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“Surgical Solution to Diabetes?”
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“Surgical Solution to Diabetes?”

The struggle with weight not only weighs a person down emotionally, it can cause serious and sometimes deadly health issues.  Type 2 diabetes is considered a world-wide epidemic and it’s tied to obesity.  Some people who feel they keep fighting a losing battle over obesity opt for gastric bypass surgery.   [...]

“Hormone Help for Joint Pain?”
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“Hormone Help for Joint Pain?”

 “Another Reason to Re-Consider Hormone Treatment?” Have you gone through Menopause?  Have you had a hysterectomy?  Do you have joint pain?  If you have answered “yes” to those questions, a new study may benefit you. The findings of the Women’s Health Initiative Trial have been published in Menopause, the journal [...]

“Butt I don’t want a bigger butt”
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“Butt I don’t want a bigger butt”

“Stub that butt” It is a sad fact that if you are a smoker and quit you will likely gain on average about ten pounds.  I mean, you have to do something with your hands, so why not grab another cupcake?  That extra ten pounds are also especially troubling as [...]

“The Last Word”
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“The Last Word”

When February comes around, a lot of us start digging in the closet for everything we own that’s the color red.  Come March, all that red ends up buried in the back of the closet and perhaps the whole reason we trotted out that red dress in the first place. [...]

“Is newer really better?”
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“Is newer really better?”

“Odds Are…” As Menopause is a right of passage for women, so too, is a hysterectomy for many women.  In fact,  one in nine women will have the procedure.  Simply put, a hysterectomy is done to remove the uterus to treat a number of health problems like fibroids and abnormal [...]