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  • Are Running Shoes Bad for Your Knees?

    By Michelle Alford on September 21, 2010 in Articles
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    Shoes were originally created to protect feet from unfavorable conditions, but little thought was given to the damaging effects shoes could have on the rest of the leg—especially the knee. The wrong shoes can cause knee injuries or contribute to the onset of knee osteoarthritis. Recent studies have indicated that...

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  • Top Five Apps for Diabetic Care

    By Michelle Alford on September 14, 2010 in Articles
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    Whether you are looking to simplify your life, learn more about diabetes, or keep up with the latest news, there’s an app that can help you. Here’s a look at the best apps for diabetic care. Glucose Buddy—iPhone, iPad, iTouch Glucose Buddy is an easy way to manage diabetes...

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  • A History of Scar Treatment: From Lotions to Lasers

    By Michelle Alford on September 14, 2010 in Articles
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    The first known substance to treat scars was honey. Hippocrates and Aristotle both praised honey’s medicinal properties. Ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, Romans, and Chinese all used honey to treat wounds and infections. People discovered that applying raw honey to cuts and burns would prevent scarring. In the 17th century, William Fabry, often referred to as the...

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  • Celebrity Scar Treatment

    By Michelle Alford on August 24, 2010 in Articles
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    In a society that idolizes celebrities, it’s easy to believe that celebrities are flawless.  However, many of the most famous celebrities have scars. Brad Pitt suffered from severe acne and his skin is covered in acne scars. Catherine Zeta Jones has a large scar on her neck from a tracheotomy. Seal is marked with scars caused...

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  • A Healthy Heart Prefers Seven Hours of Sleep

    By Michelle Alford on August 9, 2010 in Articles
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    Seven hours of sleep is ideal for your heart’s health, says a study published in Sleep journal. People who sleep more or less than seven hours are at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. While analyzing data gathered in a 2005 national US study of 30,000 adults, doctors...

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  • How the Health Care Reform Bill Affects You

    By Michelle Alford on March 22, 2010 in Articles
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    After narrowly passing in the House of Representatives on Sunday with a vote of 219 to 212, the Health Care Reform Bill became official today with President Obama’s signature. This announcement is met by the American public with both exuberance and trepidation. While some argue that the bill does...

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