A Prescription for Healthy Living

 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 strikes between the ages of 10 and 25. Narcolepsy is not a life-threatening illness in…

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 You Smoke, Quit Make today the day that you stomp out a habit that has…

  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 wrinkles as well as firm up sagging skin, the question is how to do it…

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 routine. The negative effects that aging can have on a person’s skin are many, and…

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 world do feet have to do with diabetes, you may wonder. Actually, the relation is…

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 of vinegar are virtually limitless. Let’s consider a few of those uses here: Condition Those…

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 the “small” indigo packages that are blueberries? The size of a cultured pearl, this delicious…

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 outstanding job in portraying his troubled character, obsessive-compulsive disorder is no laughing matter. Obsessive-compulsive disorder,…

“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 and weight. Next time you are on the check-out line at the grocery store, check…

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 women. How Do I Know If I Have HPV? Chances are you will not. In…

Dr.Ranya Elguendy
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Ranya Elguendy

Ranya Elguendy, PharmD, BCOP. has been writing for Beliefnet since 2010 focusing on health. She is an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist who has worked, Volunteered and managed in different pharmacy fields.

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