Keeping your heart healthy should be one of your top priorities. Your heart performs several important functions that help keep you alive and healthy. You should already be aware of how diet and exercise can affect the health of your heart, but you may not know about these unexpected ways to keep your heart healthy. Catch Your ZZZs Staying up too late and waking up too early might be doing more harm to your body than you realize. In 2011, a review of sleep studies conducted on almost 475,000 participants revealed that people who received fewer hours of sleep (less [...]
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If you’re in pain because of a fractured or broken bone, you may not know what to do next or if you’ll be able to heal correctly. In order to take care of your health, you should have a professional check you and diagnose the issue. Here’s what you should know about bone fractures and breaks. What is a fracture? Many people use the term “fracture” interchangeably with the word “break.” Medically speaking, there are five different kinds of fractures: stable fracture; open, compound fracture; transverse fracture; oblique fracture; and comminuted fracture. However, in a more general sense, these classifications [...]
Good oral health affects the rest of the body. Brushing your teeth, for example, can go a long way past just keeping your breath fresh and your gums clean. Taking care of your mouth is a simple thing that can prevent major health problems later on. Learn about the benefits of practicing good oral hygiene. Symptoms of Disease The mouth can sometimes show early warning signs of certain diseases and illnesses. Many of these symptoms are difficult or impossible to remove simply by brushing. Sores that line the cheeks or tongue could be signs of a viral or bacterial infection. [...]
Those struggling with addiction often lose sight of self-care. That's because for so long, the drug has taken control and become the main focal point of that person's life. It leaves little time for focusing on much else, including nutrition and overall health. Once a person is on the road to recovery, they can start to make small changes to improve their overall health and well-being. First and Foremost, Remember To Love Your Body Depending on how long a person has been an addict, they have quite possibly neglected their body for years, or even decades. It can be an [...]
If you working a desk job 40 hours/week, your body can experience metabolic changes that can lead to several different health problems. To overcome the damage from a sedentary job, you must use your free time to counteract the health conditions that can occur from lack of exercise and movement. Exercise As Much As Possible When you are sitting at your desk all day, you must find opportunities to exercise. Begin your day by walking up the stairs to your office rather than using an elevator. When it is time for a break, don't remain at your desk. Walk to [...]
Men and women from all ranks of the military are not immune to pain. If they don't suffer physical damage, they may have latent mental problems that need to be addressed. Many veterans turn to self-medication and start abusing substances like drugs or alcohol if they aren’t able to properly treat mental issues on their own. Here are a few treatments and recovery methods that are recommended to afflicted veterans. Common Psychological and Physical Disorders for Veterans Veterans suffer from a wide variety of physical damage. Things like amputations, musculoskeletal disorders, or traumatic brain injury are common. Many also suffer [...]
Many people who struggle financially are unfortunately not as healthy as they would like to be. It is easy to blame an inactive lifestyle or general poor health on your financial issues, but the reality is, it may be more affordable for you to choose a healthier lifestyle than you first thought. It might take more planning, commitment, and a bit of prioritization in your current lifestyle, but you can work around a limited monthly budget. These are just a few ways to focus on a balanced, healthy life while living on a budget. How to Live a More [...]
Choosing a new physician can be a stressful thing. However, knowing where to look may help make the process a little more simple for you. Here are some helpful tips on how to choose the right physician for your health needs.1. Ask Your Friends or NeighborsIf you are new to an area or facing an insurance change and searching for a new healthcare professional, consider asking those you trust or are close to for their recommendations. Odds are if your friend likes a particular doctor, you will more than likely like them too. Referrals from your existing doctor might also be [...]
AUTONOMY IN AGING It probably goes without saying, but getting older is an inevitable part of life; however, we do have some say in how we age. For example, there are a variety of vitamins and supplements on the market that can help us maintain strong and healthy bones. After all, bone health is critical when it comes to our mobility, and it is especially vital when it comes to our oral health. As we age, the body absorbs the calcium and phosphate that our bones need. One of the best ways to circumvent this naturally occurring process is to start [...]
If you haven't paid much attention to medical news within the last few years, you'd be astonished at the new innovations coming to light. From new cancer treatment methods to improved hospital technology, here are five of the most impressive advances in modern medicine: 1. Synthetic Blood Advances in prosthesis and stem cell technology have allowed us to replicate nearly every part of the human body. Despite this, the thought of creating synthetic blood was seen as unrealistic--until now. England has begun safety trials on a synthetic blood substitute, which is expected to mitigate conditions such as sickle-cell anemia very [...]