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Feeling a Little Sensitive?

Feeling a Little Sensitive?

Are you suddenly a little more sensitive—to sunlight? Some medications, foods, and skin care products can cause photosensitivity, an increased reaction to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun that can make your future brighter than you want. Drugs: Antihistamines, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen), antibiotics, oral diabetes drugs, diuretics, tricyclic antidepressants, some antifungal medicines—all
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Tracking Down How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

Tracking Down How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

Dogs possess an amazing ability to sniff out changes in human physiology, even drawing attention to diseases such as cancer. Their ability to detect low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and alert humans in well established. People with type I diabetes can experience abnormal drops in blood sugar – potentially resulting in fatigue, unconsciousness, or seizures. That’s
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Arthritis Symptoms Can Be Reduced With Physical Activity and Educational Programs

Arthritis Symptoms Can Be Reduced With Physical Activity and Educational Programs

A recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) study notes the prevalence of arthritis and the opportunities that are available to decrease pain and improve function. When people with arthritis engage in physical activity they can reduce their arthritis symptoms by up to 40 percent. Yet, many adults with arthritis are not physically active.
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It’s Healthy Vision Month

It’s Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month is observed each year in May. This is a great time to learn how vision problems can affect you and your loved ones, and what you can do to keep your eyes healthy.   Approximately 12 million people in the United States have vision impairment. Women, minority groups, and people with a
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Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

A new study finds that smoking cigarettes can leave a lasting imprint on DNA. This bad habit can alter more than 7,000 genes, which in turn can contribute to the development of smoking-related diseases, such as cancer, COPD, heart disease, and more. Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly
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