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How to exercise and prevent a Hernia

How to exercise and prevent a Hernia

Most hernias result from straining, often when heavy lifting, coughing, or when suffering from constipation. Increasing the pressure on the stomach muscles may encourage the intestine to protrude through any weaknesses, resulting in a hernia. Groin and abdominal hernias are the most common in individuals involved in […]

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Antacid Medication Causing Heart Attacks

Antacid Medication Causing Heart Attacks

Risk of Heart Attack May Rise by 1/5 with Antacid Medication Proton pump inhibitors are antacid medication commonly taken by adults for a range of health conditions. New research suggests that adults using the drug are 16-21% more likely to have a heart attack than people not […]

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Hiatal Hernias Common in Obese Patients

Hiatal Hernias Common in Obese Patients

A hiatal hernia is a hernia located inside the abdominal cavity at the junction of the esophagus and the stomach near the diaphragm. This condition causes the upper portion of the stomach to migrate through the esophageal hiatus into the chest cavity, causing symptoms of acid reflux. […]

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Hernia Misconceptions – What Really is a Hernia?

Hernia Misconceptions - What Really is a Hernia?

Hernia Misconceptions As you are probably well aware, a hernia is a painful bulge in the abdominal region but you might not know some of the commonly misunderstood facts! Read on to learn about how hernias aren’t necessarily preventable or treatable without a hernia specialist! Lifting heavy […]

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HMO vs. PPO Insurance Policies

HMO vs. PPO Insurance Policies

Health insurance is a great thing for us to have. It helps cover the cost of otherwise expensive medical bills in exchange for monthly payments to your insurance provider. However, not all insurance policies are the same! There are cheaper policies, more expensive policies, HMO/PPO/EPO policies, and […]

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