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10 Little Secrets for More Successful Weight Loss (Part 1)
Posted on Feb 16, 2017 2017-10-04T13:41:46+00:00 0 Nutrition Emergency Medical Care
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Losing weight is tricky. We all know we should shift that extra few pounds in order to lead a healthier lifestyle, but it is easier said than done. Let's take a look at some behind-the-scenes secrets that may help you tip that scale in the right direction: You don’t have to be a slave to the gym As long as you are working off your caloric intake (or more), small bursts of different kinds of activity can be as helpful as a really intense gym session. The key is to keep it exciting. Try new ...
Vitamin B12 At a Glance
Posted on Feb 16, 2017 2017-10-04T13:44:17+00:00 0 Awareness, Health Tips Emergency Medical Care
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Vitamin B12 is a catchall term referring to various subtypes of B12 nutrients. B12 plays many roles to play in keeping the body healthy such as aiding in proper brain function, DNA synthesis and development of nerves and blood cells. While it is important to have adequate Vitamin B levels, too much of the vitamin can be dangerous, especially for people with certain pre-existing health conditions or those taking certain medications. Who Needs Vitamin B12 Supplements? Some people are Vitamin B12 ...
Could Cockroaches Be Making You Sick?
Posted on Feb 15, 2017 2017-10-04T13:47:07+00:00 0 asthma, Allergies Emergency Medical Care
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Unfortunately, cockroaches are aplenty here in New York’s ultra urban environment. Many people struggle to keep them at bay, but sometimes the critters find their way into homes anyway. Many people don’t realize that cockroaches can be more than simply nuisances – they can trigger illness in some people. Let’s take a closer look: Are You Constantly Sniffling and Sneezing? Are your allergies or asthma out of control year-round and you’ve been dusting regularly, avoiding harsh chemica...
10 Healthy Herbs And Spices
Posted on Feb 07, 2017 2017-10-04T13:48:53+00:00 0 Nutrition, Health Tips Emergency Medical Care
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The right spices can better your cooking, as well as your health! Some of these spice superstars can help target inflammation, stomach problems, as well as help combat harmful oxidizing agents. Let's take a look at our 10 favorite health-happy spices: Turmeric contains curcumin which has anti-inflammatory and fat-suppressing properties and is associated with helping lower the risk of metabolic conditions such as obesity. Cardamom works as a gastrointestinal soother and contains a naturally ...
Acute Versus Chronic Bronchitis
Posted on Feb 07, 2017 2017-10-04T13:50:40+00:00 0 Infections, Lung Disease Emergency Medical Care
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Bronchitis is a common respiratory condition which can cause temporary or chronic illness. Most people will develop acute bronchitis at some point in their lives. Let’s look at the in’s and outs of acute and chronic bronchitis: What is Acute Bronchitis? Bronchitis is a condition marked by inflammation of the lining of the airways (bronchial tubes). Bronchitis triggers the production of more mucus in the airways which leads to a productive cough. It is usually acute (comes on quickly and inte...
Important Frostbite Facts to Know
Posted on Feb 07, 2017 2017-10-04T13:53:04+00:00 0 Uncategorized Emergency Medical Care
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Frostbite is one of the hallmark winter dangers that can change a winter outing from a pleasant experience to a nightmare pretty quickly. If you aren’t keen on the idea of potentially losing a limb to frostbite, read on for our answers to your burning questions about frostbite: What Are the First Signs of Frostbite? The first sign of frostbite is usually pale yellowish or red skin on the affected area. The skin won’t turn bluish or black until advanced stages of frostbite when circulation is...
Winter Workouts for the Whole Family
Posted on Feb 07, 2017 2017-10-04T13:55:28+00:00 0 execise Emergency Medical Care
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If you tend to fall out of sync with your usually dedicated fitness routines in winter, you’re not alone. There are many ways to keep that fitness candle lit burning brightly all through the season. Also, how you go about winter exercising can make a big difference in your motivation and comfort level. So, let’s take a look at some fun winter activities you can take part in either alone or with your whole family: Snowshoeing – Looking for a wonderful workout that really works those le...
A Look at Migraine Disorder
Posted on Jan 30, 2017 2017-10-04T14:01:14+00:00 0 Chronic Condition Emergency Medical Care
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Migraines are primary headaches, meaning they are not directly caused by another underlying illness. Migraine disorder falls under the umbrella of neurological disorders (those affecting the brain, spinal cord or nerves though the symptoms may be quite debilitating. Episodic and Chronic Migraines Some people suffer episodic migraines (EM), whereby they experience mild to moderate migraines once every few months or so. Also known as migraine disease or migraine disorder, chronic migraines (CM) ...
8 Non-Cardiac Causes of Chest Pain
Posted on Jan 30, 2017 2017-10-04T14:03:54+00:00 0 Uncategorized Emergency Medical Care
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Chest pain is scary. It is natural when someone gets a sudden, shocking chest pain to think of the heart right away, but more usually sharp chest pains have another explanation. Non-cardiac chest pain is exactly what it sounds: chest pain (new or chronic) that has no heart-related cause and is instead triggered by muscles, another organ or another type of health condition. Common Causes of Non-Cardiac Chest Pain The following conditions are just some of the many that can produce alarming ches...
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Posted on Jan 30, 2017 2017-10-04T14:07:33+00:00 0 Mental Health Emergency Medical Care
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, is a form of depression which comes and goes with a particular season, most often winter. SAD is classified under the DSM as a mood disorder. One if its main causes is seasonal variation in natural light which upsets the body’s circadian rhythm. Symptoms Some of the symptoms of SAD include: Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness Anxiety Moodiness or irritability Weight gain Headaches Sexual prob...