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The biggest loser; why did they become the biggest gainers?

The biggest loser; why did they become the biggest gainers? I got my life back said one contestant on the biggest loser.   Others feel the difference after losing all that weight. Imagine, having 100 lbs. to lug around with you all day.  Your body and its frame is carrying a load it  was not designed for and while it accommodates for it with larger legs, calves and such, it also develops many other physical problems which may include low energy levels, diabetes and other health problems that come with the weight. Imagine working on this problem for a year and Read More »

A new study suggests that there is an alternative to surgery for appendicitis; Antibiotics.

A new study suggests that there is an alternative to surgery for appendicitis; Antibiotics. Antibiotics when used properly can save lives and help us fight infection, when our body needs help. One of those infections that has responded to antibiotics is appendicitis. Used for years in Europe to successfully treat the condition, antibiotics can help eliminate both the infection and the surgery safely. This is not the first study to show that there is another option. Unfortunately, doctors and hospitals are slow to adapt, especially since they have been conditioned to believe that surgery is in fact the only way Read More »