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When your bones become weak and fragile…

osteoporosis, preventionA few years ago I was having a hard time sleeping. I had a lot on the go (don’t we all?) and the stress was getting the better of me, so I started taking melatonin supplements. They’re a terrific natural, non-addicting hormone used as a sleep aid.

Turns out, the melatonin could have been helping me in more … Read More

Decrease your risk of rheumatoid arthritis with alcohol?

arthritis, rheumatoidIt sounds too good to be true. But science has done a favor for those who enjoy the occasional alcoholic drink. (I’ll raise a glass to that myself!)

A few alcoholic beverages every week can reduce the chances of getting painful rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, having two to four beers each week may decrease the odds for women … Read More

What you really need to know about painkillers

HEART, PAIN RELIEF, HEART, PAIN RELIEF, HEART, PAIN RELIEFOver the years, over-the-counter and prescription painkillers have come alongside a number of precautions and health warnings. I’m always counseling patients about alternative natural methods for pain relief to try first given these concerns.

Because new research has shown that they could lead to heart trouble.

A study published this April in BMJ Open found that patients who … Read More

Eye Spy: What Your Eyes May Be Telling You

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Dr. Victor Marchione shares his views on eye health

Red and swollen, or tearing up when summer allergies come on strong? Your eyes need some TLC – and regular checkups, just like your blood pressure.

In fact, an eye doctor, your friendly optometrist, is a VIP when it comes to your health. She’s the first health professional to … Read More

Fact Or Myth? Cracking Knuckles Causes Arthritis

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You’ve most likely heard the phrase, “Don’t crack your knuckles or you’ll get arthritis.” This may have stopped you for the time being, but once no one was around, you probably went right back at it. (It feels so good!)

But does the saying hold any truth? Or is it just an old wive’s tale? Are we causing … Read More

Seeking Pain Relief? More Options For You Than You Think

177725313Are you dealing with a bad back? Muscle aches? Sore joints?

It may be cold comfort, but you’re not alone –most primary care visits in the United States are related to complaints like these, for chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system … Read More

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