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HCG Platinum Drops Weight Loss Supplement a Fraud Says the FTC

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Have you considered trying the HCG Diet for losing weight? You might want to reconsider this after a recent news report about one HCG-related weight loss supplement that marketers were fined for by the FTC for using fraudulent sales tactics that were deceptive and not supported by scientific evidence as claimed.

Do You Know Where Your Lost Fat Goes When You Lose Weight?

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Here’s a weight loss brain tickler that a high percentage of doctors and dieticians got wrong in a recent survey: When you lose weight, where does the fat actually go? Read on and discover the correct answer to this fat-burning question and impress your friends the next time you talk about dieting and how it works.

Fibromyalgia advice from a chiropractor

Fibromyalgia continues to baffle the medical community with complex symptoms, difficult diagnoses and unknown origins. The disease is characterized by widespread pain that often forces patients to seek help from chiropractors. One chiropractor believes there are several factors that can be changed in a person’s lifestyle to either reduce the likelihood of developing the disorder or reduce the symptoms once the disease is already present.

Survey reveals what people think of celiac disease and gluten-free diet

Do people really understand celiac disease and the gluten-free diet? A new survey reveals that more education about this condition and diet is needed. A poll of 2,205 people in the United States showed that 64 percent believe a gluten-free diet is not necessary for most people to follow. In addition, the survey confirmed the trend others have noticed about the diet being viewed as a fad.

Lyrica’s use for treating lower back pain in fibromyalgia questioned

A new study from the University of Rochester Department of Neurosurgery reveals that Lyrica may not be the right treatment for lower back pain in fibromyalgia or other disorders. Lyrica is technically not approved to be used as a treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis, but the off-label use of this drug is extremely common for the condition. However, research reveals it may not be an effective way to manage pain.

Doctors ignore proper celiac disease diagnosis and care

A recent survey presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's annual meeting sheds a disturbing light on how doctors perceive, diagnose and manage celiac disease in patients. One of the most troubling aspects of the survey is related to the treatment of the disorder. A gluten-free diet is generally accepted as essential after a diagnosis of celiac disease, yet 10 percent of the doctors surveyed do not suggest this diet change to their patients.

Teenager Hospitalized Following Hallucination from Weight Loss Drugs

Hallucination from Weight Loss Drugs

Are you ever tempted to buy weight loss supplement pills online or a particular weight loss grapefruit diet drink that is widely promoted? A recent news report warns internet consumers that two weight loss supplements including a popular grapefruit drink are responsible for hallucinations in one teenager and kidney failure in a 20-something-year-old that required hospitalization of both.

Stop & Shop recalls Ian’s Panko Breadcrumbs for celiac disease concerns

Stop & Shop is recalling Ian’s Panko Breadcrumbs because of labeling issues that may lead to a reaction in people who cannot consume wheat. The product has gluten and is not safe for people with celiac disease. The company recommends throwing away affected packages and asking for a refund.

UAB investigating link between fibromyalgia and brain inflammation

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is investigating the connection between fibromyalgia and brain inflammation to fight chronic pain. Professor Jarred Younger believes that chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other pain symptoms may be related to brain function. The researcher is working on new treatments that would help change the brain back to normal.

Girl Scouts sell gluten-free cookies to celiac disease customers

The Girl Scouts are expanding their line of cookies to include gluten-free options for celiac disease customers. They will be selling two different varieties of cookies made with rice flour, oats and other ingredients. This year, the Girl Scouts are allowing members to sell cookies online, so you do not have wait for someone to knock on your door.

2015 New Year's Resolution: Run with a Purpose

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There are a number of reasons why a runner chooses to run. Weight loss & physical fitness, stress relief, and cardiovascular endurance and strengthening are all excellent examples of excuses runners use when explaining why they love to run. But when superficial benefits cease to be enough for a runner, races supporting charitable causes easily add to the multitude of reasons and benefits obtained from running.

Warning about fibromyalgia poison ivy treatment

The desperate search for relief from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia has led some sufferers to try a variety of treatments. However, patients need to be aware of a homeopathic poison ivy treatment that has appeared in multiple online forums. Although there are studies related to the treatment, it is important not to attempt DIY or home remedies.

Wegmans increases gluten-free options for celiac disease

Wegmans is increasing the number of gluten-free food options at its stores after receiving customer feedback. Wegmans Food Markets is bringing more gluten-free baked goods to all of its 85 store locations. The company promises no cross-contamination occurs during the baking process because it is using a dedicated facility for these items.

Could Texting Improve Prescription Compliance and Save Money?

texting and prescription compliance

Texting is such a popular activity, why not capitalize on it as a way to help improve healthcare and save money. That is exactly what seems to be the conclusion of a recent study from Queen Mary University of London, in which the authors found that texting reminders to patients about taking their medications improved prescription compliance, which could lead to cost savings as well as save lives.

Convictions hurt job search for fibromyalgia sufferers

There is a growing segment of the population that is dealing with convictions related to their fibromyalgia treatments. These criminal records are related to the possession of marijuana in states that do not have laws allowing for medicinal uses of the drug. In many cases, the records can hurt a potential candidate during the job hunt.

Gluten-free giveaways for celiac disease holidays

Holiday shopping can easily stretch and pop any budget, but you may want to take a break and enter free giveaways. There are ongoing contests from multiple brands, companies, bloggers and others during the holiday season. You may win a gluten-free basket filled with chocolate or a new blender to make smoothies so consider spending a few minutes on the giveaways.

Chuck Norris supports gluten-free items for food banks

Chuck Norris is standing up for celiac disease sufferers and reminding people that gluten-free items are desperately needed in food banks around the country. The actor notes that there is an increase in the number of people who are seeking donations, and an estimated 14 percent of the U.S. population has visited a food bank. However, Norris warns people about blindly taking unwanted items from the pantry and dumping them at the nearest donation center.

Online medical videos help fibromyalgia patients

Fibromyalgia patients have discovered another source of potential treatment help by exploring online medical videos. From exercise tips to diet guidelines, there is valuable information from experts that can help people suffering from chronic health problems. It is easy to spend hours absorbed in the variety of videos available online without having to dress up for an appointment or leave the house.

Can't get to the doctor? No problem, just stick out your tongue

Researchers in India have designed a way to find out if someone is sick just by sticking out their tongue. But you don't have to be in the doctor's office to find out. A group of technical engineers have designed a digital tongue analysis software to help people in remote areas who may not have access to a physician. What can your tongue tell a doctor about your health?

No charges filed after woman with fibromyalgia dies in jail

Brenda Sewell never expected her trip to Colorado with her sister to end in tragedy. After visiting the state, she began her long journey home to Missouri, but she was pulled over for speeding in Kansas. Sewell admitted to carrying a small amount of marijuana for medical purposes because she suffered from fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders. The events that followed sealed her fate and devastated her family.