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Dieting for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

May 16, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick
Hashimoto's disease is the most common autoimmune condition and the leading cause of hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid. It is sometimes called Hashimoto's thyroiditis or shortened to Hashimoto's.
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An Interview With Philly's Top Doctor, Dr. Winslow Murdoch

May 10, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick
I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Winslow Murdoch about the prestigious award he was recently given by Philadelphia magazine and what it means to him. Philadelphia magazine recognized Dr. Murdoch as one of the top doctors in the region for his specialty in family medicine.
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Can Pecans Protect Heart Health? 

May 02, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Nuts are among foods that have shown promise for health. These healthful, nutrition-dense food items contain "good" fats, omega-3s, and a whole host of micronutrients.

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Recent Research: Fitness May Significantly Lower Dementia Risk 

Apr 02, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Dementia is not a specific disease. Rather it is a general term for a range of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by progressive memory loss and other cognitive impairments. It affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Two Hours of Walking Per Week May Considerably Prolong Life 

Mar 30, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

According to The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits.

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New Report: 40% of All Cancer Cases Related to Obesity, Overweight

Mar 28, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

The report, titled Vital Signs, was compiled by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with researchers from the National Cancer Institute.

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Dieting To Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Mar 26, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are constantly seeking to ease its symptoms with food and dietary supplements. While researchers have turned up no magic to cure RA, there is a connection between certain foods and the inflammation that characterizes this autoimmune condition. Before embarking on a special diet or taking supplements, though, consult your doctor.

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Do You Suffer From Rheumatoid Arthritis? 

Mar 23, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis. It causes joints to become painful, tender, swollen, and stiff.

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have more than one joint affected by the condition. The same two joints on opposite sides of the body are frequently involved with RA. RA impacts small joints, which are found in the wrists, hands, and feet.

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What Are The Major Risk Factors For Heart Disease?

Mar 21, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Everyone needs to know about heart disease and about the kinds of habits and conditions that can raise risk. It’s your heart, and you’re in charge. This is a basic guide to the most important risk factors for heart disease and how each of them affects a person's health.

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Scientists Link 110 Genes to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Mar 19, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

In a recent discovery, scientists have linked 110 genes to an increased risk of breast cancer. These are really important findings. It's urgent to unravel how the genetic changes in the building blocks of our DNA influence a woman's risk of breast cancer, and this study adds another vital piece to this jigsaw. 

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