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Type 2 Diabetes – Diabetes Medications and Their Effect on Blood Fat Levels

Researchers at the Shiga University of Medical Science in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, found taking metformin before meals helped to reduce the rise in blood fat levels seen after meals in eleven participants who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Their study was reported on in January of 2019 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. Metformin is the first drug of choice prescribed for managing Type 2 diabetes. The average body mass index (BMI) of the participants was about 28 kg/meter squared, or overweight but not obese. […]

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Is Your Smart Phone Causing Your Neck To Smart?

With the ever-increasing use of smart cell phones there has been a corresponding increase of users having neck and upper back pain, headaches and upper extremity discomfort. This article will explain why cellular phone usage can be deleterious to one’s health. It will also give information to counteract harmful musculoskeletal health effects. An interesting research study published in Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, June 2017 noted that researchers investigating changes in posture and muscle activation among 18 participants while interacting with their electronic device. The results revealed that […]

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Penis Function and Gout Can Be Linked

It’s no news that we prefer things that work rather than things that don’t work, and so a man is much happier when he is blessed with good penis function rather than faulty penis function. Maintaining a proper level of penis health is one way to help maintain penis function, but sometimes issues arise outside of pen is health which can impact function. For example, health conditions that develop elsewhere in the body may have a secondary effect on the penis. Surprisingly, this can be the case […]

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5 Causes of Bruised Penile Tissue and How to Treat It

Bruises are unsightly and uncomfortable, but usually, nothing to worry about. However, when a man sees one on his hulking member, he might react a little dramatically. Most bruises just need a little time and TLC to go away, but sometimes, bruises can be more than they appear and require a trip to the doc to be sure it’s just a bruise and not something more serious like a penile fracture. Here’s a primer on bruised penile tissue; think of it at Penis Bruising 101, on what […]

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How Donors Should Assess a Charity Before Giving a Donation

We’ll soon be entering into the biggest fundraising season of the year as we go into September, which will ultimately lead us to the holiday months. Despite the fact that fundraising reached the highest levels in 2017, including surpassing $400 billion, fundraising revenue has declined in the first quarter of this year, which should serve as a red flag for nonprofits. While I hope that fundraising revenue picks up for the nonprofit sector, I also believe that donors should support only charities that are demonstrating impact, growth, […]

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5 Causes of an Itchy Rash on the Penis: Identification, Treatment and Prevention

It’s itchy and angry and red all over. What could it be? No, it’s not the start of a joke, it’s a reality that most men will experience in life. When a man gets an itchy rash on his penis, it can be for any host of reasons, but no matter the reason, it’s always uncomfortable. Rashes halt things like working out, playing that regular game of pick-up, and all amorous advances. The good news is most itchy rashes on the penis can be remedied quickly and […]

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Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? 5 Causes of Pain During Urination in Men

It’s fiery, it’s prickly, and it’s downright unbearable – when a man feels pain during urination it’s certain to make him paranoid. Dysuria, fancy doctor-speak for painful urination is the condition that affects the bladder and its nearby parts. While it’s true that STDs can cause pain during urination, there are several other potential causes of painful urination and thankfully, most of them are treatable. Here’s a quick rundown of five of the most common causes of pain during urination and how to stop the burn. #1: […]

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Penis Bumps: A Guide for Women

Men are so used to looking down and seeing their penis hanging there that they can forget that their favorite piece of equipment may hold some surprises to the women in their lives. Although men care great deal about both penis appearance and penis health, there are some things which women might be curious or alarmed about that a man might simply shrug off. For example, penis bumps. Guys know that sometimes they’re just there and sometimes they’re cause for concern – and this guide can help […]

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Conventional, Versus Alternative Health Care

In the United States of America, our medical system, and the health – care orientation, focuses on what is often referred to, as conventional medicine, while the majority of the rest of the world, prioritizes wellness, and balancing, so – called, alternative medicine, with conventional ones. The essential difference is, what we use, focuses on treating symptoms, often, rather than causes, while, the other approach, emphasizes, holistic approaches, treatments, and remedies. Some of these alternatives include: homeopathic; herbal; other alternatives; acupuncture, etc. With that in mind, this […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Is Muscle Mass a Factor in Preventing or Controlling Gestational Diabetes?

Physical activity is known to be one way of preventing or controlling Type 2 diabetes and pregnancy-related diabetes which is known as Gestational diabetes. One reason for this could be a protective effect of muscle tissue. Scientists at St. Marianna University in Kawasaki, Japan, found a link between low muscle mass and insulin resistance. Their study, reported on in November of 2018 in Endocrinology Journal, included 96 pregnant women with an average age of 34 years, diagnosed with Gestational diabetes. Their body mass index (BMI) averaged 22 […]

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