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Treating Lung Cancer with Surgery

There are many ways to treat lung cancer. Combination chemotherapy, surgical procedures, and radiation are all included in treatments of lung cancer. When these procedures are practiced along with early detection of lung cancer, the lung cancer can be cured and prevented from further occurrence. Your...
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Raising Children with Yoga

I remember growing up throwing rocks, jumping off of buildings, riding bicycles over huge ramps, and yet somehow I managed to survive with little more than a few bruises and scrapes. Comparing yoga to the types of reckless behavior I displayed as a child seems incredibly tiny by comparison. When it comes...
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Getting Help for Obese Children

Very often the treatment for children who are obese lies in changing habits and learned behaviors. Of course, the sooner in life that these changes are made, the faster the results can occur. Some of these steps towards a healthier life are immediate, while others are a lifetime commitment. You, as a...
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Understanding What Causes of Heartburn

Heartburn is actually a misnomer, as it has nothing to do with your heart. While it may feel like you are having a heart attack, it is really an acid attack in your stomach. Stomach acid, which irritates the lining of the esophagus, is the cause of heartburn and discomfort. What is heartburn? The lower...
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Understanding and Treating Hyperglycemia – High Blood Sugar

Just like the sugar in your blood can get too low, it can also go sky high. One reason that an individual develops diabetes is because of the levels of sugar in the blood is higher than normal. This is called hyperglycemia and can be dangerous if left untreated. The repercussions of hyperglycemia can...
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When is it Time to Have Skin Removal Surgery?

People who are obese commonly experience sagging skin once they lose the weight. When the body’s fat level increases, the skin stretches to accommodate the extra fat and often loses its natural elasticity. The longer a person is extremely overweight, the harder it is for the skin to bounce back...
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Q&A for Scabies: A Persistent and Pervasive Parasite

What is the cause of scabies? A mite called Sarcoptes scabiei causes scabies. The mites that are female create a small tunnel in your skin. These minuscule burrows look like thread, but are hard to spot on the skin. The burrows are used to house the eggs of the mites and their feces. How can scabies...
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The Effects of Stress on Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetes Type 2 hinges on levels of blood sugar in the body. Stress can have something to do with that. Are you stressed? More importantly, are you handling your stress properly? It could be a bigger problem than you think. Everyone knows what stress feels like. However, there are two types of stress....
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The Dangers of Abdominal Fat… and How to Get Rid of it

Diabetes is a condition of the metabolic system where insulin doesn’t act as it should. There are many risk factors that increase your chances of developing the Type 2 variety of diabetes. Carrying too much fatty tissue on your frame is one of those risks. Everyone Needs Fat — Just Not That Much Fat...
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Microwave Radiation—Should You Be Worried?

A “microwave” is a wave of electromagnetic radiation. These waves are shorter than radio waves, and, besides their use in microwaves ovens, are used in radar and transmitting data. In a microwave oven, these waves pass through the food, which is heated via dielectric heating. This basically...
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