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Love dairy but it doesn't love you? Tips for going dairy-free

Do you love dairy, but usually regret eating it shortly after it’s gone? That sour stomach after drinking milk, munching on cheese or eating ice cream is sometimes called a dairy hangover. The culprit: lactose.Lactose is a milk sugar. Infants have special enzymes that break down lactose. As people grow, the ability to digest milk typically decreases because they lose these enzymes. In fact, approximately 65 percent of the human population has a reduced ability to digest milk and foods made with milk after infancy, according to the National Institutes of Health.Symptoms of lactose intoleranceIf you’ve had the following symptoms after eating dairy products, you may be lactose into ... [[READ MORE]]

One cause of heart disease that might surprise you

One in four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease. More than 610,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s no surprise heart health is a priority for many people.You know you need to eat a nutritious diet, exercise and avoid smoking. However, there’s a lot more you need to know to protect yourself and your family. Consider these five surprising facts about heart disease.1. Heart disease can be caused by a genetic disorderYou may not have heard of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a common, but inherited genetic disorder that cause ... [[READ MORE]]

5 ways to jump-start your heart health

If you’re looking to improve your heart health, each day is all about making a choice that moves you in the right direction. You’d rather stay in with a big bowl of ice cream. But maybe today, you could click off the TV set and take a walk with a friend.It’s easy to see why heart health is a pressing concern. One in three adults live with one or more types of cardiovascular disease, according a review published in the journal Circulation.Over time, changes in the heart and blood vessels can lead to a host of devastating problems, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke. On top of that, lifestyle factors, such as poor diet and a lack of physical activity, lead to o ... [[READ MORE]]

Coughing is one thing - coughing over and over is another

When Fern started coughing over and over again, she was repeatedly diagnosed with bronchitis and recurring pneumonia. However, both Fern and her husband Philip knew that something wasn’t quite right. Fern and Philip’s persistence led to Fern’s diagnosis of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease, a progressive and chronic condition caused by bacteria that are common in the environment.“It took over six years for Fern to be accurately diagnosed with NTM lung disease and every day leading up to the diagnosis was a challenge — from doctors telling us no treatment was needed to the day-to-day reality of respiratory therapies,” said Fern’s husban ... [[READ MORE]]

Fraud Watch: Avoiding COVID-19 Related Medicare Scams

Apr 20 2021

Medicare fraud is not a new issue and long predates the pandemic, but during times of crisis, scammers often get more a ...

Myth busters: Common pediatric dentist misconceptions

Apr 19 2021

As with everything, there is myth and truth. Pediatric dentistry is certainly no exception and when it comes to navigat ...

3 Reasons to Embrace, Love and Enjoy All Grain Foods

Apr 19 2021

As most Americans have heard by now, whole grains are good for us — dietary guidance tells us to “make half ...

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