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Vita Carry Pill Grinder - Swallowing Pills Has Never Been Easier by Lucky V. Patient Expert Posted Tue 13 Jul 2010 3:05pm People often have difficulties to swallow pills, particularly large tablets such as minerals supplements for calcium and magnesium.Complete multi vitamin supplements offer plenty of vitamins, minerals, whole foods, antioxidants, amino acids and much more but fitting all these ingredients in one single tablet creates large difficult to swallow p ... Read on »
A Step at at Time.... by T Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 06 Feb 2010 7:46pm The endoscopy procedure left my throat feeling so sore that I wasn't able to eat solid foods until today. Tuesday and Wednesday it was even difficult to swallow fluids so each time I had to drink anything I had to first numb my throat by sucking on throat lozenges. I looked in my throat with a flashlight to see what was going on and saw a 1" g ... Read on »
Inspirational Poems by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 20 Jan 2012 12:00am So I have written about it only a little bit before , but I have some OCD type problems. I don't believe I have full-blown OCD, but my therapist would point out to me over the years that these thoughts I have were "OCD thoughts". I also had Anorexia for many years when I was younger, so I have a history with the cousin of OCD. It's not ... Read on »
Genetics and Disease: How much can you really control? by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 14 May 2013 6:51pm Image credit: magicinfoto / 123RF Stock Photo If you were told you had an 87% risk for breast cancer, would you undergo a double mastectomy as a preventative measure to eliminate or drastically reduce your risk? Essentially, this is what actress Angelina Jolie did. Just this week, she announced in a New York Times article that she unde ... Read on »
Faith by Christina B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:38pm Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep if I should die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take One of the aspects of being Christian that I find the most challenging is the concept of dying and salvation. The grace offered to us is, if I am honest, so difficult to swallow. The whole idea that I can not ea ... Read on »
Multiple Sclerosis Updates on Muscle Spasms and Magnesium by livingdaytodaywithmultiplesclerosis Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 13 Aug 2009 7:48pm I haven't written any posts lately due to the fact that I have been going crazy trying to purchase all the kids back to school supplies. I love the lists we are given each year. There is always at least 1 item on each of the kids lists that makes you go on a wild goose chase to find it. You know what I am talking about. It could be a special k ... Read on »
Rehab doesn't work by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 12 Aug 2010 3:13pm The Washington Post published  an opinion piece on addiction treatment and AA . I can't help but think of Emerson Well, most men have bound their eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some one of these communities of opinion. This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false ... Read on »
Sabadilla: Centuries old remedy to rid allergies by Sanjib S. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 20 Jan 2011 12:47am Background: Sabadilla was first discovered as a medicinal plant in the 16th century by natives in Central and South America. Upon its discovery, it was first used mainly for lice and parasitic intestinal worms. Around the turn of the 19th century, Sabadilla was also used as a palliative for hay-fever.  Exposure to this plant results i ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 12 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 12 Apr 2011 12:00am Health Tip: Boosting Appetite During Chemotherapy A possible side effect of chemotherapy is loss of appetite. But eating well is important to help your body stay strong during this time of physical and emotional stress. The U.S. National Cancer Institute suggests ways to boost your appetite Eat at scheduled times each day, even if it m ... Read on »
Health Tips for October 14 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 14 Oct 2011 12:00am Health Tip: Protect Against Infection During Cancer Treatment People undergoing chemotherapy or other treatments for cancer often have compromised immune systems, which can make them more vulnerable to germ-related illness. The American Cancer Society suggests how to help prevent serious infections while being treated for cancer Make s ... Read on »