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Ask the Doctor: Blood Pressure & Sun Exposure; Insomnia & Heart Disease

Why does the label on my blood pressure medication say I should avoid sun exposure while taking it?

Several types of medications, including some blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and diuretics, can cause “chemical photosensitivi-ty,” which is an enhanced reaction to ultraviolet (UV) light that makes skin extra-sensitive

3. Managing Other Conditions

Whether we are aware of it or not, our skin is engaged in an around-the-clock fight against forces from within and without. Regardless of the direction from which they come, if these conditions, disorders, and diseases prevail, even on a temporary basis, the results can be painful and unsightly. Box

1. Skin 101

We look at it several times a day, touch it, admire it, worry about it, and spend money on it. At times, we ignore or abuse it.
The way we choose to take care of our skin today will show up later in health and appearance. With life-long attention, skin can

Lactose Intolerance: It’s Different Than Having a Milk Allergy

Lactose Intolerance: It’s Different Than Having a Milk Allergy

If you have a dairy allergy, chances are you’ve heard this question many times: So, you have a lactose intolerance, right? Those with dairy issues commonly encounter confusion over lactose intolerance and milk allergy. Over the years, I’ve received questions from relatives who can’t understand why tiny amounts of milk

High-Fiber Diet May Reduce Food Allergies

Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from food allergies, with tree nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, and wheat among the biggest culprits. Symptoms range from relatively mild, such as hives, diarrhea, or a tingling in the mouth, to potentially life threatening, such as shortness of breath, swallowing difficulty, or a

Food Intolerance—or Allergy?

Nearly everyone has eaten something that did not agree with them. But other times your reaction may be more severe and frequent, which may be a sign of a food intolerance or even an allergy. Here’s how to tell the difference and what to do about it.
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Is This the Best Diet Ever or Is hCG Dangerous?

With hCG diet centers popping up all over the country, hCG diet drops appearing everywhere, and some natural health practitioners and integrative physicians even offering the hCG diet to their patients, many people want to know more about this latest diet craze.

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