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dry skin and dehydration
10Jan, 2019

Dry Skin and Dehydration

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Winter is here, and for many of us, that means dry skin. Whether your skin flakes, turns red, cracks, or a combination of all of these, dehydration is very likely playing a part. Let’s take a look at how dry skin and dehydration are linked. The Dry Skin and Dehydration Link Dehydration is the biggest cause of dry skin. A lack of moisture can cause the natural fluid in your skin to dry up, leading to itching, dry, or flaking skin. While it seems like grabbing an extra glass of […]
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healthy weight loss
10Jan, 2019

Healthy Weight Loss as Part of Your Preventative Health Routine

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Maintaining a healthy weight is a valuable part of any preventative health routine. Extra pounds can contribute to long-term health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, among others. By losing weight and keeping off the pounds, you can go a long way towards preventing many chronic conditions and improving your overall wellness for years to come. Here are our top tips for healthy weight loss to help you reach your health goals. Avoid Crash or Fad Diets Crash and fad diets are omnipresent. While these diets may work in the […]
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10Dec, 2018

Ways to Naturally Lower High Blood Pressure at Home

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What is High Blood Pressure? Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, is a condition where the consistent, excess pressure of blood against your veins causes damage. Temporary spikes of high blood pressure are normal, such as when you are faced with a high-pressure situation. High blood pressure does not develop overnight, but over the course of years. High blood pressure may be caused by one or a combination of factors, including: History of smoking Heredity (high blood pressure can run in families) Age (individuals over the age of […]
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Exercise Chronic Illness MedicoRx®
30May, 2017

Exercise Benefits for People with Chronic Illnesses

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If you ask a doctor for advice about how to treat almost any condition, he or she is likely to say, “eat right and exercise,” as the first recommendation. Nutrition and fitness are indeed keys to recovering from and preventing many health problems–including managing chronic illnesses. Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic condition that can be helped and even reversed by exercise and healthy eating. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that one of 10 diabetes patients that exercised were able to stop taking medication. […]
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Iron Levels MedicoRx®
22May, 2017

How Iron Levels Impact Your Health

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Iron is what doctors call an “essential” mineral. This means that iron is essential to human health. When it comes to iron, this important role it plays is a carrier of oxygen in the blood. Why We Need Iron? According to WebMD, “Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. Hemoglobin represents about two-thirds of the body’s iron. If you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood […]
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15May, 2017

4 Sunscreen Tips for Better Skin

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Summer is coming, and with it lots of time in the sun for most folks. While we all welcome the long warm days of summer, the sun is not a friend to our skin. Sun exposure is a major cause of skin damage and skin cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Skin cancer occurs when errors (mutations) occur in the DNA of skin cells. The mutations cause the cells to grow out of control and form a mass of cancer cells.” And, “Much of the damage to DNA in skin […]
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MCC MedicoRx®
17Apr, 2017

New Drug Available for Aggressive Skin Cancer

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The first FDA-cleared drug for the treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is now available after clinical trials found that patients, mostly pre-treated with chemotherapy, responded to the drug for as long as one year. The drug Avelumab (brand name Bavencio®), belongs to a class of drugs called checkpoint inhibitors. Checkpoint inhibitors counteract cancer cells’ ability to suppress immune systems by tricking the body’s checkpoint molecules into treating cancer cells as healthy cells. Avelumab alerts the body to the presence of dangerous cancer cells and directs the immune system to […]
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23Feb, 2017

Should You Take Medications After Their Expiration Dates?

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Have you ever wondered what the expiration date on your medication means? There are serious implications to using medication that is past its due date, according to an article published in NPR. Effectiveness is the Issue “If your medicine has expired, don’t use it,” Ilisa Bernstein, deputy director of the office of compliance in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research told NPR. This counsel applies to over-the-counter drugs as well as prescription medications. It is important to check the expiration dates before you buy any […]
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meditation-medicorx
15Feb, 2017

How Meditation Makes You Healthier and Smarter

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Meditation Research by Siegfried Othmer, former president of the neurofeedback division of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, found that people using brainwave training (a specific form of meditation) showed an average gain in IQ of 23 percent. It’s been known for some time that meditation can play a role in healthcare by reducing stress and boosting the immune system. Now we find that meditating also makes us smarter. Not only did the people in Othmer’s study improve their IQs, but the effect was lasting. A follow-up study conducted […]
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healthy-medicorx
6Feb, 2017

How to Keep Your New Year’s Health Resolutions

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Just about everyone wants to be healthier, and the start of the new year is a time people often make a fresh commitment to better fitness. It can be about losing weight, gaining strength and endurance, or quitting an unhealthy habit. Gym memberships soar. Home health equipment flies off the shelves. Behavior modification programs have to turn away clients. Keeping these resolutions, of course, is another matter. Gyms make a lot of money from people whose only participation is paying the bill every month. Don’t let that happen to you. […]
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25Jan, 2017

Advances In Regenerative Medicine

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Imagine if a patient with kidney failure didn’t need a transplant but could instead regrow his or her own kidney? Or if a diseased heart could repair itself? The implications for the healthcare industry could be enormous. This is the world of regenerative medicine, where researchers are looking for ways to tap into the body’s capacity to heal itself. Scientists are asking, “if salamanders and fish can regenerate limbs, why can’t humans?” Current practices like skin grafts, blood transfusions and partial liver transplants all technically fall into the category of […]
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healthy-skin-medicorx
14Dec, 2016

How to Keep Your Skin Healthy

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Do you know what the largest organ in the human body is? It’s your skin. Yes, skin is an organ. Skin is our protection against main environmental and chemical threats, and it is something most of us take for granted. While many of us work hard to make our skin look good, we tend to be less concerned about its health. Here are some tips everyone can use to improve and preserve skin health. Protect Your Skin from the Sun One of the greatest threats to skin health is surrounding […]
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nutrients-medicorx
5Dec, 2016

Nutrients Your Body Can’t Make by Itself

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As you pass by the nutrient aisle of your grocery store or pharmacy, you might be amazed by the dizzying array of options. From vitamin A to Zinc, there are hundreds of choices. Which ones you need depend on your diet and lifestyle, but there are some that you can only get through foods or supplements because the human body doesn’t create them. Here are some of the most important nutrients the body can’t create. Omega-3 Omega-3s are healthy fats that protect against heart disease, cancer, and stroke. These fats […]
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30Nov, 2016

Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy

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More than 10,000 people in the United States turn 65 years-old every day, according to the Census Bureau, which amounts to one every eight seconds. This is expected to continue for the next 20 years or so, raising critical questions about the readiness of the nation’s health care system to treat an aging population. Of course, as every doctor will tell you, the best kind of health care is preventative health care, the kind that keeps you out of the doctor’s office in the first place. For seniors near or […]
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weight-loss
21Nov, 2016

The Real Truth Behind Common Weight Loss Beliefs

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Americans spend a staggering $60 billion per year on weight loss products, according to a report by CNN. Products include meal replacement programs, dietary supplements, fitness trackers, and exercise equipment. At the same time, even with all of this spending and growing efforts to prevent and treat obesity, studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that 35 percent of men, 40 percent of women, and 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese. The rates are rising, especially among women and adolescents. Everything We Think […]
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corporate-wellness
28Oct, 2016

Corporate Wellness is Big Business. Does it Work?

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By some estimates, spending on corporate wellness has grown to some $8 billion annually, spiked in part by incentives given companies by the Affordable Care Act to implement these programs. Wellness programs are typically administered by independent companies, not by insurers, and a growing question has been, “do they work?” The goal of wellness programs is to improve employee health and reduce the cost of healthcare for employees, companies, and insurers, resulting in lower premiums. Many offer screening for conditions like high blood pressure and heart disease; some also offer […]
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medico-fall-at-risk
28Sep, 2016

Falls Are Dangerous: How To Reduce the Risk

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2.8 million seniors (65 years-old or older) are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries in the United States. More than 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture. Falls can happen anytime and anywhere to people of any age. However, as people get older, the number of falls and the severity of injury resulting from falls increases. There is a pattern to falls among the elderly: […]
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15Sep, 2016

5 Health Tips for Busy Moms

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  As every parent knows, being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. It is also one of the most stressful, chaotic, and exhausting experiences in the world. Most say mom has it the worst, as they often take on most of the food, cleaning, transportation, and school issues. It’s a 24/7 job in many ways. When you’re not actively caring for your kids, you’re thinking about them, worrying about it, or planning your next move. How do you take care of yourself and maintain […]
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eggs
29Aug, 2016

Are Farm Fresh Eggs are Better Than Store Bought Eggs

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You might assume that anything that comes fresh from a farm is healthier and tastier than something purchased at a store. In the case of eggs, you would be mostly right. Farm fresh eggs are more nutritious than store bought eggs. Here’s why. Most eggs bought in the store are several months old. According to Purina, commercial eggs can be 6-8 months old, and nutrition in the eggs declines with age. How do you know how old your eggs are? It can be tough. According to fresheggsdaily.com, “An egg can […]
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teen-eating-veggies
24Aug, 2016

Getting Teens to Eat Right

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If you’re a parent of teenage children, you know that they are inclined to eat junk. Fast food, processed food, sugary food, salty food, fatty food–all the stuff we know is bad for them and bad for all of us. It’s not cool to eat healthy, especially for teenage boys. Many working parents don’t have time to prepare meals and teens often come home from school or sports and fix anything they can find in the house. How can you get them on board with healthy eating? Start early. If […]
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