Articles relating to 'GENERAL HEALTH'
Would you put your health in the hands of the lowest bidder?

costs, health, surgeryI’m all for access to quality health care. For Americans, however, it’s not always easy to fork out $5,000 for an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan to diagnose tumors, fatty liver disease or inflammation of the spine. Not everyone has the money or coverage available.

But in the internet age, when you can shop online for a deeply … Read More

These common food combinations could be making you sick

digestion, proteinIt is very common to eat several different food groups together when we eat our meals.

Most of us are trying to make an effort to balance our diet by including protein, fruits and vegetables, and grains and other good starches. However, striking the right balance can be tricky.

There are certain foods that digest very differently and … Read More

These common foods are killing your sense of smell?

diet, smellCould filling yourself with high-fat foods lead you to lose your sense of smell?

Well, neuroscientists seem to think so. They are finding out how exactly your diet impacts your nose!

One more reason to eat healthy.

In a study by Florida State University (FSU), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in the Journal Read More

Do this one thing to avoid getting sick

GERM, PREVENTIONHave you ever avoided a handshake because the person you just met appears to be lacking in personal hygiene or sneezing up a storm?

On top of being awkward, avoiding a handshake, no matter what the reason, can be perceived as pretty darn rude!

But there might be a way around this. A new study by researchers from … Read More

ER doctors say seniors at risk of this one critical condition

malnutrition, seniorsMy mom is always saying how she and my dad eat far less than they used to. They just don’t have a big appetite and don’t like to eat out at restaurants much, either, because the portions, they complain, are far too big. (And they are for anyone, in my opinion.)

Now it could be because my folks … Read More

How often do you really need to see your doctor for a checkup?

doctors, healthMore isn’t always better – and going to see the doctor isn’t any different.

Maybe you feel you need to go and sit it out in the waiting room to see your doctor twice a year, just to make sure you’re okay. But new research shows this might not be necessary.

There are a couple of guidelines and … Read More

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