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Learn How to Control Your Emphysema Symptoms Through Lifestyle Changes

The American Lung Association defines emphysema as “one of the diseases that comprises COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Emphysema involves gradual damage of lung tissue. Specifically thinning and destruction of the alveoli or air sacs.”  The Mayo Clinic explains that “You can have emphysema for many years without noticing any signs or symptoms. The main

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Why Does the Flu Kill Some People So Quickly?

As the U.S. 2020-2021 flu season rolls in to meet the on-going  COVID-19 pandemic, health organizations all over the world are predicting increased illness attributed to the flu season reaching its peak as increased cases of COVID-19 are also expected. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tracks influenza related deaths but does

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Let’s Talk About Sex: Is Endometriosis Affecting You in The Bedroom?

The website, endometriosis.org, defines endometriosis as, “a condition in which tissue similar to the lining inside the uterus (called “the endometrium”), is found outside the uterus, where it induces a chronic inflammatory reaction that may result in scar tissue.” One of the symptoms of endometriosis is called dyspareunia or painful intercourse. This occurs because of

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Breathe Easy, It’s Healthy Lung Month

There is nothing more effortless as breathing. That is, unless you struggle to do so. Our lungs play a central role in our ability to breathe as they are the center of the respiratory system. October is observed as Healthy Lung Month, a health awareness campaign to educate the public about “the importance of protecting

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Female Hormonal Imbalances & Skin Health

Both men and women deal with hormonal issues that affect the skin at different stages of their lives. For women, there are extra issues to contend with, such as monthly menstrual cycles, pregnancy, menopause, and female reproductive issues such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which all wreak havoc on the skin in differing ways. Nicole

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Healthy Vision for Aging Eyes

One of the tell-tale signs of aging is a change in our vision. For some of us, such changes may be minor and require little to no intervention, while for others, the changes may be debilitating and may lead to a serious disability with life-altering consequences. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), lists some common

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Alcoholism is a Chronic Disease – Learn the Signs and Know When to Seek Help for Yourself or a Loved One

Addiction.com defines alcoholism as, “a chronic disease that makes the body dependent on alcohol.” The website lists some of the signs of alcoholism as: Drinking alone or keeping consumption of alcohol secret. Loss of interest in activities, hobbies, and friends. Feeling compelled to drink. Gulping drinks, ordering multiple drinks or doubles, getting drunk intentionally to

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