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Beware the Bug: C-Diff Symptoms and Treatments

Beware the Bug: C-Diff Symptoms and Treatments

Scientists attribute C-diff’s spread to unnecessary and incorrect use of antibiotics, which can wipe out beneficial bacteria in the gut, opening an opportunity for C. difficile to infect the colon. While C-diff isn’t (yet) drug-resistant, stronger strains of this bacteria are emerging, and the CDC recently identified it as one

Psychobiotics: Best Probiotics for Mood?

Psychobiotics: Best Probiotics for Mood?

It’s hard to believe that by altering the bacteria in your gut, you can better handle stress, improve your mood, and even treat your anxiety or depression. But an explosion of research into the fascinating world of the gut-brain connection is showing just that. We now know that you can

Yogurt: A Healthy Way to Start Your Day

Yogurt is packed with nutrients. A 5.3-ounce cup provides 15 percent of your Daily Value (DV) of calcium for a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, while plain Greek yogurt, which is more concentrated, provides 20 percent DV. Yogurt also is a good source of potassium and phosphorus. A few brands are fortified with

How to Boost Your Immune System: 8 Powerful Supplements

How to Boost Your Immune System: 8 Powerful Supplements

With cold and flu viruses seemingly stronger than ever, the thought may have crossed your mind more than once: How to boost your immune system? Studies have proven that these eight dietary supplements are among the most effective at enhancing your immunity to infectious diseases.
1. Echinacea
There are nine different species

7. Smart Choices in the Dairy Case

Not so long ago—probably when you were growing up—everyone drank milk. Recent years, however, have seen a sharp decline in the popularity of milk as a meal-time beverage. Non-dairy beverages made from soy, rice, almonds, coconuts, and cashews have gained market share. At the same time, the popularity of yogurt,

Top 5 Fatigue Causes: Understanding Why You’re So Tired

Top 5 Fatigue Causes: Understanding Why You’re So Tired

Fatigue is a common symptom in people with medical conditions like cancer and diabetes, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and even in people who are otherwise “healthy.” Yet despite how prevalent it is, medical researchers still do not completely understand what happens in the body to cause fatigue. They

5. Treatments for Depression

The sad truth is that nearly half of people in the U.S. with depression are not getting the level of care they need, according to statistics collected by the National Institute of Mental Health. This is true even though multiple effective therapies are available. Minority groups are particularly unlikely to

C Diff Treatments Can Include Antibiotics and Probiotics

C Diff Treatments Can Include Antibiotics and Probiotics

If you’re experiencing symptoms associated with c diff, or clostridium difficile, you’re undoubtedly considering trying C diff treatments on your own. It’s mostly diarrhea with some stomach cramping, right? Surely, you don’t need a doctor? Aren’t most C diff treatments just anti-diarrheal? Wrong, wrong, and absolutely not.

Just treating the symptoms—diarrhea,

Take Precautions Before Cervical Cancer Symptoms Manifest

Take Precautions Before Cervical Cancer Symptoms Manifest

In years past, cervical cancer was one of the leading causes of cancer death among American women. One of the primary reasons why it was so deadly is because most women experience no cervical cancer symptoms until the disease has spread.

But in the past 30 years, deaths from cervical cancer

Don’t Wait for Symptoms of Cervical Cancer to Appear

Don’t Wait for Symptoms of Cervical Cancer to Appear

For women who undergo screening and who are diagnosed early, cervical cancer is highly treatable. Waiting for symptoms of cervical cancer to appear, however, holds the potential for the cancer to progress to an advanced stage and become life threatening. Likewise, vaccinations for men and women to prevent human papillomavirus

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