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Allergies General Information - What are allergies and how are they treated?
Drug Allergies - People sometimes become allergic to drugs that they have taken before with no problems.  This can also be a complicating factor in treatment programs. 

Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease - Preparing for Alzheimer's Disease diagnosis
Alzheimer's Information Sources - Getting more Alzheimer's information in your area

Mesothelioma - Today's seniors are the last generation routinely exposed to asbestos and a high risk generation for many people over age 65.
Colds and Flu
Colds and Flu - What are the differences and is there anything that you can do?
Influenza - Symptoms and treatments for the flu

Food and Nutrition
Digestive Enzymes - Enzymes are essential for normal digestion. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, most adults don't have enough of them. The main reason is the kind of food we eat
Fatty Acids - Numerous health conditions (over 60) have been shown to benefit from EFAs including heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases, skin problems, arthritis, PMS, fibrocystic breast disease, allergies, depression, prostate enlargement, irritable bowel syndrome among many others
Herbal Remedies - As the use of complementary or alternative medicine grows, healthcare practitioners and consumers alike are demanding better and more objective information about the herbal preparations currently sold
Mineral Deficiencies - Natural substances that can help ease or even eliminate the painful symptoms that many people suffer every day
Obesity - An average American gains between one-half pound to one pound every year. According to some estimates, almost one out of every 3 adults in the United States (about 97 million people) are classified as overweight or obese
Supplement Cautions - New warnings about St. Johnís Wort

Autointoxication - Though the body is an amazing creation and can handle a certain amount, continuous release of toxins into the body eventually weaken immune systems and can lead to degeneration of important systems and an intoxication of the body.
Candida (yeast) Infection - If allowed to proliferate, Candida will grow and become pathogenic causing a wide assortment of problems: Constipation, diarrhea, depression, headaches, frequently occurring infections, gastritis, heartburn, and colitis are but a few of the potential side effects of Candida
Cholesterol - Both heart attacks and strokes have the same common cause - artherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. As we get older, arteries become narrower because of the accumulation of fatty plaques. The more obstruction of the blood flow. 
HGH Human Growth Hormone - the most important anti-aging hormone by far is the Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which is made by the pituitary gland
Memory and Vitamin E - New medical research shows a connection between poor memory and low blood levels of vitamin E in an elderly population.

Feeling Healthy - Numerous studies have shown that people who regularly eat fruits and vegetables have much lower chances of getting heart disease, cancer and many other chronic conditions.
Healthy Heart - Both heart attack and stroke are caused by atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, a relentless process that begins fairly early in life and becomes a little worse with every passing day. 
Home Care - When is the right time to start taking a look... and what should you look for?
Long Term Care - The services of a social worker or geriatric case manager can be especially useful if your family doesnít live near you or you canít depend on them to help you during this sometimes confusing time.  
Obesity - Obesity plagues the nation as a leading risk factor for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and depression.

Hair Loss - Evidence suggests that hair loss may be mainly caused by dihydrotestosterone, or DHT.
Prostate General Information - More cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in men than breast cancer in women.
Update on Prostate Health - Over 50% of men aged fifty and over have an enlarged prostate, a condition known as Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, or BPH. This percentage increases to 75% by the age of 60 and 90% by the age of 80.

Oral Health
Halitosis (Bad Breath) - Most bad breath originates in the mouth, so if the verdict of your nearest and dearest is your current program of oral hygiene isn't doing the job, it's time to consult a mouth specialist -- your dentist.
General Information - The more compromised your mouth is through missing teeth, gum disease or tooth decay, the more important it is that you see your dentist.

Back Pain - Most back pain responds to rest and exercise.  Staying in bed for more than a couple of days is not advised, since muscles needed to support the spine will become weaker when not used. 
Pain Management - There are ways to alleviate the painful symptoms of arthritis and even to help eliminate it altogether.

Sex Life - Though ASD alone can help improve the sexual drive and performance in both men and women, the effect is even more dramatic when it is combined with other known aphrodisiacs.
Viagra - Viagra has proven to be a very popular drug, with over 250,000 prescriptions filled every week.  Is it right for you?

Breast Cancer - a distorted fear of developing breast cancer can keep older women from taking positive steps to protect their health.
Cancer and Weight Gain - cancers may be preventable if women keep their weight variance within four to five pounds after the age of 18
Understanding Women's Health - "It's impossible -- both anatomically and, most important, functionally -- to separate the reproductive and urinary tracts in women"



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