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When it comes to matters of the heart, things can go unexpectedly awry. When we’re exercising or participating in some physical activity, sometimes our heart is beating faster than usual. If we experience fear, anxiety or stress, our heart rate can increase as well.
This is all perfectly ... Views: 3
Your favorite foods are getting a makeover. More so their labels will start to look much differently as well. As you already know food labels reveal to us the nutritional value of food products. It outlines components such as fat content, carbohydrates, sugar and nutrition present.
As part of ... Views: 2
At some point in our lives we’ve experienced unsettling digestion. Feelings of bloating, gas and constipation can really hinder our ability to partake in our favorite activities. Sometimes we know what the cause of our poor digestion is, like eating a large meal, acidic foods, or enjoying ... Views: 2
When you hear the word depression you probably think of someone who is sad, down, fatigued and detached from the world. Although these hold true, depression can affect more than just someone’s mental well-being.
When it comes to depression, there are many different kinds: Seasonal Affective ... Views: 19
Bothered by those swollen, twisted veins visible in your legs and feet? They don’t make you feel confident about putting on your bathing suit to go swimming or wearing shorts to make the most of the warm weather.
If this is you, though, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans have varicose ... Views: 15
Vision loss may seem like something that occurs naturally through aging, but this isn’t always the case. There are many other contributing factors which can harm our vision –and controlling these issues can protect our vision even in our old age.
You’re probably familiar with vision loss ... Views: 13
As we age, aches and pain seem to be part of who we are. Joint pain becomes part of our day-to-day life and so we don’t think too much about it. We may attribute joint pain to our active past in our youth or simply to the fact that we are getting older.
But oftentimes joint pain has nothing ... Views: 17
We all want to drink clean water, and so we’ll head out and buy special filters to help provide that for us. We fill up the jug and the water slowly trickles through the filter making it as clean and pure as it can. But after a while the filter may get clogged and diminish in efficiency, and so ... Views: 28
Maybe you've gone out to enjoy a meal with a loved one. You place your order and soon after your meal of choice arrives. It’s hot, fresh and highly flavorful, probably one of the best things you've ever tasted.
After your meal you head home and call it a night but a few hours into your sleep, ... Views: 18
Stroke can be treated if detection and treatment happen quickly. But would you know if you or a loved one was having one?
Research shows that close to 800,000 Americans have a stroke every year. About 140,000 die from them. It’s estimated that one out of every 20 deaths in the United States ... Views: 15
Most of us like a drink (or two) every now and then. And, let’s face it, everywhere we go alcohol and alcohol consumption are part and parcel of our culture. The risks of alcohol consumption and, more specifically, over-consumption have been documented in many medical studies. And the tragic ... Views: 36
Fish, tomatoes, feta cheese, chicken and lots of olive oil. We have just listed a bunch of ingredients to make a special meal, but these all have something in common: They’re staples of the Mediterranean diet.
When you think of the Mediterranean you probably think of the coast of Greece. Blue ... Views: 32
We've all experienced muscle pain at one time or another. You know, the kind triggered by muscle strain, nerve compression, injury, not to mention joints that are completely worn down.
Whether it happens suddenly or gradually, muscle pain can cause plenty of discomfort — things like ... Views: 25
Maternal-fetal medicine is a specialty where the focus is on high-risk pregnancies. These doctors are Obstetrics/Gynecology physicians who specialize in the most un-routine cases of pregnancy. The specialty requires an additional 2-3 years of education and training after becoming an OB/GYN. If ... Views: 21
There are many ailments that can land you in the hospital – broken bones, a high fever that won’t break or blood in your stool. These are serious problems that can result in much more serious health concerns – no matter your age.
But did you ever think not being able to go to the bathroom ... Views: 36
You can’t walk into a health food store without seeing promotional signs for probiotics. That’s because probiotics are considered one of the best things you can do for your digestion – right up there with stress relief and getting enough fiber and water to stay regular.
Probiotics are found ... Views: 33
Tired of the congestion, itchy eyes and fatigue that plague you? Symptoms of seasonal allergies can really take the joy out of summer. While friends and relatives are attending barbecues and garden parties, you’re staying indoors, grumpy and sniffling.
It shouldn’t be this way! You don’t have ... Views: 27
While most people think of doctors when they think of healthcare, the truth is that engineers have been responsible for many of the advancements that healthcare has experienced. Everything from diagnostic procedures to new types of treatments for certain types of diseases have come from an ... Views: 27
One more reason to exercise; it helps not only strengthen your muscles and keep your body healthy and fit but now studies show that exercise can help clear mind and strengthen memory too.
Scientists now say that exercise has broad benefits on cognition, particularly improvements in ... Views: 46
Wrinkles are not only limited to the aged but nowadays the harsh environment in which live have promoted early skin aging leading to wrinkles and other related ailments. There are a few important nutrients which help your skin and maintaining a proper diet will also help.
As we age, our skin ... Views: 28
Contrary to popular belief cholesterol is not fat. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is produced by the liver and also ingested through foods we eat. It often has fatty acids contained in it and therefore it is considered to be fat, but it is not fat in and of itself.
Up to 80% of ... Views: 22
We have known for some time, with the evidence continuing to mount, that many man-made chemicals found in our environment are also found in our bodies. Many of these chemicals are carcinogenic. The unknowns include how much chemical accumulation will cause cancer and what is the effect of small ... Views: 24
We have known for some time, with the evidence continuing to mount, that many man-made chemicals found in our environment are also found in our bodies. Many of these chemicals are carcinogenic. The unknowns include how much chemical accumulation will cause cancer and what is the effect of small ... Views: 22
We have known for some time, with the evidence continuing to mount, that many man-made chemicals found in our environment are also found in our bodies. Many of these chemicals are carcinogenic. The unknowns include how much chemical accumulation will cause cancer and what is the effect of small ... Views: 30
Stress is one thing most of us face in our hectic lives. But post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) is a disease of intense mental anguish from the kind of life or death trauma faced by soldiers in combat, a car crash, serious injury, sudden death of a loved one, or sexual violence.
Trauma to ... Views: 53
To live a long healthy life, food plays a main role. We know that fast-food and too much sugar are bad for us, and lean protein and vegetables are ideal.
But there’s one food item that can actually reduce mortality – whole grains.
Although bleached and white breads are not good for us, ... Views: 40
Leafy greens are the mascot for good health. Salads, sautees or smoothies, we should all be eating them in all their varieties to stay healthy.
Kale has been getting the most buzz because of its high nutritional content. It’s packed with vitamins such as C, A and B-6, it also contains iron ... Views: 51
Cataracts will affect more than 50 percent of Americans by time they reach 80 years of age. Despite their prevalence, people know very little about them and what causes them. Cataracts are commonly characterized by clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which results in blurred vision. The only ... Views: 28
As people around the world become more mobile and advancing technology fosters stronger global connections, mastery of cultural awareness becomes even more important for nurses. All nurses will increasingly have to provide care for patients from different cultural backgrounds. Patients’ cultural ... Views: 32
More than once, your friends and family have accused you of being “nitpicky.” You’re known for your eye for detail — some might even call it perfectionism — and you never do anything without making sure all of the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. If that sounds familiar, then a career in ... Views: 26
One moment you can be completely fine, carrying on with your day, and in a split second it can all change. You convulse, you lose control and you begin to act quite differently.
If this scenario only occurred to you once, you've likely experienced a seizure. But if it becomes a reoccurring ... Views: 43
You burn your tongue on your morning coffee, someone cut you off in traffic – a near collision! – and your wife is late to meet you yet again. You’re upset, irritated and ready to knock someone into next week. OK, curb that anger. Count to 10 and take some deep breaths – for the sake of your ... Views: 35
If you’re diabetic, managing blood sugar is a main concern. It’s routine to check this before and after meals, a few times a day. Although monitoring blood sugar numbers is part of living with diabetes, there’s another number that diabetics should consider for their health.
The other number ... Views: 34
It doesn’t matter what your religious background is, it’s good to believe in something. Whether you’re Catholic, Muslim, Jewish or any other denomination, the integral part of religion is having a faith in a higher power. One way we can feel connected with our faith is through prayer.
We pray ... Views: 38
Cooking. Whether we love it or not, it’s something everyone has to do sooner or later. Microwave meals just aren’t the answer to good eating or good health! And whether you are a chef or just getting by when it comes to food preparation, frying something up in a pan is done by almost ... Views: 42
In America, odds are you’re at risk of diabetes. That’s a fact. And what if your job was putting you at even higher risk for the disease?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes. Of those, 8.1 million of them are undiagnosed, just ... Views: 36
If you’re over the age of 40, you’re at an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis. An autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis affects small joints like the ones found in your fingers and toes. Inflammation occurs between the joints often causing pain and swelling.
Because rheumatoid arthritis ... Views: 52
Feeling a little nauseous because you’re nervous about seeing your doctor? Really, who wants to be probed or prodded while wearing an ill-fitting gown? It doesn't rate high on our list of favorite things, either, although we know it’s important.
But how we feel about things can be revealed by ... Views: 60
The life expectancy rate in the United States sits just below 79-years-old. This is nowhere near the small state of Monaco, which has the highest life expectancy – 89.73 years. For years, people have been trying to unravel the secrets to living a long life. Thanks to new research, more light has ... Views: 39
Ladies, when you bat your eyelashes don’t you wish they fluttered like a butterfly? (Just admit it, there’s no shame in a little vanity!) Long, thick, healthy eyelashes are definitely something to be desired. And useful, too.
Eyelashes help to protect your eyes from particles in the air, like ... Views: 64
We are living, breathing creatures capable of self-healing in so many ways. Nothing brings this notion home more than human cell regeneration and a field of medicine exploring stem cells and the cell regeneration impact factor. What is regenerative medicine all about, anyhow?
Every single one ... Views: 56
If you’re focused on weight loss, counting calories may be something that you’re familiar with. In an effort to limit calories, most people cut out fast food and junk food. Many people turn to artificial sweeteners such as aspartame instead of sugar as another way to reduce calories. Which is ... Views: 51
You forgot to pick up the dry cleaning. You left the stove on when you left the house. You completely forgot about a coming occasion and now triple-booked yourself! What do all of these things have in common? They all produce stress.
These are just some examples, among a slew of others, which ... Views: 68
Smoking leads to one thing and one thing only: Poor health.
Smoking cigarettes has been shown to impact all the body’s major systems – cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive – and lead to many forms of cancer. Smoking causes one in five deaths in America, according to the Centers for Disease ... Views: 40
What’s really behind your bathroom troubles?
When it comes to our digestive system, we like to focus on the stomach. But the stomach is only the beginning of the digestive system. An often overlooked part of the digestive system is the colon, the final part of the process.
But the colon ... Views: 58
Up until now, causes of Alzheimer’s have only been speculated. Current ideas surround genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. One thing is for certain, though, Alzheimer’s disease has a huge impact on the brain – killing brain cells which leads to memory loss and impaired ability to ... Views: 48
If I were to ask you if you were healthy, you would answer based on how you’re currently feeling.
So if you weren’t coughing, sneezing, dizzy or have a headache, you would probably say you were quite healthy. But having symptoms to an illness isn’t necessarily the only way to measure your ... Views: 60
Who doesn’t enjoy warmer weather? You can get outside and play with the grandkids, or tend to your garden and watch your flowers bloom. Whatever your pleasure, there’s no doubt that warm days mean more time outdoors.
But as the temperatures begin to rise and the days get longer, you still ... Views: 55
Did you ever wake up in the middle of the night with the feeling that someone dumped a load of hot coals down your throat? Or do you get that stinging sensation when you try to swallow – you know, the signal that another cold is on the way? A sore throat is no picnic.
A sore throat and cough ... Views: 58