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  • How to Develop a Healthy Diet

    By Michelle Alford on December 30, 2010 in Articles
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    Every year, losing weight and getting into shape are two of the top ten most popular New Year’s resolutions. People are ready to shed the pounds they gained during the holiday season and get a healthy start to the new year. When altering your eating habits, it is essential...

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  • How to Keep Your Healthy New Year’s Resolution

    By Michelle Alford on December 30, 2010 in Articles
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    According to a 2007 study, only 12% of people who make New Year’s resolutions achieve their goal. In fact, 35% don’t even make it through the first day. The primary causes of failure are a lack of planning, not enough support, and trying to do too much at once. This...

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  • New Treatment Is Saving the Lives of Patients Suffering from a Pulmonary Embolism

    By Michelle Alford on December 21, 2010 in Articles
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    Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the third leading cause of death in hospitalized patients—killing 150,000 people a year. PE occurs when one of the lung’s main arteries becomes blocked and, as a result, less oxygen is able to travel through the blood to the heart and brain. A recently introduced treatment is saving the...

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  • Have a Healthy Holiday!

    By Michelle Alford on December 1, 2010 in Articles
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    ‘Tis the season of overeating, sweets, and sedentary lifestyle. This year, have a healthy holiday with these tips: Eat Small Portions. I know, everything looks so delicious that you want to heap piles of food onto your plate. Eating a lot may give you instant gratification, but you’ll only...

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  • Have a Healthy Thanksgiving!

    By Michelle Alford on November 22, 2010 in Articles
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    Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the season of overeating, sweets, and sedentary lifestyle. This year, get the holiday season off to a healthy start with these tips: Eat Small Portions. I know, everything looks so delicious that you want to heap piles of food onto your plate. Eating a...

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  • Growing Up Scarred: Burn Scars and Children

    By Michelle Alford on November 8, 2010 in Articles
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    Many burn scars originate when the victims are children. According to a seventeen-year study, 120,000 children in the United States are seriously burned every year. That equals 300 children a day or one child every five minutes. The most vulnerable demographic are children under the age of six. Parents often miscalculate what...

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  • Is Walking Better for Your Health than Running?

    By Michelle Alford on November 1, 2010 in Articles
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    The top two reasons people exercise are to improve their health and lose weight. Power walking can be as beneficial, or even more beneficial, than running in these two categories. Walking also has the additional benefit of putting less stress on your joints and being less likely to cause injury....

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  • Life-Saving Pets: Dogs and Diabetes

    By Michelle Alford on October 28, 2010 in Articles
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    Earlier this year, Marilyn Pharo awoke from a deep slumber to her Cardigan-Corgi whining and biting her nose. She got out of bed to let him out, only to discover that she was so hypoglycemic that she couldn’t stand. The dog stayed with her, agitated and whining persistently, until she was able to...

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  • Aesthetic Scars: A Controversial Practice

    By Michelle Alford on October 16, 2010 in Articles
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    Body scarification, or the creation of scars for aesthetic or religious purposes, has been practiced for thousands of years, especially among African tribes. Facial scarring was also popular among the Huns in the 4th, 5th, and 6thcenturies. In the United States, scarification first emerged in San Francisco in the...

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  • “Themed” Dental Offices Help Patients Relax

    By Michelle Alford on October 16, 2010 in Articles
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    Studies show that good dental hygiene is essential for overall health, but millions avoid dental appointments due to fear or dislike of the dentist. This fear often starts at a young age, fueled by unfamiliar settings filled with pointy tools of unknown purposes. One recent trend aims to decrease...

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