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Looking for Foods to Avoid High Cholesterol?

Question: What kind of foods should you eat if you are trying to avoid high cholesterol levels? Answer: To understand what foods are good and bad for you, it can be good to have an advanced knowledge of exactly what cholesterol is. Cholesterol and triglycerides are the two types of fat that are found in…

What Are Periodontistry Procedures?

Problems with your teeth or gums that general dentists are unable to treat are referred to the periodontist. The periodontist is a specialist dental surgeon who specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases relating to teeth and the gums. Additional, the periodontist is an expert at placement of dental implants. A Periodontists offers…

What You Should Know About Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia generally refers to pain that affects the ball of your foot.  It is sometimes called a “stone bruise.”  It most often occurs in the first metatarsal head (the ball of the foot just under the big toe) where there are two small sesamoid bones.   You may have metatarsalgia if you experience any of…

Plantar Fasciitis Secrets to Immediate Relief – Part 1

Plantar Fasciitis Secrets of Getting Immediate Relief – Footwear 1 The secrets to getting immediate relief of your plantar fasciitis pain is that making sure your foot is well supported when you are weight bearing and walking and doing your activities. Support for your feet is important as it requires you to make sure that…

The Facts About Lung Cancer – Better To Be Aware

Keep yourself abreast of facts about lung cancer, as the statistics of affliction are staggering and in most cases, lung cancer can even be prevented. Cancer, the dreaded disease, is a malady marked by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, which rapidly destroy healthy tissue. Although changes in the lung begin almost immediately upon exposure…

What Smoking Really Does to Your Lungs

You know how smoking affects your body – it increases risk of cancers, heart diseases, stroke, etc. It doesn’t choose its victims – it has no respect for class, gender, or race. It strikes whoever is nearest, making no distinction between the smoker and the innocent nonsmoker. Smoking affects secondhand smokers, nonsmokers who inadvertently breathe…

Antibiotics and you

Antibiotics came into our lives as getting rid of infections, tormented mankind for thousands of years. However, after the appearance of powerful new drugs began to talk about them as “weapons of mass destruction that kills all living things.” The scientific debate about antibiotics in full swing, and we are already important to know what…

Fertility Drugs Help Women Conceive Faster

Many couples who have had trouble trying to conceive because of fertility problems have turned to infertility treatments with great success. There are many options to choose from including tubal surgery, in vitro fertilization (IVF), artificial insemination, and others. The most common infertility treatment, however, involves hormone regulation through fertility drugs. In fact, fertility drugs…

The Turbinates: What You Should Know

Most people know about the septum and sinuses when it comes to breathing, but not many people (even most doctors) know about the nasal turbinates. Turbinates are like wings along the sidewalls of your nasal cavity, opposite your midline nasal septum. There are three paired structures: the inferior, middle and superior turbinates. Your sinus passageways…