hay fever
21Jan, 2018


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Hay fever is an allergy that produces symptoms similar to a cold, but a cold virus does not cause it. It is caused by an immune system response to allergens, like dust mites, pet dander or pollen. When you have hay fever, your immune system identifies a harmless airborne substance as a threat. Your immune system will then produce antibodies to this substance. Then when you come in contact with the substance again, the antibodies will signal your immune system to release chemicals such as histamine, which causes a reaction […]

2018 Resolutions
9Jan, 2018

2018 Health Resolutions

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The NEW YEAR is here, and it’s time to make resolutions to help you live a healthier life! Whether you resolve to quit smoking, lose weight, eat better, be more active, or get more sleep, these are all things that can help you create a healthier lifestyle. Here are some ideas:   SET A GOAL Be realistic and set achievable goals. You didn’t gain the weight, or get out of shape overnight, so don’t expect to be back in shape or thin overnight either. It will happen, and every effort […]

26Dec, 2017

What is Frostbite?

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When the winter arrives and the temperature drops, most of us welcome the change, but wish it were warm again. Depending where you live though, being cold can be more than just uncomfortable. If you do not take precautions, you could be putting your body at risk of Frostbite!   How Do I Know If I Have Frostbite? Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. The visual symptoms include your skin becoming very very cold and red, then numb, and finally hard and pale. […]

World AIDS Day
1Dec, 2017

About World AIDS Day

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World AIDS Day: What Is It? World AIDS Day is observed yearly on December 1st. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and remembering those who have died of the disease. Health officials, government and non-governmental organizations, and individuals around the world observe the day, often providing education on AIDS prevention and control. It is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people who are living with HIV, and honor those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. […]

29Nov, 2017

Holiday Depression and How To Avoid

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Holiday depression, anxiety, and stress facts Many factors, including unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and excessive commitments can cause stress and anxiety at holiday time. Certain people may feel anxious or depressed around the winter holidays due to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sometimes referred to as seasonal depression. Headaches, excessive drinking, overeating, and insomnia are some of the possible consequences of poorly managed holiday stress. Those suffering from any type of holiday anxiety, depression, or stress can benefit from increased social support during this time of year. Counseling or support groups […]

cancer cell
9Nov, 2017

SYMPTOMS of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system. It can cause a variety of symptoms, depending the type of lymphoma, and on where it is in the body. There are often no symptoms until it grows quite large. COMMON SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, groin or underarms Fatigue Unexplained weight loss Fever Night sweats Abdominal pain or swelling Frequent or severe infections Feeling full after eating only a small amount of food Coughing or shortness of breath Easy bruising or bleeding Chest pain […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]