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How You Can Eat to Beat Back Pain

Consider eating an anti-inflammatory diet and taking calcium supplements to relieve back pain. When it comes to inflammation, a known cause for back pain, it’s true that you are what you eat. Many foods have been shown to reduce inflammation, as well as to increase it. So when you have back pain, diet may help you avoid it. You just ...

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Health Topic Of The Month: What Is High Cholesterol?

source: everydayhealth.com By Lynn Yoffee | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Knowing your LDL and HDL cholesterol levels will help you maintain optimal health. Related Dark Meat for Better Heart Health? Know Your Cholesterol Treatment Category Could you have high cholesterol and not know it? Around 16 percent of Americans have undiagnosed and untreated high levels of cholesterol, ...

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CDC: Ebola Could Infect 1.4 Million by January

by VOA News Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected by the Ebola virus by January 2015 according to a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new estimate assumes that the official World Health Organization toll, now at 5,864 – is not realistic, that cases have ...

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Want to Fight Ebola? CDC to Train Health Workers

Source:medscape.com The CDC is looking for a few good nurses and doctors — but especially nurses — to help fight the Ebola epidemic. In response to the critical needs for more health care workers in West Africa, the agency plans to launch a 3-day training course to teach qualified professionals to safely treat people with Ebola. It will be held ...

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Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

Source: AP CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It’s like Florida’s version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy. Known as “red tide,” this particular strain called Karenia brevis is present nearly every year off Florida, ...

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Young people — suffer sudden, tragic deaths from Brain-Eating Amoeba

Source: webmd It doesn’t happen often. But most summers, several Americans — usually healthy, young people — suffer sudden, tragic deaths from a brain-eating amoeba. What is this scary bug? How does it get to the brain? Where is it and how can I avoid it? WebMD answers these and other questions. What Is a Brain-Eating Amoeba? Amoebas are single-celled ...

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8 benefits of coconut water you didn’t know about.

Coconut water is the ultimate thirst quencher and offers a tasty alternative to water. This pure liquid is packed with nutrients that yield an array of health benefits. Here are 8 Benefits of Coconut Water that explain why it has become so popular: 1. Aids in Weight-loss Efforts. The fat content in coconut water is extremely low, so generous quantities ...

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Why Perfectly Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

Source:everydayhealth.com Noninvasive tests may help identify who’s really at risk for a heart attack. About 25 years ago, when I was co-director of the Noninvasive Cardiology Laboratory at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, performing heart ultrasounds and exercise stress tests, I got a call from an internist who told me that one of his patients had just suffered ...

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