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Breaking Myths and Misconceptions

5 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

October 24th, 2016|

Even though Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, there are many myths and misconceptions about the condition.
Here are the facts: Alzheimer’s is

Two Truths and Two Lies About Where the Fat Goes When You Lose Weight

September 15th, 2016|

We give this age-old question the popular dinner party game treatment. This is where your fat really goes when you lose weight.
It’s a happy day when

Does Drinking Champagne Really Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

September 14th, 2016|

The Surprising Connection Between Champagne and Your Memory
As a longtime “bubble-holic”, I’m always looking for any excuse to drink champagne: a friend’s birthday, a stellar

Is Detoxing Your Body a Myth?

August 4th, 2016|

Are detox diets a shortcut to help you shed pounds and gain energy or are they just a dangerous detour to hangry?
Many celebs swear by

Is Vaping A Gateway Drug?

July 14th, 2016|

The electronic cigarette has taken the world by storm as a vehicle to quit smoking. But is it really working the way it should be?

Piping Hot Drinks May Lead To Cancer Of The Esophagus

June 15th, 2016|

Drinking piping hot beverages probably causes cancer, the World Health Organization announced.
Beverages surpassing 149 degrees Fahrenheit (65 degrees Celsius) may increase the risk of tumors in

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Should Be Avoiding (According to Our Doctors)

April 5th, 2016|

Are you doing something every day that could be complicating your life?
Life. It’s so easy to get caught up in the mix. Once you’re in

Is Your Voice Changing Due To Acid Reflux?

April 5th, 2016|

Acid reflux occurs when acidic stomach juices back up from the stomach into the esophagus. There are two different kinds of acid reflux: GERD and

Diabetes Risk Factors and Steps to Prevention

March 15th, 2016|

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States
One in every four Americans is unaware he or she is living with diabetes.