Month: August 2013

First Line of Defense = Skin: Cellulitis

Your skin is an essential part of your body often taken for granted.   Skin is the external tissue that covers your body and your largest organ.   The thickest skin is found on your feet and the thinnest skin is on your eyelids.   Your skin has three layers: the epidermis (the outermost layer, […]

Hibiscus Fights Melanoma

According to the American Cancer Society , about 76,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma every year.   This least common form of skin cancer is responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths and there is no drug or combination of drugs that can reliably treat It. That is why the news about successful trials […]

Fighting Acid Reflex

If you are one of the 20 million Americans who suffer daily from acid reflux, you have probably tried everything, from special diets to sleeping in a sitting position. While people with mild cases manage their acid reflux with antacids, for a large number of people this does not work. The new implant named The […]

Danger of Ambien

Ambien is a popular sleeping pill used by millions of Americans. It has been around for quite some time ” “ FDA approved it in 2006 ” “ and until recently it was considered safe and effective. But, according to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, USA), in the last eight years the […]

A Simple Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that one in every 3 adults in the United States has high blood pressure. Dr. Katrin Uhlig from Tufts Medical Center in Boston analyzed 52 studies that followed people monitoring their own blood pressure and those receiving usual care for hypertension.   Studies where people used self-blood pressure […]