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Jane's Blog Fight Cold and Flu & Improve Vaccination Effectiveness

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Jane's Blog Fight Cold and Flu & Improve Vaccination Effectiveness

It’s that time of year again! Congestion, sore throat, and sneezing are common with colds. Both cold and flu bring coughing, headache, and chest discomfort. With the flu, though, you are likely to run a high fever for several days and have body aches, fatigue, and weakness. Either one is no fun, so before cold and flu season gets rolling, take the valuable steps for preventing feeling miserable. Flu shots, hand washing, healthy eating, and good sleep are methods most people use to avoid getting sick from a cold and/or flu. Last year's shot performed so poorly, proving itself only...

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Jane's Blog Digestion & the Brain

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Jane's Blog Digestion & the Brain

A healthy diet, exercise helps to keep our brains sharp. Research suggests that regular exercise & proper nutrition improves cognitive function, slows down the mental aging process and helps us process information more effectively. A study reported in the February15th 2016 medical journal JAMA Neurology, older users of the popular Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) were 44% more likely to develop dementia when taken regularly than those who did not. The researchers said the study only found an association, however, and not a cause-and-effect link. These include Prevacid (lansoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), and Prilosec (omeprizole). The patients in the study had taken...

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Jane's Blog Tylenol Acetaminophen Liver Damage

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Jane's Blog Tylenol Acetaminophen Liver Damage

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body and it carries out over 500 essential tasks. It has many important metabolic functions. It converts the nutrients in our diets into substances that the body can use, stores these substances, and supplies cells with them when needed. It also takes up toxic substances and converts them into harmless substances or makes sure they are released from the body. From drugs and alcohol to unknown foreign substances, the liver helps filter and detoxify the materials not meant to be in our body. According to the National Institutes of Health,...

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