Reducing Symptoms of Heartburn

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Heartburn can be very difficult to treat. One of the problems with heartburn is the fact it is repetitive and it really can become annoying. Many people find that they ignore the symptoms. They try to change their foods. Doctors can tell you this much…there are several things that will make heartburn worse, including aspirin, alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. They clearly have an effect on heartburn. There are certain things to help reduce heartburn like raising the head of your bed because when you lay down heartburn can be worse.

 

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Preventing Muscle Mass Loss

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You have probably noticed that as we get older we lose some of the muscle mass in our bodies. Over time, we can lose muscle mass in places like our arms, shoulders and legs. This is definitely true of many women and it’s a natural part of the aging process. But like most aspects of aging, you can do certain things to slow down the process. The most effective way to do this is with exercise and strength training. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have looked at this. They support the claims that strength training can have benefits for everyone.

 

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Childhood Obesity and Diabetes Rates

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Diabetes is becoming a huge health issue in this country and the biggest reason is because of the problem of childhood obesity. Young children are more overweight, and as a result, diabetes is going to occur more commonly in them, and the problems associated with diabetes, at younger ages, and that is a key concern. One of the big issues we have is that people will have heart disease, obesity, and other related problems, including kidney problems, at earlier ages. It’s critical that we look into it and make changes.

 

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Girls, Sports, and Knee Injuries

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A lot of girls are playing sports and that’s a great thing, but one of the problems with the extra sports is the fact that there is an increase in knee injuries.  Women have more lax ligaments.  That’s because during the entire process of delivering babies it’s essential to be able to spread the hips, to relax, and to have a child go through the birth canal.  The same thing that helps in delivering babies is problematic when it comes to injuries, especially in the knee, because those ligaments, like the anterior cruciate ligament, they’re more likely to stretch and to tear.

 

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Treating Throat Infections

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When medical experts talked about sore throats and pharyngitis, it used to be very simple.  They would begin treatment with an antibiotic because doctors felt that was the most effective way to treat the throat infection.  But what researchers are learning, in many cases, is it’s not necessary to prescribe an antibiotic.  In fact, in many cases, a throat infection might be due to a viral origin and an antibiotic really isn’t that helpful at all. It’s one of those things doctors started to learn over time and are realizing that they have to take their time figuring out what treatments there are before they aggressively go at it.  

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Dealing with Stress Headaches

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There are several kinds of headaches.  While many people say they suffer from migraines, the most common headache is called a stress headache.  Causes include stress, skipping meals, irregular sleep habits, or certain foods.  One of the first things many people do after suffering a headache is reach for a pain reliever in the medicine cabinet, but that’s not always the best idea.  In fact, there are other simple things you can do.  Lie down in a dark, quiet room and try to sleep.  Also, try to figure out what led to the headache.  In addition, you should try to avoid things that are problematic and bother you.  One idea is a headache log where you can record when the headache first appears, the time each one happens, and where the pain is felt.  You get the idea.  Its common sense and it’s trying to figure out the best way to approach a problem that can be chronic.

 

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Kids Can Be Affected by the Economy

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Kids can be affected by the economy especially if parents talk about it.  With things going bad financially, parents need to be honest with their children, but not overstress them.  The kids do not need to know if there are major issues and problems.  They need to be able to realistically look at things and evaluate what’s going on.  It’s important when it comes to the economy that you don’t overdo it; that you don’t try to get into a situation where you stress those children out.  It’s very important that they have a chance to be children and to really live as kids.

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