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Hormonal Imbalance in Women: A Simple DIY Test

Menopause or perimenopause can be a rough time in a woman’s life as estrogen levels decline often causing a host of symptoms. Weight gain, dry skin, food cravings, and irritability – these can all be clues that your hormones…

Dandelions: Nature’s Mild Diuretic

You may consider dandelions a pesky weed, but this green vegetable is edible, delicious, and nutritious. Rich in vitamins A and C, iron, potassium and zinc, dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) was used by Native Americans as a folk remedy for upset stomach, and liver, kidney and skin diseases. Today, dandelion roots

Many Medications Can Contribute to Secondary Hypertension

The medications you take for colds and headaches also may be causing your blood pressure to rise. When hypertension (high blood pressure) is caused by medications or a medical condition, such as thyroid disease, it’s considered secondary hypertension. It can develop in people whose blood pressure is usually in the

Stronger Warnings Issued for Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued stronger warnings about using over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil), based on findings that NSAIDs can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
How concerned should you be about these warnings?
“You should definitely be concerned,

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