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3 Chest Congestion Remedies

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
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Chest congestion is a condition wherein the lungs are filled with excessive mucus and fluids, making it difficult for the patient to breathe. Typically, this condition also accompanies chest pains, shortness of breath and coughing. Sometimes chest congestion can be a symptom of an underlying health problem such as bronchitis, pneumonia or post-nasal drip. Although it is not necessarily a life-threatening condition, chest congestion remedies should be used as soon as deemed possible. Chest congestion in children should be given intervention as soon as possible, considering the fact that their lungs may not be as fully developed as those of the adults. Normally, treatment methods for chest congestion include over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs. If you’re lucky, you may be sent home after a safe dose of medications to ease the symptoms. However, there may be times when you have no time or money for the hospital and the congestion is tolerable. In these instances, home remedies are can be helpful in alleviating the congestion. Here are some time-tested remedies proven to ease congestion: Read More→

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Yoga for Arthritis – Does It Work?

Sunday, December 18th, 2011
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Yoga comes from a Sanskrit root word, which literally means to yoke or to harness. This meditative exercise has been practiced and done for over thousands of years, primarily focused on calming the mind as well as the body into a peaceful and relaxed state. Throughout the years, an increasing number of people have turned to yoga and embraced its movements and its beliefs. In fact, there are even medical experts in the field who are encouraging their patients to take up yoga as a supplementary treatment method for their illness. With that said yoga for arthritis has become extremely popular as the two are said to be perfect for each other. Read More→

Categories : Arthritis
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My Experience with Tennis Elbow Surgery and What I Learned

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
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I woke up one morning and felt some pain around the outer portion of my elbow and also noticed seemingly weakening grip strength. At first, I decided to ignore it, hoping it would go away was not too bad. However, a few days later, the pain had increased to the point that it became unbearable. Whenever I moved the affected elbow, the pain shot up instantaneously. Tired of the pain and wanting to get rid of the pain, I decided to visit my doctor. Once there, I went through a plethora of tests including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an X-ray and electromyography (EMG) to determine the root of the problem. With the test results, my doctor told you that me I was suffering from tennis elbow, otherwise known as lateral epicondylitis. The physician offered a slew of treatment methods, including tennis elbow surgery as a last resort. Read More→

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Rheumatic Fever

Monday, December 12th, 2011
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Rheumatic fever, commonly abbreviated as RF, is a disease that involves inflammation brought about by a Streptococcus bacterial infection. The infection can be brought about by scarlet fever or a strep throat, which is why most people have a medical history of the said illnesses when diagnosed with RF. This is a specific disease that affects certain organs in the body, including the brain, the joints, the skin and the heart. In the year 1994, RF affected roughly 12 million people in the entire world. Recently though, the disease has reduced in the United States and has only been commonplace in specific developing countries. Although there are still enclosed outbreaks that occur in the United States, the people who end up diagnosed with the disease are minimal. The RF is believed to be a disease brought about by the body’s immune response to the Group A streptococcal pharyngitis. The signs and symptoms and the severity of the clinical manifestations involved are influenced by the susceptibility of the patient suffering from the disease, the conduciveness of the environment and the virulence power of the pathogen. Read More→

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Imak Arthritis Glove Review – My Experience After 2 Weeks

Sunday, December 11th, 2011
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It’s not a secret that arthritis is a debilitating disease that can impair the daily activities of a person that is diagnosed with it. The pain or the swelling can be too much that they had to stop what activity they had planned for that day and nurse their painful joints back to its optimum health. Despite the numerous options of treatment such as medications and physical therapy that a patient has, it might not be enough to get back to the prolific lifestyle they have been used to. Arthritis is most especially hard for people who use their hands a lot, considering the joints may stiffen and become increasingly painful. The Imak Arthritis Glove is said to be a product that can help decrease the stiffness and inflammation in the joints of the hand. Read More→

Categories : Arthritis
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How To Get Rid of Lice

Friday, December 9th, 2011
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Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitus) infestation is a common problem found in school children, most especially girls, because they are more prone to sharing hair accessories, hats, scarves and even combs and hairbrushes. Head lice are often two millimeters (for males) up to three millimeters (for females) in size, roughly the size of a sesame seed. Oftentimes, head lice blend in with the hair color of the host they are feeding on. They are commonly near the base of the scalp and behind the ears while the eggs they lay, which are yellow-white in color, are found in the base of hair strands. People often think that head lice infestation is brought about by poor hygiene, which isn’t true. Procedures and tips on how to get rid of lice are not focused on hygiene alone, although dirty hair and combs can increase the numbers of head lice. Read More→

Categories : Beauty
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Top 3 Air Purifiers for Allergies

Monday, December 5th, 2011
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In the United States around 40 – 50 million Americans have been diagnosed with a variety of  allergies. These numbers may a low estimated due to the fact that many people may mistake their allergy symptoms for a cold. Symptoms of allergies may include experiencing red, swollen and itchy eyes, difficulty in breathing, runny nose, headaches, hives, wheezing, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Although allergies are typically not considered a serious health problem, there have been acute cases where they have lead to coma and even death. Fortunately, a solution to managing allergies exists. One way to manage allergies is to purchase an air purifier to clear the air of allergens. Read More→

Categories : Allergies
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Aspirin Allergy

Sunday, December 4th, 2011
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A bottle of aspirin is a common sight in first aid box kits or the medicine cabinet in bathrooms across the country. It is an over the counter medication that is typically the go-to drug for people suffering from fever, muscle pains, headaches and other types of pains that a person may be experiencing. This is because aspirin is a known antipyretic, analgesic as well as an antiplatelet. Aspirin is also prescribed for patients with rheumatic disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, for stent implantation and as a prophylaxis to Myocardial Infarction. Despite the aspirin’s numerous uses, there are still a few complications that a person may experience while using this drug. One of those complications includes an aspirin allergy. Read More→

Categories : Allergies
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Anti Snoring Pillow Review: My Top 3

Monday, November 28th, 2011
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You can’t sleep at night and you have become increasingly frustrated and listless as the days have wore on. The cause of your sleeping problems may have been your husband, your boyfriend, your child or those in proximity to you who you can hear snoring so loudly it impedes your sleeping pattern. People believe that snoring is commonplace. More often than not, snoring is actually a potential sleeping problem that may lead to sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that occurs in 4-9% of the population. Typically, snoring isn’t naturally a problem although it can become a problem for the snorer’s loved ones as they are the ones who can hear the snoring. Fortunately, the problem doesn’t have to become a perpetual occurrence in your everyday sleep as new technological advances have been discovered. One of these inventions includes the anti snoring pillow. Read More→

Categories : Sleeping Problems
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3 Exercises to Help You Stop Snoring

Sunday, November 27th, 2011
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Most of the time, snoring in adults can be a normal occurrence. In fact, not everyone who snores actually knows that they are snoring unless their partner or someone else tell them about it. According to statistics, up to 50% of the population around the world snore  regularly with the number of men snorers twice the number of women. Although snoring is not considered to be a hazardous condition, it may be a symptom of a more serious condition called sleep apnea. Read More→

Categories : Sleeping Problems
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Fish Oil Reviews – The Top 3 Fish Oils on The Market

Sunday, November 20th, 2011
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With society leading an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and increased cholesterol intake due to a growing number of fast food chains across the country, it is no surprise cardiovascular diseases is rising at a meteoric rate. Fortunately, the discovery of the unique benefits that fish oil has to offer can with those at risk from contracting heart diseases. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for its dramatic effects on improving cardiovascular health. Read More→

Categories : Diet and Nutrition
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Heart Rate Monitor Review – The Top 3

Sunday, November 20th, 2011
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Whether you’re an athlete or a normal person who wants to have a fitter and healthier body, a heart rate monitor can easily be one of the best devices that you can use to fully optimize your workouts. The monitor carries a microcomputer, which allows it to record your heart rate for the duration of your work out. Most of the time, the device features a receiver and a data transmitter. Through the information recorded by the monitor, you can determine the amount of training and rehabilitation that you need to help you become healthier. Read More→

Categories : Weight Loss
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Baby Vitamin Drops – A Review of The Choices Available

Friday, November 18th, 2011
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No matter the parenting style, the upbringing or the beliefs, parents will always want what they deem is best for their children. When a recent study divulged that giving multivitamin drops to babies were considered to increase the risks of food allergies, debates have sparked between experts on baby vitamin drops. There are researchers who argue that some multivitamins should be given to ensure your baby’s safe and healthy growth. However, the other part of the dispute believes that all of the recommended multivitamins should be given altogether. So what should the parents believe in? Read More→

Categories : Diet and Nutrition
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Thera Cane Massager Review: My Verdict

Thursday, November 17th, 2011
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I work hard not only because I have a lot of expenses to pay for but also because deep inside, I am a workaholic. You can probably imagine how exhausted, how stressed and how extensively worn out my body feels when I come home from work. As if that wasn’t enough, I also tend to suffer from back pains for the past ten years. For once, I just wanted to go home and look forward to a restful evening. Read More→

Categories : Back Pain
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Period Pain Remedies – 3 Products For Quick Menstrual Pain Relief

Thursday, November 17th, 2011
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It’s that time of the month again – you just want to cower in the comforts of your bed, sleep all day long and mull over the circumstances of your life. This is a day when you’re dependent on various menstrual pain relief methods. A lot of women suffering from menstrual pain tend to take a day off at work or at school because they can’t function normally. Read More→

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Top 3 Shiatsu Massage Chairs

Sunday, November 13th, 2011
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A massage is one of the most common forms of relaxation – whether it is from the convenience of massage chairs at home or visiting a massage spa .  In fact, medical evidence has proven regular massages provide many health benefits such as stress relief and revitalization. It is regarded as a highly recommended complementary form of medicine because of its healing effects. Massage therapy has been used for centuries and is known in many different cultures. Unlike other types of alternative therapy, this one has passed many medical studies. Read More→

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Top 5 Most Common Teeth Problems

Saturday, November 12th, 2011
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There are many reasons why people may experience sore teeth and teeth problems. In order to understand dental issues, it’s best to discover their underlying root cause. Here are the 5 most common teeth problems along with their symptoms and treatments:

1. CAVITIES.

Cavities are a common tooth problems especially in young children who have an affinity for sweets. Otherwise known as dental caries, cavities refer to the rotting sections inside the teeth, which are typically brought about by the gradual weakening of the tooth’s enamel (the hard surface protecting the inner nerves). Bad dental hygiene is considered to be the culprit for dental caries. Read More→

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3 Important Carrot Juice Benefits That You Should Know About

Saturday, November 12th, 2011
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Carrots are renowned vegetables across the United States as well as other countries around the world. It is not only known for its wonderful flavor, it is also highly recommended because of the carrot juice benefits it provides. Although carrots are often portrayed to be orange in color, not everyone is aware that they actually come in different colors. There are red carrots, violet carrots, white carrots and even yellow carrots. Read More→

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Rosehip Oil Benefits

Saturday, November 12th, 2011
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Our skin is considered to be a blank canvass to work on. Having good skin that is free from  imperfections like acne, humongous pores, redness or roughness is considered to be a blessing. People with good skin are considered more confident to face the world, even without make up. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with good skin. There are people across the globe that are marked with acne, blackheads, whiteheads, pores, rashes and the like. On the bright side, there are numerous products for the skin that can help diminish these imperfections. One of these products that have become increasingly popular worldwide is rosehip oil. Rosehip oil benefits vary as they are not only beneficial to the skin but for other ailments as well. Read More→

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Top 3 Sore Throat Remedies

Saturday, November 12th, 2011
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I was never a fan of sore throat. Sure, there may be worse diseases out there that are far more painful and even life-threatening but when I was a kid, sore throat was the common disease I hated the most. I had to miss school and I could hardly even talk without feeling pangs of pain engulf my throat. I also had to endure a low-grade fever and an aching body that emerged out of nowhere. Oftentimes, I may also have a headache, a runny nose, a cough, watery eyes and continual sneezing. Although I loved the fact that I didn’t have to think of homework for a day, I hated feeling sickly when I had a sore throat. Read More→

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Capsaicin Pills Review: Top 3 Cayenne Pepper Pills

Friday, November 11th, 2011
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Capsaicin is a substance that is found in the hot and spicy cayenne peppers, which are usually used for a variety of cuisines and dishes in Mexico, Southern Italy, Southeast Asia and China. However, the cayenne pepper is a not only good for the kitchen as it is also a revered herbal medicine in Korea, China, India and Japan. The cayenne pepper is believed to be effective in treating poor appetite, circulatory and digestive problems, muscle pain and arthritis. These healing properties are pinpointed to the levels of capsaicin found in the cayenne pepper. Today, capsaicin pills have been manufactured in Europe and America to alleviate the inflammation and pain in people with digestive problems, specifically Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Read More→

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How to Measure Blood Pressure Correctly

Friday, November 11th, 2011
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It may be because you want to monitor your family’s blood pressure even when you’re in your home or it may be because you’re in the medical field and you’re learning how to measure blood pressure correctly. In either case, before you jump into taking your blood pressure, you will need to know how to do it correctly as mistakes can be easily made. Read More→

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What are the Health Benefits of Milk Thistle?

Friday, November 11th, 2011
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Otherwise known as St. Mary’s Thistle or by its scientific name Silybum marianum, Milk Thistle is a well-known herbal plant that has been used for various ailments for more than 2,000 years. The component derived from Milk Thistle that is believed to have all the healing properties is the flavonoid called silymarin. Read More→

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What Are The Causes of Low Blood Pressure?

Friday, November 11th, 2011
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Low blood pressure, otherwise known as hypotension in the medical field, is actually a pretty common disease. In order to understand what the causes of low blood pressure are, it is important to tackle what blood pressure is. Blood pressure is defined as the power of blood that pushing against the walls of the blood vessels, specifically the arteries, while the heart pumps blood out. Blood pressure is determined from the systolic and diastolic pressures that are acquired using a sphygmomanometer and a mercury blood pressure gauge, an electronic device or an aneroid manometer. The systolic pressure denotes to the blood pressure that is heard when the heart beats while the diastolic pressure denotes to the blood pressure when the heart is at rest. Read More→

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Shingles Symptoms

Friday, November 11th, 2011
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You remember having chicken pox when you were a child. All the watery blisters invading every surface of your skin, the itchiness that tormented you 24/7 and having to stay at home without the presence of your friends and classmates were every bit of a nightmare as it was back then. Naturally, you were thankful when it was all over and all that was left were the marks that served as your reminder for the chicken pox you experienced. So what would you do when you experience the initial shingles symptoms, which is probably ten times worse than the normal chicken pox? Read More→

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Earl Grey Tea Benefits – How Often Should You Drink Earl Grey Tea?

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
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Drinking tea is a favorite past time and relaxation activity in numerous countries nowadays not only because of its revitalizing properties but also because of the health benefits it is able to give. Tea is one of the oldest beverages and currently the most popular drink around the world. Tea is believed to have been originated in China, where Chinese emperor Shen Nong accidentally created the revered drink in 2737 B.C. However, it was only roughly 300 A.D. that tea became a common drink for people. The earl grey tea is considered to be among the popular teas in the world because of its taste and the earl grey tea benefits it is known to give. Read More→

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Turmeric Benefits – Exploring The Truth Behind The Health Benefits

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
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Turmeric is a common sight among household cupboards as a tasteful spice that’s added to different cuisines and meals, although mostly they’re a typical spice used for curry dishes. They are widely cultivated in numerous Asian countries such as China and India. Turmeric boasts a peppery and slightly bitter flavor and a combination of ginger and orange aroma. Turmeric is derived from the Curcuma longa plant and has long been used by the Indians and the Chinese for its anti-inflammatory properties, a condiment and a dye. In the past, Turmeric was named as the “Indian saffron” due to its dark, yellow color, which is brought about by the phenolic compounds called curcuminoids found in the plant. There are numerous turmeric benefits that the condiment has been used for in the past. These health benefits have been studied in order to determine its efficacy. Read More→

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Kombucha Benefits – A Review of The Evidence

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
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Kombucha tea, a drink that is made from a combination of acetic bacteria and fungi, is rapidly becoming a popular household name in numerous countries today. The kombucha are known with a multitude of different names around the world. From the Russian jelly, Russian fungus, Japanese sponge, Indian wine fungus, Russian mother and Russian flower to names like wondrous fungus, magical fungus, heroic fungus and gout jelly, this renowned fungus definitely spans through a variety of names and kombucha benefits. Read More→

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The Truth About Fenugreek Benefits

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
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Commonly known as trigonella, bird’s foot or Greek hay seed, fenugreek is a renowned spice native to Western Asia and the Mediterranean portion of Europe. It is deemed to be in the same plant family as the pea and comes with a scientific name of Trigonella foecum-graecum. It is a plant used not only for its medicinal and cooking purposes but as fodder crop as well. The fenugreek plant usually reaches up to 1 to 2 feet in height. It has a tend stem, leaves that are oblong shaped with three leaflets and flowers that are pea-like and white in color. Fenugreek benefits health in numerous ways as it has been utilized as a treatment method for almost every illness since time immemorial. Read More→

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The Health Benefits of Ginger

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
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Ginger belongs to the Zingiberaceae family of plants and has a Latin name of Zingiber officinale, which is believed to be taken from its Sanskrit name singabera, meaning “horn-shaped”. Ginger has long been present in the kitchen cupboards of numerous homes around the world. Ginger boasts a unique greenish-purple flower that is attached to a rhizome or a stem under the ground. In the kitchen, it is mostly used to flavor meals and drinks. Nevertheless, the benefits of ginger don’t just stop there. Aside from being a great additional flavor, ginger is also commonly used as a home remedy for a multitude of illnesses. Ginger can be utilized in its juice, dried, fresh, and powdered and oil form. Today, there are also ginger supplements sold in the market in capsules, liquid tinctures, tablets and tea bag forms. Read More→

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