Perimenopause – Signs and Symptoms Health 

Perimenopause – Signs and Symptoms

Perimenopause, or the transitional phase leading into menopause, is not always easy to recognize. Women experience this phase at different ages and levels of severity. Some may begin perimenopause in their 305 while others may not see the start of this phase until their late 5os While some women experience all of the following symptoms, many have signs that confuse them or can be attributed to other conditions or circumstances. Having a doctor check periodic hormone levels is the only to get a definitive diagnosis of perimenopause, but knowing the…

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer Health 

6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, and has one of the highest mortality rates However, medical research has shown that there are steps you can take to help reduce your risk of developing this type of cancer. 1. Get Up and Move An inactive lifestyle is closely related to obesity, and both are risk factors for colon cancer. Increasing the amount of exercise you get can have a great impact. According to the National Cancer Institute, “adults who increase their physical…

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5 Reasons You Should Eat Potatoes for Dinner Health 

5 Reasons You Should Eat Potatoes for Dinner

Did you know the lowly potato can help you overcome serious health problems? They aren’t your traditional health food though. Many nutritionists warn against them because they’ re so starchy and loaded with carbohydrates. However, they’ re also loaded with nutrients that help your body function properly. Even people following a low-carb diet can enjoy them. If you’re a health nut, or even if you’re just mildly curious, here are five reasons you should put a potato on your plate tonight. 1) It Regulates Blood Pressure Most people eat bananas…

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10 Ways to Kick Bad Habits to the Curb Lifestyle 

10 Ways to Kick Bad Habits to the Curb

If you’ve got a few bad habits you want to kick to the curb, you might have tried to get rid of them and failed. Chances are, the methods you used just weren’t right for you. To diminish those pesky habits there are at least 10 ways you might not have considered.   Reduce stress Stress is one of the main reasons you have bad habits, so reducing it makes sense. People find relief from stress in different ways. Think of a healthy measure you’ve used before that made you…

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Living with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Health 

Living with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

You’ve been experiencing frequent heartburn that just won’t go away, and a trip to the doctor’s office has confirmed that you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). While relieved to finally have a diagnosis, you may also be at a loss for clues to what comes next. GERD is caused by stomach acid backing up into your esophagus, a condition known as “acid reflux” This acid back-up is at the root of all your discomfort, which may show up not only as heartburn but also as a burning sensation in your…

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Missing Your Period – You May Have a Prolactinoma Health 

Missing Your Period – You May Have a Prolactinoma

If you’re a woman of child bearing age and your periods stop, you’re likely to be a little concerned. If you have ruled out pregnancy, extreme exercise and extreme stress as possible causes, you’re probably getting quite worried. Now it might be worth considering if you have a prolactinoma. What Is A Prolactinoma? A prolactinoma is a benign tumor (called an adenoma) on the pituitary gland. It causes excess production of prolactin (hyperprolactinemia), a hormone that is designed to stimulate the production of breast milk. In most people these tumors…

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How to Handle Norovirus Health 

How to Handle Norovirus

Have you ever experience a stomach bug that made you sick every few minutes for seemingly hours on end? Have you ever felt nauseous because of a particularly potent strain of a bug that eventually left you dehydrated after you finished getting sick? Chances are the “bug” you experienced was no bug at all but was, in fact, the norovirus. Sometimes called the “winter vomiting bug”, norovirus is one of the most common causes of gastroenteritis in humans It afflicts people of all ages, making it particularly harmful to the…

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Tips and Advice for Checking for Breast Cancer Womens Health 

Tips and Advice for Checking for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor which starts in and around the breast area and can spread to other parts of the body. Although both men and women can suffer from breast cancer, it’s far more prevalent in females It accounts for nearly one-fifth of all cancers suffered by women and it causes nearly 40,000 deaths in the USA each year. To improve your chances of surviving breast cancer, it’s best to diagnose it early. Therefore, it’s important to know the symptoms and how to check for breast cancer.  …

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PADI or BSAC – Which Is the Best Dive Organization for You Outdoors 

PADI or BSAC – Which Is the Best Dive Organization for You

If the thought of exploring submerged wrecks in tropical oceans is exciting or you want to see what’s beneath the waves offthe coast of Scotland, diving is probably the hobby for you. Diving is a fabulous sport, but it’s also dangerous if the correct procedures are not followed, so some level of training will be necessary. But if you are new to diving, you may be wondering how best to continue your dive training, so should you stick with PADI training clubs, or would joining a BSAC club be a…

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Spyware – A Minor Annoyance Technology 

Spyware – A Minor Annoyance

Disturbingly, many computer users seem to think that spyware is just a minor annoyance, something to be endured or even ignored. Such a perception is inaccurate, and could be very dangerous. Those who think spyware is just a minor annoyance are likely remembering being “spammed” by targeted advertisements This kind of spyware is often called “adware”. Its purpose is to prod the user into buying some product or service. In truth, such is not likely to cause the user any serious harm. On the other hand, after the spyware copies…

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