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Latest by Amy Hendel, P.A.

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Symptoms

Your Diet Can Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are on the rise, and it may be because of our diet. Here's what you can do to prevent this painful condition.

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Nutrition

Survivors Reduce Cancer Death Risk with Diet

Cancer survivors can lower their risk of cancer-related death in the future by up to 65 percent through a diverse, low fat diet.

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Complications

Prediabetes and Male Infertility

You may know that diabetes affects male fertility, but what about prediabetes? Here's what you should know about high blood sugar and men’s sexual health.

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Lifestyle

Is Your Fitness Instructor Inspiring You?

Your instructor wields some hefty power with the words he or she delivers to motivate you. Find out how instructor’s comments can impact your self-esteem.

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Nutrition

How 2018's Top Food Trends Affect Your Health

Kale and kombucha were top food trends in 2017. Learn what’s up for 2018, and how the latest food fads can help if you have a chronic illness.

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Medication

Vitamins and Supplements: Take This, Not That

Vitamins and supplements promise better health, beautiful hair, and younger skin, but are they really worth the investment?

Cancer, cancer treatment and heart risk.
Treatment

Lymphoma Can Raise Your Heart Failure Risk

Having lymphoma or breast cancer was linked to a three-times higher risk of developing heart failure within five years of initial diagnosis.

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Not So Sweet: Sugar May Drive Certain Cancers

Eating too much sugar can provide the fuel that some cancers use to grow. Here's what you should know about the link between sugar and cancer.

Vitamin D capsules.
Nutrition

Are You Overdosing on Vitamin D?

Have we gone overboard with vitamin D? It has many benefits, but taking too much may be harmful.

Egg and avocado are biotin-rich foods.
Nutrition

Biotin: What Is It, and How Much Is Optimal?

Biotin can help with diabetes and multiple sclerosis, but it can also interfere with medications for hypothyroidism. Here’s what you need to know.