How To Survive The Holiday Feeding Frenzy Without Completely Blowing Your Diet!

21 Nov 2011
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Throughout the holiday season, temptations are everywhere — a busy social schedule, office and school parties, family functions, and neighborly gestures of sweets and treats. You need a strategy for dealing with the abundance of calories that are part and parcel of the holiday season. Most people gain 2-5 pounds each year during the feasting season that starts at Thanksgiving and ends New Year’s Day. The plan: Aim to hold steady at your current weight and focus on not gaining any additional pounds by Jan. 1. It is so hard to resist temptation, but it gets easier if you’re equipped with a plan. Follow these tips to help you survive.

My Common Cold Won’t Go Away!

14 Nov 2011
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To review the symptoms of the common cold they are a runny nose, scratchy/sore throat, cough, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, low grade fever, body aches and mild fatigue. Last week we listed the things you can do to help you get through the 7-10 days a typical viral cold will last for. When do you need to seek help from your Doctor? In general adults should see your Doctor if: Your fever is greater than or equal to 103 degrees F. Your fever is accompanied by sweating, chills and colored secretions lasting more than 3-4 days. You have significantly swollen glands in the neck. You have severe face or sinus.

It’s Common Cold Season! (Part One)

07 Nov 2011
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The common cold is an upper respiratory tract (nose and throat) infection caused by a virus. The symptoms can be a runny nose, scratchy/sore throat, cough, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, low grade fever, body aches and mild fatigue. There are over 100 viruses that can cause a cold and preschoolers are at greatest risk to get frequent colds but anyone can be at risk during the most common seasons, fall and winter. Colds can last seven to ten days and your secretions can thicken and turn yellow or green as it runs its course. Treatment: There is no cure for the common cold. Antibiotics are of no use and do.

Halloween: Can I Lose Weight Eating Candy?…..Well Maybe?

31 Oct 2011
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Some weight loss studies show that including a little candy in your diet can make a diet easier to follow. BUT, for the best results allow no more than 100-200 calories a day for your candy treat: a small snack-size chocolate bar. The truth of the matter is CHOCOLATE can be HEALTHY! Not all chocolate has the benefits. The best for your health is solid dark chocolate. The health benefits come from the flavanoids, a phytochemical found in the cacao bean from which cocoa is produced. Dark chocolate has the highest percentage of cocoa and therefore the highest percentage of flavanoids. What does it help health wise? Heart health Blood.

So You Think You Want Your PSA Tested?

24 Oct 2011
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Recently the US Preventative Task Force issued new guidelines for Doctors to follow regarding the use of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) for screening men for prostate cancer. Their recommendation came from a communication actually dated November 2009, and now recommends against routine screening by the use of the PSA blood test in all men, not just those greater than 75 years old, as the old guideline stated. This new recommendation is not supported by many in the medical community that deal with mens’ health and prostate cancer on a daily basis. Here are some of the facts surrounding this controversy. What is the prostate-specific antigen (PSA)? This a protein produced by.