...

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How To Quit Smoking For Good

September 6, 2011
How To Quit Smoking For Good

In most cases smoking is such a strong habit that more than simple determination is needed to break it. The decision to quit smoking should be reinforced by a line of thinking which emphasizes the greater advantages of quitting as compared with the temporary satisfactions of smoking. By positive thinking a smoker can picture...

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Help! Please Quit Smoking

September 5, 2011
Help! Please Quit Smoking

Cigarette companies and their invested parties do not care about you! Your well-being and interests are at the bottom of their priority list! Yet you have put their interests at the very top of yours – even above your health! What are their interests? To make money, and more money, and even more money...

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