Health Issues

Surviving Sports-Related Injuries

Most sports games are highly physical. It entails years of training, practice, and knowledge about what moves work or not in the playing field. While athletes are trained to do their thing, accidents do happen and it is not uncommon for them to sustain various sports-related injuries because getting hurt is all part of the game. Whether in amateur or professional sports, the threat of sustaining an injury is always there and it is a risk all athletes take in every game they play.

It is not yet the end of the world once they do sustain an injury. While there are certain injuries that can spell the end of their careers for some like major accidents involving the spine, brain, and other sensitive internal organs, …

Is A Medical Job For You?

Most people think over and over about what career path they will be pursuing some day and it all starts with the course/major you take up in college. Education is the best preparation for your bright future in whatever profession you decide to practice. Most of the time, the youth are influenced by their family and friends by their career choice and they end up taking up something they aren’t really passionate about. There are various career choices out there and you can choose whether to work in conventional jobs in offices, institutions, or in the health care field or in newer and more in-demand specialties in the field of Information Technology and Computer Science.

If there is a career many admire but are at the …

Expanding Emergency Services Network

Our health is important to us because a healthy body allows us to do a lot of things. Not even money can save us from the brink of death because if it can, all the rich people will no longer die but they still do. Seconds to minutes matter when an emergency strikes. It’s all about the A-B-Cs – airway, breathing, and circulation. Unfortunately, not everyone has a medical background and can confidently act and respond during medical emergencies.

Emergency medical service networks come in handy during dire situations as they are instrumental in saving people’s lives. It is no longer a novel concept considering we have 911 for the longest time now. For those requiring emergency services, they can call certain numbers to ask …

Rack Some Serious Money Selling Legit Marijuana

Making a living isn’t always that easy. Working a regular blue-collar job may bring in the bacon and feed the family but it is not always enough to provide life’s luxuries. So, if you are looking for another stream of income, selling marijuana may be an option for you. The times have changed and not everyone will raise an eyebrow anymore when they hear the term “marijuana” especially one that involves its trade. These days, marijuana is becoming more and more profitable for anyone who is interested in making serious money from it in states that have given the go signal to its use and sales.

There are various ways for you to earn from the marijuana business. You can either grow weed, open a store, …

The Europeans Take Their Health Seriously

Health is wealth. No one will argue with you on that. You have to take care of your health really well because you only have one life to live. And most importantly, you can’t take all your earthly possessions with you to the grave. From infancy to adulthood, health should always be a priority of everyone. Unfortunately, health diseases and disorders do not discriminate whatever your age or gender is or whatever part of the world you live.

Some nations have better healthcare systems than others. You are lucky if you are a citizen of most progressive countries in Europe because the healthcare system is subsidized and almost free for all. For the rest of us, paying for healthcare services is quite expensive and you wouldn’t …

The Dangers Of Alcohol

Daily life is a grind for some. Life is not always easy. It may be full of drama, confusion, arguments, questions, and challenges that are just too much to handle for an ordinary person. It also has its humor, meanwhile. While it’s great that only a handful succumbs to depression or insanity, many resorts to coping mechanisms that have to do with drugs, smoking, and alcohol.

Among the three, people often think of alcohol as the least dangerous when it comes to the health risks involved. But the truth is, they all pose the same health risks. Alcohol is bad for your health especially for the liver and it is also an addiction that is just as hard to quit from like smoking and drugs.

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How Snoring Affects Your Overall Health

Nothing can be as annoying as sleeping beside someone who snores. Sleeping becomes impossible. And if you are able to get some shut eye, you are bound to be woken up soon after by more loud snoring. It can leave you lacking in sleep and exhausted once morning comes.

The issue of snoring does not only affect people who sleep with snorers – most likely are wives with husbands who are loud snorers but more so the husband who sleeps just like a primitive man. Wives can always opt to sleep with a headphone on and listen to music or sleep in a different room from their husbands but those who snore do not just have easy options like that. They do, however, have device options

Women Suffer in Silence

Women of today have earned the right to work alongside men and even excel in their chosen professions. They have come so far from the meek and submissive women a century ago. Not only do they enjoy similar voting rights as the opposite sex, they also occupy important positions in various institutions – both in government offices and private corporations – that America almost elected their first woman president by a slim margin.

As confidence in what women can achieve continues to rise over the years, there are things that women are expected to bear on their own. They are expected to work alongside men regardless of physical limitations only they go through. The inconvenience of having a monthly menstrual cycle and the blessing (And burden) …

Sleep Problems In Children

Back in the day, only adults complain of sleep issues. From your productive adult years to later in life as a resident in a nursing home, sleep can evade you and leave you wide awake at night.

On the other hand, children enjoy more sleep than adults. No or lesser responsibility allows them to sleep longer hours. Their active lifestyle of play and make believe also leave them exhausted at the end of the day, making it easier for kids to drift off to sleep once they hit the sack. And it makes sense considering a child’s body needs enough sleep and rest to grow big and strong.

However, the many distractions of technology compete with a child’s attention and sleep is the last thing …

Anti Snoring Devices Are The Best

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Despite the fact that snoring is frequently recognized a minor tribulation, snorers can at times endure extreme debilitation of lifestyle. Facts on wheezing are regularly conflicting, however no less than 30% of mature people and maybe the same number as half of individuals in a few demographics wheeze. Essentially all medications for snoring spin around clearing the blockage in the breathing section. This is the excuse for why snorers are encouraged to shed pounds (to prevent fat from pressing on the throat), quit smoking and consider their side to counteract the tongue from hindering the throat.

Snorers are ordinarily unconscious of their snoring, and should depend on the perceptions of their bed mates. (See this article) A few snorers might wake up around evening time gagging and panting for breath, yet this happens only occasionally. There is an approach to quit snoring by using huge measures on the cushions, which frequently do not work or using different anti snoring devices. It works (more…)

Like Finding A Pediatrician In A Haystack…

It’s not as simple as asking your best friend. Here, doctor-shopping strategies that deliver.

paA few months before our son, Nate, was born last October, my husband and I joined the legions of parents in the market for a new pediatrician. I gathered a long list of recommendations from doctors and friends, then interviewed the top contenders who were also members of our health plan. Ultimately, we had to trust our instincts: We selected a doctor we felt would provide our child with first-rate medical care–in sickness and in health-and would help us be good parents.

We haven’t regretted our choice for a moment: When Nate was 5 days old and developed jaundice, our pediatrician went the extra mile–at 9:00 p.m. one Sunday–to find a company that would deliver a home treatment rather than admitting him to the hospital, which would have separated us from our baby. Now, a year later, our pediatrician always finds time to see Nate when he’s sick and calls back promptly to address questions or concerns.

According to 98000Reasons.org, any parents aren’t so fortunate. But finding a first-rate pediatrician in today’s managed-care system isn’t just a matter of hick. It takes legwork, especially if you want to land one who will stand up for your child in a medical crisis. Here, smart strategies you can use, whether you’re searching for a pediatrician for the first time or reevaluating your child’s current doctor:

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Safe Parenting Tips For When Your Kids Are Sick

yksWhen your child is sick, getting her the right medication makes all the difference. At the same time, parents worry about side effects. That’s why it may come as a surprise to learn that some prescription drugs–certain asthma medications, for instance–haven’t even been tested on kids. There’s nothing illegal or reckless about this; any drug that’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adults can be given to kids. The practice is called off-label prescription, and it’s common.

According to Parenting Twins And More, the problem is that children are not little adults; their growing bodies metabolize drugs differently. With this in mind, in August 1997, President Clinton proposed a rule that would require any new prescription drug intended for children to be tested on children. But drug companies are fighting the proposal, claiming it would slow down the approval of lifesaving drugs.

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Feel Good About Yourself! Your Health Is Better Than You Think!

Finally–a study that makes you feel good about yourself even if you don’t spend an hour a day at the gym! According to a recent report from the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, you can skip the treadmill and stay just as healthy by leading an active life doing everyday activities.

Being healthy can look like this!

Being healthy can look like this!

Researchers at the institute monitored 235 sedentary women and men between the ages of 35 and 60. One group spent 20 to 60 minutes a day doing vigorous exercise such as swimming or biking; the other group simply made sure to do 30 minutes a day of “lifestyle” exercise–raking leaves, climbing stairs. At the end of six months, members of both groups showed similar improvements in their …

No One Wants To Be The Fat Kid

nowfkAt 6, Caitlin Brown(*) is big for her age, loves sweets, and has trouble buttoning her size-eight clothing–all of which worry her mother, Marci. “I was such a skinny kid at her age, and I’m terrified that she’s inherited my husband’s weight problem,” says the 40-year-old mother of two from Montclair, NJ. “I don’t want her to grow up fat.” We’re a nation obsessed with weight–our own and our children’s. It’s understandable: More than twice as many children are overweight today than were 25 years ago, some 13 percent of girls and 15 percent of boys, ages 6 to 11, according to a 1997 government study of more than 7,000 children. What’s more, overweight children are twice as likely to become overweight adults as those who

Cancer Warning: Would You Be Ready?

cwJudy Hendren Mello was 23 when she lost her mom to breast cancer in 1967, but she never lost her mom’s fighting spirit. It saw her through another tragic death ten years later that of her brother, Jerry. Hendren, from cancer, at age 36.

Then, in 1987, Mello, by now a high-powered international investment banker in New York City, discovered a soft lump high on her tight breast. The surgeon told her it was unlikely that it was malignant and suggested waiting several months to see if it went away. But she wasn’t about to do nothing–Mello’s mother believed that her own delay in getting help had cost her her life. “Her warning to me was clear and simple: Take charge of the situation and act.”

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