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The Truth About Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

Most urologists in conventional medicine place high emphasis on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to determine prostate health. Even though researchers have placed substantial doubts on the validity and reliability of the PSA test, conventional doctors continue to use the test and rely on it to determine male prostate health.

Here is the point: The literature says a low PSA number of about four indicates a normal or healthy prostate, whereas higher numbers put prostate health in doubt and even suggests malignancy. A higher number, of course, calls for biopsy and may lead to prostate surgery.

What Choice?

What Choice?

An Obamacare provision reduces Medicaid and Medicare funding by 2 percent in 2015 to healthcare organizations that do not obtain a staff flu vaccination rate of 90 percent or better. Healthcare workers are not given a choice in the matter. Had Obamacare been about choice, it wouldn’t be a mandate.

Walmart Tests Low-Cost ‘Doc-In-A-Box’ Walk-In Clinics

Walmart Tests Low-Cost ‘Doc-In-A-Box’ Walk-In Clinics

A small number of Walmart stores in the South are serving as laboratories for an idea the company hopes to expand throughout the Nation: low-cost, walk-in healthcare clinics that focus on minor medical needs, preventive treatments and management for chronic illnesses.

Don’t let your vegetable oil fry your health

Don’t let your vegetable oil fry your health

Medical research shows that merely switching to the healthiest cooking oils can drop your risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease and lung problems. And if you’re on the paleo diet, choosing the right oil is crucial to keeping your diet on track.

Natural Mosquito Repellant

There are about 150 species of mosquitoes in the United States, and many of them spread disease.

For instance, the Asian tiger mosquito can transmit yellow fever and Dengue fever. The northern house mosquito can transmit West Nile virus.

The Paleo Sugar That Keeps You Slender And Diabetes-Free

The Paleo Sugar That Keeps You Slender And Diabetes-Free

Years ago, when I used to cut calories to keep my weight down, I spent long periods of my life as a miserable, cranky, deprived dieter. But nowadays, as a paleo eater and snacker, I’ve discovered a sweet treat that I can nosh on until I’m satiated and satisfied. And I never gain a pound.

Vinpocetine

Vinpocetine, produced from the vinca plant, has been shown to help protect the nervous system. Vinpocetine supports brain metabolism by increasing the body’s ability to use adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is used for cellular energy.

Vinpocetine also increases the synthesis of several brain neurotransmitters. It is reported to be considerably more effective than ginkgo biloba for supporting mental acuity and alertness.

The Paleo Drink That Does A Body Great

The Paleo Drink That Does A Body Great

Improving your health with a paleo diet should include paleo drinks. Here’s a look at a paleo beverage humans have been consuming for at least 5,000 years: It fights cancer, lowers your risk of heart problems, helps you lose weight, strengthens your bones and even sharpens the mind.

Do Your Hemorrhoids Indicate Something Serious?

Although it may be embarrassing to discuss the unpleasant condition of hemorrhoids with your healthcare provider, it could be important for your digestive and excretory health.

Hemorrhoids occur when the veins located in your rectum and anus become inflamed, swollen and twisted. They can be very painful and are most often caused by constipation or pressure during bowel movements. For women, they can develop during pregnancy and childbirth.

The Power Of Music For Health

The Power Of Music For Health

There was one aspect of my childhood that was especially lucky. My parents insisted that I learn how to play a musical instrument at a young age. I think that eventually I would have played an instrument in any case. Music, in my gene pool, seems to be a genetic disease (but a good one).

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