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Alcohol Abstinence For One Month Dramatically Improves Your Health

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Alcohol abstinence for just one month will dramatically improve your health, a recent study shows. Hard to believe a dramatic improvement can occur in just one short month, but the data says, it happened. And it can happen for you as well. All you need is just a little bit of will power. January 2019…

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Calorie Counts On Restaurant Menus Now Mandatory, Starting Today!

Calorie counts at restaurants, movie theaters, and other businesses with 20 or more locations that serve food are required to post calorie counts, starting today. This new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule comes after nearly a decade of delays.     The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) had included a provision requiring calorie counts on…

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Nursing Homes Ratings By Medicare Differ From Yelp Consumers

Nursing homes ratings by Medicare differ significantly from the Yelp consumer ratings, a recent study has found.       Nursing Homes: Ratings Differ A study conducted by Prof. Anna Rahman, University of Southern California, evaluated nursing homes from both Medicare and Yelp consumers on the following metrics: quality of staff care and staffing physical…

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Avocado Provides What You Need To Stay Healthy

Avocado is and has been a favorite topic of social media for some time. They have been called “America’s new favorite fruit.”  Turns out, avocados are popular for good reason. Not only are they delicious, they’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can help keep you healthy.       Avocado: Beats Banana…

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Blood Pressure: Self Monitor And Reap The Benefits

Blood pressure self monitoring provides a more accurate and consistent reading compared to one taken by a health care professional. Do-it-yourself monitoring can significantly lower the numbers, according to a new study in the medical journal Lancet. Congratulations, you have cut your risk of getting a heart attack and stroke.       Blood Pressure: Study Results Patients testing…

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Dry Throat, Its Symptoms, Causes, And Available Treatments

Dry throat occurs for many reasons which are mostly minor, but sometimes can result from a more serious underlying condition.       Dry Throat: Some Facts Allergic conditions, like hay fever and others, may cause a dry throat. There are medical treatments and home remedies available for a dry throat. It is a good idea to…

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Huntington’s Chorea: New Treatment May Improve Quality Of Life

Huntington’s Chorea, is a fatal hereditary and progressive brain disorder. You can’t “catch” it from another person. Every child of a parent with HC has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. There are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans with more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Although symptoms may first show up in midlife, Huntington’s…

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Magnesium: Your Good Health Really Depends On It

Magnesium is a mineral your body needs to work right. It helps with hundreds of important body processes, including those that control how your muscles and nerves work. Magnesium helps to keep your bones strong, heart healthy, and blood sugar normal. It also plays a role in your energy level. You can get magnesium in…

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CMS Antibiotic Stewardship Program Goes Into Affect, Seniors Gain

The CMS (Center For Medicare and Medicaid Services) Antibiotic Stewardship Program for Nursing Homes and long-term care facilities went into effect in November 2017. This new drug policy intends to curb the widespread overuse of antibiotics across nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Antibiotics are the most frequently prescribed medication in nursing homes, and studies…

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