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Jackie Holfelder

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Why are more young non-smokers getting lung cancer?

Lung cancer used to be known as a disease of old men, but an interesting shift in its ...

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Multidimensional weight loss: More than calories in, calories out

The average woman spends the equivalent of between six to 13 years during her lifetime dieting, according to ...

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Wide range of treatments can help with urinary incontinence

Nearly one in three women experience urinary incontinence, including 50 percent of older women, but the condition doesn’t ...

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New rheumatic disease treatment lowers steroid dependence

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory rheumatic disease that can greatly reduce the ability to perform everyday activities ...

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Friendships can affect your health in good ways and bad

Worldwide research shows that having social connections is one of the most reliable predictors of a long, healthy ...

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How chronic poor sleep adversely affects the body and brain

If you’re having sleep difficulties, you’re not alone. The American Sleep Apnea Association reports that about 50 million ...

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Diet, lifestyle changes can blunt gastrointestinal diseases

The pain from diverticular disease can be gut-wrenching. Just ask one of the nearly 130,000 people who are ...

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Carpal tunnel: 3 surgical options available to treat affliction

If you’re one of the more than 4 million Americans who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), you’ll ...

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Lack of unstructured play time harmful to kids’ health

After a day in school, kids need to get their wiggles out. But unfortunately, due in large part ...

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Major effort required to obtain this nursing degree

Lists of the most difficult college majors almost always include the BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing ...

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The word on GERD: Treat this gastrointestinal disease early

If you suffer from GERD and think it will go away by itself, you’re doing yourself a disservice. ...

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New condition called CKM Syndrome merits immediate attention

When the American Heart Association recently identified a new medical condition that includes a mix of cardiovascular disease, ...