Questioning Medicine: Prostate Cancer Screening
As prostate cancer awareness month just ended, prostate cancer screening seemed a fitting subject for… [more]
Switch Vision Lycan Sunglasses at Wailea Health and Wellness
The Lycan blends bold, confident styling with a great fit. Its full wrap, wide temple and large lens… [more]
The Truth About Vitamin D
Wouldn’t it be great if one vitamin could build stronger bones and protect against diabetes, multiple… [more]
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Sciatica
What Is Sciatica? Sciatica refers to back pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve. This is a… [more]
High Blood Pressure Quiz: How Much Do You Know?
Take this high blood pressure quiz from Web MD to find out how much you know: Click Here to Take The… [more]
25 Ways To Get Ready for Swimsuit Season
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Surprising Ways to Reduce Wrinkles!
Check out this slideshow on 9 surprising ways to reduce wrinkles! Click here. … [more]
Therapist Spotlight: Thomas Ockerma, Master Personal Trainer
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Tom has been involved in the health and fitness industry for over 17 years. Tom's broad base of experience includes facility management, personal training, operations and complete fitness assessments.
Having run the gamut from training Hollywood celebrities, NFL and NBA players, professional boxers, UFC fighting champions to everyday people, Tom has a wide range of experience and can customize programs for any level or ability. Tom also has extensive experience and knowledge of the human body and how it works as well as what it needs to perform at its peak level. He endeavors to have clients to reach their ultimate fitness goals.
Taking on Eye Allergies
Eye allergies causing red, puffy eyes? You’re not alone — millions of Americans cope with eye allergies, or allergic conjunctivitis. A cold compress can give you a quick fix before heading out in public.
Retinoids for Anti-Aging Skin
Retinoids minimize the appearance of wrinkles, bolster skin’s thickness and elasticity, slow the breakdown of collagen (which helps keep skin firm), and lighten brown spots caused by sun exposure.
Extremely important information for you or your loved ones who have had had heart valve replacements.
Longer warfarin treatment after receiving a bioprosthetic aortic valve may prevent a substantial number of cardiovascular deaths, a Dutch registry study suggested. Patients who discontinued warfarin without completing the recommended 3-month course were more than seven-fold more likely to die from cardiovascular causes than patients who continued to the third month, Charlotte Mérie, MD, of Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, and colleagues found....
Tinnitus: There Are Answers to Ringing in the Ears
Buzzing, clanging, whooshing, musical tones, humming, ringing, even jack hammering... tinnitus can drive you absolutely bonkers. The internal racket can be caused from exposure to sudden or chronic loud noises, free radical damage, age-related hearing loss, medication side effects, ear wax and a number of diseases. That's just for starters...
High Blood Sugar Levels in Older Women Linked to Colorectal Cancer
Elevated blood sugar levels are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The findings, observed in nearly 5,000 postmenopausal women, appear in the November 29 online edition of the British Journal of Cancer.
Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet
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New Drug Allows Shorter Hepatitis Therapy for Some
Response-guided therapy with the protease inhibitor telaprevir (Incivek) can cut the treatment period for hepatitis C (HCV) in half, researchers reported. In an open-label randomized trial, 24 and 48 weeks of standard therapy – each combined with telaprevir for the first 12 weeks – had equivalent efficacy among patients who responded early and strongly, according to Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD, of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and colleagues.
Antiaging Quiz: Do You Know How to Stay Young?
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