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Practicing defensive medicine: The truths and consequences


A lot of people envy physicians for reasons that they see from the outside. Money, stature, education, prestige, etc.

Recall of exercise balls nothing to fool with


EB Brands on Thursday voluntarily recalled three million fitness balls made in China after reports that they can pop unexpectedly if overinflated -- despite the fact that the products specifically say they are burst-resistant. Bally Total Fitness...

CNS helps recovery after total joint replacement


Joint problems can begin as a slow creeping problem and then result in some substantial surgical correction.

Staying fit in an unfit economy


In these tough economic times when every penny counts, costly gym memberships are a common casualty. But that doesn't mean you should neglect your health.

Identifying food allergies


Whether as a child or as an adult, nearly everyone has had a food allergy at one time or another. Though many people grow out of their food allergies as they grow older, some don't. In fact, some people don't even become aware of their food aller...

Tips and tricks for fitting more fiber in your child's diet


Fiber is an essential component of a healthy diet, keeping the digestive system moving smoothly. Too often adults and especially children are lacking in the amount of fiber their bodies need....

Dietary tips to keep seniors going strong


When it comes to our bodies, age has no bearing on how attentive we should be with respect to what we eat. No one is ever too young or too old to disregard their diet.

The big cover-up: sun protection goes beyond sunscreen


It's hard to imagine that the sun can simultaneously be so important and so detrimental to life as we know it. The sun provides warmth and life for all living organisms. It is also one of the single most effective ways to help the human body synt...

Questions to ask your doctor


According to the data reports offered by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, the average time spent with a doctor in the United States during an office visit is 22 minutes. Arriving prepared can help ensure you have all of your quest...

Healthy tips for parents of a picky eater


If kids had their druthers, most would love to eat candy for breakfast, candy for lunch and pizza for dinner, with candy for dessert. Fortunately, parents typically don't leave it up to the kids to choose the menu....




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