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A Prescription for Healthy Living

A Prescription for Healthy Living

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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Previous Posts

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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