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HEALTH TALK: Home remedies that really work for your child

HEALTH TALK: Home remedies that really work for your child

March 13, 2015 | Comments: 6

The truth is that I’m not really big on home remedies. I was trained to prescribe drugs, in whatever form. But you know what? I’m open minded. So my philosophy ...

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HEALTH TALK: Believe It or Not

HEALTH TALK: Believe It or Not

November 8, 2014 | Comments: 4

I may as well tell you straight off that this article is rated ‘ss’ for Strong Stomachs; if you don’t have one, don’t read it, otherwise everything in it is ...

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HEALTH TALK: Can you do without……It

HEALTH TALK: Can you do without……It

October 17, 2014 | Comments: 9

OVERVIEW I think it’s fair to say that sex crosses just about everyone’s mind at some time, maybe fairly often, and that’s not abnormal. But if you have an ...

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HEALTH TALK: What Type 2 diabetes does to your health

HEALTH TALK: What Type 2 diabetes does to your health

September 27, 2014 | Comments: 3

WHAT IS TYPE 2 DIABETES Type 2 diabetes strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms can be subtle. In fact, about one out of three people with Type 2 diabetes ...

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HEALTH TALK: Twelve hangover myths

HEALTH TALK: Twelve hangover myths

September 5, 2014 | Comments: 4

MYTH: Hangovers Are No Big Deal FACT: Heavy drinking rocks the central nervous system. It tinkers with brain chemicals – leading to headache, dizziness, and nausea ...

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HEALTH TALK: What you need to know about Ebola

HEALTH TALK: What you need to know about Ebola

August 29, 2014 | Comments: 8

A guest article by Alexandra Johansson and Kirsty Toms Ebola Virus Disease, also known as Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever, is a disease which has been in the news with ...

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HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about x-rays and scans

HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about x-rays and scans

August 22, 2014 | Comments: 1

A guest article by Alexandra Johansson and Kirsty Toms Many people visit their doctor’s office to ask for a ‘scan’. Here are some myths and facts ...

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HEALTH TALK: Chronic pain – myths and facts

HEALTH TALK: Chronic pain – myths and facts

August 15, 2014 | Comments: 2

It occurs to me that in covering topics in medicine in our society, it is often necessary to do just that – present the facts, and dispel the myths. So let’s ...

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HEALTH TALK: The truth about antibiotics

HEALTH TALK: The truth about antibiotics

August 8, 2014 | Comments: 3

This week we are having a guest article by Alexandra Johansson and Kirsty Toms Have you ever visited your doctor thinking that you may need antibiotics? Here are ...

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HEALTH TALK: Breast lumps: myths and facts

HEALTH TALK: Breast lumps: myths and facts

August 1, 2014 | Comments: 7

It’s understandable to be concerned when you feel a lump in your breast. But don’t jump to conclusions. Instead, take action. Call the doctor to find out what it ...

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HEALTH TALK: Warning signs of Colorectal Cancer

HEALTH TALK: Warning signs of Colorectal Cancer

July 25, 2014 | Comments: 4

COLORECTAL CANCER: WHAT IS IT Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and women and the second highest cause of cancer deaths in the ...

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HEALTH TALK: Rewards of exercise

HEALTH TALK: Rewards of exercise

July 11, 2014 | Comments: 8

If exercise is not part of every adult’s vocabulary, we all hear about it almost on a daily basis, probably from our doctors. And especially those with diabetes, ...

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HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about constipation

HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about constipation

June 27, 2014 | Comments: 0

MYTH: YOU SHOULD HAVE A BOWEL MOVEMENT EVERYDAY What is “normal” varies from person to person. Some people go three times a day; others, three times a week. ...

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HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about prostate cancer

HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about prostate cancer

June 13, 2014 | Comments: 7

Prostate cancer ranks first among cancers in men in Dominica, but what do you know about it? Let’s tackle 5 common myths about the disease. Stay tuned, because at ...

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HEALTH TALK: Urinary tract infection (UTI)

HEALTH TALK: Urinary tract infection (UTI)

May 23, 2014 | Comments: 6

OVERVIEW A UTI is an infection that starts in your urinary system. UTI’s can be painful and annoying, and become a serious health problem if the infection spreads ...

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HEALTH TALK: When not to exercise

HEALTH TALK: When not to exercise

May 9, 2014 | Comments: 3

Exercise carries great benefits for the body, but it’s not always a good idea. Some aches and pains can make working out a definite no-no. Knowing when to work out ...

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HEALTH TALK: Your nails and your health

HEALTH TALK: Your nails and your health

April 25, 2014 | Comments: 6

You may not be aware of it, but your fingernails may signal problems in the liver, lungs, heart, and elsewhere, including the skin, from which the nail is derived. ...

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HEALTH TALK: Cancer symptoms women shouldn’t ignore

HEALTH TALK: Cancer symptoms women shouldn’t ignore

April 11, 2014 | Comments: 7

There are certain changes that a woman should really consider as worth bringing to her doctor’s attention. What follow are the signs and symptoms you most want to ...

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HEALTH TALK: The best and worst beverages for weight loss

HEALTH TALK: The best and worst beverages for weight loss

March 28, 2014 | Comments: 11

Many of us watch what we eat but not what we drink when on a diet. This is a mistake. The average American, to use an example, gets 20 percent of daily calories from ...

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HEALTH TALK: Seven wonders of water

HEALTH TALK: Seven wonders of water

March 21, 2014 | Comments: 12

Let’s try to make it short and sweet today, about an important, yet controversial, topic, in terms of what people know and others just believe. Stay Slimmer With ...

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HEALTH TALK: Got a hangover?

HEALTH TALK: Got a hangover?

March 14, 2014 | Comments: 4

The Truth about Hangover Cures Myths about hangovers are as varied and as fanciful as the cocktails that cause the dreaded syndrome. From eating pasta at bedtime to ...

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HEALTH TALK: Cancer symptoms men ignore

HEALTH TALK: Cancer symptoms men ignore

February 28, 2014 | Comments: 3

Many men are notorious foot-draggers, especially when it comes to scheduling doctor visits. This is unfortunate. Routine preventive care can find cancer in men and ...

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