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Carolyn Gretton

Treating sleep apnea helps both your mind and body

A good night’s sleep is essential for optimal health. But there are disorders like sleep apnea that can make it difficult to get steady, restful sleep. That’s why it’s so important to treat sleep apnea — particularly when it comes to your cognitive health…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Is your back pain killing you?

Living with back pain can feel like torture. People who deal with pain day in and day out may even feel like it’s killing them. But can it? Past studies have made that connection. And the newest saw a correlation with premature death and back pain possibly involving a cardiovascular component.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Women’s biggest benefit from intermittent fasting

For women, just getting older increases the risk of breast cancer. Being overweight takes it up a few notches. Those odds double down after 50 if you carry extra weight and the change steals your sleep. How can you upset the odds? Change when you eat…

Joyce Hollman

The nutty reason a calorie isn’t always a calorie

In spite of all their health benefits, nuts like almonds still get “bad press.” You’ll often hear that snacking on them leads to weight gain, because of the calories that come from their fat content. What if we told you that when you eat that handful of almonds, you’re really not absorbing all those calories?

Carolyn Gretton

The link between ‘long COVID’ and your thyroid

While the majority of people who contract COVID-19 recover, it can be a long, hard battle back to full health. Many continue to suffer from “long COVID,” a condition where symptoms linger for weeks or months. And COVID-19 can also impact the long-term health of your lungs, heart and kidneys… not to mention your thyroid.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The aluminum-Alzheimer’s connection grows stronger

Everyday items we come in contact with can impact our health. One of those is aluminum. Long associated with breast cancer and Alzheimer’s, it’s back in the news as researchers find it all wrapped up in tau tangles. Do you know all the ways you’re exposed to it?

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Carolyn Gretton

From hemorrhoids to heart trouble: Why you shouldn’t strain to ‘go’

We don’t like to talk about it, but the truth is, constipation is a common problem. When you’re constipated, you may have to strain to pass your stools. And if you strain too hard, it can lead to complications much more serious than hemorrhoids…

Joyce Hollman

Brain fog: How chronic sinus problems may change your brain

If you suffer from chronic sinusitis or rhinosinusitis, you know how it can interrupt your daily life. And it’s not even the runny nose or sinus pressure that’s the most disruptive. The inability to concentrate can make everyday tasks almost impossible for some. Now you can feel validated: Science shows sinus inflammation affects your brain’s connections.

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Enzymes: The safer, healthier choice for digestive upset

From gas and bloating to abdominal pain, heartburn and diarrhea, surveys show that 74 percent of Americans are living with digestive problems. If you’re one of them, you may have wondered about digestive enzymes and why you need them. Here are the answers to your questions, and the relief you need.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Who’s most likely to experience long-haul COVID-19 symptoms?

One of the most frightening issues with COVID-19 is that unlike other viruses we’e exposed to, such as the flu or the common cold, which are over when they’re over, COVID symptoms can linger for months. But everyone isn’t affected the same way. Here’s why you could be at higher risk for the long haul and what might help…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Two things people less likely to get COVID-19 have in common

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are available, helping your body resist the potential for infection is still important. Variants are proving we may still have an up-hill battle ahead. That’s why knowing these two factors, common among people who test negative, may prove helpful in the long run…

Carolyn Gretton

The antioxidants that could lower HPV infection risk

Cervical cancer can be one of the more deadly cancers women face. Human papillomavirus causes the vast majority of cervical cancer and in recent years a vaccine was developed for both women and men. But many older adults have never received the vaccine. Luckily, researchers are examining other ways to reduce this threat.

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