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Get Fishy For Your Health!
Posted on Apr 07, 2017 2017-06-12T13:47:24+00:00 0 Nutrition, Health Facts Emergency Medical Care
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Fish is one of the healthiest foods you can consume. The most well-known health fact about our friends from the sea is that they are chockfull of omega-3 fatty acids, but the benefits don’t end there! Many people are aware of the heart health benefits of eating fatty fish, but research is mounting that suggests chowing down on fish regularly may aid those with other conditions as well. What Are The Research-Backed Benefits of Eating Fish? Some of the health benefits that have been linked to...
Smoking Affects More Than Your Lungs
Posted on Mar 26, 2017 2017-07-07T14:58:39+00:00 0 Awareness, Cancer Emergency Medical Care
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Aside from causing damage to your airways and greatly increasing your chances of lung cancer or Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), smoking messes with almost every other part of your body. This recreational habit causes nearly half a million deaths in the United States annually. Let’s take a look at how smoking affects the different systems in your body: Smoking increases your risk of developing oral Cancer. Chewing tobacco further increases this risk. It can also lead to tooth l...
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Posted on Mar 26, 2017 1970-01-01T00:00:00+00:00 0 Disease Emergency Medical Care
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic fatty liver disease are both subtypes of a dangerous condition whereby a person’s liver is comprised of over 5-10% fat. While fatty liver disease is generally a reversible condition, if it is left unchecked, it can be fatal in its later stages. Symptoms of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease NAFLD can be asymptomatic initially, or it may cause such symptoms as: fatigue, weight loss or loss of appetite, nausea, weakness, confusion or poor co...
Answers to Your Questions About MS
Posted on Mar 26, 2017 2017-07-07T14:58:23+00:00 0 Awareness, Health Facts Emergency Medical Care
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive disease of the nervous system that can cause severe, and sometimes debilitating, symptoms. Let’s take a look at some of the answers to frequently asked questions to help gain a better understanding of this mysterious and devastating disease: How Does MS Work? MS causes damage to the protective myelin sheaths surrounding the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. This causes interruptions in the nerve signals. What Kind of Disease is MS? MS i...
9 Reasons to Get Your Green (Veggies) On
Posted on Mar 26, 2017 2017-07-07T14:58:08+00:00 0 Nutrition Emergency Medical Care
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Green veggies are some of the healthiest fuel you can put into your body. They contain a myriad of healthful goodies and help the body in countless ways. Let’s take a look at some of the many, many health benefits of stockpiling your green veggies: They help your eyes– A long-term study that was recently published in JAMA Ophthalmology has discovered a link between eating moderate to larger amounts of leafy greens and a 20-30% lower risk of developing glaucoma. They strengthen your bone...
Tips to Lessen Back Pain
Posted on Mar 22, 2017 2017-07-07T14:57:23+00:00 0 Chronic Pain Emergency Medical Care
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Back pain plagues millions upon millions of Americans, and can significantly impact quality of life. Even though many may worry their constant pain is there to stay, there are many lifestyle tweaks and tips you can apply to help get some relief. Let’s take a look at a few:   Know when to go for hot and cold – It may help to make extreme temps work for you. Those with long-term arthritic back pain may benefit more from using a heating pad (electronic ones are great), whereas those su...
Are The Mumps Making a Comeback?
Posted on Mar 22, 2017 2017-07-07T14:57:09+00:00 0 Uncategorized Emergency Medical Care
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Mumps is a highly contagious illness that can spread through saliva or respiratory droplets. Mumps statistics are reaching a 10-year high, partially because of pockets of people refusing to vaccinate, and partially because of dips in the vaccination herd. But if you were vaccinated against the mumps as a child, you have nothing to worry about, right? Not necessarily. Did you know the vaccine wears off after about 15 years? Therefor, it is important to go back and get that second one to ensure yo...
Answers to Important Questions About Anemia
Posted on Mar 22, 2017 2017-07-07T14:56:57+00:00 0 Medical Facts Emergency Medical Care
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Anemia is a medical condition that occurs when your red blood cell (RBC) count drops too low, causing an insufficient amount of hemoglobin to be delivered to your tissues. Anemia has a variety of causes and can cause various symptoms and complications. Check out our answers for frequently asked questions about anemia: How Prevalent is Anemia? According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), anemia is the most common blood disorder, afflicting over 3 million Americans. What Are...
10 Bad Habits You Should Stop Today
Posted on Mar 22, 2017 2017-07-07T14:56:47+00:00 0 Health Tips Emergency Medical Care
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We all have little habits and coping mechanisms that probably aren’t ideal, but it turns out that some of them can actually be hazardous to your health. Let’s take a look at some potentially destructive habits: Smoking makes every list of bad habits for good reason. It causes over 6 million deaths annually and directly contributes to numerous life-threatening conditions like heart disease, cancer and COPD. Also, each time you put that cigarette to your lips, you’re ingesting over 7000 p...
6 Physical Symptoms of Anxiety
Posted on Mar 14, 2017 2017-07-07T14:56:36+00:00 0 Mental Health Emergency Medical Care
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Anxiety and anxiety disorders like panic, social or generalized anxiety affect millions of Americans. Aside from causing nervousness, distress, mood changes and worry, anxiety can also cause physical symptoms, mimicking those of other health conditions. Let’s take a look at the few physical symptoms it can cause: Fatigue – Many things can cause fatigue such as medications, health problems, lifestyle habits or stress and anxiety. If you are in a perpetual state of anxiety or stress, your c...