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Eat These Foods for Better Vision

Posted 03-27-2014 at 03:23 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Sight is one of five valuable senses. While not everyone is going to have perfect 20/20 vision, eyesight is crucial to everything that takes place in our life. From how you assess safety and recognize faces, to understanding non-verbal cues, avoiding danger and learning, your vision shapes your world.

It's natural for your vision to start to deteriorate as you age or become exposed to certain environmental factors. It may also degrade because of genetics. This may...
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6 Ways to Cope with Your Asthma

Posted 02-24-2014 at 03:28 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Asthma is a respiratory condition caused by inflammation, or swelling, and spasms in the bronchial tubes. When the bronchial tubes swell and spasm it causes wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing.






The cause of the inflammation depends on the type of asthma:
  • Allergic asthma is caused by a reaction to common allergens like cigarette smoke, animal dander and pollen. Variants of allergic asthma include occupational
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5 Cancer Prevention Tips

Posted 02-12-2014 at 03:57 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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What is known about cancer is constantly evolving, and yet no cure has been found. Cancer, in the most basic terms, is an uncontrolled division of cells in one or more parts of the body. The dividing cells affect healthy body tissues and eventually overtake them, overwhelming the body's systems. Without stopping the progression, it can lead to death.

There are more than 100 known types of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Cancer is categorized...
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Do You Have a Healthy Heart?

Posted 02-03-2014 at 04:56 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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When was the last time you thought about your heart health? A month ago? A year ago? Never? Well, there’s no better time than the present to have a heart checkup. Sure, you could put it off for another year, but your heart deserves better.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one out of every four casualties. While some risk factors like age, gender and family history are inevitable, other influences are preventable. High...
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Uncovering Sleep Disorders

Posted 01-21-2014 at 05:57 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Do you have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep? Do you find yourself waking up hours before your alarm is scheduled to go off and unable to get back to sleep? Or, do you have difficulty waking up in the morning, and find yourself feeling sleepy throughout the day? If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, then you could have a sleep disorder.

Sleep disorders are fairly common, with one in every four people affected. At the very least, a sleep...
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