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A Tool to Fight Wasting

Prior to the use of protease inhibitors, one of the greatest fears of a person living with HIV/AIDS was having the "look" of a person with HIV-associated wasting.

Loss of lean body mass and fat causes this skeletal appearance. Even in the era of H...

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Nutrition

Got Sugar? Tips on Preventing Diabetes

Photo: Brian Bradley

This year, more than 190,000 people will die from diabetes and its related complications.

One out of three people have diabetes but do not know it. Diabetes is more common in Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian ...

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Coping

When Tension Rises

More than 50 million American adults have it -- about one in four people. It is more common in African-Americans, who experience it at an earlier age and develop more severe symptoms than those in the white population. Americans tend to develop it ...

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Medications to Manage Diarrhea

No one should have to live with diarrhea. Let your doctor know if you are experiencing diarrhea, especially if there is blood along with the stool or if you have other symptoms such as high fever, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting.

What Might Be t...

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Wasting Is Not Over

Prior to the use of protease inhibitors, one of the greatest fears of a person living with HIV/AIDS was having the "look" of a person with HIV-associated wasting.

Loss of lean body mass and fat caused this skeletal appearance. Even in the era of HAA...

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Nutrition

Handle with Care: Precautions to Ensure Food Safety Are Easy (And Essential)

Contaminated cantaloupes have been blamed for two deaths in California, and illness to others in several states.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns consumers about cantaloupe imported from two Mexican companies by Shipley Sales Service o...

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It's the Water

Water is the most abundant component of the human body, making up about 60 percent of the total body weight in an adult.

Your body is unable to store water. Therefore, staying hydrated by drinking water throughout the day is important.

If you feel ...

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Try Conquering Diarrhea by Managing Your Diet

Diarrhea affects most people living with HIV at one time or another.

While some individuals have found the right combination of food or medications to make diarrhea manageable, for others it is a living nightmare, putting limitations on their daily ...