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HEALTH TALK: Compulsive sexual behavior

HEALTH TALK: Compulsive sexual behavior

February 21, 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: Sickle cell anemia

HEALTH TALK: Sickle cell anemia

February 14, 2014 | Comments: 7

Many have been touched by this disease. I’ve seen parents whose only child was a sickler, and having to cope with that child’s death. I’ve seen families that ...

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HEALTH TALK: Worms anyone?

HEALTH TALK: Worms anyone?

February 7, 2014 | Comments: 10

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: Complementary treatment for High Blood Pressure

HEALTH TALK: Complementary treatment for High Blood Pressure

January 31, 2014 | Comments: 7

When we talk about chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCD’s), we’re talking about high blood pressure first and foremost, because it’s top among them in ...

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HEALTH TALK: Got Gas?

HEALTH TALK: Got Gas?

January 24, 2014 | Comments: 5

INTRODUCTION Pretty much all of us have blamed some symptom we’ve had on gas, from a headache to a pain in the knee. In these two cases, it is impossible for gas ...

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HEALTH TALK:    Menopause

HEALTH TALK: Menopause

January 17, 2014 | Comments: 13

Today we are going to focus on our precious women. The topic is one which is not widely discussed because everybody, doctors included, often think of menopause and ...

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HEALTH TALK: Oh, My Menstrual Cramps

HEALTH TALK: Oh, My Menstrual Cramps

January 10, 2014 | Comments: 8

Dysmenorrhea, or simply dysmen, is the medical term we use to describe that dull or throbbing pain in the lower abdomen that women experience just before and during ...

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HEALTH TALK: Can we get a little private

HEALTH TALK: Can we get a little private

January 3, 2014 | Comments: 19

When one looks around and takes note of the number of pregnant women in the country, particularly unwed ones, one knows for sure that these women are not protecting ...

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HEALTH TALK: Foods to help you lose weight

HEALTH TALK: Foods to help you lose weight

December 20, 2013 | Comments: 5

This is the time of year when many of us might be tempted to eat a little (or a lot) more that we should. And then come early in the year, we try our best to shed ...

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HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about prostate cancer

HEALTH TALK: Myths and facts about prostate cancer

December 13, 2013 | Comments: 3

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: Is there high blood pressure in your future?

HEALTH TALK: Is there high blood pressure in your future?

December 6, 2013 | Comments: 4

If you’ve been on planet Earth, and Dominica in particular, in the last two years, you could not have missed the buzz words “Chronic Non- Communicable ...

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HEALTH TALK: Let’s talk yeast infection

HEALTH TALK: Let’s talk yeast infection

November 29, 2013 | Comments: 9

EDITOR’S NOTE: Health Talk has been moved from its normal Wednesday slot to Friday. It will soon become apparent why it’s important that I discuss this ...

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HEALTH TALK: Tattoo risks, side effects and precautions

HEALTH TALK: Tattoo risks, side effects and precautions

November 20, 2013 | Comments: 33

Every decade seems to have its fad, its craze. For us in Dominica, for example, the 70’s saw the afro, bell-bottom and platform shoes. The 80’s and 90’s had ...

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HEALTH TALK: How diabetes affects your eyes

HEALTH TALK: How diabetes affects your eyes

October 30, 2013 | Comments: 5

Diabetes can increase your risk of eye problems. Your blood sugar levels may be high because your body can’t make or use insulin properly. Too much sugar can build ...

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HEALTH TALK: “Beauty sleep” does have its benefits

HEALTH TALK: “Beauty sleep” does have its benefits

October 23, 2013 | Comments: 5

Most of the ensuing discussion will be applicable to women, which does not mean that we men don’t benefit from beauty sleep. It just seems, for whatever reason, ...

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HEALTH TALK: Sleep apnea is dangerous

HEALTH TALK: Sleep apnea is dangerous

October 16, 2013 | Comments: 6

Many of us enjoy a good sleep. We look forward to the night time, which is when most of us get our beauty rest. Or we can’t wait for the weekends when there’s no ...

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HEALTH TALK: Sweat and body odor

HEALTH TALK: Sweat and body odor

October 9, 2013 | Comments: 10

Exercising, exerting yourself, stress, anxiety, nervousness, or being in a hot environment can result in sweating and body odor. This type of sweating and body odor ...

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HEALTH TALK: Breast lumps – myths and facts

HEALTH TALK: Breast lumps – myths and facts

September 25, 2013 | Comments: 8

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: Let’s exercise our brains

HEALTH TALK: Let’s exercise our brains

September 18, 2013 | Comments: 5

Can brain exercises keep your brain healthier as you get older and prevent memory loss? Can brain exercise prevent or delay dementia, such as Alzheimer’s? To know ...

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HEALTH TALK: What causes Kidney Stones

HEALTH TALK: What causes Kidney Stones

September 11, 2013 | Comments: 6

WHAT ARE KIDNEY STONES? As the kidneys filter waste from the blood, they create urine. Sometimes, salts and other minerals in urine stick together to form small ...

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HEALTH TALK: Chronic pain myths and facts

HEALTH TALK: Chronic pain myths and facts

August 21, 2013 | Comments: 7

I would like to write this week in a manner similar to my article of last week, in dealing with an issue from the standpoint of myths and facts,. It occurs to me ...

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HEALTH TALK: Myths and misconceptions about HIV and AIDS

HEALTH TALK: Myths and misconceptions about HIV and AIDS

August 14, 2013 | Comments: 6

Many myths and misconceptions have surrounded HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) for nearly 30 years. In some cases, ...

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