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Understanding Why You Should Consume Pomegranates For Heart Health

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If your physician has recently informed you that you have heart disease, then you should understand that heart disease causes the most deaths in the United States. In fact, coronary heart disease kills about 380,000 people every year. To reduce your chances of dying from the disease, your doctor will likely start you on a variety of treatments. You will likely need to take some medications that reduce the risks of blood clots, and you may be asked to stop smoking.…

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Diabetic Retinopathy: Frequently Asked Questions

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 29 million people afflicted by diabetes in the United States. Individuals with diabetes cannot properly process glucose, which leads to elevated blood sugar levels. If left untreated, elevated blood sugar levels can lead to a number of serious complications, including diabetic retinopathy. If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, here are a few questions you might have about this condition:…

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How To Prevent Substance Abuse Relapse: Two Strategies That Can Help Keep You In Recovery

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Substance abuse is usually not a “one and done” phenomenon for most individuals who struggle with alcohol or drug abuse. In fact, up to 60% of individuals who are treated for substance abuse will relapse at some point in the future. The good news is there are several things you can do to lower the potential for relapse if you are recovering from substance abuse. Below are two strategies that can help you overcome the temptation to abuse:…

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Trying The Prototype Before Plunging In: 3 Temporary Veneer Features You Should Love Before Getting Permanent Ones

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Cosmetic dentists can help you obtain the perfect smile using veneers. Traditional porcelain veneers are relatively expensive and can cost anywhere from $925 to $2,500 per tooth; however, they can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. Before fitting the permanent porcelain veneers onto your teeth, most cosmetic dentists will recommend trying on temporary veneers for the time-being. Temporary veneers are typically made from acrylic resin and stay on your teeth for 5 to 10 days until the porcelain veneers are made.…

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Skin Treatments To Help Improve Your Skin's Health And Appearance

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As you age, it is important to take care of your skin, as it is your body’s largest organ. With the proper care and treatments, you can improve the look of your skin and reduce the signs of aging. Here are some treatments you can do at home to help improve your skin’s appearance and health. Lighten Age Spots  Age spots, also called liver spots, can occur when any part of your skin is overexposed to the sun’s ultraviolet light.…

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Are Dental Implants An Option If You Have Gum Disease?

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If you have lost some, or all, of your teeth due to gum disease, you may be wondering if dental implants are a good option for you. As a rule, dental implants are appropriate for people who are in good health and have a healthy mouth. However, that does not necessarily mean that if you have gum disease you can’t get dental implants. The success rate of dental implants depends on many factors, including the cause of your gum disease and your willingness to make the necessary changes.…

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Understanding Liposuction And Hematoma Issues

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If you have large pockets of fat around your abdomen that you cannot eliminate through diet and exercise, then you may want to consider other means of getting rid of your muffin top. Liposuction may be an option for you, especially if you are in generally good health and have a good maintenance regimen in place to keep the weight off. Like any other surgery, liposuction does have its risks and complications.…

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Large Mole Removal Surgery: What To Do To Help Prevent Infection And Obtain Fast Healing

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Mole removal is a simple outpatient surgical procedure, but caring for the site post-removal is still necessary to avoid infection and scarring.  The potential for problems increases as the size of the mole removed also increases. That is why if you have a large mole that needs to be removed, you should understand how to take care of the surgical site following the operation. Proper care will prevent potentially serious problems and provide your body with its best chance to recover quickly.…

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How Vision Therapy Can Improve Your Child's Learning Abilities

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When young children have trouble speaking, learning, and developing their fine motor skills, it is often due to a problem with the communication between their eyes and brain. The eyes and brain work together more than most people think, and interferences between these two organs can lead to learning difficulties. Here are several things you should understand about this if you have a young child that is having problems learning.…

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Guide To Moles: Inspecting And Understanding The Cancerous Mole

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Eating well, exercising, and visiting your doctor for regular checkups are essential tasks for a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, conditions that affect your physical and emotional health may still develop. Considering skin cancer will affect one in five Americans in the course of a lifetime, understanding the warning signs of this condition is smart. Unusual growths, moles, bumps, and sores are unappealing issues, but they can also be warning signs that you have melanoma or another type of skin cancer.…

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