Health and Lifestyle

Woman Having Headache

Habits That Hurt Your Brain

Posted on May 24, 2017

“We become what we repeatedly do.” -Sean Covey We all have some bad habits, but some of them can really take a toll on our brains.  Lack of sleep may be a cause of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.  Keep regular sleeping hours.  Avoid that alcohol, caffeine and electronics in the evening.  If you are alone […]

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Get Rid Of That Hair

Posted on May 23, 2017

Let’s explore all that unwanted hair a woman has to deal with.  There are so many hairs, even in the eyebrows, it seems they grow faster, but they don’t.  Be careful and sparingly when you tweeze so you make sure to get the right ones.  Each and every hair takes weeks to grow back. Threading […]

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Girl With Unwanted Hair

Genes Linked To Breast Cancer Survival

Posted on May 22, 2017

They are currently testing activity of two genes that could pick out those women who are at an increased risk of dying from their breast cancers, according to a new study of almost 2,000 patients.  The tumors in women that had a specific pattern of activity in the two genes were 3 times as likely […]

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Does a Fullmoon Affect Your Sleep?

Posted on May 21, 2017

Changing the way you sleep might be one of the simplest changes you can make, affecting everything from your mental health to your physical health.  When you have impaired or lack of sleep, it may impact your immune system, increase your risk of heart disease, raise your blood pressure and increase your risk of Alzheimer’s […]

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Man with Sleepiness and Fatigue

Do you have Sleepiness and Fatigue?

Posted on May 20, 2017

Ernest Hemingway once said, “ I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when Im awake, you know?” Most of us can relate to his words when we do not get enough sleep. It makes us feel like we are possibly from another planet. Right? The most common and obvious cause of […]

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Campaign Against Supplements

Campaign Against Supplements

Posted on May 19, 2017

There is an ongoing campaign aimed at regulating supplements as drugs that would allow the drug industry to eliminate the competition of the supplement industry, increasing its own profits.  Their point is that supplements are not regulated as drugs, so therefore they are unsafe.  The strange thing is that prescription drugs kill many more people […]

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Why Have Uvula?

Posted on May 17, 2017

That little dangly bit of flesh that hangs in the back of your throat is called the uvula. But, why is it even there? The name comes from the Latin word uvola and means “small bunch of grapes”. It was believed to have played a role in speech and immunology, back in ancient times, as […]

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Woman With Muscle Pain

Why Charley Horses?

Posted on May 15, 2017

Exactly what is a charley horse? This is a muscle cramp that is particularly in your calf muscles and an incredibly common condition that results in your muscles. They become tight, stiff and extremely painful. In an adult, there’s a good chance you’ve had one at some point or another during your lifetime. The name […]

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fingernails

What is Fingernail?

Posted on May 14, 2017

The fingernails are made of layers of a protein called keratin. This protein is also found in your hair and the top layer of your skin. Fingernails are resilient to a point. There are a variety of problems and conditions that might affect the nails. Many of these conditions are fairly harmless. If you are […]

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Man With High Cholesterol

Understanding Cholesterol

Posted on May 13, 2017

When your cholesterol is high, there is an increased risk of heart disease. This causes immediate myths about saturated fats, which demonizes certain categories of food. Egg and healthy oils are two of them. We are all advised to keep our cholesterol as low as possible or we will suffer serious complications. However, this is […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon