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You and Your Health

January 2011 Archives

Healthy New Years resolutions from Dr. Dena

1. Say “Yes I can”. So often I have clients that complain about the idea of eliminating foods that wreak havoc on their health such as wheat/gluten, caffeine, sugar and dairy. continue reading »

Infants Process Words Much Like Adults, Study Finds

Infants Process Words Much Like Adults, Study Finds

They have the same neural machinery for understanding language, researchers say. Even though they can't talk yet, babies just over a year old understand many spoken words continue reading »

More Frequent Dialysis Helps Kidney Patients

More Frequent Dialysis Helps Kidney Patients

Kidney patients fare better on an almost-daily hemodialysis regimen than on the standard 3-times-a-week plan, scientists report. Although more research is needed, the finding could lead to changes in the standard of care for patients who need dialysis. continue reading »

Stem Cell Defect Might Help Spur Common Baldness

Common baldness could have its roots in a newly identified stem cell defect, a finding that could potentially lead to new hair-loss treatments down the road, a new study reveals. continue reading »

Expertos Afirman Que no Hay Una Cura Fácil Para la Resaca

Expertos Afirman Que no Hay Una Cura Fácil Para la Resaca

Las resacas no son poco comunes en esta temporada de alegría y frecuentes fiestas. Y aunque las curas populares abundan, las únicas cosas que de verdad ayudan a curar el sufrimiento de una resaca a la mañana siguiente son el tiempo y reponer los líquidos, aseguran los expertos. continue reading »

Health Tip: Figure Out Why You Yawn Excessively

Health Tip: Figure Out Why You Yawn Excessively

Keep a log for your doctor. Everyone yawns. But yawning too much could signal a larger medical issue. To help your doctor pinpoint why you yawn so much, the University of Maryland Medical Center says you should track the following factors in a log: continue reading »

La Contaminación del Aire Contribuye a Trastornos Peligrosos del Ritmo Cardiaco

La Contaminación del Aire Contribuye a Trastornos Peligrosos del Ritmo Cardiaco

Un estudio halla cambios perceptibles en el sistema eléctrico del corazón después de la exposición al aire contaminado, Es posible que se subestime el papel que desempeña la contaminación del aire en los trastornos del ritmo cardiaco (arritmias) que pueden causar muerte súbita, de acuerdo con los investigadores. continue reading »

11 Tips for a Healthy 2011

11 Tips for a Healthy 2011

New Year's Day has long been a time for reflection on the personal changes we want to make as we look forward to a new year. Health-related goals are popular New Year's resolutions, but you may not know where to begin. continue reading »

Enjoy a Healthy Pregnancy!

Enjoy a Healthy Pregnancy!

Pregnancy is an exciting time—make the most of it by staying healthy. If you are pregnant or know someone who is, you probably have lots of questions—like what foods and activities are safe. continue reading »