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Avoiding Sports Injuries Injury has always been part of the game. It is considered as an inevitable consequence of playing sports. However, no one really likes to be injured. This is especially true for serious athletes who get sidelined due to an ...
Stroke—It Can Happen to Anyone! May is recognized as National Stroke Awareness Month, and this year, the campaign is highlighting the growing number of stroke incidents among young people. Through the years, stroke has been known to happen only ...
Understanding the Risk Factors of This Condition Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is characterized by the weakening of the bones, making it more brittle and easier to break. It is a serious condition that affects approximately 10 million Americans ...
Symptoms & Causes of Gout What do Beethoven, Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Dickens have in common? Aside from being great men, these famous personalities were gout sufferers. For many centuries, gout has had the nickname of a rich man’s ...
Know What’s in Your Drink Whether we admit it or not, most of us are soda drinkers. According to the recent report of the Centers for Disease Control, about 30 percent of American adults still consume this sugary beverage. While some drink only ...
Keeping your hands clean is the easiest and most efficient way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs / diseases to others. As kids, we were always reminded by our parents or teachers to wash our hands as frequently as possible—especially ...
Helpful Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight Over the Holiday Season Many people who are focused on losing weight can face serious challenges in reaching their goals when they reach the holiday season. It can be a joyous time filled with friends, family, and ...
A person with high cholesterol levels has twice the risk of heart diseases, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. Most often, high cholesterol is a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices. A doctor may prescribe medication to get your high ...
The national childhood obesity rate in the U.S. is around 17%. Since 1980, obesity rates in children have tripled and start in earlier ages. In general, focusing on small, permanent changes in diet and exercise to help a child reach and maintain an ...
At the end of a long flight, you may feel groggy, sore, numb, and pretty miserable overall. Making just a few simple changes to your flying routine could help you feel refreshed and ready to move by the time you land. Even though you don’t have ...
With the sun shining brighter and temperatures rising, summer must be here. As the season settles in, many flock outdoors to enjoy the warm weather and the time away from work or school. While the beach may beckon or the pool may be begging for a ...
Three Leg Stretches Many people have a glaring omission in their workout regimes: Stretching. For many reasons, stretching is just as important as strength training and aerobic exercise. There are several reasons why this is true. Stretching helps ...
CPR 101
May 30
CPR 101: Here’s What You Need to Know Today we’re going to be talking about CPR—simply one of the most important pieces of practical knowledge any person should have at their disposal. First we’ll look at some background ...
May Is Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month May is Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month. Did you know that skin cancer is the leading form of cancer in the United States? Melanoma is the most extreme and deadly ...
May Is National Stroke Awareness Month May is National Stoke Awareness Month in the United States of America. Close to 800,000 strokes occur in the United States alone every year. Because of the high rate of strokes in this country, Stroke Awareness ...
3 Tips for Osteoporosis Prevention Your bones are foundational support for the rest of your body and it is crucial that you protect them as best you can in order to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. Osteoporosis slowly weakens that foundation when ...
Exercises to Maintain a Healthy Heart In the early part of a new year, physical fitness seems to be on everyone’s mind. It’s February—the time where all those New Year’s resolutions are really put to the test. If you made ...
Ways to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet Make no mistake: Our world is a salty one! Salt is everywhere, even in foods you probably wouldn’t expect it. From soups to salsas to hot dogs to salad dressings to nut butters, salt is a major part of the ...
Cervical Health Awareness Month 2016 starts with a chance for you to help raise awareness and build your own understanding of cervical health. As Cervical Health Awareness Month, January provides an opportunity for individuals to learn more about ...
The Signs & Symptoms of an Ischemic Stroke A stroke is one of the most devastating circulatory system attacks a person can experience. The most well-known type of stroke is known as an ischemic stroke—it blocks the blood vessels bringing ...
The Benefits of Handling Food Safely Though food safety is often associated with professional chefs and restaurants, proper food handling has some great benefits for the home kitchen as well. In general, handling food safely allows you to enjoy the ...
What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a bone growth disease. It causes either too much or too little bone growth, which in turn makes bones brittle. Extreme cases can mean that actions like bumping into a table or sneezing can cause bone fractures. ...
Studies indicate that people who engage in even a little bit of moderate exercise a few times a week are half as likely to develop heart disease. If you’ve led an inactive lifestyle for years, it’s never too late to begin changing your ...
One of the leading causes of absenteeism for children is asthma. As more and more children are diagnosed with asthma, school attendance will continue to suffer if parents don’t intervene. Your child deserves to have the chance to do well in ...
The summer weather is one of the highlights of the season, bringing with it the promise of bronze skin and long days at the beach or by the pool. However, the reality is that too much sunlight vastly increases the risk of skin cancer. According to ...
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