How Massage Can Combat Chronic Prostatitis Caused by Chlamydia

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Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the annual “Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report.” The results were sobering: according to data from 2016, the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is higher today than it has ever been in the country’s history. This finding is consistent with trends over the last few years. STD rates have ...

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Supporting Your Mental Health During Your Pregnancy: The Benefits of Massage Therapy

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For pregnant women today, maintaining mental health is becoming an increasingly important concern. Over the last two decades, there has been a great deal of research on depression and anxiety in pregnant women, which has provided doctors and patients with a wealth of valuable information about the importance of supporting the mental health of pregnant mothers. According to studies conducted in 2006 ...

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Using Nutrition to Combat Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed functional gastrointestinal disorder, affecting between 10 and 15 percent of all people around the world. Ironically, IBS is also one of the least well-understood medical conditions. In some cases, the symptoms can be difficult to recognize.  In other cases, IBS is simply a diagnosis of last resort — that is, the doctor makes the diagnosis simply by ruling out the other ...

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Considering a Complementary Alternative Medicine Approach to Quitting Smoking

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For decades, tobacco use has been the number one cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 40 million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes. In the state of Georgia, about 17.7 percent of adults reported smoking regularly. This leads to about 11,700 deaths from smoking-related illnesses per ...

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Maintaining Your Health Through Hurricane Season

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For weeks, the news about hurricanes has been nonstop. First, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, other parts of Texas, and areas of Louisiana. Then, Hurricane Irma caused chaos in Florida and even led to the first tropical storm warning in Atlanta’s history. Together, these natural disasters have caused devastation across the South, and their effects on Atlanta are palpable. Obviously, the heavy rains ...

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