Osteopathic Medicine Is Gaining Recognition

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Medical doctors, MDs, and doctors of osteopathy, known as DOs, have similar training requiring four years of study in the basic and clinical sciences, and the successful completion of licensing exams Continue reading

Beginners Guide to Strength Training

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Strength training is an integral part of any well-rounded exercise program, regardless of your age or gender, and you’re never too old to begin Strength training produces significant Continue reading

HGH, Lehigh Valley Use Telemedicine to Treat Patients

ELLEN F. O’CONNELL/Staff Photographer State Secretary of Health Michael Wolf sits on a hospital bed while participating as a patient in a Lehigh Valley Health Network telemedicine demonstration with Gov. Tom Corbett via teleconference that was held at Hazleton General Hospital on Tuesday. Also pictured are from left: Jim Edwards, chief executive officer of the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance; Continue reading

The Most Effective Strategies for Eliminating Cellulite

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  • The dimpling effect that is the hallmark of cellulite occurs when fat cells push against the surrounding subcutaneous connective tissue in your skin.      Liposuction, creams and wraps only temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Without continual treatment, cellulite just reappears
  • In order to eliminate cellulite, you must eliminate the excess fat deposits.  Continue reading

How Whole Body Vibration Exercises Can Help Improve Fitness in the Elderly

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  • Research suggests Whole Body Vibration (WBV) training can stimulate muscle growth and improve overall fitness in the elderly. Previous studies have also demonstrated Continue reading

Kapikachhu

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Kapikachhu or Mucuna pruriens is well-known for its aphrodisiac activities as it is known to increase the sperm count and to increase testosterone levels in the body. The herb is also known to help the body build lean muscle and to break down surplus fat and hence Mucuna or Kapikachhu is often used by athletes, sports persons and body builders as sports medicine for increasing body performance. Continue reading