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“Normal” Urine Color: 50 Shades of Yellow

Pretty much everyone knows his or her normal urine color (or subtle range of urine colors). If the shade changes a great deal, however, we can become a little alarmed. But hold on. While urine color is a centuries-old diagnostic tool, many shades of yellow can be perfectly normal, even … Read More

How Far Does a Sneeze Travel?

As long as we frequent public places—grocery stores, malls, plazas, restaurants, offices, schools, airports, train stations—it’s bound to happen. Someone walking toward us lets loose with a spontaneous sneeze. Can the germs suddenly floating in the air make us sick? To answer that question, let’s first address this one: How … Read More

How to Use a Neti Pot to Stop Runny Nose

Maybe you’ve seen one in an ad, or you have a friend who’s tried using one. If you haven’t tried one yourself or seen one in action first-hand, the neti pot may seem like an absurd, strange home remedy. But don’t let your skepticism hold you back from what may … Read More

Could Your Digestive Problems be SIBO Symptoms?

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is an increasingly recognized condition in which there is an elevated number of bacteria in the small intestines.[1] The small intestine normally contains relatively few bacteria, but with SIBO, bacteria that are normally found in the colon—Escherichia coli, species of Enterococcus, Klebsiella pneumonia and Proteus … Read More

Recognizing Heart Failure Symptoms

Heart failure—the disease—is gradual, progressive, and chronic. Heart failure symptoms can be described with the same three words. Symptoms of heart failure develop gradually—sometimes they are not even noticeable to the person. Heart failure is not a sudden, traumatic event. Neither are the symptoms. Heart failure is progressive. Its symptoms … Read More

Clear It Up! Post-Nasal Drip Remedies

Post-nasal drip is the accumulation of mucus, usually in your sinuses, that moves down the back of the nose into the throat. It can be an annoying and disruptive condition, but one that's treatable by post-nasal drip remedies, both pharmaceutical and natural. Your body makes about one to two quarts … Read More

What To Do About Dry Eye Syndrome

The National Eye Institute estimates 5 million people over age 50 suffer from dry eye syndrome. This lack of a healthy tear film in our eyes leaves the person uncomfortable and prone to eye irritation. Dry eye syndrome may be due to the eyes not producing enough tears or the … Read More

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