From the monthly archives:

August 2013

There are lots of potential benefits to taking aspirin, but it and other NSAIDS (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) can cause ulcers if popped to frequently. Stress is another major cause of ulcers (there’s also a small handful of very serious causes that fall outside this article). Abdominal pain, feeling full, nausea, these are all signs that […]

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If I’m being honest, arthritis is one of the scariest prospects of getting old—it can really impair your ability to do everyday activities. Luckily, studies keep turning up natural ways to help prevent arthritis. 1 — Sunshine People who get more sun are less likely to get arthritis. The benefit likely stems from Vitamin D. […]

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If you have kids in the family, make sure they’re taking their daily multivitamin—because school lunches aren’t cutting it. You’d have to live in a cave to have missed the push over the last several years to improve the nutritive quality of school lunches—to do more than count ketchup as a vegetable. And up until […]

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A couple dozen different things can turn your skin red and blotchy. Here’s part one of your guide to rashes: Is it red with a red ring around it? It might be Lyme Disease. The center of the ring is where the tick bit, and the ring indicates that the tick may have given you […]

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I have a friend who was having a problem—nothing serious, but inconvenient nonetheless: she had a near constant urge to urinate. She asked her nurse friends. They gave her their best guess, the least serious possibility, then referred her to a doctor—after all, there was still the small chance it could be serious. Her doctor, […]

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