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    National Honesty Day is April 30, a day intended to encourage people to be more honest and open in their interactions with others. But for family caregivers, honesty may not always be the best policy. AgingCare.com recently surveyed more than 700 people taking care of an elderly parent or family member, and found that...
     
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    The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) says that clinically tested ginkgo extracts sold as dietary supplements in the United States are safe for most consumers. The ABC statement follows news of the publication of a report by the National Toxicology Program that showed that a special formulation of a Chinese...
     
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    Individuals diagnosed with diabetes know how important it is to maintain a healthy weight through diet and lifestyle, along with medication management, to prevent or delay medical complications of diabetes. However, a growing population of individuals with diabetes choose to restrict or cease to use their insulin in...
     
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    As we recognize Heartworm Awareness Month each year in April, we should also remember that preventing heartworms in our pets requires a plan for year-round protection. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), the state association for Texas veterinarians, wants to help remind pet owners that it only takes one...
     
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    Stephen L. DeFelice, MD, speaks out on the current carnitine controversy
    L-carnitine is a natural substance found in high concentrations in the heart. It transports fatty acids into mitochondria, the furnaces of the cell, to be metabolized and produce energy. Because the heart requires high levels of energy it primarily uses fat which has more calories per unit than sugar. I'm the...
     
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    The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) today released new prevalence data estimating that approximately 9 million adults in the US have osteoporosis and more than 48 million have low bone mass (indicated by T-scores between -1.0 and -2.5), placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis and broken bones. The study...
     
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    Six Tips to Help You Shape Up for Summer
    Dreading swimsuit season? The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up – which means you can’t hide under that heavy winter clothing for much longer. With about six weeks to go before the start of summer, now is the time to get started. Last minute efforts often mean a lot of sacrifice and...
     
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    Many women seek natural menopause treatment products to help them manage bothersome menopause symptoms. Dr. Shoreh Ershadi discusses the effectiveness of natural menopause remedies in alleviating various menopause symptoms. Mood swings, difficulty sleeping, hot flashes, irregular periods and painful breasts are some...
     
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    USAgainstAlzheimer's—the national community and movement committed to stopping Alzheimer's by 2020—today launched WomenAgainstAlzheimer's (womenagainstalzheimers.org), the first national network of women in leadership positions working to speed the pace of research and build real momentum to...
     
  • The National Parkinson Foundation's (NPF) medical director, Michael S. Okun, MD, has released a new book titled, "Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life." Published this month, in conjunction with Parkinson's Awareness Month, the book is now available in more than twenty languages...