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Prefer an Older Doctor? Study Says This Could Put You at Risk

May 26, 2017

The oldest working registered nurse in America is 91, and she has worked as a nurse for more than 70 years! As a healthcare professional myself, I admire such a strong dedication to the healthcare field as well as a passion to help other people. I bet this nurse could do her job in her sleep! And if I were admitted to her care, I may take comfort in knowing that someone who is very seasoned in their job is addressing my health concerns. It is the same reason I usually prefer an older, more experienced pilot over a younger one with less flying time under their belt.

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NPD: The Mental Disorder that Demands Attention

May 25, 2017

I recently came across this story about one of my peers, a lawyer, who prefers to remain anonymous and goes by the name of “Julie.” Julie suffers from chronic depression but did not want to get therapy out of fear of having to disclose medical records. And according to the story, “Julie's worries were warranted: All 50 states' bar associations ask about applicants' mental health histories, and there are several cases of people being denied admission to practice law on the basis of mental health problems—even if they've been successfully treated.”

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From Regulating Blood Pressure to Healthy Skin, Why You Need Cherries in Your Life

May 23, 2017

Cherries. They are probably one of the cutest, smallest fruits out there, but they pack an incredible amount of nutritional power. There are roughly 1,000 types of cherries grown worldwide, and about 10 types are grown commercially in the United States.

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Do the Legwork to Prevent and Treat Varicose Veins

May 22, 2017

As we approach summer, we are starting to wear more shorts and swimsuits. If you look closely at your legs, you may notice some visible veins that perhaps were not there last summer. They may be varicose veins and are very common. According to Cleveland Clinic, almost 50% of women between ages 40 and 50 have some form of varicose veins, and varicose veins are 4 times more common in women than men.

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Show Me How to Live: 8 Minerals that Can Help You Cope with Depression

May 19, 2017

Iconic singer and frontman of the famous rock bands Audioslave and Soundgarden Chris Cornell died this past Thursday day from what appears to be a suicide. He was 52-years-old.

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Senator Thom Tillis Collapses During Bike Race! Learn How You Can Be Proactive!

May 18, 2017

Yesterday, North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis collapsed during a three mile bike race in Washington, D.C. Tillis, who is 56-years-old, was taken away in an ambulance, and some reports say he needed CPR.

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Caffeine Overdose Kills Teen. Here’s How to Be Proactive

May 17, 2017

Caffeine consumption may not be one of your top health concerns. Issues like obesity, cancer, diabetes and hypertension may be much more pressing concerns to you. However, this tragic story of a teenage boy who died from drinking too much caffeine made it clear to me caffeine can be very dangerous, and we need to be proactive about protecting our children.

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Jackfruit: The 100 Pound Fruit That’s Worth The Heavy Lifting

May 16, 2017

I recently saw jackfruit in a grocery store in San Diego. It is a very unique fruit, which I ate as a child growing up in Jamaica. The fruit is so huge, I suspected it might be packed with a bunch of nutrients. It is possible many of you have never tried or maybe never even heard of jackfruit, so I decided to do some research to figure out what benefits this most unusual fruit contains.

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What Every Baby Boomer Needs To Know About Hypertension

May 15, 2017

I lost my mom at a relatively young age to complications from high blood pressure (hypertension). For as long as I could remember, she took medications for hypertension and its complications. She visited doctors regularly for this problem in her late 50s, was frequently hospitalized in her late 60s and 70s and died in a hospital from its complications at the age of 78.

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Is a Forbidden Romance Weighing on Your Health?

May 13, 2017

France’s new president Emmanuel Macron has something in common with U.S. President Donald Trump … an age gap of more than 20 years with his wife. Macron, however, is the younger one in the relationship at 39-years-old. He is married to Brigitte Trogneux, 64-years-old. Of course any relationship in the public eye will have its fair share of scrutiny, but a significant age gap coupled with the fact that the woman is the older of the two seems to add an extra layer of public interest. It made me wonder whether there are health implications of a marginalized relationship?

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