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Could low vitamin D from sunscreen contribute to diabetes and other chronic diseases?

May 2 2017 - 1:32pm
Sunscreen linked to chronic diseases from low Vitamin D

Researchers have pinpointed a possible downside to wearing sunscreen that could be linked to the development of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and even Crohn's disease.

Multiple studies suggest low levels of vitamin D can be a trigger for the development or worsening of chronic health conditions.

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Can Frozen Shoulder Be Fully Treated by Your Chiropractor?

Mar 26 2017 - 11:27am
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Going to the chiropractor isn't something intuitive, unless you're into holistic health. But did you know that a chiropractor can fully treat many conditions, one of which you may already have, without resorting to medications? One of them is frozen shoulder.

Seeing physicians and medical specialists can be costly, and the medications they prescribe can cost even more.

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Sensory Integration Therapy( SIT) offers promising results for people diagnosed with autism

Mar 25 2017 - 10:25pm
Sensory Integration Therapy have shown promising outcomes in reducing autistic traits

Sensory Integration therapy was proven efficient in helping people diagnosed with autism who are dealing with sensory challenges.

In a recent study, 5 autistic boys who received SIT for 10 weeks, each session lasting up to 30 minutes, have shown improvements in certain autistic traits. It was observed that while participating in occupational therapy intervention, with emphasis on sensory integration, the five subjects made gains in goal-directed play (mastery play)and engagement, four subjects demonstrated fewer non engaged behaviour, of the five children two demonstrated interaction with adults more than 25% of the time during the intervention phase.

The subjects who underwent the Sensory Integration Therapy in this study, were exposed to three types of sensory stimulation:

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Auditory integration training (AIT) decreases hearing sensitivity and improves behavioural issues in people diagnosed with autism

Mar 20 2017 - 3:20am
Auditory integration Training reduces autistic sound sensitivities!

People diagnosed with autism have been shown to have two hearing related impairments. The first is called hyperacusis, which an increased sensitivity to certain frequency and volume ranges of sound. The second impairment is called tinnitus, which is the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present. Both conditions are debilitating leading to peer isolation and sound avoidance. But, Auditory integration training, which aims to re- educate the hearing process has been proven to reduce hypersensitity to sounds in autistic patients.

The hearing hypersensitiveness has been linked to an auditory input abnormality seen in people diagnosed with autism, which may b

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Wearable sensors of the future could tell you if you are sick before you even have symptoms

Mar 11 2017 - 12:54pm
A simple fitness sensor could tell if your sick before you know you are

Wearing a device similar to a FitBit or Apple watch could tell you if you're sick. Wearable technology of the future could make medical care more individualized and even alert you and your doctor that something's brewing before you have symptoms.

Findings published Jan. 12, 2017, in PLoS Biology, have major implications for knowing when to seek medical help before anything becomes worse.

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Natural Remedies to Help Alleviate Deep Vein Thrombosis

Feb 21 2017 - 2:28am
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a painful condition caused by blood clots. Here are some natural remedies that may alleviate DVT.

Your legs have the toughest time, in terms of circulation, out of the rest of your body. Blood has to work against gravity when traveling from your legs back up to your heart.

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How Liposuction Treats Fox-Fordyce Disease

Feb 10 2017 - 3:05pm
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Did you know that liposuction is used for more than just cosmetics? It can treat various disorders. One disease it can treat is Fox-Fordyce disease.

In 1902 George Henry Fox and James Addison Fordyce described a new disease as the chronic itching of the axilas (armpits) that l

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Trump's travel ban makes us all suffer, group says

Feb 1 2017 - 12:52pm
Endocrine Society opposes Trump's travel ban order

The Endocrine Society has released a position statement highlighting why Donald Trump's temporary travel ban negatively impacts everyone's health.

The group of physicians says such restrictions will have an impact on informaiton sharing that will impact patient care negatively. It will also have a negative impact on research.

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Trump Cancels Important CDC Conference on Health Effects of Climate Change

Jan 29 2017 - 2:08pm
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Trump doesn't believe in global warming caused by industrial processes, but now his beliefs are turning into governmental actions. One of the first things he's done to further his beliefs is cancel a meeting of scientists on the potential adverse health side effects of climate change.

An important conference this February 14 was supposed to be held by the CDC on the frightening health effects caused by climate change has been put on hold.

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This is why you could be one of the millions who needs more vitamin E

Jan 19 2017 - 11:45am
Millions of people may need more vitamin E, study finds

Researchers have discovered millions of people may be low in the antioxidant vitamin E. The vitamin is difficult to measure in the bloodstream for millions of people with metabolic syndrome. Are you one of the millions of people who needs more of the antioxidant for better health?

Metabolic syndrome affects approximately tweny-five percent of the world's population.

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Adult Stem Cells: Nothing to Do with Age, Everything to Do With Healing

Jan 15 2017 - 7:56pm
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Stem cell research has been a moral debate for decades. But some innocent research with very promising applications is getting discriminated against without doing any inherent harm. Adult stem cell research has nothing to do with fetuses -- these cells come from people who are already born.

It wasn't too long ago that the U.S. was embroiled in a bitter debate over whether there was a place for embryonic stem cell research and therapy.

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Why Getting More Sleep Means Making More Money in 2017

Jan 15 2017 - 6:48pm
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Recent studies show that employees aren't getting enough sleep - and it's affecting their corporation's income! Are you getting enough sleep, and is it affecting your money making?

Sometimes work piles up and you have to work overtime – but then it starts happening every month, then every week.

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An Afternoon Nap May Give You a Mental Boost

Jan 10 2017 - 4:21pm

What did Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison all have in common? They were known to enjoy a daily afternoon nap, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Humans are among the only mammals known as monophasic sleepers - meaning that our days are divided into two distinct periods, one for sleep and one for wake.

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How Getting a Massage Regularly Helps Your Digestion

Jan 3 2017 - 7:09pm
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Recent news announces that scientists now know a little more about your gut. They've learned more about the membrane surrounding your gastrointestinal tract, which is called the mesentery. Here's what they found and why getting a massage can help your gastrointestinal health.

The wonders of your gastrointestinal tract are only starting to be unraveled.

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New Medical Assistant Positions Are Allowing Doctors to Spend More Time With Patients

Dec 31 2016 - 1:18pm
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Medical assistants can drastically reduce the time it takes doctors to document patient exams so they can actually spend more time with patients.

How many times have you gone to see the doctor only to see him typing away at the computer through the majority of your appointment?

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The Unsung Medical Heroes: How Medical Assistants Help Doctors and Nurses Through the Busy Holidays

Dec 21 2016 - 2:01pm
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Do you know who took your vitals the last time you went in for a checkup? It might not have been a nurse, doctor, or physician's assistant. Here's how important medical assistants are in the healthcare industry.

There's been a need in the allied health workforce that's pushed the Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinic in N

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Are E-cigarettes Good for Adult Smokers but Actually Bad for Teens?

Dec 21 2016 - 6:41am
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The current U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, has released his opinion on e-cigarettes. Although researchers found that e-cigarettes have virtually no harmful effects and are a dream-like tool to help smokers quit, Murthy now says they're actually dangerous to teens.

E-cigarettes have been hailed by researchers as a miracle tool to help smokers quit.

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Climate Change, Air Pollution Damaging Lung Function

Dec 11 2016 - 8:18am
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The deteriorating nature of our air is causing significant harm to human health, and human activity is contributing to climate change and the air pollution that is damaging lung function. This relationship was highlighted by the findings of a new study presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016, which pointed out the influence of air pollution on respiratory function and the critical health issues it raises.

Cardiologist Dr.

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How Playing a Musical Instrument Makes You Smarter

Dec 11 2016 - 6:29am
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Remember the days when you rocked out with your select group of friends in your family's garage pretending to be a musical band? Scientists actually think it's the reason why you passed your high school math classes.

If you've always wanted to play a musical instrument again, even an electric or acoustic guitar, go for it!

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11 Silly Medical Codes That Will Make You Laugh

Dec 9 2016 - 10:35am
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Ever wonder what sort of medical codes are on your chart? Hopefully not these! Here are some funny medical codes that actually exist!

In 2015, the U.S. medical system was upgraded, and International Classification of Disease (ICD)-10 codes were put into mandatory use for all medical practitioners in the country.

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Eating Autumn Leaves

Nov 5 2016 - 6:37pm
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The list of unusual things to eat just keeps growing. We already have edible flowers and edible insects; soon we may be adding autumn leaves to the menu.

Except for collecting colorful autumn leaves to use in art projects or jumping in a pile of them for fun, these reminders of approaching winter are typically burned, composted, or left to return na

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Afraid to See Your Doctor? Here Are Ways to Help You Get More Credible Medical Advice Online

Nov 4 2016 - 12:19pm
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It's best to go to the doctor when you have a health concern, but you most likely would rather look up your symptoms online and go with whatever information you find. This can be dangerous or misleading. But if you're really set on not seeing the doctor, here are a few ways to get better unofficial medical advice online.

Did you know that almost 30 percent of Americans are scared to see the doctor?

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