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Antidepressants: Bad for the Bones

Hip Fractures Are Depressing
Many doctors prescribe antidepressant medications if patients insist or if physicians know of too few other tools in their toolbox when it comes to treating depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and menstrual symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. No surprise; more than 10 million prescriptions are dispensed a...
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DAVID MOZINGO
"Real Food" is healthy! "Junk Food" is not. Our diet affects us in so many ways.
Sunday, March 15 2020 11:56
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Smoking Increases Cervical Cancer Risk

Smoking's Surprise Cancer Consequence For Women
Most of us are aware of the many dangers of smoking to every part of the body. The US Department of Health and Human Services reported that smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes diseases, and reduces the health of smokers in general. But none of these detrimental effects has stopped millions of people worldwide from taking ...
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3 Diseases Whole Grains May Help Prevent

Consume Whole Grains to Help Prevent Disease
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend the consumption of 3 to 5 servings of whole grains for adults and 2 to 3 servings for children. Unfortunately, a large number of adults and children in the US are consuming too much refined grain flour instead of the recommended amounts of whole grains, thereby missing out on the wide array o...
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Statins Increase Peripheral Neuropathy Risk

Human Nerve Cells and Peripheral Neuropathy
Statins are among the biggest selling drugs in the United States. Millions of Americans pop these cholesterol-lowering pills every day to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. Unfortunately, statins have been associated with a wide range of side effects, including headaches, confusion, liver damage, memory loss, and elevated risk of type 2...
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What about RedYeast Rice? Does this supplement have the same effect as prescribed statins? Please comment as I am currently taking... Read More
Thursday, August 08 2019 12:09
Linda Carney MD
Red Yeast Rice contains the original statin marketed as Mevacor, which is how this pharmaceutical product was discovered.
Thursday, August 08 2019 13:05
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Viagra and Melanoma: Is There a Connection?

Skin Cancer Risk May Increase with Viagra Use
Millions of American men take Sildenafil, most commonly known by its brand name Viagra, to achieve and maintain erection during sex. Though this drug has been proven to be effective in treating erectile dysfunction, it has been linked to a host of medical problems, including heart, vision, and hearing problems. Recently, evidence from a growing num...
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Smoking is the Leading Cause of COPD

Types of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 16 million Americans are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD refers to a group of diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that makes it difficult to breath. Some of the symptoms of COPD include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of ...
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Fiber-Rich Foods Reduce High Blood Pressure

Reducing Hypertension Lowers End Organ Damage Risk
Fiber comes only from plant-based foods, as animal products have no fiber. Eating a diet high in fiber may help reduce high blood pressure in hypertensive patients, according to a study that appeared in the Journal of Hypertension in 2005. By analyzing the results of 25 randomized controlled trials, researchers from Tulane University Scho...
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Statin Use Increases Cataract Risk

Cataract With Surgical Instrument
If you walk into your doctor's office with a high cholesterol number, there is a great chance that you will walk out with a statin drug. Having an avalanche of cholesterol floating in your blood increases your risk of developing stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, skeletal muscle damage, coronary heart disease, and heart attacks. Statins ar...
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Russell Prentice
I can attest to the assertion found above. I arrived in the US in 95. I had generally good health and no diabetes and no one in... Read More
Monday, January 28 2019 13:38
Linda Carney MD
I am sad that this happened to you, and will continue to help as many people as I can to avoid going through what you did. Thank y... Read More
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Russell Prentice
Thank you. I can't tell you how happy I am to have found you and everyone here. I am on the road to recovery
Monday, January 28 2019 13:47
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Fruits and Vegetables Important for Coronary Heart Disease Prevention

Doctor Juggling Giant Veggies and Fruits
Individuals who regularly consumed more than one servings of fruits and vegetables each day can reduce their risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) by 4 per cent, according to a recent Harvard study. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women of the USA, killing more than 600,000 Americans every year. Coronary hea...
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Western Diets Promote Alzheimer’s Disease

Old Man With Damaged Brain
The number of Americans who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease is increasing at an alarming rate. Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develop Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. This neurodegenerative disease destroys...
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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increased by Red Meat

Heart Disease Risk Increase
Consuming animal-based foods containing L-carnitine promotes the development of cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, stroke, and myocardial infarction. L-carnitine is a nutrient that helps to transport fatty acids to the mitochondria, the energy-producing furnaces in the cells, for use as fuel. However, the human body can als...
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Improve Brain Function by Eating Plants

Brains Function Best on Plant Foods
Eating fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables can dramatically improve brain function and reduce the risk of suffering from dementia. These were the findings of a 2017 study published in the journal of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. A team of Chinese researchers studied the dietary data of 31,004 subjects and compared the cognitive...
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