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12/13/06

HealthWise at 5 From 12.13

  • Psoriasis

Psoriasis is most commonly seen as a skin condition causes pain and itching for millions. Though there's no cure researchers are actively looking for a cause. The Psoriasis Foundation is seeking study participants with and without psoriasis. Genetic markers will be obtained from blood samples and cheek cells. For more information, click here.

  • Holiday Heartburn

Holiday gatherings can tempt you with goodies you know might come back to haunt you as a heartburn. GERD specialists at the university of Michigan health system say there are some things you can do to avoid that inner burn. When its time to eat don't over eat. Over-filling the stomach leads to acid back-up in the esophagus and skip caffeine hiding in drinks and even chocolate, the chemical can aggravate GERD symptoms.

  • Activity Pyramid

Building a good diet based on the food pyramid is one way to improve health now. A new pyramid shows kids how to step up their movement. My Activity Pyramid was developed by the University of Missouri extension to get kids marching, running, and jumping their way to better health. The pyramid's peak shows the least preferable way to spend time in activity. You step down the pyramid kids get ideas on how to spend an hour or more a day doing things they already enjoy like playing basketball or jumping rope.

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