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Benefits of Blueberries for Artery Function

Benefits of Blueberries for Artery...

Benefits of Blueberries for Artery Function

Benefits of Blueberries for Artery Function

What is the optimum dose of wild blueberries to eat at a meal?
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Green Charcoal in Haiti - Carbon Roots International

Green Charcoal in Haiti - Carbon Roots...

Green Charcoal in Haiti - Carbon Roots International

Green Charcoal in Haiti - Carbon Roots International

An overview of Carbon Roots International's work, as of May 2016. Produced by Evoke Multimedia and the Barr Foundation.
The Story of NutritionFacts.org
The Story of NutritionFacts.org

The Story of NutritionFacts.org

The Story of NutritionFacts.org

The Story of NutritionFacts.org

Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter at http://www.nutritionfacts.org/subscribe and get a free excerpt from his latest NYT Bestseller HOW NOT TO DIE. (All proceeds Dr. Greger receives from the sales of his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements go to support the 501c3 nonprofit that runs NutritionFacts.org.)
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Prescription: Nutrition Episode 3 - Spilling the Beans

Prescription: Nutrition Episode 3 - Spilling the Beans

team up with chef Rich Landau and public health nutritionist Tracye McQuirter to discuss the health benefits and preparation of beans.
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Heat, Pollen, and Air Pollution: Climate Change and the Increase in Allergic Diseases

Heat, Pollen, and Air Pollution: Climate...

Heat, Pollen, and Air Pollution: Climate Change and the Increase in Allergic Diseases

Heat, Pollen, and Air Pollution: Climate Change and the Increase in Allergic Diseases

Dr. Rosalyn Baker, Board Certified Allergist and Clinical Immunologist speaks on Climate Change and the Increase in Allergic Diseases.
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Oxidized Cholesterol as a Cause of Alzheimers Disease

Oxidized Cholesterol as a Cause of Alzheimers Disease

Oxidized cholesterol can be 100 times more toxic than regular cholesterol, raising additional concerns about foods such as ghee, canned tuna, processed meat and parmesan cheese. Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter at http://www.nutritionfacts.org/subscribe and get a free excerpt from his latest NYT Bestseller HOW NOT TO DIE. 
The Effects of Avocados on Inflammation
The Effects of Avocados on Inflammation

The Effects of Avocados on Inflammation

The Effects of Avocados on Inflammation

The Effects of Avocados on Inflammation

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Benefits of Cabbage Leaves on the Knee for Osteoarthritis

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Benefits of Cabbage Leaves on the Knee for Osteoarthritis

Benefits of Cabbage Leaves on the Knee for Osteoarthritis

Knees aren’t the only cabbage leaf shaped body parts for which cabbage has been tested. I’m also doing a video about the use of cabbage leaves for mastitis—stay tuned!
Questions are the Answers with  REV. DR. MIRIAM BURNETT
Questions are the Answers with  REV. DR. MIRIAM BURNETT

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Questions are the Answers with REV. DR. MIRIAM BURNETT

Questions are the Answers with REV. DR. MIRIAM BURNETT

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"Healing Water" Pastor Natalie Mitchem Connectional Health Commission AME Church Worldwide

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Do Chia Seeds Help with Belly Fat?

Do Chia Seeds Help with Belly Fat?

Do Chia Seeds Help with Belly Fat?

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Is Monk Fruit Sweetener Safe?

Is Monk Fruit Sweetener Safe?

Is Monk Fruit Sweetener Safe?

Is Monk Fruit Sweetener Safe?

The natural plant-based sweeteners stevia and monk fruit (Luo Han Guo) are pitted head-to-head against aspartame and Splenda.
2018 General Board International Health Commission Report
2018 General Board International Health Commission Report

2018 General Board International Health...

2018 General Board International Health Commission Report

2018 General Board International Health Commission Report

2018 General Board International Health Commission Report
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2018 General Board Luncheon Presentation by Philips Healthcare

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2018 General Board Luncheon Presentation by Philips Healthcare

2018 General Board Luncheon Presentation by Philips Healthcare

2018 General Board Luncheon Presentation by Philips Healthcare
Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Nail Fungus?
Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Nail Fungus?

Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Nail Fungus?

Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Nail Fungus?

Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Nail Fungus?

Tea tree essential oil is pitted against the antifungal cream lotrimin for the treatment of fungal nail infection, but what about treating the underlying cause?
How to Shop for, Handle, and Store Chicken
How to Shop for, Handle, and Store Chicken

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How to Shop for, Handle, and Store Chicken

How to Shop for, Handle, and Store Chicken

Poultry is the most common cause of serious food poisoning outbreaks, followed by fish then beef. But what, aren’t people more likely to order their burgers rarer than their chicken sandwiches? The primary location where outbreaks occur is the home not restaurants.Poultry is the most commo
How to Shop for, Handle, and Store Chicken
How to Shop for, Handle, and Store Chicken

How to Shop for, Handle, and Store...

How to Shop for, Handle, and Store Chicken

How to Shop for, Handle, and Store Chicken

Poultry is the most common cause of serious food poisoning outbreaks, followed by fish then beef. But what, aren’t people more likely to order their burgers rarer than their chicken sandwiches? The primary location where outbreaks occur is the home not restaurants.
The Best Advice on Diet and Cancer
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The Best Advice on Diet and Cancer

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The Philosophy of NutritionFacts.org
The Philosophy of NutritionFacts.org

The Philosophy of NutritionFacts.org

The Philosophy of NutritionFacts.org

The Philosophy of NutritionFacts.org

If there’s anything in life that we should demand evidence for, it should be that which affects the health and wellbeing of ourselves and our families.
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Why You Should Care About Nutrition

Why You Should Care About Nutrition

Why You Should Care About Nutrition

Why You Should Care About Nutrition

Most deaths in the United States are preventable and related to nutrition.
Best Brain Foods: Berries and Nuts Put to the Test
Best Brain Foods: Berries and Nuts Put to the Test

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Best Brain Foods: Berries and Nuts Put to the Test

Best Brain Foods: Berries and Nuts Put to the Test

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Flashback Friday: Eliminating 90% of Heart Disease Risk

Flashback Friday: Eliminating 90% of Heart Disease Risk

Preventing and treating chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke with diet and lifestyle changes is not just safer but may be dramatically more effective.
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Do Lutein Supplements Help with Brain Function?

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Do Lutein Supplements Help with Brain Function?

Do Lutein Supplements Help with Brain Function?

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Which Is a Better Breakfast - Cereal or Oatmeal?

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April is STD Awareness Month
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April is STD Awareness Month

Take three simple actions to protect your health: Talk. Test. Treat.

Starting this STD Awareness Month, CDC is calling on individuals and healthcare providers to take three simple actions: Talk. Test. Treat. Remember these three words, learn what they mean and how to apply them, and then carry out these important healthy habits all year long!

The Inside Story on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Too many people want to avoid the topic altogether, but public health data show us that there is a hidden STD epidemic in this nation. In fact, CDC estimates 20 million new STD infections occur each year in the United States, costing the healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs. There are also now more than 110 million total sexually transmitted infections in U.S. men and women.

Why do we care?

For the first time in nearly a decade, rates for three of the most common STDs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis) all increased at the same time. These infections can threaten immediate and long-term health and well-being. Untreated STDs can lead to reproductive complications such as infertility (inability to get pregnant) and ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the womb). They can also increase a person's risk for getting and giving HIV.

Young people aged 15–24 and gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men continue to be at greatest risk for infection. Why? It's complicated, but we know that individual risk behaviors aren't the only reason. Environmental, social, and cultural factors, including a high level of STDs in these populations and difficulty in accessing quality health care contribute to a higher STD burden.

The good news is that STDs are preventable!

There are steps everyone can take to avoid the negative health consequences and to reduce the overall burden of STDs.

Let's breakdown how you can Talk. Test. Treat to protect your sexual health:

TALK. Talk openly with your partner(s) and your healthcare provider about sex and STDs.

  • Talk with your partner before having sex. Not sure how? We've got a resource to help you get started. If you're going to have sex, discuss the many prevention options available, including the use of condoms.
  • Talk with your healthcare provider about your sexual history, and ask what STD tests are right for you.

TEST. Get tested. Many STDs have no symptoms, so getting tested is the only way to know for sure if you have an infection. See what tests CDC recommends, and find out where you can get tested.

TREAT. If you test positive for an STD, work with your doctor to get the correct treatment.

Some STDs can be cured with the right medication. Those that aren't curable can be treated. To ensure treatment is successful, be sure to

  • Take all of the medicine your doctor prescribes for you, and don't share it with anyone.
  • Don't have sex again until both you and your partner(s) have completed your treatment.

Healthcare providers can help too. Protecting your patient's health is also as easy as Talk. Test. Treat.

TALK. Providing the best care possible means talking with your patients about sexual health and safe sex practices.

TEST. Test your patients as recommended by CDC. We know you're busy, so we've put together an overview of CDC's STD screening recommendations.

Pregnant women can get STDs, too. Protect mother and baby by testing all pregnant women for syphilis, HIV, chlamydia, and hepatitis B, as well as testing at-risk women for gonorrhea, starting early in pregnancy. Read CDC's STDs during pregnancy fact sheet , so that you can easily reference who you should test and when.

TREAT. Follow CDC's STD Treatment Guidelines to make sure your patients get successful treatment and care. Keep this guidance at your fingertips by downloading our free app for Apple and Android devices from this page.

You should also know about your role in these important treatment topics:

  • Expedited Partner Therapy, or EPT, for partners of your patients unwilling or unable to access care. More information is available on our website.You can also contact your state or local health department to learn more about EPT in your area.
  • Drug-resistant gonorrhea is making this common infection harder to treat. Preserve our last treatment option by only using the CDC recommended dual therapy.
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