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Picture of tea bagMonday, April 11, 2011

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common condition and frequent complaint in primary care offices. It estimated to be prevalent in 1 percent of adults and 5 percent of children. The symptoms include dry, red, itchy and inflamed skin, most commonly on the face, hands, behind the knees and in the crook of the elbow.

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Picture of a heart made of coffee beansMonday, April 4, 2011

It’s not a surprise that Seattle ranks No. 1 for coffee consumption in America. We love our caffeine, but what exactly are the effects of drinking so much coffee? Research can bring to light some of the facts about our favorite beverage.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

You don't have to give up solid foods to do a spring cleanse. Take cues from nature by eating detoxifying foods that will satisfy your cravings and help reset your body for spring.

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Picture of fresh vegetablesMonday, March 21, 2011

This is a question dietitians are asked frequently. Studies show improved health for individuals who choose a diet high in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, but low in saturated fats and sodium. So can you make healthy choices if you don't cook or don't have the equipment to cook?

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Picture of family sleepingMonday, March 14, 2011

The time we spend sleeping is commonly regarded as the time when our bodies get a chance to focus energy expenditure on tissue healing and rejuvenation. While the exact function of sleep still is not completely understood, we can make a number of conclusions based on a large volume of research examining the negative effects of sleep deprivation.

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a full glass and a full carafe of milkMonday, March 7, 2011

Calcium is a critical component of a healthy diet. It is required for growing and maintaining healthy bones, for muscle contractions and for transmitting messages throughout the nervous system.

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Picture of wood floorsMonday, February 28, 2011

Sneezing, wheezing, coughing, running nose, itchy eyes, rashes and headaches.

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Eggs and a whisk in a bowlMonday, February 21, 2011

There are several reasons for using egg substitutes, whether it is because of an allergy, a vegan diet you're following, or you're simply out of eggs and don't have time to run to the store.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Overactive bladder is a broad term used to describe a variety of symptoms that include an urgency to urinate, with or without incontinence; high frequency of urinating; and symptoms at night. However, it is important to see a physician to be diagnosed with overactive bladder as these symptoms may be caused by infections or other disease processes.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Peanut butter and jelly. Cookies and milk. Some things in life just work better together. While our bodies take in nutrients from foods even when they're eaten alone, some nutrients' absorption is increased when they are eaten at the same time. Fortunately, there are many foods that naturally contain these combinations. Here are some examples of great nutrient pairs:

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