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National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month to raise public knowledge and awareness for patients. For most migraine and headache patients it is an endless battle against this disease. Those who suffer from migraine and headaches can frequently be misunderstood as this may seem as an invisible disease.  What are migraines?   Migraines are chronic and often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. They often cause throbbing, pulsing, and intensity in one particular area on the …

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Patient Testimonial: Johanna – Acromegaly Brain Tumor, Pituitary Gland Removal, and Deviated Septum

  Patient Testimonial: Johanna – Acromegaly Brain Tumor, Pituitary Gland Removal, and Deviated Septum Johanna was diagnosed with an Acromegaly Brain Tumor, Pituitary Gland Removal, and Deviated Septum. In 2019, she was diagnosed during an ER visit. Shortly after being diagnosed with the tumor, she was also diagnosed pre-diabetic with ketoacidosis. Johanna was placed on insulin for 6-7 months prior to surgery. Johanna met with Dr. Barkhoudarian from Pacific Neuroscience Institute and Dr. Griffiths who were preparing her for surgery. She …

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Diets High in Flavonoids May Help People with Parkinson’s Live Longer

Republished from MayoHealthClinic.org In the Journal Neurology, researchers from Penn State University, Harvard, and Queens’ University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, leveraged data from two long-range studies — the Nurses Health Study (NHS) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS) — to analyze the effects of diet on longevity in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Specifically, researchers chose to examine the effect of flavonoids on mortality in PD patients. Flavonoids are plant-derived molecules found naturally in fruits, vegetables, and common beverages such as tea and red wine. The metabolites of flavonoids can cross …

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Black History Month: Medical Pioneers

February is Black History Month, and we’re excited to celebrate alongside you. The contributions, commitment, diligence, and perseverance of these African American medical pioneers is inspiring to many. This list highlights notable figures who have developed medical breakthroughs in medicine.      Rebecca Lee Crumpler, MD (1831–1895) Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African American woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. Crumpler was born in Delaware in 1831. In the 1850s there was no formal school where …

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Reducing Stress and Anxiety through Music

Music affects your health in more ways than you can think. Music serves as an excellent backdrop for your life and its enjoyment from what you’re doing while also reducing stress.  In most cases music can help make you feel more alert and enhance your concentration.  Stress and Anxiety are mental health conditions which cause mental and emotional tension within the body. Cortisol is a hormone released during stress. Different song waves activate different parts of the brain which can …

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The Health Wonders of Watermelon

Republished from MayoHealthClinic.org Watermelon is a staple at many summertime picnics and gatherings around the country. While most people agree watermelon tastes good, a majority are unaware of the many health benefits this wonderful fruit contains. Watermelon — the disease fighter Did you know watermelon has more lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable? Lycopene is an antioxidant linked to decreased risk of cancer, heart disease and age-related eye disorders. Watermelon is nutritious Watermelon is the perfect sweet treat …

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Mediterranean Diet and Possible Impact on Dementia

  Republished from MedicalNewsToday.com A new study finds that the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet may include a reduced chance of developing dementia and memory loss.  Specifically, the diet appears to lower the level of amyloid and tau proteins that are linked with dementia. People following the Mediterranean diet scored better on memory tests than those who were not following the diet. Previous research has determined that a Mediterranean diet can benefit heart health and aid in weight loss. Now, a …

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How To Cleanse Your Lungs Naturally

  Republished from MedicalNewsToday.com Lung cleansing techniques may benefit people who smoke, people who get regular exposure to air pollution, and those with chronic conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cystic fibrosis. Breathing in air pollution, cigarette smoke, and other toxins can damage the lungs and even cause health conditions. Maintaining the health of the lungs is essential for keeping the rest of the body healthy. According to the World Health Organization …

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5 Suggestions to Maintain a Healthy Life

  From Healthline.com Following a healthy lifestyle often seems incredibly complicated.  Advertisements and experts all around you seem to give conflicting advice.  However, leading a healthy life doesn’t need to be complicated. To gain optimal health, lose weight and feel better every day, we suggest trying to follow these 5 simple guidelines 1. Do Not Put Toxic Things Into Your Body Many things people put in their bodies are downright toxic.  Some, such as cigarettes, alcohol and abusive drugs, are also highly addictive, …

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The Facts About Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  Republished from WebMD When it comes to fat, there’s one type you don’t want to cut back on: omega-3 fatty acids. Two crucial ones — EPA and DHA — are primarily found in certain fish. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they deliver some big health benefits. How They Help Your Health Blood fat (triglycerides). …

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