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Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine is growing in popularity among both healthcare consumers and medical and healthcare professionals. For the most recent research to the tried-and-true, Emaxhealth covers information on topics ranging from acupuncture to Zero balancing, herbal remedies, mind-body therapies, and other forms of alternative and complementary medicine for you and your family.

Natural Alternatives to Sustol To Prevent Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting

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The Food and Drug Administration has just approved extended release Sustol (granisetron) for treatment of chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting, all-too-common side effects of this type of cancer treatment. Yet prescription antinausea drugs like Sustol themselves are associated with significant side effects, which causes some patients to seek natural alternatives to prevent chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting.

Why your weight and snoring could leave you needing a lawyer

If you snore at night, then you may have more problems than you realize. Snoring is one of the top reasons couples get a divorce, and it affects relationships on multiple levels. Snoring also has an impact on your health and can increase your risk of issues such as cardiovascular disease. Your weight is an important factor, and those extra pounds can make your snoring worse.

Weight loss, medical marijuana and HIPAA protections: What you need to know

It is common for some jobs to have mandatory drug testing, but what happens when you are managing health problems with medical marijuana? Although medical marijuana is legal in 23 states as well as Washington, D.C., marijuana remains illegal on a federal level. This creates significant problems for those who depend on the product to control the numerous health issues THC seems to benefit. Can employers require information about medical marijuana use, and does HIPAA offer any protections?

Keep people informed about the latest health threats

Many people fail to listen to the advice from their doctors. In some cases, a medical professional will mention a certain health threat, but the patient will not believe it until it is confirmed by several sources. Surprisingly, more people believe health threats when they hear them from family, friends or even random strangers. This means it is everyone’s responsibility to help spread the word about common health concerns today.

Alternative Cancer Treatments that Work

Alternative Cancer Treatment

Treatments for cancer have traditionally been surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. However in 1985, hyperthermia therapy, a natural non-invasive treatment which allows the generation of heat to a specific area to kill tumor cells was approved for clinical use. When combined with very low dose radiation, proponents of this non-traditional treatment claim a success rate of 85-92% remission. Hyperthermia is internationally known as the fourth treatment in cancer therapy and while relatively new to the U.S is well known and widely used in other countries like Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Italy, and China.

Bed bugs and your health: Common FAQs

Although it is not something the average person spends a lot of time thinking about, bed bugs can be a serious problem when present in the home. Unfortunately, regardless of how careful and conscientious you are, there is always a risk of bed bugs making your house their home. From a personal health and hygiene perspective, what does the presence of bed bugs mean for you and your family? Here are the answers to frequently asked questions regarding bed bugs and your health.

SAM-e for fibromyalgia: Studies reveal advantages of supplement

SAM-e is also known as S-adenosylmethionine, and it has become a popular supplement. This amino acid has been used by patients seeking relief from depression, anxiety, pain, headaches, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and other health problems. Although researchers continue to debate the efficacy of this supplement, patients have reported an improvement in their fibromyalgia symptoms after using the treatment.

Fibromyalgia study focuses on surprising Epsom salt benefits

Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is a popular home remedy with several benefits. Now, a new study is focusing on the potential use of Epsom salt to help fibromyalgia patients. The researchers are investigating how Epsom salt baths affect patients and reduce symptoms. Scientists have previously noted that magnesium deficiencies may play a role in fibromyalgia, so soaking in Epsom salt may help.

Essential steps for keeping seniors safe at home

It is estimated that one out of every seven people is a senior. The population continues to age, and the National Institute on Aging believes that the number of senior citizens will triple around the globe by 2050. This is creating unique challenges for families and caregivers as they try to help seniors stay safe in their homes. There are steps you can take to help your family members.

Learn to identify and solve common tooth pain causes

Tooth pain affects three out of every 10 adults on a regular basis. It has an impact on a person’s overall health and ability to work. However, there are multiple causes of tooth pain, so it is important to identify them correctly. Once the cause has been identified, you can find different treatment options that can help you eliminate the pain.

Boosting employee health reduces absenteeism and low production

Absenteeism, lack of productivity and work-related medical bills can all be major expenses. Cumulatively, these problems cost billions every year in additional spending and lost revenue. However, several studies suggest that the solution to these issues may be a greater focus on employee health. If health in the workplace is ignored, then absenteeism, low productivity and the associated costs increase. If you combine these problems among all U.S. companies, the cost per year is $84 billion. However, this number falls dramatically when companies choose to enact health initiatives in the workplace.

10 habits to develop now for dementia prevention

The number of reported cases of dementia continues to rise and affect the daily lives of the elderly while contributing to early deaths. In addition, dementia can also affect young individuals. Researchers and doctors are still debating whether or not you can prevent dementia, but there have been many promising studies that show there are ways to reduce your risk. The key is to develop the following key habits early.

Fibromyalgia patients benefit from the use of ginger

Many fibromyalgia patients have reported that they reduced their chronic pain by using ginger. From fresh ginger to ginger tea, patients have tried a variety of forms. Although researchers continue to investigate the use of ginger to treat pain, medical experts recommend considering these types of alternative therapies to treat fibromyalgia and discussing them with your doctor.

Celiac disease risk rises in infants exposed to gluten

A new study has found that the risk of celiac disease increases in infants who are fed gluten before the age of two. Researchers point out that the risk is tied to genetics. They believe they may have found one of the key reasons why some children with a genetic predisposition for celiac disease develop the condition. It appears that the amount of gluten that an infant eats can have a large impact on the development of the disease.

Fibromyalgia patients benefit from surprisingly simple exercise

A new study reveals that the path to reducing fibromyalgia pain does not have to be complicated. Researchers focused on a group of female fibromyalgia patients who were able to decrease their pain by simply walking. Previous studies have shown that exercise can have a positive impact on patients who are dealing with fibromyalgia. Now, more research backs up the idea that staying active is essential.

Fibromyalgia pain triggered by nightshade vegetables

Patients and medical professionals continue to report that fibromyalgia symptoms can become worse after eating nightshade vegetables. The Solanaceae family, also known as the potato or nightshade family, has been linked by patients and doctors to an increase in pain and fatigue. Although some people do not react to these plants, others report that they are a serious problem and feel better after eliminating them from the diet.

How pets dramatically improve your health


Multiple studies have shown that pets can have a dramatic and positive impact on people’s health. They can improve physical, emotional and mental health. From reducing stress to improving blood pressure, pets are capable of helping their owners in a variety of ways. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) points out that an estimated 67 percent of all households have at least one pet, and they are considered an essential part of the family.