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Heart Disease and Your Feet

Foot pain is common and often ignored. Its causes range from tight-fitting shoes, increase in activity, and foot deformities like bunions to a lesser-known one that should never be ignored:  heart disease.

New Developments in Asthma Can Help You Breathe Easier

We are living in an exciting time when it comes to new developments in the treatment of asthma. Researchers are steadily coming up with approaches to the disease, and new medications are becoming available to help alleviate what is one of the world’s most common chronic respiratory diseases. In fact, asthma and other allergy cases … Read more

Can’t Lose Weight? Could It Be Your Thyroid?

Most people know that the most effective way to lose weight is through a low-calorie diet and increased exercise. When those lifestyle changes don’t seem to be making a dent in the waistline, many people wonder, “Could I have an underactive thyroid?” This butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck plays a role in … Read more

6 Important Facts for Flip-Flop Lovers

Plus, a better alternative for healthier feet. Flip-flops are a favorite summertime wardrobe accessory – quick, cool, easy, and breezy. While this flimsy rubber foot ware is perfectly suitable for wearing around the pool, to the beach, in the locker room, your hotel, and even for a quick commute from car to the office, foot … Read more

How to Choose the Hospital That is Right for You and Your Baby

You’ve picked a name and color for the nursery, but have you chosen your hospital yet?Many expectant parents don’t give their delivering hospital a second thought, thinking all hospitals are equipped to deliver babies, right? Not all hospitals have the same philosophy, equipment or level of staff expertise and specialty, especially in high-risk situations. As you … Read more