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Baby Boomers and Hepatitis C

Baby Boomers and Hepatitis C

Between 3.9 and 5.2 million people in the U.S. are infected with hepatitis C (HCV), and a large number of them—as high as 75 percent-- are Baby Boomers, says Donald Jensen, M.D., liver specialist at the University of Chicago. He also points out that ...

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How to Help Your Child Deal with Allergies

We tend to associate our children’s allergies with playing outside, particularly as the weather warms. But there are plenty of triggers inside your home. Here are steps you can take to reduce your child’s allergic reactions.

How Is Hepatitis C Treated?

How Is Hepatitis C Treated?

Treatment options for hepatitis C (HCV) have rapidly changed in the past several months and will continue to change in coming years as new medications are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At the same time, updated treatment guideli...

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Diet as a Therapy for IBS

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Magnus Simrén, M.D. Do you sometimes experience stomach pain, bloating and irregular bowel movements, either constipation and/or diarrhea? If so, you understand how uncomfortable certain foods and ...

A Q&A with an Allergist

A Q&A with an Allergist

A recent study in The Lancet found that oral immunotherapy effectively built up tolerance in children with peanut allergies.

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9 Myths About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that can be greatly misunderstood. It’s not, for instance, the same disorder as the arthritis that develops in aging or injured joints. Here are some of the more common RA misconceptions.

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6 Top Ways to Stop Snoring

A recent study found that singing exercises could strengthen throat muscles and alleviate snoring, and even sleep apnea. Snoring and sleep apnea can both be the result of weak muscles in the soft palate and upper throat. The research found that daily ...

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How Sleep Affects Overall Health

When we miss a night of sleep, the toll it takes on our minds and bodies is obvious the next day. Not only do we look tired –red eyes and dark circles – but we feel fatigued and have difficulty focusing. But getting enough sleep also can provide prot...

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ADD/ADHD is FICTION - NOT A REAL DISEASE

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by community member Grateful Energy. Before His Death, Father of ADHD Admitted it Was An Over-Diagnosed Disease September 3, 2013 by Joe Martino adhd ADD & ADHD are common diagnosis’ being handed ...

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6 Signs Your COPD is Getting Worse

Morning headaches and morning dizziness can be caused by several health conditions, but it often signals a lack of oxygen and a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood that is caused by not getting enough air at night.