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The Insanity "Fast and Furious" Workout: A HealthCentral Review

“My goal isn’t to kill you; it’s for you to kill yourself.” – Shaun T Infomercials could be the death of me. Everything looks absolutely amazing. It doesn’t matter if it’s RonCo’s Showtime Rotisserie Oven (“Set it and forget it”) or some other gadget ...

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How Obamacare Affects Patients with Chronic Conditions: A HealthCentral Explainer

Although the Affordable Care Act – popularly referred to as Obamacare – was recently upheld by the United States Supreme Court, many questions remain about its long-term impact, particularly how it will affect patients with chronic conditions. I aske...

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How Super Are Chia Seeds?: A HealthCentral Explainer

Recently, at the DC Gluten Free Expo in Washington, D.C. one of products being touted as the latest “superfood” were chia seeds. The benefits of superfoods can be debated, but a promoter of chia seeds at the Expo insisted that they had helped cure he...

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The Truth About MSG: A HealthCentral Explainer

Back in the 1970s monosodium glutamate, better known as MSG, developed a bad reputation. One rumor even had it destroying brain cells. That wasn’t true. But what is the truth about MSG? Is it harmful? What Is MSG? It’s a “flavor enhancer.” MSG is a s...

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The Best Foods at the DC Gluten-Free Expo

In only its second year of existence, the Washington, DC Gluten-Free Expo featured 64 exhibitors and drew an estimated 1,300 attendees, up from 704 attendees from the 2011 Expo. Most of the exhibitors were food manufacturers – some large, others very ...

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The FDA Drug Approval Process

Ever wonder why medications are so expensive? The FDA approval process is long and arduous for many pharmaceutical companies. The investments are massive and the time needed to conduct the appropriate rounds of testing can take years, even decades. G...

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What is Prostatitis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Acute prostatitis is swelling and irritation of the prostate gland that develops rapidly . It can be either inflammation or infection. Chronic prostatitis develops slowly and continues for a long period of time. It is often a bacterial infection. For ...

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Grow a Mustache for Movember

Movember supports awareness for men's health issues like prostate cancer. Here's how it helps, and why you might want to grow a mustache this November.

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10 Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer prognosis can have a dramatic range, from a “watchful waiting” to immediate action. The age, grade and stage of the cancer influence the treatment options, as does the overall health of the patient. Some treatment options are more suc...

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15 Products Nailed for Making Bogus Health Claims

POM Pomegranate products claimed that its products could treat, prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, none of those claims could be backed by scientific research. POM was sued by the FTC ...