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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
Hemorrhoids can be a painful and embarrassing condition, but many people suffer from it, especially as they get older. Luckily, the condition is easy to treat. Sergey Kantsevoy, director of the Center for Therapeutic Endoscopy at Mercy Medical Center, said one new treatment is simpler and quicker than the older options. What are hemorrhoids and what causes them? Hemorrhoids are the clumps or pillow-like clusters of veins and supporting tissue, including muscle and elastic fiber, that lie within the anal canal just beneath the mucous membranes.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
Hemorrhoids can be a painful and embarrassing condition, but many people suffer from it, especially as they get older. Luckily, the condition is easy to treat. Sergey Kantsevoy, director of the Center for Therapeutic Endoscopy at Mercy Medical Center, said one new treatment is simpler and quicker than the older options. What are hemorrhoids and what causes them? Hemorrhoids are the clumps or pillow-like clusters of veins and supporting tissue, including muscle and elastic fiber, that lie within the anal canal just beneath the mucous membranes.
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By Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | August 23, 1994
Q: I was astonished when my best friend told me that she uses Preparation H on her face. She says it helps smooth out the wrinkles around her eyes. Have you ever heard of anything like this? Do you know if it works?A: Preparation H has been used for lots of things besides hemorrhoids. We have heard of it being employed for bed sores, itchy surgical scars, dry, cracked fingers, and yes, even wrinkles.Despite enthusiastic testimonials, there is no scientific evidence for such novel uses.The company that makes Preparation H has had a hard enough time proving that it's effective against hemorrhoids.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,liz.atwood@baltsun.com | March 23, 2009
Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the anal area. Also called piles, this common condition can be quite painful. Often a modification in diet is all that is needed to reduce the discomfort, says Dr. Robert Akbari, colorectal surgeon at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. What causes hemorrhoids? They are largely blamed on the low-fiber Western diet, which is constipating. People who strain a lot with a bowel movement are more prone to develop them. Pregnancy, with changes in hormones and bowel movements, can lead to hemorrhoids.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,liz.atwood@baltsun.com | March 23, 2009
Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the anal area. Also called piles, this common condition can be quite painful. Often a modification in diet is all that is needed to reduce the discomfort, says Dr. Robert Akbari, colorectal surgeon at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. What causes hemorrhoids? They are largely blamed on the low-fiber Western diet, which is constipating. People who strain a lot with a bowel movement are more prone to develop them. Pregnancy, with changes in hormones and bowel movements, can lead to hemorrhoids.
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By Dr. Neil Solomon | December 8, 1992
Dear Dr. Solomon: My husband has emphysema, and his doctor has referred him to an exercise program. My husband was never much of an athlete, and I think that especially with his emphysema, an exercise program is probably the last thing he needs. I'd rather have him alive with emphysema than have him drop dead pretending to be an athlete. I would greatly appreciate any comment you might make on the subject. -- Kay, Randallstown, Md.Dear Kay: For a person with emphysema, the purpose of an exercise program is rehabilitation, not to make him an athlete.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | November 3, 2002
I have a friend who says that Preparation H can smooth wrinkles on your face. She has lovely skin, but I am dubious. Could a hemorrhoid product really do any good against wrinkles, or is this an urban legend? Preparation H has a reputation for unique uses beyond the obvious one. For decades people told us that they used this ointment on bed sores, surgical scars (to reduce itching and inflammation), burns and cracked, dry fingertips, as well as wrinkles. One woman told us that Preparation H rescued her plum tree after she scraped the bark with her lawn mower.
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By Hal Gardner | January 27, 1993
ENTERTAINMENT, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. And since retirement I've found the principal source of my entertainment to be television -- particularly the weather reports, commercials and talks shows.When I was in college I read an essay by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch in which the Cambridge don defined "jargon" as the effect of writing around a subject rather than approaching it directly. (George Orwell noted the same thing a half-century ago, and his spirit lives on in the "Quarterly Review of Doublespeak," published by the National Council of Teachers of English.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | April 4, 2004
Several months ago I started taking 160 milligrams of saw palmetto extract daily to slow the progression of male pattern baldness. To my surprise, the regimen seems to work. There is less hair in the bathroom sink, and I have noticed new growth on the temples. I haven't experienced any noticeable side effects, such as loss of libido. I looked in the medical literature for long-term side effects but found none. The longest clinical trial (for prostate enlargement) lasted two years. Do you know of any health hazards with saw palmetto extract?
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By JOE AND TERESA GRAEDON and JOE AND TERESA GRAEDON,peoplespharmacy.com | January 5, 2009
I foolishly picked up a plastic honey bear that was in a pot of boiling water, and the honey squirted out all over the palm of my hand. Immediately, I ran it under cold water, and then I ran to get your book because I knew there was something I could put on burns that was natural: mustard. I had mustard in the fridge, and I poured it all over the palm of my hand. It still burned like the devil, but I left it on while I read more. I put more mustard on, wrapped gauze bandage around it and left it on for a while until the pain subsided.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | November 3, 2002
I have a friend who says that Preparation H can smooth wrinkles on your face. She has lovely skin, but I am dubious. Could a hemorrhoid product really do any good against wrinkles, or is this an urban legend? Preparation H has a reputation for unique uses beyond the obvious one. For decades people told us that they used this ointment on bed sores, surgical scars (to reduce itching and inflammation), burns and cracked, dry fingertips, as well as wrinkles. One woman told us that Preparation H rescued her plum tree after she scraped the bark with her lawn mower.
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By Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | August 23, 1994
Q: I was astonished when my best friend told me that she uses Preparation H on her face. She says it helps smooth out the wrinkles around her eyes. Have you ever heard of anything like this? Do you know if it works?A: Preparation H has been used for lots of things besides hemorrhoids. We have heard of it being employed for bed sores, itchy surgical scars, dry, cracked fingers, and yes, even wrinkles.Despite enthusiastic testimonials, there is no scientific evidence for such novel uses.The company that makes Preparation H has had a hard enough time proving that it's effective against hemorrhoids.
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By Hal Gardner | January 27, 1993
ENTERTAINMENT, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. And since retirement I've found the principal source of my entertainment to be television -- particularly the weather reports, commercials and talks shows.When I was in college I read an essay by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch in which the Cambridge don defined "jargon" as the effect of writing around a subject rather than approaching it directly. (George Orwell noted the same thing a half-century ago, and his spirit lives on in the "Quarterly Review of Doublespeak," published by the National Council of Teachers of English.
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By Dr. Neil Solomon | December 8, 1992
Dear Dr. Solomon: My husband has emphysema, and his doctor has referred him to an exercise program. My husband was never much of an athlete, and I think that especially with his emphysema, an exercise program is probably the last thing he needs. I'd rather have him alive with emphysema than have him drop dead pretending to be an athlete. I would greatly appreciate any comment you might make on the subject. -- Kay, Randallstown, Md.Dear Kay: For a person with emphysema, the purpose of an exercise program is rehabilitation, not to make him an athlete.
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,Special to The Sun | April 19, 1994
Q: For more than a month now I have felt weak and tired, just like 30 years ago when my doctor treated me for iron deficiency anemia in my late twenties. My husband insists on my seeing my doctor for these problems. Why shouldn't I just improve my diet and take iron pills?A: By all means, do as your husband tells you and see your doctor.In the first place, many disorders can cause a feeling of weakness and chronic fatigue. Secondly, there are numerous causes of anemia. Even if your symptoms are caused by iron deficiency anemia, as you suspect, it is most important to determine the cause of the iron deficiency.
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By Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | May 28, 2000
Q. Thank you for suggesting almond oil for fingernails. This remedy is fantastic. In just a month, my nails have improved 100 percent. They are stronger, longer and don't split in layers like they did in the past. I don't know if it is the oil or the massage of the cuticle as I rub the oil in. Also, I wonder if any oil, not just almond oil, would work, but I'm not about to experiment. A. We are pleased that almond oil helped your nails. Other readers have reported benefit from Hoofmaker and Elon Nail Conditioner, so we suspect that any good moisturizer can be beneficial.
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