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Sep 29,2006
About half of all Americans take prescription drugs for one reason or another, yet a recent study indicates that for many of them their doctors have failed to adequately explain the reason, duration and time of their regular doses. That was the conclusion of a study published in the Sept. 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Some of the things doctors fail to explain is the potential side effects of pharmaceuticals and how long the ... [full story]
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Sep 21,2006
Free anonymous mental health screenings available October 5 An undetected mood or anxiety disorder may be affecting your sleep -- take a free, anonymous mental health screening on October 5, 2006.We all know the old saying, "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."  But for the nearly 57 million affected by a mental health disorder, getting a good night's rest is no easy task. According to the American ... [full story]
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Sep 21,2006
Wrinkles and age spots aren't the only changes that happen to our bodies as we age. Changes also happen within our bodies - affecting the way we swallow medications. “Normally, swallowing is a rapid and efficient action that requires less than two seconds to complete and one that all of us take for granted,” says Roger Heilos, president of Oralflo Technologies. “We just expect our food to naturally find its way to our stomach without ... [full story]
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Sep 20,2006
For any woman to fully understand her body, she needs to be aware of the impact that hormones can have on every phase of her development. The brain releases many different hormones which can cause internal and external changes to your body, mood and appearance, particularly during puberty, pregnancy and menopause. While each phase presents itself with unique side effects, there are some that are surprisingly common to all three. Here’s a guide to understanding ... [full story]
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Aug 25,2006
Childhood is a critical time for establishing lifelong eating habits. Kids who grow up in a household that promotes healthy eating are more likely to adopt those habits as their own. Luckily, nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated or labor-intensive. You can find information about how to keep your kids eating healthy at http://wwwmedtronic.com/healthykids. Raising Healthy Kids also is available in a four-page translated version for parents whose first language is not English; translations are ... [full story]
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Aug 18,2006
Amid his rigorous rehabilitation, there's one battle that Bill Torres can't seem to win: convincing stroke survivors that he's one of them. At first glance, they figure he's a nimble-tongued phony. A good storyteller, maybe, but was he ever helpless and speechless? How could he know what it's like to be half the man he used to be, with one side of his body virtually disconnected from his brain? "I have to bring along my ... [full story]
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Aug 03,2006
MEDTRONICAMichael J. Fox Foundation - www.michaeljfox.orgFox is a well-known actor who suffers from Parkinson's disease, a chronic, progressive disorder of the central nervous system. Fox's foundation presents a well-organized Web site on Parkinson's research and prospects for a cure. GENERICALLY SPEAKING- Half of all prescription drugs purchased in the United States are generic.- The average variation in bio-equivalence (the delivery of the same amount of active ingredient in the same amount of time) between brand-name ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
MEDTRONICALifeNet - www.tissue.org   MEDTRONICA - The LifeNet Web site at www.tissue.org is run by the nation's largest organ donation agency. LifeNet is the nation's largest organ donation agency, a bank responsible for procuring and delivering donated organs and tissues. While not very interactive, the Web site offers excellent information on how to get involved, either as a donor or recipient. BODY OF KNOWLEDGEHuman eyes can see roughly 7 million shades of color. Lemon yellow is the most ... [full story]
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Jul 20,2006
  MEDTRONICA - The National Osteoporosis Foundation Web site at www.nof.org is a good place to begin learning about the bone-loss disease that afflicts millions of elderly people, particularly women. CNS Photo.  MEDTRONICANational Osteoporosis Foundationwww.nof.orgA good place to begin learning about osteoporosis, a bone-loss disease that afflicts millions of elderly people, particularly women. The information on symptoms, treatment and prevention is reliable, current and easy to read. Plus, there are links to finding doctors and support groups. ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
MEDTRONICAAcne Carewww.acne-care.comA bit basic, but a good place to begin learning about the causes of and treatments for acne (plus there's a link to a guide on warts). The information is straightforward, without hype or ads - the latter being all too common on other acne sites.BODY OF KNOWLEDGEStarvation kills, but sleep deprivation kills faster. Most people, it's estimated, could last almost a month without food but would die after only 10 days without sleep.GET ... [full story]
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Jul 06,2006
MEDTRONICAwww.Pain.comA wide-ranging site devoted to the subject of pain, intended for both consumers and professionals. There's an "Ask the Pain Doctor" section, regularly updated news and a library on pain resources. A WRINKLY SMILE IN TIMEBack in 1965, when he was 20 years old, rock star Pete Townshend penned the line: "I hope I die before I get old" in the song, "My Generation."   A WRINKLY SMILE IN TIME - Researchers say young people tend ... [full story]
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Jun 30,2006
Public health officials in the Oregon Department of Human Services were notifying physicians today that mumps cannot be confirmed in most of the patients thought to have had the illness. Since April, 58 cases of mumps have been reported to health officials, and 53 had tested positive by lab culture. However, Oregon public health laboratory staff became concerned when they detected inconsistencies in the tests, said Paul Cieslak, M.D., DHS communicable disease manager. "Because of ... [full story]
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Jun 29,2006
In an ongoing battle against methamphetamine use, July 1 a state law will go into effect making all products containing pseudoephedrine, ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine available only by prescription.    Kerri Nelson, Pharmacist              Home Care I.V. of BendPharmacists are reporting that their customers are not happy.  “Some people are upset because they either don’t want to have to get a prescription for their current over-the-counter allergy medication or try the reformulated products with phenylephrine,” said Kerri Nelson, ... [full story]
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