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When to consider Hospice Care

If a terminal illness afflicts a family member, it is the most distressing and heart destroying time. The last thing you want to even consider at these times is the thought of the person being separated from you and from their home. Hospice care sounds so final and somehow our …

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Smoking and Hospital Grounds

At this writing, most hospitals and medical facilities in the United States have banned smoking anywhere on the grounds. Employees and visitors alike are required to vacate the entire property if they choose to light up. This of course involves either a great deal of walking, particularly if the complex …

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Women may be more at Risk for Cardiac Disease in an Unhappy Marriage

It appears according to a study by the American Psychosomatic Society of Chicago that women in an unhappy marriage are more likely to run a higher risk of cardiac disease. Women rather than men are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome. According to the study, the syndrome typically includes high …

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Non Profit Health Organizations non Profits and the Community Community Health Projects

In Britain non-profit organizations are sometimes referred to as “the third sector” which can reach the areas commercial companies and government agencies can’t. Nowhere is this third leg more important than in health care where non-profits take affordable, accessible and appropriate support to the heart of the communities they serve. …

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How to Determine if you should Put your Loved one in a Nursing Home

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is undoubtedly one of the most difficult you will make in your lifetime. With the ever expanding options for care, the choices are daunting. Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules for when nursing home care is appropriate for …

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Diet Success Stories

The last diet I ever went on was The Phen-fen diet pill craze and I spent several years believing it was going to claim me as one of its victims, since several months after I had taken the drugs I had a sudden onset of shortness of breath on extertion. …

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What can cause Dizziness

Dizziness can occur in people for a large number of different physical reasons. My article will give just an overview on some of these. A sudden drop in blood pressure, known as hypotension can be brought on by certain heart diseases, blood pressure lowering medications, and internal bleeding somewhere. Bouts …

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Fatal Familial Insomnia

Insomnia effects nearly every person at least one time during their life, but eventually exhaustion sets in and sleep prevails. There is one specific disorder that does not respond to the body’s desire to sleep and that is fatal familial insomnia. This is disease that scientists have coined a prion …

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Causes of Shortness of Breath when Lying down or causes of Orthopnoea

Shortness of breath (SOB) is a condition where the affected person finds it difficult to breathe normally and puts in more effort to maintain adequate ventilation. In certain instances, some patients experiences or worsen SOB when they lie down, particularly at nights. The condition is referred to in medical terms …

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Medical Doctor Communication Physician Treatment Good Bad Patient Drugs Medicine Alternati

The following might seem harsh words for so many people, but they have been harvested from a lifetime seen and dealing with medical doctors; some of them great, some of them frankly quacks. This is written from the point of view of a patient who has been sick most of …

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