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Why Hep C Is so Common

May 24, 2018

Hepatitis C is a “silent” illness—you can have it for decades with little or no symptoms. Despite not being flashy and headline grabbing, Hepatitis C is a pretty big deal, and deserves the attention of “scarier” illnesses like HIV. Why? Untreated, the damage Hepatitis C causes the lover can lead to liver failure and worse. […]

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Having extra belly fat means there’s a good chance you’re short on Vitamin D, according to new research. It’s unclear whether lack of Vitamin D makes belly fat grow, or whether belly fat somehow causes low Vitamin D levels. Either way, Vitamin D is important for health in several ways, supporting bones, the immune system, […]

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Hepatitis A outbreaks aren’t uncommon—unfortunately, many people, including some in the food service industry, aren’t great about washing their hands or following basic food safety. What’s unusual about the current Hepatitis A outbreak is that it’s orders of magnitudes larger than usual, and travelers are spreading it across state lines.

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Spice Up Your Holidays

November 23, 2017

Here’s something that has a long list of studies supporting its potential health benefits: turmeric. A good source of the antioxidant curcumin, this superfood may help with a whole range of health problems, even offering a health boost to otherwise healthy people. One of the most studied benefits of curcumin is to support joint health. […]

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They say everything in moderation is OK, and they’re generally right. The trouble with stomach acid blockers is that the more you use them, the more you need them, and overtime, you do start to see some side effects. They can change how your stomach works and create dependency, but studies are finding long-term use […]

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