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A ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate, moderate protein, and high fat diet to allow ketosis to occur throughout the day. When insulin levels in the body are low, the process of ketosis burns body fat for energy. Some benefits of a ketogenic diet may include weight loss, appetite control, and lowered blood pressure. Always
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Medical professionals have long recognized patient engagement as an essential factor in treating patients. The arrival of disruptive technologies, however, made it more attractive for patients to be more involved. A recent study shows that when patients are given a say in their treatment regimen, they understand their condition better and thus are more committed
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It becomes important to find living arrangements that support your physical, emotional, and social well-being as you age. There are different choices of living arrangements for seniors, including assisted living, retirement homes, memory care, and independent living. Seniors who still have the physical and mental capability to live independently can consider independent living. This can
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A recent meta-analysis investigated whether performing shift work is associated with brain health, specifically, adverse cognitive health effects.  Shift work, which generally describes working outside the range of 7:00am and 6:00pm, is an increasingly common phenomenon in today’s workforce.1,2 It can be very beneficial for society and the economy, as it allows for services to be
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E-cigarettes are a relatively new product some have claimed to be “healthier” than conventional cigarettes. However, the use of e-cigarettes may also pose health risks.  According to a newly published study, e-cigarette use was associated with a higher risk of developing prediabetes.1  Dr. Shyam Biswal, co-author of the study, emphasized the importance of these findings; “With
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Hair is a physical feature that can impact quality of life, particularly when it comes to how it makes people feel about themselves and act around others.1 People have reported feeling depressed, embarrassed, insecure, and anxious about their hair loss.1 Besides these psychological impacts, hair loss is also linked to social avoidance.1 In men, androgenic alopecia is
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