June 8-14, 2011 - Original Health Articles

4 Alternative Treatments for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

New innovations in cancer treatments are constantly in development. Alongside traditional medical advances, alternative medicine offers additional treatment and management options. Here are four such treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system.

Could Tangerines Prevent Obesity?

No medical expert's going to advise you to eat a tangerine a day to keep the doctor away. But the juicy little fruit could turn out to have awesome health benefits. It contains a substance called nobiletin, which may protect against obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

The benefits of taking a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke have been well publicized, but is taking an aspirin a day right for you? If you've had a heart attack or stroke or you are at high risk of either, talk with your doctor to see if taking an aspirin daily could help you.

Timing Matters in a Delayed Allergic Reaction

Timing is everything when it comes to suffering a serious allergic reaction. Until recently, most doctors believed that an anaphylactic response always occurred within minutes of exposure to an allergen. But now some experts from the medical community have discovered that for a small group of people, the window for experiencing an allergic response can be much wider than expected.

Alarm Clocks for a Gentler Wake-Up

If you're tired of being jolted from your sleep by the sudden sound of a jarring alarm clock, there's a more pleasant way. Try beginning your day with a simulated sunrise, emanating from a natural light clock or enticing aromas to soothe you into the world of the awake.

What You Need to Know About Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's esophagus is a rare disorder-affecting about one percent of adults in the U.S.-in which the lining of the esophagus (the tube, also called the food pipe, which carries food from the throat to the stomach) is damaged by stomach acid. Although the condition itself doesn't cause symptoms, the acid reflux that causes Barrett's esophagus frequently leads to heartburn and is commonly found in people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

How to Manage Allergic Asthma

Do you know exactly what triggers your asthma? If you notice that you're coping with increased flare-ups in your bronchial tubes during certain times of the year, it's likely that seasonal allergens such as mold, pollen, and ragweed could be sparking your symptoms.

Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9: The Basics

Three-six-nine, the goose drank wine...or was it fish oil? If it was fish oil, or certain vegetable oils, that would be one healthy goose because the omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids found in these oils confer a variety of medical benefits when they are consumed on a regular basis and in the right amounts.

TMJ: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, is a jaw disorder that at its most basic may cause minor pain and at its most involved may include myriad overlapping conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Because pain in the jaw can result from so many things, it's critical to have a thorough physical exam to figure out the root cause before a diagnosis is made.

10 Tips to Make This Summer the Summer of Love

The weather's not all that heats up in the summer. This can also be the season of love, whether you're single and looking for a relationship or in a committed partnership. "Summer's a great time to develop a new relationship or to spice up the one that you already have," says Terri Orbuch, Ph.

Pulmonary Embolism: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Pulmonary embolism is a frightening condition that often comes on suddenly. You can go from feeling fine one moment to coughing and gasping for breath the next. And it can happen to anyone, although certain people are more prone to it than others. What exactly causes pulmonary embolism, and is there a way to lower your risk? Read on for some insight into this frightening malady: What is pulmonary embolism? Pulmonary embolism results from a blockage in an artery that feeds the lungs.

Know Your Wild Oats

With oats, you have choices: whole, cut, or rolled. No matter what shape it takes, a hearty bowl of oatmeal in the morning gives you a wholesome start to your day. Oat Groats Groats are whole oat kernels that have had their hard hull removed but are otherwise intact.

Rock Climbing: A Growing Fitness Trend

If scrambling over boulders, climbing walls, and reaching new heights is your idea of a good time, then rock climbing may be your next sport.  Rock climbing gyms, classes, and groups are springing up all over. Whether you live in the city or country, mountains or desert, you can be a part of this fun and growing trend.

Could You Have Spinal Stenosis?

If you're like millions of other Americans, your lower back hurts. This pain may be intermittent or it may be more constant. And if you're like a lot of other Americans, you throw back some ibuprofen and resign yourself to living with the discomfort. It's simple arthritis, you tell yourself, or perhaps the result of overdoing it at the gym.

Build a Heart-Healthy Meal at the Salad Bar

In these busy times, grabbing a quick meal from the salad bar of your local deli or fast-food restaurant chain may not only help you shave off precious minutes from your busy day, it may also provide all the ingredients you need for a healthy heart-if you know what to choose.

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