February 1-7, 2014 - Original Health Articles

5 Hangover Myths Debunked

Excessive thirst, headache, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, bloodshot eyes, perhaps even nausea and vomiting are among the unpleasant side effects of being over served. Next time you're tempted to drink alcohol in excess, make sure you have the facts.

Psoriasis Treatments Make It Easier to Live With Painful, Itchy Skin

If you suffer from psoriasis, you're probably eager to scratch the itch and soothe the red, scaly patches that this inflammatory immune system disorder can cause on your arms and legs. "Like most immune system disorders, psoriasis cannot be cured by current medicine or technology," according to Craig Kraffert, MD, a board certified dermatologist who practices in Redding, California.

New Diabetes Breakthrough: Monitor Blood Sugar Without a Needle

Monitoring blood glucose levels is a critical component of diabetes self care and disease management. This information tells you if you need to change your meal or physical activity plan or modify your medications. Daily feedback also helps patients understand how diet, exercise, stress, and illness affect their disease.

It Is Not Possible to Be Obese and Healthy, Study Shows

Being severely overweight can increase your risk of dying early by as much as 24 percent. And this fact remains true even if you don't have any other identified health problems. This finding, which comes from researchers affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital's Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto, Canada, disputes an earlier premise that it's possible to be both obese and healthy.

A Simple Guide to Carb Counting for People With Diabetes

Counting carbohydrates (carbs) is the main way individuals with diabetes plan meals and manage their blood glucose levels. There are three types of carbs in food: starches, sugar, and dietary fiber. Starches and sugar both raise blood glucose levels and both are important in meal planning.

Before You Go Under the Knife: 6 Facts About Plastic Surgery

Who doesn't want to look younger? Plastic surgery may be able to smooth out some flaws on your face or figure. Before you go under the knife, though, it's important to become educated. Doing your homework to determine if your expectations are realistic is important and your involvement in the recovery can make a big difference, too.

6 Ways to Get Addicted to Exercise

When it comes to long-term weight control, focusing on motivational factors that help you maintain your interest in and enjoyment of exercise may be more important than counting calories. Here are six ways to develop a healthy addiction to a good workout: 1.

5 Heart-Healthy Ways to Use Garlic

Years of research have shown that garlic may protect against heart disease—but only if you use it in heart-healthy ways! Garlic has the potential to help protect against cardiovascular disease in many important ways. These include lowering blood pressure, preventing damage to red blood cells and lipoproteins, slowing down the process of hardening arteries, and interfering with blood clot formation.

5 Heart-Healthy Ways to Enjoy Kale

Kale isn't just for vegetarians (and vegans) anymore. With our tasty recipe ideas you'll want to incorporate this nutritious veggie into your salads, soups, stews, side dishes, smoothies, and snacks. It's low in calories, high in fiber, and has zero fat.

Achy Feet? Orthotics Just Might Send That Pain Walking

Are you feet giving you grief? You may need an orthotic, such as a shoe insert, brace, splint, or custom-made device. "Orthotics don't change the shape of your foot, they change the way your foot functions," says Dominic J. Catanese, DPM, FACFAS, director of podiatric medicine and surgery in the department of orthopaedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.

What You Need to Know About Chronic Pain Syndrome

An estimated 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. Perhaps you are prone to headaches, never fully recovered from an old back injury, or are dealing with arthritis or an autoimmune disorder. Alternatively, maybe your chronic pain doesn't result from a particular injury or condition.

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