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Sodium controls fluid balance in our bodies and maintains blood pressure. Eating too much sodium, or salt, may raise blood pressure and cause fluid retention. This could lead to swelling of the legs and feet or even other health issues such as...

It can be difficult to stay healthy during the holidays. Thanksgiving is typically celebrated by feasting, followed by seconds, maybe thirds, and topped off with dessert. Of course, then you have the post-feast nap, and then an additional leftover...
Participants in a six-week mindfulness course put on by East St Tammany Habitat for Humanity and the Northshore Community Foundation gather in Slidell, Louisiana.

SLIDELL, Louisiana (AP): The 10 women gathered on yoga mats in a New Orleans suburb, the lights dimmed. “I’d like to invite you to close your eyes,” instructor Stephanie Osborne said in a soothing voice from the front of the room. The only other...

Nicole Davis-Campbell and her husband Maurice Campbell have been living with lupus for 32 years, collectively. The disease is a costly reality, which the couple say has been more manageable with the support from the National Health Fund (NHF)....

Now approaching the one-year anniversary of his prostate cancer diagnosis, Devon Cummings* is crediting his improving health to his becoming a National Health Fund (NHF) card beneficiary. Cummings says he was not able to afford his medication for...

Regular exercise is an important part of being as healthy as you can be. In fact, being physically active can reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, exercise can reduce the risk of a recurrence...

Lupus is a chronic long-term disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system, the body system that usually fights infections, attacks healthy tissue instead. No...

Local healthcare advocates are encouraging more persons to access screening for breast cancer, given the range of factors which put persons at risk for the condition, and the availability of various facilities for early detection and treatment....

YOU PROBABLY know someone who has battled or is battling breast cancer. Breast cancer is the uncontrolled growth of breast cells arising from the lobular glands that produce milk (lobular carcinoma) or the ducts that carry milk to the nipples (...

WESTERN BUREAU: DR XAUNDRE Mohansingh, a general practitioner assigned to the St James-based Cornwall Regional Hospital, is rubbishing the popular idea of having an ‘alkaline body’ as a means of fighting and resisting cancer, saying that such an...
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