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Preventive Care

Osteoporosis in Men: Undertreated and Overlooked

17/12/2018 06:00am | 232 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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Preventive Care

5 Things That Up Your Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

11/12/2018 06:00am | 220 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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Preventive Care

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

18/10/2018 06:00am | 527 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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Preventive Care

Outsmart Fleas and Ticks with the Right Prevention for your Pet

11/10/2018 06:00am | 662 views

Fleas and ticks love to make themselves at home in your house. They might be there even when you can’t see them. Many pet owners think they only need to worry about these pests in seasonal or warm weather, but thanks to our warm winter accommodations, both fleas and ticks can be active year-round. 

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Nutrition

Healthier Alternatives to Our Favorite Traditional Foods

08/10/2018 06:00am | 681 views

Growing up as a Latino in a “traditional” Latino household, I’ve been able to enjoy many different delicious foods. While a lot of the foods of our culture taste great, indulging in them too much can lead to some problematic situations over time.

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