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Antihistamines and Weight Gain

Runny nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. Sound familiar? Many people experience seasonal or year-round allergy symptoms, and most treat themselves with over-the-counter antihistamines. But did you know that these medications could be making you gain weight? Histamine is well known to affect body weight by diminishing appetite. The appetite control center of the brain …

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New genetic testing is paving the way for disease prevention

New genetic testing is paving the way for disease prevention, optimal health, and longevity. In 1990 the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health began the Human Genome Project (HGP).  The goal of the project was to develop a reference of DNA sequences for the entire human genome.  The project was multinational and …

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Your whole body is affected when your thyroid is not functioning properly.

The thyroid is an important endocrine gland located on the front of your neck with a butterfly shape.  The thyroid secretes thyroid hormones, and the thyroid’s main job is the regulation of your body’s metabolism.  When the thyroid isn’t working correctly, it affects your entire body.  The severity of symptoms ranges from mild to life-threatening. …

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Healthy Alternatives For Halloween Treats

Halloween is here! Halloween is certainly the champion ‘holiday of candy’. Did you know that research shows that around 96% of people plan to buy candy for Halloween? Halloween also marks the start of the holiday run through the rest of the year, meaning that candy, good food, treats, desserts, and get-togethers will be a …

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Brain Awareness Week (March 16–22)

Hormones and the Brain This year, Brain Awareness Week runs from March 16-22 and marks its 25th anniversary. This global event, observed every year in mid-March, celebrates the brain and recognizes medical research and advancements relating to our most complex organ. Brain Awareness Week is organized by the Dana Foundation, “a private philanthropic organization dedicated …

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