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Frostbite Treatment: Quick—and Smart—Action Required

Every year, frigid weather brings with it more cases of frostbite. Treatment should be quick in order to avoid serious consequences. If you live or in a cold-weather climate, you’ve had experience “braving the elements.” And you also know that frigid weather is nothing to take lightly: The danger of frostbite is very real and can result in permanent damage, ...

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Liver Detox Tea as Part of Your DIY New Year’s Detox Cleanse

Many of us want to simplify our lives and do a detox cleanse. The simple detox program presented here—consisting of a liver detox tea and the Elimination Diet— is uncomplicated, inexpensive, and effective! Herbs that strengthen, tone, and stimulate the secretive functions of the liver (increasing the flow of bile) are known in the Western herbal medicine tradition as hepatics. ...

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Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins, Hemorrhoids, and More

If self-help strategies don’t help your varicose veins, sclerotherapy may be a good treatment option. If you have unsightly varicose veins, self-help strategies—such as weight loss, physical activity, not standing up for long periods of time, elevating your legs when sitting down, and wearing compression stockings—can sometimes mitigate their appearance. However, if these approaches don’t help, and if you’re bothered by ...

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Are Eggs Healthy?

They’re low in calories and packed with protein, but they’re also high in cholesterol. So, are eggs healthy? Read on to find out. Whole eggs are rich in protein, vitamins A, B12, D, E, and K, folate, riboflavin, selenium, choline, and omega-3 fatty acids, which makes them extremely nutritious, yet low in cost. © Xi Zhang | Dreamstime.com Whether they ...

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Butter vs. Margarine: Which Is Healthier?

One contains immune boosting vitamins, the other can cause inflammation. Butter vs. margarine: which one should you choose? Toast without butter is like macaroni without cheese—sad and incomplete. Same goes for popcorn, especially at the movie theater. For years, though, we’ve been told to cut butter from our diets. Those delectable, creamy French dishes a la Julia Child are frowned upon ...

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Migraine Causes Include Stress—and the Release of Stress

Most people know that stress is among the list of common migraine causes, but did you know that a reduction in stress can also trigger headaches? Learn how to control your stress levels to prevent a “let-down” headache after a period of high stress. As a longtime migraine sufferer, I am never too surprised when I get headaches during periods of high ...

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How to Avoid Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer survival rates indicate that most who are diagnosed with the disease will die with it rather than from it. Still, prevention is the goal; here, we offer tips on how to avoid prostate cancer. Scientists don’t know exactly what causes prostate cancer and there is no one answer to how to avoid prostate cancer. Researchers, however, have studied certain preventive ...

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Epididymitis Treatment: With Prompt Attention, You Can Avoid Complications

If you experience testicle swelling, pain, or other signs of scrotal infections, it may be a condition known as epididymitis. Treatment can clear it up. An infection can occur almost anywhere in the genitourinary system. In fact, urinary tract infections are so common, they’ve been branded with a widely used abbreviation: UTI. Scrotal infections such as epididymitis aren’t as common as UTIs ...

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8 Surprising High-Estrogen Symptoms in Men

Are your testosterone levels right? These high estrogen symptoms in men can tip you off. Too much estrogen isn’t a problem just for women, men can also experience high estrogen symptoms. If you find yourself asking the question, “is there estrogen in men?” the answer is yes. Men make estrogen, too, and levels can become elevated (or depressed). Although research ...

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