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11 Scary Things That Could Happen if you Don't Get Enough Vitamin D

04/03/2019 06:00am | 118 views

 

  • Vitamin D, which is actually a hormone, is created in your body when your skin is exposed to the sun.
  • Without the proper amounts of vitamin D, you could be at risk for all kinds of health problems, including heart conditions and weakened bones.
  • Children who have vitamin D deficiencies are also at higher risks of developing rickets.

 

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Never Ignore These 11 Heart Symptoms

01/02/2019 06:00am | 263 views

By Amanda MacMillan

 

If something went wrong with your heart, would you know it? 

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Osteoporosis in Men: Undertreated and Overlooked

17/12/2018 06:00am | 522 views

Osteoporosis is generally viewed as a woman's disease, but men get it, too. While this fragile bone disease is indeed more common in women, there is increasing recognition that it strikes men more frequently than previously believed. Whereas one in two women will break a bone during their lifetime due to osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in four men will have an osteoporosis-related broken bone. 

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5 Things That Up Your Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

11/12/2018 06:00am | 492 views

By Jeannette Moninger

Your immune system puts up a pretty good fight against germs and infections, but sometimes your inner warrior mistakenly starts picking on the good guys. When your own defense system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in your body, you end up with an autoimmune disease.

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Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

18/10/2018 06:00am | 818 views

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent flu. The tips and resources below will help you learn about steps you can take to protect yourself and others from flu and help stop the spread of germs.

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