breast cancer awareness
18Oct, 2017

Breast Cancer – What You Should Know

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Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women and develops when cells in the breast begin to abnormally grow out of control. A tumor commonly forms as a result of uncontrolled cell growth. A tumor can be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors are considered cancerous, (and have the potential to spread to other parts of the body) while benign tumors are not. The most common breast cancers start in the ducts that carry milk to the nipple or in glands that make breast milk. This typically […]
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house mold
9Oct, 2017

Mold – Why is it unhealthy?

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If we don’t eat fresh bread in a timely manner, we notice mold will quickly form. In fact if we forget about last weeks dinner leftovers for a month, again we will notice mold. But is this the same as the mold that may show up on walls after a water leak in the house? Is it all dangerous, and where does it come from? What about cleaning it up and preventing it? Lets look at a some information that might help you keep your family safe. Where does mold […]
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Flood Waters
26Sep, 2017

Flood Waters – How to Protect Your Family

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Flood waters is all too common with the 2017 hurricane season, which has proven to be one of the more active in recent years. The images of the flooding devastation in Texas, Florida and the islands reminds us that even if you are not in the direct path of a hurricane, you can be dealt with a difficult situation. Urban flooding can pose severe health risk when the water rises. Of course flood water is dirty and can hide injury risks right under the water. The water itself can contain […]
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Woman with Flu, needing flu vaccine
14Sep, 2017

Flu Vaccine – Should I Get One?

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Flu Season is here again. Unfortunately it comes back year after year and the same question, should I get a flu vaccine? Influenza or flu is diagnosed by the CDC as “a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses.” When a person is infected with influenza, illness can range from mild to severe, with the latter potentially resulting in hospitalization or death. The young, elderly, pregnant, and people with certain health conditions are at a high risk of serious complications from influenza. Signs and Symptoms Signs and symptoms of […]
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Gastroparesis
27Aug, 2017

Gastroparesis – What exactly is it?

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Gastroparesis or delayed gastric emptying, is a condition that affects the stomach muscles and prevents proper stomach emptying. In a properly functioning stomach, contractions help to crush ingested food and contents are then emptied into the small intestines in a controlled manner. With gastroparesis, paralytic muscle contractions cause stomach contents empty too slowly. Symptoms Symptoms include bloating, early feelings of fullness, heartburn, and epigastric pain. Nauseas with vomiting is also common. Weight loss can occur due to poor absorption of nutrients or taking in too few calories. Causes Gastroparesis is […]
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Psoriasis
16Aug, 2017

Psoriasis – What is it and what can be done?

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Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. Psoriasis can show up on any part of the body, but usually affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp. Skin cells in people with psoriasis grow at an abnormally fast rate, causing cell buildup or psoriasis lesions. Psoriasis is not contagious, and the lesions are not infectious. The exact cause is not currently known, but the immune system and genetics play major roles in the development of psoriasis. Typically, psoriasis develops between […]
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sweat
23Jul, 2017

Do I Sweat Too Much?

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We all sweat…some more than others. What is sweating anyway and why so much? What is Sweat? There are may causes of sweating. However the process of sweating is a natural reaction to your body temperature rising. There are many reasons your body temperature may rise including exercising, working outdoors in the heat and humidity, sickness or even stress and nerves. If you sweat excessively it can actually cause you problems in your social life and relationships, and perhaps even to your emotional health. When you sweat you body tells […]
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migraine
7Jul, 2017

What is a Migraine?

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“You’re giving me a headache!”. Sometimes we find ourselves joking about headaches, but it you have ever experienced a migraine, its no joking matter. The sensitivity to noise, bright lights and nausea can be debilitating. So what exactly is a Migraine? How is it different from a headache? What causes some people to get migraines, and how you can avoid getting them? These are all great questions that we will discuss as part of our wellness series. Migraine vs. Headache According to the Migraine Research Foundation “a migraine is not just […]
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dry drowning
25Jun, 2017

Dry Drowning What is It?

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Is it possible to drown after swimming, even hours later? Dry drowning is a term you may not be familiar with or even heard before. Unfortunately it is a medical condition that can be fatal if the warning signs are overlooked. So lets take a few minutes to discuss what dry drowning is, how to treat the symptoms, and perhaps most important how to avoid it in the first place. Our hearts go to families affected by child drownings. We read the articles and usually there are so many things […]
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avoid getting sick
6Jun, 2017

Ways To Avoid Getting Sick When You Fly

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Summer is here and many of us have the all important family vacation planned. If your plans involve an airplane you may want to pay attention to the following ways to make sure you don’t pick up a cold or flu and avoid getting sick on your next flight. While planes have improved over the years with ventilation, there are still some things you can do each time you fly that will help you to stay healthy. Avoid Getting Sick…Stay Well Hydrated You have probably noticed when you fly how […]
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