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Learn how to live well and live longer with our Patient Guide.  Here you’ll find suggestions and advice for living a happy and healthy life.

 

09/17/2011 - Articles
How to avoid constipation

How To Avoid Constipation: Simple Tips To Avoid Constipation

Not everyone can go to the toilet every day. Constipation is generally considered to constitute less than three stools per week. Action is warranted if the feces are hard and the . Read more

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08/12/2011 - Articles
pregnant nutrition

Food and Nutrition for Pregnant Women

Nutrition during pregnancy is important. Pregnant women's food has an affect on the pregnancy, on the fetal development and also on the health of the mother and child. The foods a pregnant woman eat are the main source of the nutrients for the baby. But what foods should pregnant women eat? What foods a pregnant woman should avoid? It is important for pregnant women to understand what kind of food is best for them and their baby. Read more

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06/28/2011 - Articles
Convenience Foods

Convenience Foods

Foods that you buy which require little or no preparation before eating (a lot of the work has been done for you) are called 'convenience foods'. Here, the Swiss Association for Nutrition has summarized the pros and cons of convenience foods, and gives some recommendations on how to buy and prepare them. Read more

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01/03/2011 - Articles

What's Your Blood Pressure and How Do Blood Pressure Medications Work? - Part XIII

This article from Dr Ed tells you all you want to know about high blood pressure, in a readily understandable way. It's essential reading for all sufferers from hypertension . . . . . . . Read more

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04/12/2010 - Articles
How To Prevent Another Stroke

How To Prevent Another Stroke

After someone has experienced a stroke, apart from working to ensure full recovery, it's important to know what to do to prevent another stroke. The National Stroke Association's publication "HOPE: The Stroke Recovery Guide" contains information about preventing a second stroke; we reproduce an extract from it, here. Read more

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01/13/2010 - Articles
How to eat to lower your cholesterol

Cholesterol Diet: How to eat to lower your cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance which performs numerous important functions in the human body. It is a component of cell walls and is used by the body to make various. Read more

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12/23/2009 - Articles

Epilepsy is quite common in old age

The occurrence of epilepsy, or seizures, is more frequent in old age than people imagine. A study done in the United Kingdom showed a rise in the incidence (i.e. the number of new . Read more

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12/23/2009 - Articles

Brush Up on Oral Health

Plan ahead so that dental problems don't come between you and good nutrition. Read more

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12/23/2009 - Articles

Snoring, snorting, and sleeping poorly

Some people as they get older experience interruptions in their breathing while asleep. This is called sleep apnea, a condition first described in 1965. Read more

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12/23/2009 - Articles

The commonest facial pain

Trigeminal neuralgia, although uncommon in itself, is the commonest cause of facial pain. Read more

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