Your liver helps digest important vitamins stored in fat. Special acids called bile acids, which are made by the liver, are necessary for you to absorb vitamins A, D, and E. Your body uses each of these vitamins every day. Your liver stores other important vitamins, such as vitamin B12, and releases them as you need them.

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According to the July issue of the Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource, one in nine women aged forty five to sixty four has some type of heart disease. By age 65, that number climbs to 1 in 3.

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Risk factors for the type of scoliosis in which the cause is unknown include:

Family history
1/3 of parents, siblings, or children of people with scoliosis of unknown cause have spinal curvatures of 10 degrees or more 2. Read the rest of this entry »

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Other NSAIDs

Over 20 different compounds have been developed to perform the beneficial functions of aspirin without some of the negative side effects. Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and Naproxen (Naprosyn) fall into this category. They are used to treat pain, swelling and fever, but have fewer side effects on platelet aggregation and clotting. In addition, some of the aspirin derivatives have been modified so they have an extended duration of effectiveness. Read the rest of this entry »

At one time or another we’ve all reached for a pain reliever like acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Here is a look at each, why they are different and how they work.
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