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America has a real fear of the unknown. Media agencies, government officials, and citizens tend to focus on fears and problems in other parts of the world instead of addressing issues and fears at home.
Take Ebola, for example. Is it a threat in America? Not really. A few people have come in contact with the disease and died, but the larger population is not at risk. There was a reported case in New York, one of the densest metropolises in America, and it was contained. America has a better healthcare system and is more prepared for an Read More »
The holidays are a wonderful time of year to travel home and visit family members or friends. Approximately 30% of Americans traveled home for the holidays last year—or 94.5 million people traveled 50 miles or more, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). I wonder how many people will travel home this year?
Travel during the holidays can be the worst, especially by plane. The airports are crowded with people, and if you’re like me, you may experience nausea from the turbulent weather. Aside from the delays and cancelations, what affects the most flyers at this time of year Read More »
If you’re a regular visitor to this site, you generally know what you should be eating. Our team of doctors recommends eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and whole grains. We also recommend some low-fat dairy, and this is pretty much in line with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommendations, too.
When it comes to nutrition, there is very little gray area in what separates a healthy diet from an unhealthy diet.
What Americans Are Bringing to the Checkouts
But it’s clear that very few Americans actually follow this advice. How do I know? Because I Read More »
You’ve likely heard plenty about how your mental state can impact your actions and body language. When you’re happy, you’re smiling, walking with some pep in your step, and maybe even busting out into some song and dance. But when things aren’t going your way, you’re more likely to hang your head, mope around, and keep to yourself.
The other day my sister came to me and asked if I knew of any natural remedies for a skin rash. A red rash had surrounded her right cheek and she was looking for a way to treat it immediately. Luckily for her, this is something I know a lot about. I offered up these three natural home remedies for rash relief you likely have sitting around your home. But more on those in a moment…
At first glance, you’d probably think that Charles Darwin and anyone connected to the Catholic church are mortal enemies! But if they ever had a chance to sit down together, they’d probably realize they have a lot more in common than they previously thought.
The news I’ve heard (and you’ve likely heard, too) touting the benefits of coconut oil makes it seem like one of the key ingredients is magic. Coconut oil is said to do just about everything: prevent Alzheimer’s, help you drop pounds, reduce cholesterol, prevent heart disease, improve your teeth, improve digestion, and a number of other amazing benefits.
Gone are the days you have to visit a doctor for every little ache and pain. Why? Because many of today’s best remedies, and natural cures, can all be found in one easy place: your kitchen! It’s a bit ironic, isn’t it?
A lot of people love bananas and have discovered that they make a great “in-between-meals” snack.
Bananas are sweet, have enough bulk to make you feel full (at least temporarily), and can give you a little burst of energy without the blood sugar crash associated with baked goods like cookies or muffins.
After you eat that banana, Read More »
Many people enjoy a snack before bed, and this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sure, many people advise not to eat anything after seven p.m. According to many nutritionists and medical professionals, leaving the stomach empty of food means that your body can concentrate on doing necessary maintenance and repairs, instead of digesting a meal.
But Read More »
Have you heard of the word “nocturia?” It’s used by the medical community to describe the complaint of having to get up frequently in the middle of the night to urinate. Nocturia is a surprisingly common problem. If you find yourself with this condition, rest assured there are many, many others afflicted with the same Read More »
Whether or not you have problems with arthritis, you might find your knee “going out” as you walk up a flight of stairs. It happens more often as the body gets a bit older.
This episode is called “knee buckling” and a piece of health news has found it’s reasonably common. The next question: does it Read More »
About 10 million adults in the U.S. have difficulties with their bladders. Older adults are prone to conditions that trigger inflammation, discomfort, and urination problems. A swollen bladder can cause a host of unwanted symptoms, from pain to frequent urination. One common condition is”interstitial cystitis” (IC).
Here are seven ways that could either treat or prevent Read More »
This is a very important month in my profession as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but unfortunately, not only does it have to compete with the growing Movember movement, but it follows in the
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer in women and continues to be an important health issue. Although much more is understood regarding breast cancer, there seems to be somewhat of a void in the effectiveness of
There has been a great deal of research published regarding the effects of coffee consumption on health. Last week, I commented on a study that found a link between high coffee consumption and increased risk
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