Know the Dangers of Mixing NyQuil and Alcohol

Nyquil is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that is used to treat symptoms associated with colds and the flu, such as cough, runny nose, and aches and pains.  Drinking alcohol while taking Nyquil can be a recipe for disaster because Nyquil sometimes contains the ingredients acetaminophen and dextromethorphan and neither ingredient is safe to use with alcohol  So, if you’re currently taking Nyquil, […]

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Diabetes and Fruits Tips You Need to Know

I get lots of question about diabetes and fruits. Lots of people say to me, “I’ve got diabetes, and worry about eating different fruits because they are too sweet or contain sugar”. They are told that fruits are bad if you are diabetic and they want to know what the deal is.  If you are […]

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Know How Soluble Fiber Lowers Blood Cholesterol

Anika is 34 with a family history of hyperlipidemia and hypertension. Last year, a routine test revealed a cholesterol level of 220mg/dL, which is considered borderline high. That was a wakeup call for her to act and watch what she ate.  This year, she repeated the test and her cholesterol level has dropped to 190mg/dL. […]

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You Could Have an STD and Not Know It

Honestly, don’t you think the world is crappy sometimes? You just had unprotected sex and you wonder about your risks of getting an STD or just discovered a strange symptom in your pubic area and wonder if you have an STD and should take appropriate action. Well, it depends on which STD you have. You can develop symptoms within […]

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Viagra: know the facts behind that little blue pill

Your health care provider gave you a prescription for the blue pill, and you are not in a hurry to try it because of all the stories you have heard about unending erections or dangerous side effects. Do you think what you heard is true? Want to know all about Viagra and how it performs […]

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Cold and Cough Medicine: why it can hurt your kids

Parents, are you treating your kids with over-the-counter cough and cold medicines? Please, stop! When your kids have a cough and/or the common cold, I bet that makes them and even you miserable. The symptoms are uncomfortable, lasts a long time and makes it difficult to get a proper sleep. As parents, you want the […]

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Eye Cream: How to pick the right one for you

One product I am always on the hunt for is under eye cream. Don’t know whom I should blame (mum or dad) for my under-eye puffiness and dark circles.  Most days, I swear, my eyes feel more wicked witch than Dorothy. If you suffer the same fate as yours truly, fret not. According to a […]

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Iron Overload: why It is a medical emergency

I am prone to having heavy monthlies, so would take iron supplements daily. Couple of months back, I noticed I was feeling a bit tired and slow and attributed it to stress of school and clinical. and of cause ignorantly continued popping those daily iron pills. Well, I had pre-surgery blood work and it showed […]

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Special Workouts Prescription For All Conditions

There is no question that workouts is good for you. There are over 50 benefits to exercise that lots of health care providers are actually writing workout prescriptions. We believe it would make people know that exercise is just as important as any medication they take. As a matter of fact, it is more important. […]

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Intermittent Fasting: Why it is Beneficial and Crucial

Intermittent fasting is gaining grounds by the day. Over the years, we have been told by HCP to eat all day long: 3 meals a day plus snacking in between. Well, according to research by top nutritionist, that is totally wrong. When you eat all day long, you are over tasking your pancreas and digestive […]

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Stay Heart Healthy in Your 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and Over

Making heart healthy choices during any decade of life increases the chances of staying healthy as you age. Each year, 1 out of every 4 individuals die from heart related diseases. It is important for you to identify and acknowledge your risk factor at a younger age; that way, you can look at preventing it. […]

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Stress at Work? You May Boost Your Risks for Stroke

It’s already known that stress from work can increase your risk for cardiovascular disease, particularly high blood pressure and heart disease. But a recent study now links work stress to an increased risk of stroke, especially for women. The study, which appears in the journal Neurology, adds to the evidence that stress is harmful to your health and should be taken […]

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Men Age Better: Read These Tips

Hey guys! We are all going to get old. While aging is unfortunately inevitable, how you age is optional. Men, age better; what you should strive for is to look good for your age and of cos be healthy.  Inculcating simple habits from the way you wash your face to the clothes you wear and […]

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Your Vagina Absolutely Need Kegel Now

The vagina is an amazing versatile pleasure zone that is worshipped by some and a taboo to some. Every day, I see patient that comes in with different issues ranging from leakage of urine, and poop that they can’t control.  They also talk about issues they are having in the bedroom with their partners; from […]

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Kitchen Sponge: Do’s and Don’ts

When was the last time you replaced your old kitchen sponge? Studies by German researchers found out that the kitchen sponge has more bacteria than a toilet seat…Yuck! And you clean your dishes with it.  According to research report, 362 different bacterial species were detected in the 14 sponges investigated.   Your kitchen sponge is an ideal breeding […]

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Why You Should Never Store Meds in the Bathroom

So, while chatting with a patient the other day, she casually mentioned that she stores her meds in her bathroom cabinet, that got me thinking that she might not be the only one that does that.  My darlings, just because you have a medicine cabinet in your bathroom, does not mean that it’s a good […]

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Why You should give Your Baby Vitamin D

Breast milk is the best food you can offer your growing baby. Even when your baby starts eating other foods, you can continue to breastfeed until 2 years of age and beyond. But breast milk has only small amounts of vitamin D (4 to 40 IU per litre), which may not be enough to meet your baby’s […]

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My Umbilical Hernia Surgery and Story

So, I had my umbilical hernia repaired on Friday. I didn’t even know I had a hernia, much less a serious one because it didn’t hurt all. All I felt was like a little weird under the skin in my navel area. Well, my routine wellness exam revealed that it really bulgy internally and that […]

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Egg Yolk: The Most Valuable Protein

Let’s set the record straight with egg yolk and egg whites. They are so nutritious that they’re often referred to as “nature’s multivitamin.” Egg yolks have historically been identified as unhealthy because of their high cholesterol content. But, recent studies show that dietary cholesterol doesn’t have as great of an impact on blood cholesterol — saturated and trans […]

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Bad Marriage and the Risk of Insanity

Mine oh mine! Can’t believe I watched all 90 minutes of Tonto Dikeh’s latest expose on her failed marriage. All I can deduce is that her ex hurt her pretty bad in the past, and is still hurting her by trying to pretend to be without blame. Nothing hurt someone more than trying to constantly […]

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