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Practicing mindfulness can help you learn to focus your attention
and energy and reduce distractions, and can lead to reduced
stress and improved health.
In primary hyperparathyroidism, one or more of the parathyroid
glands produces too much of a hormone that regulates blood
calcium levels. If the imbalance becomes serious enough, it can
lead to bone or kidney disease and require removal of the gland.
Beyond the broader issues of caring for a loved one with
Alzheimer's disease, many caregivers find daily tasks such as
bathing, dressing, and eating challenging. Keeping things simple
and eliminating unnecessary choices may help prevent confusion.
The American Heart Association examined a number of studies
involving omega-6 fatty acids and concluded that earlier concerns
about their role in inflammation were unwarranted, and that
omega-6s are beneficial in reducing the risk of heart disease.
A study of overweight women who committed to a six-month program
of diet and exercise found that, in addition to weight loss,
nearly half of them experienced a decrease in episodes of urinary
A study found that middle-aged women who had more than two drinks
per day had a slightly higher risk of developing atrial
You wrote about weak, brittle fingernails with longitudinal
ridges. I have strong nails with horizontal ridges. What causes
this, and what can I do about it?
I'm 78. I had breast cancer nine years ago and have been taking
Arimidex for six years. I have pain and some bleeding after
intercourse, despite using Astroglide. My gynecologist prescribed
vaginal estrogen cream. Is that safe for me?