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Skinny Jeans and Spanx Warning for Women Who Want to Look Thin

Skinny Jeans and spanx warning

There’s nothing wrong with dressing to look as thin as possible. However, when you squeeze into those skinny jeans or your favorite Spanx, when is tight too tight? Here is a recent warning for women who want to look thin about what you should especially not be doing while wearing constrictive clothing.

Celiac disease diagnosis questions addressed by Mayo Clinic

The diagnosis process for celiac disease can be a long and difficult journey for some patients. The Mayo Clinic recently addressed a common concern from patients who are trying to determine if they have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. The clinic highlighted some of the common steps taken to determine a diagnosis, and some of the issues that may arise.

Bioidentical hormones: Are they better?

Today’s women can spend over a third of their lives in the post-menopausal stage. Many women are turning to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to manage their symptoms. However, are all hormone replacement therapies equal and safe? Since HRT was introduced in the 1960s, there has been controversy over the safety of using synthetic hormones for menopausal symptom relief. Do other options exist, and are they safer?

Can Echinacea Rival Tamiflu as Flu Treatment?

Echinacea and Tamiflu flu treatment

Echinacea is an herb that has long been the subject of controversy concerning its healing abilities, especially involving the upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold and the flu. Now a new comparative study published in Current Therapeutic Research suggests that Echinacea is as effective against flu viruses as oseltamivir, also known as Tamiflu.

Losing Weight While on Vacation Advice from Dr. Oz

losing weight while on vacation

Do you dread going on vacation because you are worried that it will lead to your backsliding on your current weight loss efforts? Especially if you at one of those all-inclusive meal resorts or cruise ships! According to Doctor Oz, that does not have to happen. In fact, many people actually lose weight while on vacation when they follow his vacation weight loss tips.

Apartments for pet lovers: Health outcomes linked to pet ownership

Although some apartments take a hostile stance when it comes to pet ownership, new studies show that pet ownership results in significant health benefits, so there may be cause to reevaluate pet policies. What exactly are the benefits of the cat in the corner, or a hound barking at passing neighbors? The benefits are numerous and range from lower blood pressure to lower anxiety.

Journal of Obesity Study Reveals the Trick to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

Obesity Study

Did you know that most dieters regain 40 percent of their lost weight in the first year after weight loss; and, eventually wind up regaining everything they lost within five years? A new study published in the Journal of Obesity reveals to dieters the trick to losing the weight and how to keep from regaining it.

Men with celiac disease more likely to cheat on gluten-free diet

A new study found that men are more likely to cheat on their gluten-free diet despite being diagnosed with celiac disease. The research also reveals that celiac disease sufferers often feel stigmatized because of the condition. Cheating on the gluten-free diet has both short-term and long-term consequences that can lead to serious health issues.

Fibromyalgia awareness gets help from Patriots' Dominique Easley

The Patriots' Dominique Easley is focusing on fibromyalgia awareness and wants to find a cure for this condition. He has revealed that his sister, Destinee, has fibromyalgia and suffers from chronic pain that often prevents her from being able to walk. Easley plans to donate the money from his football camp to fibromyalgia research.

Fibromyalgia treatment options increase with gabapentin

A new study examined the use of gabapentin to treat fibromyalgia in patients who suffered from pain and sleep problems. Although the drug was originally created to treat epilepsy, doctors have been using it for other conditions. There are a limited number of older studies on gabapentin being used to treat fibromyalgia, so the new research is significant.

French Fry Hypothesis Results Suggests New Anti-Obesity Tactic

French Fry and Obesity

We have known for years that salt in our diet is the bugaboo of good health. However, researchers have recently discovered that testing a French fry hypothesis by varying the salt content in the diets of mice on a high fat diet suggests a new anti-obesity tactic that may be the answer to treating obesity in man.

Here’s Why “The Sleeve” is the Preferred Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

Weight loss surgery

According to a recent news report, rapidly rising numbers of obese patients are choosing a bariatric surgery weight loss procedure referred to as “the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy” as their go-to weight loss surgical procedure. Here’s an update on why this type of surgery is preferred by these patients.

Electronic health record incentive programs analyzed by researchers

Electronic health record incentive program

A new study analyzes electronic health record incentive programs and physician participation. Researchers discovered that the financial rewards are working, and more doctors are switching to electronic health records. However, they are concerned that a digital divide is forming between physicians who have accepted electronic health record (EHR) adoption, and physicians who have not made the change.

Here’s a Weight Loss Program that Helped One Chef Lose 32 Pounds in 8 Weeks!

weight loss program

There are a lot of dieting and weight loss programs to choose from. But which one is right for you? Here's one example dieting program recently reported from Arkansas - a state that ranks 4th nationwide in obesity - that helped a chef lose 32 pounds in just 8 weeks.