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Nettles: The plant that bites back
Stinging nettles are a personal favorite when it comes to herbs. A plant that is loved by few, and feared by many. I noticed the other evening that I have a fairly sizable patch of nettles growing in a nice shady spot under a spigot in my backyard. Perhaps this is a testament to how…Read More
Osteoporosis: the hidden disease
Osteoporosis: a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Hightower L. Source: Community Medical Center, Missoula, Montana, USA. Abstract Source: Pubmed Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates this number will increase to 41 million by 2015. Ninety percent of bone growth occurs between the ages of 10 and 20. Present lifestyles of adolescents leave…Read More
Cervical Screening Recommendations
Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening Benefit vs Risk Annual cervical screening is thought to lead to a large number of unnecessary procedures and treatments. The prevalence of the virus associated with cervical cancers is high, but the cervical cells will likely return to normal within 1 to 2 years as your body is capable of fighting off the…Read More
The most common causes of joint pain is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative type of arthritis, develops when the linings of the joints wear down. Although it’s associated with aging and injury (it used to be called “wear-and-tear” arthritis), its true cause remains unknown. Generally, prolonged overuse of a joint is thought to be the…Read More
Could it Be…Allergies?
The common cold is caused by a virus. There are more than 200 known viral types that may be responsible for causing those miserable symptoms. Because there are so many different viruses and serotypes involved it makes it nearly impossible to develop a vaccine to prevent colds or an effective treatment such as an antiviral. …Read More
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