April 1-7, 2015 - Original Health Articles

4 Big Beauty Trends for 2015

America is a nation that loves its trends, and beauty is no exception. When it comes to looking oneís best, certain procedures and products are proving more popular than ever. Whether youíre considering making a cosmetic change or are just curious about what others are doing, here are some of the procedures making headlines in the beauty arena this year: 1.

Allergy Encyclopedia

Achoo! Do you suffer from allergies? Youíre not alone: "Some 50 million Americans have allergies, and that number is on the increase," says Montefiore Medical Centerís Waleed Abuzeid, MD, an assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

6 Hot Fitness Trends for 2015

While staying healthy and fit is always in fashion, exercise trends come and go. (Anyone remember step aerobics?) If youíre someone whoís happy with your long-time fitness regimen, by all means keep doing itóbut remember that our bodies can become accustomed to performing the same exercises over and over, meaning you may see fewer results from your hard work.

Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture for GERD

Got reflux? Youíre not alone. While itís not unusual to experience heartburn after eating spicy, fatty, or acidic foods, if youíre dealing with heartburn more than twice a week, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Twenty percent of Americans have this condition, which consists of heartburn and regurgitation (acid in your throat or mouth), as well as symptoms such as dry cough and trouble swallowing.

5 Questions and Answers About Childhood Vaccines

Few current health topics are as fraught as vaccines. Fueled by the U.S. measles outbreak, which involves roughly 175 people in 17 states and Washington, D.C. and can be traced to an infected foreign tourist who visited Californiaís Disneyland last December, parents and healthcare providers nationwide have been engaged in a vocal debate about the necessity and safety of vaccinations.

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