Making Sense Of Your Blood Test Results

Making sense of your blood test results, and understanding their impact on your health, can help you make good decisions about your lifestyle and your future. Unfortunately, there are a few things your doctor may not tell you about those results…unless you know what to ask. A typical routine blood test is the Complete Blood Count, also called a CBC….

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Living With And Surviving Congestive Heart Failure

If you’re living with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) you know that it’s a serious diagnosis…but that doesn’t have to mean you’re at the end of the line. So, this is really about living with and surviving Congestive Heart Failure.   A diagnosis of CHF doesn’t mean your heart has stopped working, it means that your heart is unable to pump…

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More Serious Symptoms Not To Ignore – Part 2

And now for the more serious symptoms not to ignore. Please don’t be lazy about your health and consider the following. Out-of-the-Ordinary Breast Changes The size, feel, and look of your breasts are as individual as you are, and breasts often change predictably throughout the month. Some women normally have lumps; others get a lump every month before their period. But something…

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Common Symptoms Women Often Ignore – But Shouldn’t

If you’re a woman over the age of 40 you probably ignore the occasional headaches, fatigue, even mild rashes. Really, who has time for all that? There are times, however, that “unexpected” symptoms show up, such as: Severe headaches Nausea Extreme fatigue Vaginal bleeding Heart palpitations that last more than 15 minutes A rash on your breast that doesn’t go…

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6 Foods to Help You Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis

The good news is that Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is both preventable and treatable.  The bad news is that undiagnosed and untreated DVT can lead to serious illness, disability and death. On your way to better odds, here are 6 foods to help you prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis. But first, understand that ALL of us have blood pumping through our veins,…

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Motivating Yourself To Improve Your Health

For many of us, this is the time of year to review our accomplishments and what still needs to change in our lives. Your concerns may be about your relationships, your employment or about motivating yourself to improve your health. But, yes. It’s time to reflect, especially on your health, because without it, nothing else will get done. The primary…

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