Month: October 2018

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Cataracts and Cholesterol

Imagine being unable to differentiate the majestic shades of dusk, the celestial hues of dawn, and lacking the visual acuity to see much of anything clearly. Though not suffered solely by the middle aged or elderly, cataracts most often affect people in their mid- to- late sixties. With increased age and decreased sight, come changes […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

That down- in- the- dumps feeling you get when the days seem shorter, cold, bone chilling weather seems inescapable, and gloomy skies are above, is not all in your head. Feeling isolated, sad, alone, and blue during the winter months is a phenomenon that is very real. Seasonal depression, as it it is sometimes called, […]

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The Use and Abuse of Antibiotics

Antibiotics Defined Most of us are familiar with antibiotics in some capacity, because we have either had them prescribed, or know people for whom they were. Despite the prevalence, and ironically so, of these medications, there seems to be only a rudimentary understanding of how they work and what happens when we use or abuse […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Thyroid

What is the Thyroid and What Does it Do? Located in the front of the neck and below the voice box (larynx), the thyroid is directly involved in a host of metabolic activities including mood regulation, brain development, bone health, and muscle coordination. The thyroid is a gland within the endocrine system that relies heavily […]

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