health

You get what you pay for

Or 'Attack of the kidney stone, part 2.' George & Wendy choose the more expensive procedure to pulverize a kidney stone. Wait till you hear the alternative...

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Attack of the kidney stone, part 1

George laid up with an 8-mm kidney stone proclaims such stones "adultney stones" -- it "takes a real man to pass them." Wendy: "We're both a little stressed and worried about how this is all going to come out (sorry – couldn't resist)..."

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Health-insurance exchange enrollment open through Feb. 15

Now is the time those purchasing health insurance on the exchange to browse and/or enroll or update prior purchased plans. For the coming tax year, penalties for not carrying health insurance are roughly double those in effect for 2014,

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Breast cancer awareness guide for – that’s right – men

Lack of awareness is one contributing factor to late detection. A number of men don't think they can get breast cancer, and because of the rarity, there is unlikely to be any benefit in screening them in the general population for it with preventive mammograms or other tests.

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Is it really depression?

The most important thing to remember about depression is that “it's not all in your head.” If you are having feelings of overpowering sadness that persist for long periods of time, get a tune-up and add some vital nutrients or medications to your daily routine. Don't be afraid to talk about it.

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Diagnosis on the road

George gets an in-grown toenail: After Wendy advises that he smell his sock...: "Sometimes, medical advice goes unheeded on the road."

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A silent killer: Pancreatitis

Eat a balanced diet, avoid excessive animal fats, drink plenty of water, get plenty of exercise, don't smoke, and drink alcohol only in moderation to keep your pancreas happy.

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Feeding the mind and body with color

Eating a variety of colorful food provides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to nourish your body. Here find a breakdown of colorful foods and the nutrients therein.

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OOIDA’s new NCRME survey; Benefits of apnea treatment for one operator

Independent owner-operator Joe Bielucki's sleep apnea story -- results following his preemptive strike of sorts relative to the condition two years ago.

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Super-sizitis

"I'm starting the 'Regular Size Movement.' I'm going to order Happy Meals without having a child present and refuse to upsize for 99 cents."

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