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Seniors Don’t Have to Fall Victim to Gravity

Earlier this week, former President George H.W. Bush fell at his summer home in Maine, breaking a vertebra in his neck. Fortunately, the injury was not life threatening, and his spokesman reports that…

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A Surprising Reason High Blood Pressure Often Remains Uncontrolled

Chronic high blood pressure affects one in three Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, only about half of these people have their blood pressure under control. One o…

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How Phthalates Affect Your Sex Life (& How to Avoid Them)

"Not tonight, honey, I've had too many toxins!" Iím betting that when you consider the factors affecting your interest in sex you probably donít consider toxic exposures. But new research presented…

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This Surprising Food Could be Interfering with Your Medication

Your breakfast could cause your medications to go from safe to harmful. Find out which drugs interact with this surprising breakfast food. It has been a pretty rough cold and flu season around here…

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11 Natural Treatments For Depression

As an MD, Iíve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy p…

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How Medicine Can Affect Your Mouth, and What to Do About It

In general, medicines are supposed to make you feel better. But while they may bring relief from the specific symptoms you are suffering, several over-the-counter and prescription medicines can have a…

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Treating High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, leads to serious consequences if you don't make an effort to lower it using diet, exercise and sometimes, medication. Watch this to find out what you have to do. …

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5 Myths About Depression

Millions of people have depression, and millions of people misunderstand it. Learn the truth behind five common myths.…

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Depression Meds & Compliance

Don't think your meds are making a difference? Don't stop taking them! Find out why it's important to keep taking your antidepressant.…

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Going Off Antidepressants the Safe Way

Ready to stop taking your antidepressants? Don't throw out the pill bottle just yet. Going off your medication takes time. Learn more.…

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