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Hair Loss Got You Down? Platelet-Rich Plasma May Regrow It

Are you looking for a hair loss solution? A therapy that promotes healing in injured joints may help restore your lost hair. About 50 million American men and 30 million women have male- or female-pattern baldness. It can begin early in life, but is much more common after the age of 50, when more than 50 percent of men will experience some kind of hair loss. However, an emerging treatment — platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy — appears to help regrow lost hair. And, there are virtually no side effects from PRP, except for a mild feeling of pressure at the injection site, says dermatologist Shilpi…

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5 Ways to Stop Killing Your Back with Bad Posture at Work

“Sit up straight!” may sound like nagging straight out of the 1950s, but it’s spot on advice for the 21st century workplace. Constant shifting around to get comfortable at your work computer, and hunched over a smart phone at home, wreaks havoc on your back, neck and shoulders. Regular computer users perform 50,000 to 200,000 keystrokes each day, according to the nonprofit website, OrthoInfo.com, compiled by orthopedic surgeons. “Under certain circumstances and for vulnerable individuals, frequent computer use that involves awkward postures, repetition, and forceful exertions may be related to nerve, muscle, tendon, and ligament damage,” OrthoInfo.com noted. Postures induced by…

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Top Reasons to Adopt a Pet

Because you’ll save a life. Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet. The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it. Because you’ll get a great animal. Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets…

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Is Eating Raw Garlic Good For You?

Vampires may not like it, but garlic is a favorite for many other humans. A common ingredient used for preparing Italian dishes, sauteed or stir-fried vegetables, and a variety of sauces and marinades, this savory bulb is a potent way to spice up any number of meals—just have some gum on hand afterwards to freshen things up. In fact, garlic is so powerful (just one clove can flavor an entire pot of food), many often incorrectly think of it as an herb or spice. Technically, though, it’s a vegetable in the same family as onions, leeks, and shallots. But is eating it good for…

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Allergies Got You Fuzzy-Headed? Here’s Why.

When you’re rubbing itchy eyes and sneezing your way through an allergy flare-up, do you also feel muddled and fuzzy-headed sometimes? Many allergy sufferers describe an experience known as “brain fog” — a hazy, tired feeling that makes it difficult to concentrate. What is this phenomenon and why does it happen? According to allergist and immunologist Mark Aronica, MD, that disconnected feeling is fatigue, and it’s caused by the inflammation that results when your body tries to counteract your allergy symptoms. “People with allergies experience inflammation,” he says. “That inflammation leads to a congested nose, disrupted sleep patterns and not getting good rest.” And, once the cycle…

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Solar Eclipse and Your Eyes

Solar Eclipse – August 21, 2017 A solar eclipse will occur across most of the United States on August 21, 2017, including a small band of total solar eclipse stretching from east to west across the continent. Prevent Blindness hopes you enjoy taking part in this important astronomical and cultural event. Before you do, please take the time to learn about the dangers to your vision and how to protect your eyes from injury during the eclipse. Protect your eyes! Never look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse (except during the very brief time the sun is in total eclipse; and…

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Why Is Sciatica So Painful?

Nerve pain is among the most intense types of pain. It elicits imagery of electric shock, searing heat, and lightning bolt-like shooting sensations. And, the most feared type of spinal nerve damage is arguably the tell-tale low back and leg pain of sciatica. A question patients often ask is, “Why is sciatica so painful?” They often believe there’s something unique about sciatica versus other types of spinal nerve pain, but that’s not the case. Myth-busting Sciatica Pain Because sciatica involves the sciatic nerve, which is the longest and largest nerve in the body, many assume sciatic nerve compression delivers more pain than other pinched…

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12 Clever Ways To Motivate Yourself To Wake Up For The Gym

This goes out to anyone whose snooze alarm always wins out over exercise. Waking up to hit the gym is as much of a motivational workout as it is a physical one. It can be challenging to pull yourself from your sheets and lace up your sneakers. Oftentimes this leads to forgoing your workout altogether ― which means you’re missing out on added energy, a reduced risk for heart issues, improved mental health and more. There are undoubtedly some real benefits to getting in that sweat session…

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Signs you should make an appointment with your dermatologist

It’s summertime, so that means beach days, barbecues with friends, and overdue appointments with the dermatologist. Long days in the sunshine feel amazing, but they also make it necessary for us to be safe. It’s crucial to regularly see your dermatologist both for sun damage and a huge variety of skin ailments. “It’s a broad subject to talk about,” Stan Kovak, MD of Kovak Dermatology & Laser Institute told me. “A dermatologist sees everything about the skin, from hair to nails. Signs and symptoms can be for just about anything.” If you have been experiencing any of the following changes,…

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10 Ways A Daily Walk Can Change Your Mind And Body

Just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s not effective! Skip the “no pain no gain” warrior attitude and pleasantly walk your way to wellness. When you picture “exercising,” do you envision getting into the car and driving to the gym where you then strain and struggle with strange machines while breathing indoor-sporty air, before getting back in your car and driving home? Is that a pleasant scenario for you? A lot of people love the gym, and seriously, more power to them. I am not one of them; and I can’t be alone. And I am convinced that unless you…