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Tips On How To Break Your Carb Cravings

Nov 14, 2018 by Total Access Medical
Nutrition experts say that breaking carb cravings is not about getting rid of carbs entirely but rather cutting back on highly processed fast-acting carbs and eating more high-quality ones that are high in fiber and low in added sugars, such as beans, whole grains, fruit and vegetables.
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Research Shows Minor Stress Can Significantly Impact Long Term Health

Nov 08, 2018 by Total Access Medical

A recent study, supported by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health, suggests that even small daily stress factors can lead to health problems later in life.

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Dr. Teresa Saris on the Opioid Epidemic

Nov 06, 2018 by Teresa A. Saris, MD
Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers , heroin , and synthetic 
opioids such  a s fentanyl —is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. Dr. Teresa Saris of Total Access Medical offers insight into this nationwide epidemic. 
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Alcohol & Cancer: What's The Relationship?

Nov 06, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Alcohol is known to raise the risk of no fewer than seven types of cancer. These are mouth, upper throat (pharynx), voice box (laryngeal), esophageal, breast, liver, and bowel cancer.

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Recent Research: Fruit Drinks Are As Unhealthy As Sugary Drinks

Nov 05, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Fruit juice has come under the spotlight since medical experts recently started looking more closely at the link between high sugar intake and the risk for heart disease. And now, two medical researchers argue that because of its high sugar content, fruit juice could be just as bad for us as sugar-sweetened beverages like carbonated drinks and sodas.

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Here's Why Men Should Be Concerned About Declining Testosterone

Oct 31, 2018 by Total Access Medical

There is a strong link between men's low levels of testosterone and having two or more chronic diseases such as arthritis, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes — even in the under-40s. This was the conclusion of a study that, for the first time, examined the relationship between total testosterone, age, and specific chronic conditions in a representative sample of the adult male population of the United States.

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Obese Adult Percentage Growing In Several States

Oct 25, 2018 by Total Access Medical
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Does Alcohol Affect Sleep?

Oct 23, 2018 by Total Access Medical

The negative health consequences of alcohol are numerous. From more alarming outcomes such as cancer to more "cosmetic" inconveniences such as premature signs of aging, alcoholic beverages seem to hide a range of toxic effects that can slowly take a toll on our health.

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How Does Long Term Depression Alter the Brain?

Oct 17, 2018 by Total Access Medical

8.1% of people over the age of 20 have depression over any given 2-week period.

For some people, depression might only be episodic and overcome within a matter of weeks or months. However, for others diagnosed with major depression, the condition could persist for years, affecting their lifestyle and quality of life.

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Fruit Drinks Are As Unhealthy As Sugary Drinks, According To Research

Oct 17, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Fruit juice has come under the spotlight since medical experts recently started looking more closely at the link between high sugar intake and the risk for heart disease. And now, two medical researchers argue that because of its high sugar content, fruit juice could be just as bad for us as sugar-sweetened beverages like carbonated drinks and sodas.

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