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What is mesothelioma?

Most Americans are probably not quite sure what mesothelioma is. Many though, can probably associate the word mesothelioma with an attorney or possible litigation. As I flip through the channels on my television set, I too, notice that mesothelioma is frequently mentioned by law firms. However, the focus of this article is to educate the public on what mesothelioma is.

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Tuberculosis, a Cause for Concern?

Many believe that tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past. However, tuberculosis is still the leading killer of young adults worldwide. This makes tuberculosis hardly a disease of the past. In fact, tuberculosis has emerged once again as a serious public health dilemma in the U.S.

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Understanding The Mediterranean Diet

Can the Mediterranean Diet help with weight loss? The Mediterranean Diet is not a diet per se but a loose term referring to the dietary practices of the people in the Mediterranean region.

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Analyzing Weight Loss Diets, Part 1

Choosing a diet that is right for you is a daunting task. Every where you look there is a new fad diet or someone is gushing about how much weight they lost on a particular diet. How can you choose the right diet for you?

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Baby Steps to Weight Loss, Part 2

Metabolism may be the key to weight loss you need. Many do not realize that a dysfunctional or inefficient metabolism may be causing you to gain weight. Increasing the body’s rate of metabolism may be your answer to weight loss. Understanding the body’s metabolism can help you maximize your weight loss potential.

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What is Heart Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is a very broad term. Cardiovascular disease refers to diseases of the heart (cardio) and diseases of the blood vessels (vascular), hence cardio-vascular disease. However, diseases affecting the heart are referred to as heart disease.

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Fibromyalgia, Tools for Survival

Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 3-6 million people in the U.S. However, over 50% of the affected tend to be women. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is usually misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Many doctors misdiagnose fibromyalgia because of the nonspecific symptoms. Educating yourself regarding fibromyalgia can help you to be your own advocate in treating your pain.

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Carb Blocker, A Solution to Weight Loss?

Low carb diets are the latest craze in the weight loss world. The Atkins and South Beach diets are two of the more popular low carb diets used for weight loss today. However, there may be a better way to lose weight.

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Baby Steps to Weight Loss, Part 1

Losing weight can be difficult. The road to weight loss isn’t exactly straight, especially with all of the conflicting ways to lose weight. However, weight loss can be easier. How?

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Searching for Osteoarthritis Pain Relief?

Arthritis is a common disease often ignored because it is not life threatening. However, arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the U.S. (statistic from the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Ignoring the symptoms of arthritis can significantly decrease your quality of life. There is currently no cure for arthritis but many treatments do exist.

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The Green Tea Secret

Polyphenols are a controversial subject today. Polyphenols are phytonutrients found in high concentrations in green tea. But what are polyphenols? Why are they so important? What benefits can polyphenols offer me?

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