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Advantages & Disadvantages of Acupuncture

Advantages & Disadvantages of Acupuncture

2017-06-22 10:02:01 0 Comments 0 views Health category

In the United States, acupuncture is an integral part of complementary and alternative medicine, incorporating techniques from Chinese, Japanese and Korean traditions. Some Westerners are skeptical of the practice, while others swear by it, reporting a plethora of beneficial effects. When properly performed, acupuncture is a safe practice; however, inform

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Physical Therapy for Inguinal Ligament Strain

Physical Therapy for Inguinal Ligament Strain

2017-06-21 09:50:01 0 Comments 4 views Health category

The inguinal ligament is a tough fibrous band that supports the groin region and helps to prevent the intestines from protruding into the groin. An injury to the inguinal ligament is called a strain and is most commonly experienced by people who participate in certain sports: ice hockey, fencing, cross-country

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Can Excessive Crying & Strain in Infants Cause a Hernia?

Can Excessive Crying & Strain in Infants Cause a Hernia?

2017-06-19 08:12:01 0 Comments 6 views Health category

Hernias are fairly common in kids -- and infants are sometimes born with them, even though you might not notice the hernia until your baby is several weeks old. Hernias are more common in boys than girls, but they can occur in girls, too. There are several reasons why an

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What Is Senna Pod?

What Is Senna Pod?

2017-06-19 01:36:01 0 Comments 5 views Health category

Senna pods are the seed pods of the senna plant. Herbalists and natural doctors recommend senna pod supplements to treat mild cases of constipation. You should, however, take precautions when you use any laxative to treat constipation, including senna pods. Speak with a medical professional prior to consuming any laxative,

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Naproxen & Elevated Liver Enzymes

2017-06-18 06:02:01 0 Comments 5 views Health category

Naproxen is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs. It is available in prescription and nonprescription forms for the treatment of pain, inflammation and fever. In relatively rare cases, use of naproxen can trigger liver damage. Your doctor can look for this damage

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Why Don't Water Pills Work Anymore?

Why Don't Water Pills Work Anymore?

2017-06-17 18:54:01 0 Comments 4 views Health category

Water pills or diuretics are used to treat a number of conditions that affect your body’s ability to properly regulate fluid intake. This includes congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and body swelling known as edema. Water pills are available over the counter or by prescription and work in different

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Hand Swelling in Children

Hand Swelling in Children

2017-06-11 16:40:01 0 Comments 6 views Health category

Swelling often indicates a condition or damage in the body that needs medical attention. Swelling is most often associated with flesh injuries or damage to structures in the body, such as the bones, tendons and ligaments. But some forms of swelling can indicate serious conditions affecting the cardiovascular system. Children

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What Are the Side Effects of Eating Beets?

What Are the Side Effects of Eating Beets?

2017-06-10 15:38:01 0 Comments 4 views Health category

Beets have been grown for food since ancient times. Both the leaves and the root are edible. Beets' most distinguishing characteristic is their bright red pigment, sometimes used as a dye. They are a good source of folate and a moderate source of iron, potassium, vitamin C and fiber. Consuming

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Herbal Remedies for a Bile Duct Blockage

Herbal Remedies for a Bile Duct Blockage

2017-06-10 08:08:01 0 Comments 4 views Health category

The bile ducts carry digestive fluid manufactured in the liver to the gallbladder for storage until needed to break down fats in the small intestine. If the ducts become blocked, bile builds up in the liver and causes jaundice. Various things can cause a bile duct blockage, such as gallstones,

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What Part of the Body Absorbs Calories?

What Part of the Body Absorbs Calories?

2017-06-07 18:26:01 0 Comments 4 views Health category

The process by which dietary calories are absorbed is called metabolism. Metabolism starts with digestion. Digestion begins in the mouth where food is combined with saliva during chewing and carbohydrates begin to break down into simple sugars. Digestion The process is continued in the stomach where foods are combined with stomach acid

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