Blog Posts in 2017

  • How to Protect Your Skin During the Winter

    Winter is often the worst time of year to keep your skin soft and healthy-looking. The environment is often incredibly dry, which means the air is taking all the moisture it can to make up the deficit—including moisture from your skin. As the temperatures drop, the dry atmosphere and lack of moisture in your skin can cause cracked hands, chapped lips, and scaly skin. To help combat this damage, ...
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  • 3 Heart-Healthy Tips for the Holidays

    The holidays are often the time people allow themselves to relax, indulge, and enjoy the end of a long year. However, indulgence can be a problem if it isn’t done in moderation. Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas are often excuses to make excessive amounts of food and overeat. If you don’t want to put pressure on your heart or compromise your health in any other way this season, here are ...
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  • Dry Eyes: Causes and Treatments

    Most people have experienced dry eyes at one time or another. Some experience dry eyes after staring at a computer screen for long hours, while others burn the midnight oil and start to feel the discomfort. While dry eyes aren’t usually a cause for concern, it can make things difficult. For example, those who suffer from dry eyes might have light sensitivity and have trouble driving at night. ...
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  • Choosing the Right Doctor

    Finding a new doctor is rarely easy. Your primary care physician will be ensuring your health remains as steady as possible, which means he or she needs to be observant and skilled. Likewise, he or she will see you at your worst, most likely, so you want to be comfortable with the person who will be treating you for your common colds, flu symptoms, and eye infections. Also, if you’re having ...
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  • 5 Tips to Start Eating Healthier

    We all aspire to feel and look our best, but sometimes pursuing a healthier lifestyle can seem daunting, especially when one is particularly attached to certain habits or is stuck in a bad routine. However, eating healthier does not have to be intimidating. There are many easy adjustments you can make to enjoy a better diet that will help you achieve your fitness goals while still enjoying life. ...
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  • Which Vaccines Should Seniors Receive?

    Immunizations are important for individuals of all ages, especially for seniors whose immune systems have weakened with age. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, immunizations can help prevent diseases that could pose some potentially severe consequences for seniors. Unfortunately, research shows that most Americans over the age of 60 fail to get all the inoculations they need to ...
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  • Tips for Staying Healthy During the Winter Season

    Wintertime can be a hectic and busy season, full of holiday get-togethers, parties, and gift-giving. While this can be a fun way to cap off the year, it can also make it difficult for us to take care of ourselves. Our diets might suffer as we indulge in treats, or schedules might get in the way of a normal exercise routine. However, it is important to remain healthy even when it might not be quite ...
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  • How to Spot a Sinus Infection

    Sinus infections are incredibly uncomfortable and even painful, causing swollen and inflamed nasal cavities along with a whole other host of symptoms that can disrupt a person’s everyday routine. These infections can be caused by a virus, bacteria, or even fungus, though this tends to be a rarity. Allergies, nasal polyps, and tooth infections can also contribute to sinus pain and symptoms. Here ...
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  • "Healthy" Foods That Are Actually Bad For You

    We all want to be healthier and live well, which is why so many of us try to stay up to date with health trends as part of a conscious effort to consume foods that support our overall wellbeing. However, not everything that seems healthy actually is healthy. In fact, plenty of foods you might think are good for you might be doing your body a disservice. Here is a list of some foods many consider ...
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  • Boost Your Flexibility and Your Health

    If you have ever taken an exercise class, you were probably told that stretching is important, especially before a workout. However, stretching can be hugely beneficial for your wellbeing at any time, not just prior to a workout. Several studies have revealed that stretching exercises can actually increase your flexibility, though you will have to commit to it to achieve the results you desire. ...
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  • Should I See a Doctor if I Feel Sick After Traveling?

    Traveling can take a toll on even the healthiest individuals, so it isn’t unusual to feel under the weather when you return home from a trip. Many travel-related illness are mild and don’t require treatment, but some can be far more serious. How can you tell if you should visit your doctor after a trip? Fever Fevers are a sign of an infection. If you develop a fever within a month of traveling, ...
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  • Foods to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's

    Diet is an important part of your physical wellbeing , but it also plays and important role in your cognitive health as well. Your cognitive wellbeing is closely tied to your physical health, as your physical health can heavily affect your brain. Your diet may be able to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease . Learn what foods you should add to your diet to protect your cognitive health. Omega-3 ...
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  • Can Poor Sleep Contribute to Alzheimer's Risk?

    Sleep deprivation is a public health epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A lack of sleep can affect daily functioning, overall mental health, and long term wellbeing . Sleep deprivation may also contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease . How Can a Lack of Sleep Cause Alzheimer’s Disease? Sleep is crucial for our health, both physical and cognitive. It ...
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  • A Guide to Fevers & How to Treat Them

    A fever is a rise in body temperature, and is usually the sing of an infection. Fevers themselves are generally harmless and don’t require medical intervention beyond treatment for the underlying cause. Occasionally though, a fever can get too high and risk the patient’s wellbeing. Here’s what you should know about fevers. What Temperature is Considered a Fever? The average human body temperature ...
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  • Are Energy Drinks Bad for Your Heart?

    Energy drinks are quite popular these days, as they are marketed to give you a safe jolt of energy. While people routinely ingest energy drinks as a means of staying awake and alert, there is a hidden danger to consuming these beverages. As of 2017, there has been a substantial rise in emergency visits and even fatalities due to the intake of energy drinks. In fact, these drinks are far more ...
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