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How to Fight Obesity - Tips for You and Your Children

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions across the globe. More than 1 billion adults are overweight with 300 million labeled clinically obese. An alarming 22 million children around the world under the age of five are estimated to be overweight. Of even greater concern is the fact that these...

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Family History Has a Role to Play in Depression

While it has been established that people who have a family history of depression, drug addiction and anxiety may not necessarily develop those disorders, a new study has found that if they do develop those ailments, they are likely to suffer more and may need more assistance and treatment than...

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What Is Folate?

Folate is a component of some foods that is considered a natural source of vitamin B9. Folate is most often found in leafy green vegetables, dried beans and peas. Folic acid is the correct term for folate that is taken in the form of an additive to certain foods like breads or cereals, or as a...

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What Is Exposure Therapy?

Exposure therapy is a particular kind of behavior therapy that encourages the patient to face a situation, object, memory, or thought that he fears. One of the techniques of exposure therapy could include the patient reliving a particularly traumatic event in his life within a controlled environment....

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Homeopathic Medicine and Hippocratic Tradition of 'First Do No Harm'

Mark Twain stated in 1890, "you may honestly feel grateful that homeopathy survived the attempts of the allopathists [conventional physicians] to destroy it" and his sentiment from hundreds of years ago holds firm in today's medicine given the present health care crisis in the United States and...

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What Is Perforated Bowel?

A perforated bowel refers to a condition that requires immediate medical attention. This refers to a hole in the bowel that opens, which allows the contents to empty into the abdominal cavity. The immediate result of this is usually sepsis or a blood infection. Left untreated, a perforated bowel...

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What Is Sundowners Syndrome?

The early stages of Alzheimers is often marked with a condition called “Sundowners syndrome.” Sundowners syndrome is characterized by marked changes in mood and sleep patterns during the late afternoon and early evening—or, as the name implies, “around sundown.” People will feel very confused...

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What Is a Medical Expert Witness?

Like all other witnesses, a medical expert witness is usually called to testify in civil and criminal cases; also they may be hired to state their professional opinions at mediation or negotiation proceedings. These types of witnesses are called experts due to their professional knowledge about a...

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What Is a Temporary Insanity Plea?

The plea of temporary insanity is usually entered in order to relieve a person of criminal responsibilities due to mental conditions beyond the person's control. In other words, under certain circumstances, a person on trial may plead not guilty for doing the crime because he is not in his right...

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What Is Informed Consent?

Informed consent is usually found in medical cases when it is necessary to obtain the permission of an individual in order to do something that could possibly endanger the individual. An informed consent is a legal concept that involves an individual authorizing something to be done when presented...