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    Aug
    2003

    Rates of Dementia Increase Among Women on Hormone Therapy

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    Older women taking combination hormone therapy had twice the rate of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, compared with women who did not take the medication, according to new findings reported in the May 28, 2003 Journal…

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    Aug
    2003

    Combined HRT Doubles Breast Cancer Risk

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    Using combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to relieve symptoms of the menopause can double a woman’s normal risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study. Estrogen-only HRT has already been shown to raise…

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    Aug
    2003

    More Doubts Cast on Hormone Therapy Benefits

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    Two recently released medical studies provided more damning evidence that giving female hormones to older women does little to improve their health and may in fact harm it. The studies found that the treatments do…

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    Aug
    2003

    No “Safe Threshold” for Hormone Imbalances

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    Hormones are the body’s “power players.” They are so important that there may be no such thing as an “insignificant” hormone imbalance. “It is well established in clinical science that even mild hormonal imbalances can…

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    Jul
    2003

    Fish Oil May Relieve Stubborn Depression

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    Daily supplements of an omega-3 fatty acid – found in fish and fish oil – may help alleviate the symptoms of depression in people who do not respond to antidepressant medications, new research findings suggest….

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    Jul
    2003

    B Vitamins May Prevent Depression

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    New findings suggests that some people with depression might have problems metabolizing the B vitamin folate, also known as folic acid. Investigators in Norway found that depression occurred more commonly in people who had high…

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    Jul
    2003

    Diabetes Tied to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

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    The Nurses Health Study, one of the largest health studies of women ever conducted, has shown that diabetic women are 17% more likely to develop breast cancer than those who don’t have diabetes. The link…

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    Jul
    2003

    “Pre-Diabetics” Are More Likely to Die of Cancer

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    Previous studies have shown that people who have difficulty processing blood sugar are at risk of diabetes and heart disease. Now new research suggests they may also be at increased risk of dying from cancer….

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    Mar
    2003

    Slightly High Blood Pressure Is a Health Risk

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    High blood pressure is a serious health risk, leading to cardiovascular disease and shortened lifespan. In fact, even slightly elevated blood pressure is a health risk, according to a study in the New England Journal…

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    Mar
    2003

    Ear Tubes in Your Kid’s Ears?

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    Children with persistent ear infections and fluid in the ear often having draining tubes placed in their ears, based on concerns that ear problems may lead to long-term hearing, speech or behavioral impairments. A recent…

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    Mar
    2003

    Can Acupuncture Stop Pain?

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    Acupuncture can stop acute pain, according to a study from National Yang-Ming Medical College in Taiwan. The patients studied had renal colic, a severely painful condition. If you’ve passed a kidney stone, you probably had…

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    Mar
    2003

    Does Acupuncture Really Work?

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    Although the Chinese have been using acupuncture for over 3,000 years, there are still some who believe that its only benefit is the “placebo effect.” A placebo effect occurs when a patient takes a sugar…

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    Mar
    2003

    Fibromyalgia

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    Fibromyalgia is a complex syndrome with no known cause. Its primary symptom is severe muscle pain. Other symptoms may include fatigue, chest pain, low-grade fever, swollen lymph nodes, insomnia, frequent abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome,…

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    Mar
    2003

    Primary Care Physician Joins Our Healthcare Team

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    Paul Engelman, D.O., is a Doctor of Osteopathy. He is a fully licensed and board-certified primary care physician. His specialty is family healthcare. Osteopathy began as a medical specialty historically used for musculoskeletal disorders such…

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    Mar
    2003

    Use of Pain Killers Linked to High Blood Pressure

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    Women who take over-the-counter pain-relief medications like Motrin or Aleve for 22 days or more per month are 86% more likely to develop high blood pressure. Women who frequently take Tylenol are twice as likely…

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