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Are shortness of breath and a cough signs of a mild cold or the flu? Or, could they be something much more serious, like pneumonia?

From the rise of juice bars to the boom in the juicer market, juice fasts have become the hottest trend for people seeking to boost their immune system. Enthusiasts have claimed that juice fasting ”which requires a steady consumption of only fruit and vegetable juice to obtain nutrition”can flush the body of toxins, improve digestion

Are shortness of breath and a cough signs of a mild cold or the flu? Or, could they be something much more serious, like pneumonia? Making an accurate determination can be difficult without all the facts. While most people are familiar with pneumonia, not as many are aware of the symptoms associated with this potentially

Summer’s unbearable temperatures can lead to something even more uncomfortable – heat rash, also known as prickly heat, an itchy red rash that causes a stinging or prickly sensation. Though it’s common in infants, heat rash also can affect adults, especially during hot, humid weather. Gary L. Peterson, D.O., an osteopathic family practice physician from

Celiac disease, a lifelong inherited autoimmune disorder, affects nearly 1 percent of the U.S. population. A gluten-free diet, which eliminates gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye long have been used to treat the symptoms of celiac disease. As awareness of celiac disease has grown, so too has the trend

What can you expect when you’re expecting? Nearly 90 percent of women who are pregnant will experience morning sickness, and one in 50 will be afflicted with the more severe hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a potentially life-threatening condition marked by weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration, due to continuous nausea and vomiting. Rarely is morning sickness so

Your killer heels are killing much more than you think. One in ten women wear high heels at least three days a week and a third have fallen while wearing them. Statistics show that high heels are one of the biggest factors leading to foot problems in women, with up to a third suffering permanent

Do you suffer from chronic pain, fatigue and depression? You might have fibromyalgia, a complex and often times misunderstood chronic pain condition that affects an estimated 10 million Americans. If you’ve never heard of this condition, well you’re not the only one. In fact, one in three Americans have never heard of fibromyalgia or consider

Sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion. Symptoms of the common cold or seasonal allergies? Without the intervention of your physician, it might be hard to tell. Here’s what you should know about seasonal allergies, what causes them and how you might avoid them this season. Allergies are an abnormal reaction by a person’s immune system to

As a parent, do you often find yourself asking your teenagers to remove their headphones so you can speak to them? You may want to consider doing it even more often. Today, one in five teens has some form of hearing loss, a rate about 30 percent higher than it was in the 1980s and

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