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IDM Offers Fathers the Day Off!

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to show your Dad how much you love him. But just sometimes, you won’t be able to get him candies, flowers or any gifts because he could be living with a chronic illness or be allergic to flowers! But here’s a good opportunity for you to show how much you care with...

Is osteoporosis hereditary?

Osteoporosis, meaning “porous bone,” is a disease of the bones where people lose too much bone; make too little bone or both. A person’s bones become weak and may break from even a minor fall. Even simple actions like sneezing or bumping into furniture could cause breaks. Lower levels of estrogen after...

Recognizing Different Anxiety Disorders

In spite of anxiety disorders affecting 40 million Americans, only one third are diagnosed and treated. It’s estimated that various forms of anxiety disorders affect around 18% of American adolescents and 14% of Europeans, twice as many women as men suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. People...

What Estradiol Does For Post- Menopausal Women

Estradiol is the primary female sex hormone and a steroid. It is important in the regulation of menstrual & reproductive cycles. This estrogen sex hormone is essential in the growth and maintenance of female reproductive tissues. Estradiol may also be part of cancer treatment in some women. Generic...

Can Exercise Control Erectile Dysfunction?

A man is diagnosed as suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) when he cannot achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. An erection is achieved by blood pumped into the penis and retained by spongy pockets inside the erectile tissue. The inability to maintain an erection can be due...

Post-Menopausal Women More Likely To Suffer From Panic Attacks

While the medical community is aware that panic attacks and panic disorder affect women more than men, a recent survey shows that women who are post-menopausal are more prone. Sudden fear, anxiety or discomfort, are all elements of panic attacks and disorder. Severe attacks can adversely affect sufferers to...

Obesity is just not about a big belly

“In the 10 cities with the nation’s highest obesity rates, the direct costs connected with obesity and obesity-related diseases are roughly $50 million per 100,000 residents. And if these 10 cities just cut their obesity rates down to the national average, all added up they combine to save nearly...

What Males Need To Know About Female Menopause

Mood swings, hot flushes, night sweat, depression, lack of sexual appetite, crashing fatigue, headache, weight gain, and change in body odor – you know all the physical symptoms of your wife’s menopause. However, do you know how you can deal with it emotionally? How you can help her through this horror...

BEFORE YOU COVER-UP WITH SUNSCREEN LET’S UNCOVER SOME SUNSCREEN MYTHS

A higher SPF rating is a better Sunscreen. Not true. SPF 50 blocks 98% of UV rays, while SPF 100 blocks 99% of UV rays. Surprised? Wear Sunscreen all the time. Don’t. It’s important to expose your skin to at least 10 minutes of sun to get Vitamin D, which helps you absorb vital calcium. Your body makes...

MELANOMA MONDAY: Beauty is skin deep, so is skin cancer.

Melanoma Awareness Month is an effort by the American Academy of Dermatology to create awareness about the deadliest forms of skin cancer. Melanoma Monday has been assigned on the first Monday of May in an effort to encourage early detection and remind the world of its criticality. Melanoma is mainly caused...

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