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Varicose Veins

Heredity is the primary risk factor for developing varicose and spider veins. However, pregnancy, extended periods of standing, obesity and aging can also contribute. Veins that are painful or unattractive can be treated with measures ranging from compression stockings, light source/laser...


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Fruity Taste Not Always Nutritious

To get the recommended five servings a day of fruits and vegetables, you might turn to fruit juices. Not all fruit beverages are nutritious, though. It's important to check the label, looking for 100 percent fruit juice, advises the American Dietetic Association. Fruit beverages that aren't 100 percent juice have added sugars that replace the nutrition found in juice and boost the calories in the drink. Clues to these beverages are in their names: fruit drink, fruit cocktail and fruitade.

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Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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