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Belly Pain? Constipation? Bloating? Don’t be Embarrassed, it Could be IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Medicinenet.com defines it as, “a common gastrointestinal disorder involving an abnormal condition of gut contractions (motility) and increased sensations (visceral hypersensitivity) characterized by abdominal pain/discomfort, gas, bloating, mucous in stools, and irregular bowel habits with constipation or diarrhea or alternating diarrhea

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Five Heart-Healthy Reminders for Seniors

Heart disease can afflict us at any age, however, as we age, our risk factors do increase. After all, our heart is this amazing organ that is the powerhouse that keeps on working continuously, even when we are asleep. Thus, it is critical to take care of our hearts as any decline in our heart-health

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Diabetes Management 101

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), defines diabetes as “a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high.” Glucose is vital to our health as it is a main source of energy for our cells, tissues, and muscles, as well as our brain’s primary fuel source. It is also

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An Aspirin A Day May Not Keep the Doctor Away!

In medicine cabinets across America, especially where seniors reside, there will always be that familiar bottle of aspirin. It may be there because it is a part of the regular line-up of over-the- counter medications, taken as needed, or the family physician may have prescribed a daily low dosage aspirin regimen to prevent heart attacks

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Coronavirus Signs & Symptoms: When to Call Your Healthcare Provider

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you should contact your healthcare provider if “you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing.” The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that “Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience

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Eat Your Way to A Healthy Heart

The adage, “you are what you eat,” is true. The condition of your body is a direct result of the type of food that you consume. Keeping your cardiovascular system healthy is critical to a long and healthy life. Trading high fat, sugar, and sodium diets for a heart healthy diet, rich in fruits and

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