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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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Body Check: What to Look for When Checking for Skin Cancer

Do you know how to look for skin cancer symptoms? Skin cancer is a disease that affects over 40 percent of Americans who live to the age of 65 – and they may get skin cancer more than once! The most common cancer in the US is skin cancer. It is important to observe the condition of your skin from...
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Stay healthy with these travel tips

Heading over the river and through the woods this holiday season? (Or over the highways and through the nation’s skies, more like.) With H1N1 influenza widespread and flu season in full swing, take extra precaution and be mindful of your own germs and those of others who might be sneezing and coughing...
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Recognize and Prevent the Symptoms of Malaria

Are you familiar with malaria and know what malaria symptoms are? Do you know how malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes? Let’s begin with how malaria is transmitted. How Malaria is Transmitted Mosquitoes that are infected with malaria spread the disease through biting. When bitten by one of these...
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3 Small Steps to Big Change

When I first started this journey, whole life changes were too overwhelming to contemplate. I needed to start small in order to succeed. In fact, even now, almost a year later I continue to make small changes. And, looking at my life today, it’s amazing how those simple steps added up to monumental...
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12 Weight Loss Myths: Don’t Destroy Your Diet with Misinformation

With millions of people desperately seeking to lose weight, what is a person to believe as to what is true and myth about weight loss? There are so many products, and so many diets out there, what can you really believe in? We will explore weight loss myths and facts in the following paragraphs. Here...
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How to Recognize Hypoglycemia and the Effects of Low Blood Sugar

It may be difficult for long-time diabetics to recognize a hypoglycemic episode. They may have gotten used to feeling a certain way and don’t pay attention to the symptoms anymore. This can also happen to diabetics who haven’t been taught what to watch for in a hypoglycemia episode. That’s...
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How Does the Weight Watchers Program Work?

Weight Watchers helped millions of people lose weight since the early 1960s. The weight loss plan they use has changed over that time — in a good way! Most of the changes in their weight loss program have been designed to make the plan easier to follow so members stick with it and learn a sustainable...
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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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The Three Types of Lung Cancer: NSCLC, SCLC and Bronchial Carcinoids

People talk of lung cancer, but the disease so simple. Cancer is complex and often comes in many different forms. How many types of lung cancer are there? Surprisingly, there are only two main forms of lung cancer. However, there is also a third type of lung cancer that is very rare. The two main forms...
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