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Good Morning At Night! Could You Have A Night Shift Work Sleep Disorder?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

What do firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, paramedics, factory workers, and office cleaning staff have in common? They all are at risk for shift work sleep disorder. If you work at night or often rotate shifts, you may share that […]

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What is Garcinia Cambogia?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Dieting sucks! It tends to lead to cravings… and hunger.This generally causes people to give up on their diet and gain the weight back. For this reason, most conventional weight loss methods have a terrible success rate. Very few people […]

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Would you like to have some coffee?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Can that afternoon Americano actually be good for you? Does that Red Bull have more or less caffeine than the same amount of coffee? Test your coffee knowledge with this coffee 101!   Can 3 cups of daily joe helps […]

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Addiction

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Have ever experienced that very annoying headache you get when wake up late and decide to skip having your daily coffee? I have, and it seems as if almost everything goes wrong when it happens. Is this addiction? Am I […]

Food that could lead to a stroke

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Few things feel more terrifying and random than a atroke, which can strike without warning. And fear of stroke — when a blood vessel in or leading to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot, starving brain […]

Are you ready for your next hangover?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Everyone has a go-to the “hangover remedy”—burnt toast, greasy food, a Bloody Mary. I even know a guy who swears by the harrowing concoction called “The Bull’s Eye,” raw egg mixed into a glass of OJ. I’ll pass. While the […]

Happy New Year’s Resolution!

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Ah, it’s that time of year again. It seems ironic that we make weight-loss resolutions in winter, when there’s no shortage of warm pies fresh from the oven or crock-pots full of comfort food, rather than in summer when we […]

Understanding Memory Loss

posted by Ranya Elguendy

We all experience random moments of forgetfulness at some point or another in our lives, but for the most part, we laugh it off and go on with our day. But what happens when sporadic episodes become more frequent? Could […]

Which Vitamins Promote Heart Health?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

I am often asked what vitamins are most effective when it comes to promoting and supporting optimal heart health. Unfortunately, most people believe that all vitamins are helpful in their own way, but there are certain vitamins that can actually […]

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Melatonin

posted by Ranya Elguendy

To use melatonin, or not to use melatonin…that seems to be the question on a lot of minds these days, especially in light of the fact that more and more people are steering away from prescription and chemically-enhanced medication and […]

The Versatility of Vitamin D

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Most people wrongly assume that the greatest sources of Vitamin D can be found only in milk and other dairy products. That is great if you happen to enjoy the taste of milk, but what if you are one of […]

Safe Summer Protection

posted by Ranya Elguendy

More than half of Americans make a dangerous summer mistake each year that leaves them highly susceptible to developing skin cancer at some point in their lives. According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology, it has […]

Safe Ways to Celebrate July 4th

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Fourth of July is an exciting summer holiday filled with food, family and fun. Unfortunately, it is also a holiday that finds many people in emergency rooms due to the misuse of fireworks, overindulgence in alcohol, swimming and/or boating accidents, […]

Exploring the Causes of Wheezing

posted by Ranya Elguendy

When we think of wheezing we generally associate it with a sickness or a sound made by a smoker. Although wheezing can occur episodically, the underlying condition that results in wheezing can be chronic. Therefore, it is important to speak […]

Is The Pill Right For Me?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Birth control pills are one of the most effective forms of contraception available today. Like any other decision you make in life, it is important to research any medication you plan to take, especially if it is one you will […]

Understanding Narcolepsy

posted by Ranya Elguendy

 Narcolepsy is a neurological condition in which a person cannot control his or her ability to stay awake for extended periods of time throughout the day. Narcolepsy is a chronic disorder that equally affects both male and female, and typically […]

Tips for Preventing Cancer

posted by Ranya Elguendy

While some cancers cannot be prevented, there is a broad spectrum of the disease that can be prevented simply by implementing certain lifestyle changes. Following this comprehensive guide may save your life, or the life of a loved one. If […]

Create Your Own Fountain Of Youth

posted by Ranya Elguendy

  While we may not be able to change our actual birth date, it is possible to turn back the proverbial hands of time in several other ways. Most people would give their eye teeth to erase fine lines and […]

Healthy Skin Can Be Yours at Any Age

posted by Ranya Elguendy

It is never too late to develop and incorporate good skin care habits into your daily regimen. This does not necessarily mean you have to upgrade to pricey products, or even add 50 steps to your morning and night time […]

Tootsie Tips for the Diabetic

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Once you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may find it surprising that not only must you now work at maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, but equally important is learning to take good care of your feet! What in the […]

Exploring the Many Uses of Vinegar

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Whoever said, “You can attract more flies with honey than you can with vinegar” obviously didn’t know what we know today about the multi-faceted properties of a simple product like vinegar. From nutrition to medicinal and household uses, the uses […]

Good Things Come In Small Packages

posted by Ranya Elguendy

No doubt you have heard this cliché many times in your life, and chances are, you have probably associated it with a child, a good deed, or a gift, but have you ever considered the “good things” that come in […]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

posted by Ranya Elguendy

In the 1997 hit movie, “As Good As It Gets,” Jack Nicholson plays the role of Melvin Udall, a best-selling novelist who suffers with a condition known as obsessive-compulsive disorder. While the movie is quite funny, and Nicholson does an […]

Do I Have An Eating Disorder?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

“Does this dress make me look fat?” Chances are you have either asked or been asked this loaded question at one time in your life. Why? Because we live in a culture that focuses entirely too much attention on food […]

Human Papillomavirus

posted by Ranya Elguendy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, human papillomavirus or HPV, is the most common of all sexually transmitted diseases. This particular virus has at least 40 related viruses that affect the genital area of both men and […]

Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s House We Go

posted by Ranya Elguendy

So, you may not actually be traveling to Grandmas’ house via a horse-drawn sleigh as the song relates however most people will be flying the friendly skies during this holiday season. While flying is the fastest and easiest mode of […]

If You Lie Down With Dogs, You Will Wake Up With Fleas

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Sexually transmitted diseases happen to other people. This thought may have crossed your mind the last time you had an unprotected sexual encounter, but the fact is sexually transmitted diseases do not discriminate–they have no regard for your gender, ethnicity, […]

Feed Your Head

posted by Ranya Elguendy

The 1960s is a decade that will go down in infamy as one that was steeped in sex, drugs and rock and roll. In 1965, Grace Slick (from the band Jefferson Airplane) wrote the song entitled “White Rabbit,” an anthem […]

Ecstasy: Effective New Cancer Treatment – Hope or Hallucination?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Hallucination? Is it possible that an illegal drug capable of damaging the central nervous system, impairing the senses, ruining a person’s memory, judgment and coordination–not to mention one that could land the possessor in jail to face a pretty stiff […]

Understanding Sleep Apnea

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Your wife claims that your snoring is keeping her awake at night. This doesn’t come as any surprise to you; you’re a man and that’s what men do (Well, that and scratch). So you go to the store and buy […]

Gout: The Disease of Kings?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Gout has long been referred to as the disease of kings due to its relation to the overindulgence of rich food and drink; however, if you are one of the many who suffer from this arthritic condition, you know that […]

Dealing With the Challenges of Autism

posted by Ranya Elguendy

At your child’s well visit, you mention to the doctor that you have noticed that your son or daughter is displaying an on-going pattern of unusual behavior. When asked to elaborate, you explain that your child does not respond to […]

Say Goodbye to Dry Skin…For Good

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Cooler temperatures are such a welcomed change after having endured a summer season laden with dry, hellish weather. Autumn is the time to stow away the bikinis and pull out the cute sweaters and stylish boots you snagged last year […]

The Dreaded Ear Infection

posted by Ranya Elguendy

It’s the middle of the night (because that’s when most children’s illnesses tend to take place) and your child awakes complaining of ear pain. You have been through this before. You know it is probably an ear infection before you […]

When Sadness Turns To Depression

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Although many people mistakenly use the words “sadness” and “depression” interchangeably, nothing could be farther from the truth. There is a major difference between the random episodic bouts of “sadness” and the days, weeks and even months of “depression” that […]

Cover Thy Mouth

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Bronchitis is a condition in which the airway of the lungs, also known as the bronchial tubes, becomes inflamed. Subsequently, a thick layer of mucus typically forms, restricting the passage of air from entering and exiting the lungs. The main […]

When I Get That Feeling, I Need Sexual Healing

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Candlelight, roses, wine, dinner and dancing: The stage is set for a night of romance. But once the big moment comes, sexual dysfunction enters the scene and the night winds up in the toilet. What is sexual dysfunction? What are […]

My Throat Hurts!

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Autumn is a wonderful time of year. The fall season provides a welcome break from the eight thousand degree summer temperatures, leaves are beginning to change color and the delicious aroma of homemade soups and stews are wafting from kitchens. […]

I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet

posted by Ranya Elguendy

You’re in the shower just about to rinse the shampoo from your hair. You tilt your head back and the next thing you know the room is spinning and you are struggling to keep your balance and not wind up […]

Treating a Urinary Tract Infection

posted by Ranya Elguendy

The onset of urinary tract infection symptoms can come on quickly and are quite painful. Chances are you have experienced the burning sensation or the increase in urination frequency associated with urinary tract infections. In fact, the burning can become […]

Battling Erectile Dysfunction

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, can be defined as the inability to have and maintain an erection. Occasional erection issues are normal but if a man experiences erectile dysfunction on an on-going basis, this is cause for concern and […]

Postpartum Depression: Dealing With The Baby Blues

posted by Ranya Elguendy

There is nothing more thrilling than holding your newborn baby for the first time after sharing your living space with him or her for nine plus months. Unfortunately, for some women that initial feeling of euphoria can turn to tears […]

Clear Skin Can Be Yours

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Some of my favorite memories are the ones that took place when I was a teenager. Life was good…that is, with the exception of my acne. I remember examining my acne complexion in the mirror every time I tried out […]

Am I At Risk For Developing Breast Cancer?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Breast cancer. Two words that have the power to instill fear in a woman. For the most part, breast cancer is not something we typically think about as women in our 20s and 30s, but once we hit the 40-year-old […]

You Can Reduce the Risk of Developing Certain Cancers

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Did you know that there are actually quite a number of ways in which you can protect your body while taking a proactive stance in avoiding certain cancers. Of course, there are obvious things you can do to protect yourself […]

Wrinkles: Public Enemy Number One

posted by Ranya Elguendy

 “Do you want to look like an alligator handbag when you grow up?” If you have fair skin and a tendency to burn, chances are you were probably asked this question by your mom at some point in your sun-worshiping […]

What’s the Difference Between Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Imagine walking through the front door of your home and discovering that a burglar has ransacked your living room. Naturally such a dramatic event would leave a person wracked with feelings of anxiety and fear. The impact of such an […]

Is it Time for Your Annual Flu Shot?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

The thought of being incapacitated for weeks on end suffering through the various effects of the flu is never an appealing prospect. But fortunately, before every flu season you can minimize your chances of becoming ill by getting the influenza […]

During Your Homework When it Comes to ADHD and Children

posted by Ranya Elguendy

 Parents of children afflicted with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder understand full well how this condition impacts day to day life. While the condition was relatively unknown a decade ago ADHD is now being diagnosed in school aged children who […]

Healthy Nails: They’re Not Just for Women

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Contrary to popular belief, growing strong healthy finger and toe nails are not only a concern for women, but also for most men. Although they may never let on about the extent to which they keep their talons groomed, most […]

Cholesterol: That Dirty Little “C” Word

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Let’s face it: Most of us don’t tend to dwell on our cholesterol levels until we have been given reason. Naturally when we find out we have elevated cholesterol, our minds tend to gravitate toward the bacon double- cheeseburger we […]

Stomping Out the Habit…For Good!

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Smoking! It has been said that it is more difficult to quit smoking than it is to quit using drugs! Smoking cigarettes is not only physically, but psychologically, addicting as well. While it is virtually impossible to convince a person, […]

Hypothyroidism in Adults

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Have you recently experienced bouts of unexplained fatigue, or problems with your memory that went beyond where you left your car keys? Of course these symptoms could be the result of stress, but they could also originate from a small […]

Healthy Prostate

posted by Ranya Elguendy

It’s been noticed without even relying on statistics that the majority of men over 50 are liable to having prostate problems which could directly affect two vital activities which are urination and having sex. It’s never good news when you’re […]

Managing Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome

posted by Ranya Elguendy

You’re on line at the grocery store when all of a sudden you experience that all-too-familiar abdominal pain ricocheting through your colon. The pain is enough to make you freeze in your tracks; you know there will be trouble if […]

Hypertension and Over-the-Counter Medications

posted by Ranya Elguendy

I am frequently asked whether certain over-the-counter medications are safe to take with high blood pressure. I do like to hear this question, as it shows me that people are taking their healthcare seriously. High blood pressure is one of […]

Coping With Rheumatoid Arthritis

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that results in tender swollen joints, and may also affect certain internal organs. The exact etiology of this condition is not known; however, it is classified as an autoimmune disorder. Under normal circumstances, a […]

Menopause: Dealing with “The Change”

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Menopause is the time in which menstruation ends. Although it is a normal part of life, menopause can bring about some major changes in a woman’s life, ranging from the physical to the emotional. As a woman heads towards menopause, […]

Psoriasis: It’s Only Skin Deep

posted by Ranya Elguendy

There is nothing more annoying than having an unsightly skin disorder, especially in the warmer months when more of our skin is on display. Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by red, raised patches of skin covered […]

Take Care Of Your Heart

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Heart disease is a complex issue and one that cannot be completely expounded upon here. In any case, it is a serious problem and one that causes more hospitalizations yearly than any other health-related problem. This article is far from […]

Treating Ringworm Infections

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Is there anything in this world that could possibly make your skin crawl more than finding out that an existing skin rash may have been caused by a worm? For years, most people have pointed an accusing finger at an […]

Hyperthyroidism

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland releases too much of the hormone it produces. Located in the lower portion of the neck, the thyroid gland functions to control how the body turns food into energy (metabolism). The […]

The Pain In The Back

posted by Ranya Elguendy

At some point in our lives, nearly every one of us will experience back pain on some level. For some people, the pain may be short-lived, and as a result of bending, twisting or lifting incorrectly. But for the majority […]

Migraine Headaches

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Have you ever experienced pain in your head that was so intense all you could do was lay down in a dark room with a wet rag on your forehead and pray for the feeling to pass, or that the […]

Hemorrhoids

posted by Ranya Elguendy

For most people, using the bathroom is a relief. But for those people who have hemorrhoids, just the thought of having a bowel movement is enough to send shock waves up and down a person’s spine! Hemorrhoids can cause such […]

Give Me A Head With Hair, Long Beautiful Hair

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Ever stop and think about the amount of time you spend tending to your tresses? Ever notice how long you spend in the hair care aisle comparing shampoo and conditioner ingredients, or the hours spent poring over hair style magazines […]

Dealing With Heartburn

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Heartburn is often described as a painful, burning sensation that occurs mid-chest, behind the breastbone. The effects of heartburn are most often felt after eating a large meal, or one of the “trigger” foods mentioned below. Episodes of heartburn may […]

Troubled By Incontinence?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Troubled by Incontinence?   You are standing in this long line waiting for your turn to check out with the groceries for tonight’s dinner when it hits you! You have to go to the bathroom NOW! You have to just […]

Why Can’t I Sleep?

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Nothing sounds better than taking a hot shower and going to bed after having a long, nerve-wracking day at work. Likewise, nothing sounds worse than going to bed and not being able to slumber knowing that you have to wake […]

Enjoy The Sun, Skip The Burn!

posted by Ranya Elguendy

This weather sure does call you to the beach! There’s no better time to basque in the sun, laying out, soaking up the rays to get that bronze tan… Nothing beats a refreshing swim when it’s hot outside. The downside […]

Have A Good Memory!

posted by Ranya Elguendy

What did you eat last night?   Did it take you a minute to remember? That’s alright! It doesn’t  mean that you’re having memory problems. It’s pretty normal to forget things like the name of a phone representative who wakes […]

Avoiding Bone Enemy Number One – Osteoporosis

posted by Ranya Elguendy

“You have to take care of your bones!” How many times did you hear this? I’m sure you have heard it enough to realize that it’s important to eat enough spinach and broccoli even though you don’t like them, and […]

Summertime Bites

posted by Ranya Elguendy

Enjoying the summer out with your lovely company? Many people are! As a matter of fact, it’s not only limited to people. Other creatures love summertime and, unlike you, they enjoy it more without any company. And, if you dare […]

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Good Morning At Night! Could You Have A Night Shift Work Sleep Disorder?
What do firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, paramedics, factory workers, and office cleaning staff have in common? They all are at risk for shift work sleep disorder. If you work at night or often rotate shifts, you may share that risk. Working at night or irregular shifts can keep you f

posted 4:08:11pm Jan. 27, 2015 | read full post »

What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Dieting sucks! It tends to lead to cravings… and hunger.This generally causes people to give up on their diet and gain the weight back. For this reason, most conventional weight loss methods have a terrible success rate. Very few people succeed in the long run. This is where a popular weight

posted 5:22:25am Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Would you like to have some coffee?
Can that afternoon Americano actually be good for you? Does that Red Bull have more or less caffeine than the same amount of coffee? Test your coffee knowledge with this coffee 101!   Can 3 cups of daily joe helps boost your memory? In November 2005, Austrian researchers confirmed that

posted 7:37:57pm May. 16, 2013 | read full post »

Addiction
Have ever experienced that very annoying headache you get when wake up late and decide to skip having your daily coffee? I have, and it seems as if almost everything goes wrong when it happens. Is this addiction? Am I in serious trouble? Is it time to gather up all my will and seek help? I don’

posted 7:12:23am Apr. 06, 2013 | read full post »

Food that could lead to a stroke
Few things feel more terrifying and random than a atroke, which can strike without warning. And fear of stroke -- when a blood vessel in or leading to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot, starving brain cells of oxygen and nutrients -- is well founded. After all, stroke is the number-thre

posted 5:21:56am Feb. 10, 2013 | read full post »

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