Everything We Thought We Knew about ‘Healthy’ Food Could Be Wrong

vegetables-afpIf you’ve ever tried out the latest diet fad only to find yourself gaining weight and feeling awful and wondered what you were doing wrong, scientists now have an explanation for you.

Israeli researchers, writing in the journal Cell this week, have found that different people’s bodies Continue reading

High Deductibles, Copays Drive more Workers to Put Off Health Care

deducAs cost shifting among employer-sponsored health plans increases, a quarter of working adults with private health insurance can’t afford their health care costs, a new analysis shows.

What’s more, those with high deductibles or low incomes are putting off needed medical care and prescription drugs, Continue reading

What Kind of Rice Is Best?

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There are more than 40,000 types of rice, including white, brown, black, and wild varieties. Each has its own nutritional profile, benefits, and points that invite discussion relating to how they’re grown, processed, and prepared Continue reading

Was Linus Pauling Right About Vitamin C’s Curative Powers After All?

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One of the most famous forerunners of high dose vitamin C treatment for disease prevention was Dr. Linus Pauling, a biochemist and peace activist, and a two-time Nobel Laureate

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Pot for Parkinson’s? The Scientific Evidence Is Compelling

parkCould the very plant that for decades was accused of “frying” users’ brains be far superior to pharmaceuticals in treating the “incurable” neurodegenerative condition known as Parkinson’s disease?

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What’s Preventing Telemedicine from Taking Off?

telemediHealth care remains one of the few services that require people to have a face-to-face interaction to obtain access. But more and more consumers are questioning that reality, and change is on the way. In January 2015, Continue reading

U.S. Drug Benefit Managers Clamp Down on Specialty Pharmacies

valeantThe terminations come from payers who together manage drug benefits for more than 100 million Americans, and they follow disclosures by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc in late October that one pharmacy accounted for about 7 percent of its sales. Continue reading

10 Reasons You Should Include Raisins In Your Diet

raisinsRaisins are one of the most well known and versatile dried fruits available today. Raisins were produced in Persia and Egypt and were even mentioned in the Old Testament. It is not only tasty additions to cookies and cakes, but also provide several health benefits.

Raisins are especially good for Continue reading

Top 10 Essential Oils For Skin Care

APRICOTYour skin faces a lot of threats, from scarring to simple aging. When combined, these threats can cause lasting damage. While some people view this damage as a badge of honor telling the world that you survived numerous ordeals, most people want Continue reading

7 Herbal Teas That Enhance Immunity, Boost Brain Function, Combat Exhaustion & More

herbalHerbal tea is really just an infusion of leaves, seeds, roots or bark, extracted in hot water. In drinking a well-steeped herbal tea, we get all the plant’s benefits in an easily digestible form. Drinking herbal tea can also be a great source of vitamins and minerals. Herbal tea relieving insomnia, calming an upset stomach, to fighting viruses and infections, and more, herbal teas have so many powerful health benefits.

Here are some of the more common herbal teas and a taste of the benefits they can provide Continue reading

Hamilton Hospital Offers Telemedicine for Stroke Patients

hamiltonHamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro now offers state-of-the-art telemedicine technology that puts a stroke patient in touch with immediate time-saving, Continue reading

Telemedicine Won’t Make Traditional Healthcare Services Extinct

a2As the retooling of the healthcare industry with telemedicine capabilities advances, the technology is supplementing rather than supplanting traditional modalities of medical service delivery.

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15 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning

lemonsIf you are looking for an easy trick to improve your life and overall health, than look no further. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is a pretty simple routine to get into and will have tremendous effects on your overall health.

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U.S. Retailers Begin Taking Farmed Fish Off their Shelves as Antibiotic Overuse Destroys Fish Farming Industry

chilThe biggest seller of organic foods has decided to greatly reduce the number of antibiotic-treated salmon it purchases from Chile, a move that’s expected to a deliver a huge financial blow to the aquaculture industry.

Costco recently announced that Continue reading

High-Functioning Autistic Five-Year-Old Reportedly Showing Signs of Telepathy

autismA young, “high functioning” autistic boy named Ramses from Los Angeles, California, is being described as “one of the smartest five year olds on the planet” by neuroscientists. It’s a situation that is baffling experts. The boy’s mother, Nyx Sanguino, says her son is able to recite words in Hebrew, Greek, Arabic and Japanese. Continue reading