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You Could Have Walking Pneumonia and Not Even Know it!
Posted on Mar 14, 2017 2017-10-04T13:05:34+00:00 0 Infections, Virus Emergency Medical Care
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Walking pneumonia (also called atypical pneumonia) is a subtype of pneumonia, a contagious condition marked by pus and inflammation that clog up the airways making it difficult to breathe. Pneumonia can be life-threatening (especially for the immunocompromised), but walking pneumonia is rarely serious and doesn’t usually require hospitalization. It may, however, require antibiotics or other medication to clear up. Symptoms of Walking Pneumonia Many people make the mistake of ignoring a cold t...
10 Conditions That Can Cause a Rash
Posted on Mar 14, 2017 2017-10-04T13:07:48+00:00 0 Uncategorized Emergency Medical Care
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Rashes are a common nuisance we all experience from time to time. Sometimes they are harmless and clear themselves up, but a rash could also be a symptom of a larger underlying condition. Let’s take a look at some (of the many) potential causes of rashes: Fungal infection – A yeast or fungal infection normally causes redness, itchiness, burning and soreness. They commonly occur in the genital area, but can occur nearly anywhere on the skin. Contact dermatitis can occur as a result of a ...
Health Conditions That Commonly Affect Men (Part 2)
Posted on Mar 14, 2017 2017-10-04T13:13:51+00:00 0 Men's Health Emergency Medical Care
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Women are 33% more likely to visit the doctor regularly or when health concerns arise than men are. Men simply don’t visit the doctor enough and the proof is in the statistic reports. Health conditions can silently creep up on he who visits too many drive-thrus, drinks a little too much or simply has a bad set of genes, so it is important to get regular check-ups. In Part 1 we looked at the prevalence of stroke, depression and cancer among men, so now for a look at diabetes, STIs, and heart di...
Health Conditions That Commonly Affect Men (Part 1)
Posted on Mar 14, 2017 2017-10-04T13:14:00+00:00 0 Men's Health Emergency Medical Care
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According to the CDC, women are 33% more likely to visit the doctor regularly or when health concerns arise than men are. Men simply don’t visit the doctor enough and the proof is in the statistic reports. Let’s take a look at some of the conditions that commonly affect men (many of whom don’t even know they are ill): Testicular Cancer Cancer is the second leading cause of disease-related death in the united states, and men succumb to the effects more than women. In fact, according t...
All You Need to Know About Gout
Posted on Mar 06, 2017 2017-10-04T13:17:23+00:00 0 Chronic Condition, Lifestyle, Arthritis Emergency Medical Care
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Gout is an excruciatingly painful form of inflammatory, intermittent arthritis caused by excess uric acid buildup in the body. Let’s take a look at the answers to common questions about gout: How Common is Gout? Approximately 1 in 200 adults are afflicted by gout. Approximately 9 out of 10 gout sufferers are adult males. How does gout work? Uric acid spikes (hyperuricemia) sometimes cause acidic crystals to form in the affected joint. The majority of people with hyperuricemia don’t deve...
Cervical Cancer Questions and Answers
Posted on Mar 06, 2017 2017-10-04T13:23:32+00:00 0 Uncategorized, Cancer, Women's Health Emergency Medical Care
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Cervical cancer is the second leading cancer to strike women worldwide. The key to lowering the statistics is making sure to get regular pap smears to ensure early detection. Let’s take a look at some of the answers to important questions: How Does Cervical Cancer Start? Some cervical cancers are a result of a tumor that forms in the cervix (the lower part of a woman’s uterus) gradually. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by high risk strains of a common sexually transmitted virus ca...
6 Protein Pro Tips
Posted on Mar 06, 2017 2017-10-04T13:30:02+00:00 0 Nutrition Emergency Medical Care
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People often think they can eat any source of protein to gain all the benefits, but many foods are high in saturated fats which can counterbalance the healthful effects of protein. Protein is integral for cell, tissue and organ health, building muscle, converting amino acids to energy, maintaining skin, nail and hair health and helping fight disease. Let’s take a look at some protein tips: 1. Choose The Right Meat Even though it contains protein, red meat is also high in saturated fat and ha...
5 Wonderfully Weird Workouts
Posted on Mar 06, 2017 2017-10-04T13:33:26+00:00 0 execise Emergency Medical Care
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We’ve all heard of Zumba, Pilates and yoga, but how about punk-aerobics or mud racing? No? Well let’s take a look at some whacky but exciting workout trends that have hit the scene fairly recently: Zuu is a combination of many different types of exercise, all of which mimic animal movements and activities such as crawling, climbing trees or racing through a forest. Backwards running ­– If you see this, you may think you’ve stepped into some weird parallel universe, but nope! P...
Endometriosis Q&A
Posted on Mar 02, 2017 2017-10-04T13:37:35+00:00 0 Chronic Condition, Women's Health Emergency Medical Care
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Endometriosis is a very painful reproductive condition that affects millions of women worldwide. Unfortunately, it is still not fully understood and treatment success is highly case-dependent. Let's take a look at some of the answers to common questions about endometriosis. What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a complex reproductive condition that causes endometrial tissue to grow outside the uterus in places like the ovaries, bowel or even the lungs. This abnormal overgrowth causes inflamma...
Head Lice – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Posted on Feb 27, 2017 2017-10-04T13:38:49+00:00 0 Uncategorized Emergency Medical Care
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Head lice can be quite an obnoxious problem for any parent (or person in general), so what can be done to avoid them? How are lice spread and how are they treated? We plan to answer some of your frequently asked questions. What Are Head Lice? Head lice, medically known as Pediculus humanus capitis, are parasites that thrive on the human scalp, but can also be found on the eyelashes or eyebrows and behind the ears. A lice infection is called pediculosis. How Are They Spread? Lice are spread inter...