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Latest concussion study suggests effects still there when symptoms subside

The National Football League (NFL) is quickly making its way towards the end of the regular season.  Lucky teams will prepare for playoff games, dreaming of making it to the Super Bowl.  One thing is for sure: the hitting will certainly pick up in intensity the further a team progresses. …

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Insomniasleep Treatment

SAY GOODNIGHT TO INSOMNIA by Gregg D. Jacobs, Ph. D.  (Copyright 2009) is  a self-help book based on a 6 week program Dr. Jacobs has developed.  Ninety percent of his patients report the program has helped them.  The rate of success would probably be lower with insomniacs simply using the …

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Transdermal Contraceptives vs Oral Contraceptives

Transdermal contraceptive generally comes in the form of a patch that is applied to the skin to prevent pregnancy. It releases a low dosage combination of progestin and estrogen through the skin. Currently, Ortho Evra is the only transdermal hormone contraceptive that is available. Approved by the FDA in 2002, …

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10 Foods to help you Live a Longer Life

“Eat your fruits and veggies and you will grow up strong!” That’s a phrase kids across the land spanning many generations have heard from their parents. And guess what? Turns out, it’s true! There are specific foods, such as fruits and vegetables that can add years to your life and help you …

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Clozapine Side Effects Atypical Antipsychotics Schizophrenia Psychosis Clozaril

Clozaril is an atypical antipsychotic drug prescribed to treat resistant schizophrenia. It was once withdrawn from the market due to serious side effects. But it was reintroduced, because of its effectiveness in treating resistant schizophrenia. However It can cause fatal agranulocytosis (disease characterized by lack of white cell type called granulocytes …

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Eye Exercises to Improve Vision

Can eye exercises really improve vision?  There are people who attest to the effectiveness of eye exercises when it comes to improving eyesight.  However, other people remain skeptical about it and reason that their optometrists never told them about eye exercises, therefore there could be no truth to what some …

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How to Treat Seasonal Allergies in Children

As a parent, one of the most important jobs is to keep your child safe and healthy.  For the parent of a child suffering from seasonal allergies, allergy season can truly be a terrible time of year for everyone.  Children and parents alike battle keeping allergy symptoms in check so …

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Disease Prevention Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a viral infection that will be transmitted by a mosquito and enters the circulation through a bite wound. The disease can manifest as a typical viral fever and could settle within few days without any manifestations. But, at times, the infection can give rise to a deadly …

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Side Effects of Clopidogrel

What is ‘Clopidogrel’? Clopidogrel is a generic drug which is available in many different brands and its active ingredient is ‘Clopidogrel bisulfate’. The drug is used to prevent platelet aggregation which is essential for clot formation in an instance of bleeding. The usefulness of this mechanism is clearly shown in …

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Dietary Fiber as a Mechanism in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Seldom is dietary fiber our first thought, as a mechanism in fighting cardiovascular disease, though perhaps it should be. While our fiber intake is not the only thing necessary to promote heart health, it is a very important part of it. High fiber and low-fat-sugar-salt diets, coupled with exercise and …

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