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Shingles

Posted by admin on Sep 20, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Shingles

Everyone who has had chickenpox is at risk of developing shingles, which is caused by the same herpes virus. The first sign of shingles is usually excessively sensitive, tingling or burning skin where the shingles rash subsequently appears. The area is often painful. At the same time, you may experience fever, headache and enlarged lymph nodes. After a few days, the characteristic shingles rash appears as a band or patch of red spots on the side of the trunk or face. It usually appears on one side only. The rash develops into fluid-filled blisters that then collapse, forming small ulcers....

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Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Rhinoplasty

Posted by admin on Sep 20, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, also known as “nose reshaping,” “nose plastic surgery,” or simply a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure generally used to enhance the functionality or appearance of the nose. Many celebrities, like Ashlee Simpson, have spoken openly about the positive effect rhinoplasty has had on their lives. A stunning nose can be a real confidence booster, and its reduced costs have made this type of surgery affordable for almost everyone. If you’re considering taking the plunge and remodeling your nose, you might be wondering whether the juice is worth the squeeze. Here are the...

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Antibiotics and Alcohol

Posted by admin on Sep 13, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Antibiotics and Alcohol

Question: Antibiotics and alcohol: Should I avoid mixing them? What are the effects of drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics? Some antibiotics carry a warning to avoid alcohol. But others don’t. Answer: From James M. Steckelberg, M.D. The effects of combining antibiotics and alcohol can vary, depending on the specific antibiotic. Alcohol doesn’t diminish the effectiveness of most antibiotics. However, antibiotics and alcohol can cause similar side effects, such as stomach upset, dizziness and drowsiness. When you combine antibiotics and alcohol, these side effects may...

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4 Secrets of Skinny People

Posted by admin on Sep 13, 2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 comments

4 Secrets of Skinny People

Do you ever wonder if that skinny woman on the subway was just “born that way”? It’s possible—after all, weight is influenced by a lot of factors, including genetics, lifestyle…even how much we fidget. But it’s also possible that she acts like a thin person. There’s new research on skinny secrets—habits that can help you get slim and stay slim. (And we’re not talking about eating micromeals or crazy exercising.) Here are 4 small actions you can start taking right now that can keep you trim.—Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Editor, Nutrition for EatingWell...

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Stroke Basics

Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Stroke Basics

What is a Stroke? A Stroke is a brain attack. For your brain to function, it needs a constant blood supply, which provides vital nutrients and oxygen to the brain cells. A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off and brain cells are damaged or die. Strokes are Sudden and Have an Immediate Effect A person may become numb, weak or paralysed on one side of the body. They may slur their speech and find it difficult to find words or understand speech. Some people lose their sight or have blurred vision, and others become confused or unsteady. A Stroke Can Damage Mind...

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