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What Steps Shuld Be Taken To Prevent Falls Among The Elderly  1024x717, Health Channel

What steps should be taken to prevent falls among the elderly?

It is estimated that each year, one out of three adults over the age of 65 is involved in an unintentional fall. To understand the seriousness of this, here are a few statistics from the Centers for Disease Control: Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury related death. In 2009, unintentional fall ...
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How Do I Calm Restless Leg Syndrome  1024x682, Health Channel

How do I calm Restless Leg Syndrome?

Occasionally, medical complaints can be so vague or bizarre that it inhibits those suffering such symptoms from reporting them to their doctors. Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is such a disorder. RLS is neurological condition that is characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs, and an uncontrollable urge to move the legs in an effort to ...
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What Is Cardiovascular Disease  1024x682, Health Channel

What is Cardiovascular Disease?

The role of inflammation in the genesis of cancer is a complex and seemingly paradoxical issue. As mentioned in last week’s health tip, inflammation is part of a process that helps the body remove damaged cells, irritants or germs following injury, exposure or infection. Cancer cells generally fall into the “damaged cells” category and are ...
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What Are The 7 Healthy Habits For Heart Care  1024x683, Health Channel

What are the 7 Healthy Habits for heart care?

A while back, the Occupy Movement voiced its concern for the 99% of Americans who were not among the top 1% of income earners. There is another 99% (or 98.8% to be exact), however, who may be in a considerably worse position. This is the group of Americans who fail to adhere to the “7 ...
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How And Why Are Joint Replacements Done  1024x666, Health Channel

How and why are joint replacements done?

Hip and knee joint replacement is a procedure that has been performed on millions of Americans since it was introduced around 40 years ago. In most cases, joint replacement is performed because of arthritis. The common feature of the various types of arthritis is that cartilage on the joint surfaces becomes worn out. This results ...
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What Are Some Uncommon Symptoms Of Common Diseases  1024x683, Health Channel

What are some uncommon symptoms of common diseases?

In medicine, there is a saying that “common things are common”, meaning that most conditions seen by doctors are not obscure, nor is the manner in which they present themselves. On occasion, however, illnesses present in unusual ways and it is up to the doctor (with the help of informed patients) to be aware of ...
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How Can I Control Hunger During The Holidays  1024x682, Health Channel

How can I control hunger during the holidays?

Of course being hungry is not a disease, but overeating and excessive weight is clearly a risk to health. Controlling one’s appetite and managing food intake seems to be particularly difficult during the holiday season. According to the National Institutes of Health, Americans gain an average of one pound during this time. While this may ...
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How Contagious Are Respiratory Tract Infections  1024x682, Health Channel

How Contagious are Respiratory Tract Infections?

It’s cold and flu season. Your co-worker in the next cubicle has a mound of Kleenex on his desk, obviously nursing a cold. Following a sneezing fit, you can practically see the germs coming over the cubicle wall seeking someone else to infect. With the common wintertime illnesses, what is your likelihood of becoming infected ...
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