Health

  • Chickenpox and Shingles

    Almost everyone gets chickenpox by adulthood. In the United States, chickenpox affects about 4 million persons per year, mostly children. In temperate climates, most cases occur in the late winter and spring.  Although most people think that chickenpox is always a mild disease, deaths from ...

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  • Study: Blacks More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

    African-Americans are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease then Whites, according to a new study. The findings were the result of a meta-analysis by race for Alzheimer’s disease conducted by Emory University researchers, the first effort of its kind. The study, published in ...

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  • A New Year Without the Old Weight

    Well, it’s that time again, a time of New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. Let me share some helpful information to make this coming year the one where you actually meet your weight loss goals.  Weight loss is simple, burn more calories then you consume. There are six simple ...

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  • Lawmakers Take Stand against Pharmaceutical Companies

    The rise in prescription drug costs has been an issue of great concern for many Americans. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, in a hearing Dec. 2 about affordable medications, noted that pharmaceutical drug prices “represent the fastest growing sector of healthcare costs” in the United States. ...

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  • Research Finds Racism a Factor in Childhood Obesity

    Researchers and physicians from around the world met in Los Angeles this weekend to discuss new findings in the fight against obesity – particularly the increased rates of obesity among Black and Latino populations.  National Obesity Week (November 2-6) saw the release of new data suggesting ...

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  • Guarding Against ‘Prescription Errors’

    Medication errors are one of the most common medical errors. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 1.3 million people are injured annually in the United States following so-called “medication errors.”  The only way you can make informed decisions and ...

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