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HEALTH TALK: Six health mistakes smart people make

HEALTH TALK: Six health mistakes smart people make

July 13, 2011 | Comments: 4

There are a number of little things you can fix right now to keep your body healthy and happy in the long run. MISTAKE 1: Dropping pounds with diet drinks. One study ...

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Six serious medical symptoms

Six serious medical symptoms

July 6, 2011 | Comments: 5

Your body flashes signals – symptoms and signs – that warn you of potential problems. Fortunately, many symptoms turn out not to be serious. For instance, the ...

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HEALTH TALK: Seven myths about sleep

HEALTH TALK: Seven myths about sleep

June 29, 2011 | Comments: 4

Sleep is a very serious issue for some of us. This will be short and sweet, so stay up and read it tonight and thank me in the morning. 1.    To function best, ...

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HEALTH TALK: Can’t handle milk?

HEALTH TALK: Can’t handle milk?

June 22, 2011 | Comments: 3

If you have difficulty with milk, it may mean that you have lactose intolerance. Also called lactase deficiency, the problem is that you aren’t able to fully ...

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HEALTH TALK: Carpal tunnel syndrome

HEALTH TALK: Carpal tunnel syndrome

June 15, 2011 | Comments: 3

This is no doubt a condition which many of you have had and about which others of you have at least heard.  Those in the former group will include many who have ...

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HEALTH TALK: Down’s Syndrome

HEALTH TALK: Down’s Syndrome

June 8, 2011 | Comments: 7

It’s probably safe to say that many of us have known and teased a child we used to describe as “Mongoloid.”  This term is now politically incorrect (Please, I ...

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HEALTH TALK: Fibroadenoma

HEALTH TALK: Fibroadenoma

June 1, 2011 | Comments: 1

DEFINITION Fibroadenomas are solid, noncancerous growths (benign tumors) that often occur in women during their reproductive years. A fibroadenoma is a smooth firm, ...

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HEALTH TALK: So you think you can hold your liquor

HEALTH TALK: So you think you can hold your liquor

May 25, 2011 | Comments: 6

Those of you with good memories will remember that I have tackled this issue in all its aspects in all of the print and electronic media dating back to 1991. This ...

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HEALTH TALK: Bed-wetting or Eneuresis

HEALTH TALK: Bed-wetting or Eneuresis

May 18, 2011 | Comments: 7

INTRODUCTION Soggy sheets and pajamas, a stained mattress and a bad-smelling room – and an embarrassed child – are familiar scenes in many homes.  But do not ...

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HEALTH TALK: Six surprising heart attack triggers

HEALTH TALK: Six surprising heart attack triggers

May 11, 2011 | Comments: 8

Heart attacks often come without warning, and although it’s well documented that they’re caused by atherosclerosis (plaque buildup on arterial walls), there are ...

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HEALTH TALK: Got pain in your heels?

HEALTH TALK: Got pain in your heels?

May 4, 2011 | Comments: 5

If your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause severe pain, or if your heel hurts after jogging, you may have a real problem. Most commonly, the pain is ...

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HEALTH TALK: Pros and cons of coffee

HEALTH TALK: Pros and cons of coffee

April 27, 2011 | Comments: 7

Coffee may taste good and get you going in the morning, but how will it affect your health? A growing body of research shows that coffee drinkers, compared to ...

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HEALTH TALK: Gas and gas pains

HEALTH TALK: Gas and gas pains

April 13, 2011 | Comments: 7

I’m pretty sure that about nine out of ten patients I’ve ever seen have blamed their symptoms on gas, whether their symptoms have been in their head or their ...

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HEALTH TALK: Compulsive sexual behavior

HEALTH TALK: Compulsive sexual behavior

March 30, 2011 | Comments: 13

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: Cancer of the cervix

HEALTH TALK: Cancer of the cervix

March 23, 2011 | Comments: 4

INTRODUCTION Cancer of the cervix is one of the most common cancers that affects not only the woman’s reproductive system, but the woman as a whole.  A variety of ...

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HEALTH TALK: Chlamydia

HEALTH TALK: Chlamydia

March 16, 2011 | Comments: 5

OVERVIEW The Chlamydia organism is actually a bacteria-like microbe that infects the genital tract and spreads easily through sexual contact.  One may not know one ...

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HEALTH  TALK: About your drugs

HEALTH TALK: About your drugs

March 2, 2011 | Comments: 0

Those of you who watch television or surf the net will be aware that every now and then, a drug is withdrawn from the market for a variety of reasons. This applies ...

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HEALTH TALK: Deep Vein Thrombosis

HEALTH TALK: Deep Vein Thrombosis

February 23, 2011 | Comments: 4

It has occurred to me for some time that very often, when patients have been asked about the conditions from which their relatives died, answers have been given ...

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HEALTH TALK: An ulcer is a sore

HEALTH TALK: An ulcer is a sore

February 16, 2011 | Comments: 10

Now that all the romance of Valentine’s has passed, we can get back on track of the serious business of health.  Today, we will take a look at PEPTIC ULCERS. WHAT ...

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HEALTH TALK: Ovarian cysts

HEALTH TALK: Ovarian cysts

February 9, 2011 | Comments: 12

One on the most memorable persons in my medical career for whom I have had profound sympathy was a beautiful fifteen year old girl who lost both her ovaries to ...

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HEALTH TALK: Snoring

HEALTH TALK: Snoring

February 2, 2011 | Comments: 8

Many of us snore, but almost all of us who do will vigorously deny it except, of course, when we’re caught on tape. OVERVIEW On your part or your partner’s, loud ...

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HEALTH TALK: Menopause

HEALTH TALK: Menopause

January 26, 2011 | Comments: 18

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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