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May 2012

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Allergies and Asthma

Allergies Allergy is characterized by an overreaction of the human immune system to o foreign protein substance (“allergen”) that is eaten, breathed into the lungs, injected or touched. This immune overreaction can result in symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and scratchy throat. In severe cases it can also result in rashes, … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare, Wellness
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Staying Well-Hydrated

Nutrition and Diet, Wellness

Year Around Hydration From the hot, sultry days of summer to the bone-chilling days of winter, your body needs water to maintain its normal temperature. Staying well-hydrated is important no matter what the weather. Extreme temperatures act more quickly to dehydrate the body, making it important to drink water-based beverages even though you may not … Continue Reading

The Comparative Effectiveness Fee

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As a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Congress created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Institute), a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect data on various forms of medical care treatments and identify those treatments which are the most clinically effective. In its magnanimity, Congress requires funding for the Institute … Continue Reading

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All About Cholesterol

Weight Management, Wellness

Can You Burn Off Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a type of lipid, just as fats are. However, unlike fat, cholesterol can’t be exercised off, sweated out or burned for energy. It is found only in animal products, including meat, chicken, fish, eggs, organ meats and high-fat dairy products. Is Cholesterol Good or Bad? Just as homemade … Continue Reading