Weight-Loss Surgery Is a Lifestyle Change, Not a Quick Fix

By Cami Hill

Obesity is a chronic disease with complex causes and no quick-fix solutions. Surgical weight loss is proven to help the obese shed weight quickly, but, unless patients are committed to making significant lifestyle changes, it may not be a long-term solution.

5 Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Rhonda Marsh
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“My hands hurt all the time.” 

“It feels like all of my fingers are asleep.” 

“I keep dropping everything, I can’t even feel it when I’m holding my cup.” 

 

Sound familiar? Most people have known someone with carpal tunnel syndrome before, perhaps a co-worker or family member.  Even though we’ve all heard of carpal tunnel, there are many misconceptions about what it actually is. So, let’s look at what carpal tunnel is and sign you can look for. 

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

By Ali Spencer, RD
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Experience a little fall right now and fall in love with this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe. Adding pureed pumpkin to your smoothie is not only easy; it’s nutritious! Pumpkin’s bright orange color results from the high levels of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene, an antioxidant, reduces your risk for many cancers, heart disease and macular degeneration.

10 Common Signs of Menopause

By Lupe Cruz
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Menopause is a natural decline of hormones and reproductive hormones in women. It is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and marks the end of menstrual cycles. Most women begin to experience symptoms of menopause when they are between 40 and 50 years old, with the average age in the United States being 51 years old. Only about one percent of women start going through menopause before the age of 40.

The Difference Between Anxiety and Panic Attacks

By Ted Wander, MD
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It’s normal to feel anxious when facing a challenging situation, such as a job interview, a tough exam, or a blind date, but when that anxiety becomes persistent, it may be something more serious.

Because anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions rather than a single disorder, they can look very different from person to person. However, there are two main types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder (panic attacks).