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Noninvasive Joint Surgery Helps US Army Vet Get Back on His Feet

While deployed to Afghanistan, soldiers are required to traverse the mountains by foot while carrying their heavy gear. Due to all of this excruciating work, U.S. Army staff sergeant Eric Varela discovered he had developed a herniated disc. Though he attempted several forms of surgery and medication, nothing seemed to help. Until he discovered iFuse, a noninvasive procedure that fuses and re-stabilize the SI joint. iFuse uses an implant to fuse together the ilium and the sacrum. While Varela still has some residual pain, he says that his SI pain has stopped completely.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Chewing and Spitting Disorder

The chewing and spitting disorder is a real eating disorder where you chew the food up then spit it out, rather than swallow it. Not only is this disorder dangerous, but it is also addictive. When the food is in your mouth for long enough, it can get to the pleasure centers of your brain and give you a sort of high. What is bad, is that your body misses out on the valuable nutrients in the food. Even though it may be a disorder that you have never heard of or heard much about, it is more common than you think. Luckily there is a hotline that can help with recovery. There are people to talk to, and treatments to help with recovery. Educating yourself about the issue can help end this horrible disorder.

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Discovering Ginger

Rich holiday meals and sugary snacks can cause stomach troubles that can ruin an otherwise joyous time. Ginger is an effective, cost efficient and natural way to relieve these issues and quickly get back on your feet. Unpeeled ginger, found in your grocery’s produce section, can be stored for up to three weeks in the refrigerator or frozen for six months. Its health benefits are numerous and range from relieving stomach aches and nausea to reducing inflammation associated with arthritis; from assisting with detoxification by improving circulation to reducing congestion from colds and the flu. In addition to the popular ginger snap cookie, ginger can be added to soups, vegetable dishes, salads and even smoothies. A ginger tea or tonic will warm cold nights and boost your immune system.

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Final Thoughts

The video “Final Thoughts” seems to be a conclusion video for a series of videos that center around the pulmonary disease known as C O P D. The doctor in the video tries to make clear that C O P D is a disease that can be treated if you are willing to talk openly with your doctor and follow a few directions. It is stated that over 12,000,000 people have C O P D and that many more may be unaware that they have it also. For people that are interested in the subject it is pointed out that the internet is a great source for any person that wants to learn more about the disease. The purpose of these videos seem to be part of the doctor’s treatment program for in it he tells the listener to write down anything they may want to talk about on their next visit.

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How to Clear Up Adult Acne According to Celebrity ‘Skin Guru’ Lee Garrett

There is one thing that everyone notices about you day in and day out, your skin. If acne plagues that skin of yours you have options. First, you can go with a holistic approach which includes the treatment of the whole person from mental, social and physical factors. This can be increasingly beneficial when acne is caused by stress or consumption of a lot of processed foods. Other form of physical treatment of the acne is a chemical peel, this is where one or more chemicals are applied to the skin and over the course of a few days it begins to peel off. This process produces a process known as exfoliation and can even help with defects like spots, wrinkles and skin tone. Other factors to keep in mind are the type of makeup that you use, gym equipment, tying up your hair away from your face and using towels to dab your face dry.

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New Study Finds Downward Trend in Dementia Prevalence Among American Seniors

Dementia affects many older adults in America. However, the overall percentage of American seniors with dementia is decreasing. This is occurring in spite of the fact that three risk factors for dementia are on the rise: diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. The “baby boomers”, the largest generation in American history, is now entering their twilight years. This puts them in the age range where many develop dementia. In spite of that, a downward trend in dementia has emerged in recent studies. This downward trend has far reaching impacts on the economy, due to an improved overall dementia forecast. There was nearly a three-point drop in the percentage of seniors with dementia between 2000 and 2012. The average number of lifetime years of education which seniors had received rose during that time from 12 years to 13 years. Investments in education may be paying off in better brain health. Dementia in older adults is often due to multiple causes, such as Alzeheimer’s disease or vascular dementia. Researchers are attempting to learn more about dementia by focusing on the cognitive reserve concept. Also, continued focus is on decreasing the nation’s overall cardiovascular risk through controlling diabetes and hypertension and increasing physical activity among middle-aged and younger adults.

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Kids’ Binge Eating Tied to Unavailable Parents, Weight Teasing

Want to prevent obesity in your children? Stay involved with them, study says. A new study indicates that children who have parents who are unavailable, either physically or emotionally, are more at risk for binge eating habits, which can lead to obesity. Binge eating is eating past the point of fullness. There can be discomfort and emotional stress as well. Parenting behaviors associated with binge eating include ignoring and non-responsiveness, as well as weight-related teasing (being teased or mocked about one’s weight) by either parents or siblings. Helping students manage their emotions can help stop the binge eating. The focus should be not on weight or eating, but on helping children deal with their feelings. Recognizing children who are at risk and treating them early can help prevent depression and stop unhealthy eating-related behaviors.

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Caregiving Is Forcing Women 50+ To Leave The Workforce

Two out of every five adults, we are talking tens of millions of Americans, are caregivers. 60% of the caregiver population is women, though men are taking on that responsibility more and more. After studying 18 years of data from the University of Buffalo and UCLA; chances are significantly lower that women in their 50s and 60s are working as well as providing caregiving services to a family member. This equates to between 8 and 30 hours a week of care that is given to an elderly parent. Not only does this cause financial strain on the care giver, but it also instills a psychosis as the care giver has to usually dissolve their career as a side effect of giving care. The average income lost to a care giver is 33% and personal expenses for giving care are upwards of $10,000.

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What You Need to Know About Plant Protein – 2017’s Biggest Food Trend

Kendra Tolbert describes the benefits of using plant protein in combination with (or instead of) animal protein. Plants such as soy, seaweed, and quinoa provide many health benefits while also being more environmentally friendly than animal proteins. Plant proteins can aid your cardiovascular health and may even be related to better reproductive health. They’re sustainable and good for the soil they’re grown in. In addition, plant proteins are more affordable than animal proteins. Ms. Tolbert lists 40 good sources for plant protein and gives many tips on how to incorporate it into your diet. You can still keep animal proteins in your diet, but consider giving plant proteins a chance as well. They’ll likely be a big food and health trend in 2017.

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How We Can Start Winning the War Against Cancer | Adam de la Zerda

The only way to win the “War on Cancer” is to be completely honest about how we are fighting. We need to be using all methods available to battle this horrible disease and invent some new ones along the way. Cancer will allow the victim to waste their last days hoping for a cure, that more than likely won’t save them. Although, if we are honest about our techniques and practices that we use today and begin to combine them with the technology of tomorrow, we can defeat this unforgiving enemy, finally. As you will see, using imaging technology along with what we already know today can be an effective tool, without adding more suffering to the already week victim. This may be the new weapon used for battling the “War on Cancer”.

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