Drs: Illnesses Worse In Fall + Angelina Jolie Cancer Prevention

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The Doctors: Arthritis, Sinusitis, & Asthma Worse In The Fall

Cold and flu season is here, but those aren’t the only illnesses that can pop up his time of year. The Doctors wanted to reveal three medical conditions that are worse in the fall. The Doctors welcomed Dr Bruce Blausen, President and CEO of Blausen Medical, to talk about the conditions with them. First was osteoarthritis. The cold conditions and damp weather can cause flare ups. With osteoarthritis, over time, the cartilage in your joints is worn away. The pain you’re feeling is bone-on-bone. Dr Blausen shared that over 20 million Americans suffer from arthritis and it can affect any joint in your body.

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Another illness common in the fall is sinusitis. Research shows sinus infections are more painful in the fall and temperatures can make symptoms worse. There are cavities within your skull and if you get a build-up of fluid you’ll feel pressure and headaches. Lastly, asthma worsens in the fall. If you have asthma, identify your triggers to understand your condition. When you have an asthma attack your airways are constricting. When that occurs, that’s when you start to hear wheezing and fall triggers can make those symptoms worse.

Drs: Illnesses Worse In Fall + Angelina Jolie Cancer Prevention

The Doctors explained what illnesses are actually made worse during the fall. (bevgoodwin / Flickr)

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The Doctors: Listen To Music

The Doctors reported that research has shown that listening to music can be great for your health and dancing helps you burn calories and feel better. All those feel good endorphins come from great music! Music was the word of the day and you can use the word music to enter for a chance to win a $150 gift certificate to ScoreBig.com which a site that helps you get concert tickets for less.

The Doctors: Leah Remini On Childbirth With Scientology

For The Doctors News in 2:00, they reported that Leah Remini’s high profile split from Scientology continues to stay in headlines. In a recent interview for her book “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology,” Remini talked about going against the organization’s silent birth ritual. The practice encourages no medication and complete silence during labor. Remini said once the baby started coming out, she went against Scientology’s teaching, getting an “epidural as quickly as possible.”

The Doctors: Oral Herpes, Cold Sores Or Fever Blisters

According to a new report from the World Health Organization, close to 4 billion people are infected with what is most commonly known as oral herpes. It’s highly infectious and incurable, and causes lesions on the lips and around the mouth. The lesions are commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters. Herpes is transmitted primarily by oral to oral contact and can lie undetected for several years. Fatigue, stress, and illness can trigger the lesions. The report also cited an increase in genital herpes being caused by oral herpes.

The Doctors: Angelina Jolie Preventing Cancer

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will once again star together on the big screen in the new movie By the Sea. Two years ago, Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy after learning she carries a gene mutation that predisposes her to breast cancer. Now, Jolie opened up about having her ovaries removed after doctors detected possible early signs of cancer. In 2007, Jolie lost her mom to ovarian cancer and credits her mom for inspiring her medical decisions. Jolie even used her mom’s doctor for her own ovary surgery.

The Doctors: Plain Yogurt For Bad Breath

Good oral hygiene is important for your overall health but it’s also important for preventing bad breath. You can also prevent bad breath from occurring by eating six ounces of plain yogurt a day to reduce odor-causing compounds.

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