Heart Valve Disease
22Feb, 2017

Heart Valve Disease

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Heart valve disease involves damage to one or more of the heart’s valves. This can reduce blood flow and lead to major complications- including death. What Are Heart Valves and How Do They Work? Your heart contains four chambers, a right and left atrium (top), and a right and left ventricle (bottom).  Your heart valves are located at the exit of each chamber and control blood flow. Heart valves maintain one-way blood flow and stop blood from leaking backward in the heart. What Is Heart Valve Disease? Heart valve stenosis […]
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Glass of water
8Feb, 2017

How much water should I drink?

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It’s a simple question, with a not so simple answer. There are many factors that can affect how much water your body needs. Perhaps as a child you were told you must drink 8 glasses of water a day. Think back to your food pyramid days. Before we look into some factors that determine how much water you need, lets look at the importance of a healthy intake of water daily.   What are the health benefits of water? About 60 percent of our body’s weight is water. It is […]
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Do I need to sleep
18Jan, 2017

Do I need to sleep?

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Do I need to sleep? Most people in the United States do not get enough sleep. But what is enough sleep? Could you imagine how much we could get done if we didn’t sleep? Sleep plays an important role in good health and our overall well being throughout our life. Your mental health, physical health and quality of life can all be protected with good quality sleep at night. In fact the way you feel when you are awake, depends greatly on the amount and type of sleep you got […]
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stalking
6Jan, 2017

Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.

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  While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. ~ The National Center for Victims of Crime. The society we live in today is much different than at any other time in human history. Virtually every person on the face of the earth has a mobile phone or access to the Internet. The Internet in turn has a vast array of data […]
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7 simple ways to get healthy in 2017
22Dec, 2016

7 Simple Ways To Get Healthier in 2017

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As the years go by and we get older, it seems time is literally going by faster and faster. As a kid I remember sayings like, “we’ve got time to kill or long days of summer”. Not sure about you, but neither seems to be true any longer. Many of us work multiple jobs or long hours at the office with a commute added on. But this doesn’t mean with less time you can’t find quick, easy ways to get healthier. Here are 7 simple ways to get healthier in […]
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antibacterial soap
9Dec, 2016

Antibacterial Soap – You Can Skip It

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Antibacterial Soap – You Can Skip It You would be surprised if you realized how many of the purchasing decisions we make are based on marketing, even when it comes to our health. Take for example something as simple as soap. When choosing hand soaps for your family, do you instinctively reach for ones label antibacterial soap because you feel it will help keep your family safe? Well, according to the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), there just is not enough data to show that over-the-counter antibacterial soaps are […]
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19Nov, 2016

What You Need to Know About COPD

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What is COPD? COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which is a medical term used to describe lung diseases that are progressive such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, non- reversible asthma, etc. These diseases are usually characterized by shortness of breath or breathlessness and elderly people affected by them may mistake that they are experiencing such symptoms as a result of their advanced age. What is the prevalence of COPD? COPD is increasingly becoming common in more and more people around the world. In the USA alone it is estimated […]
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14Nov, 2016

What Is Appendicitis?

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What Is Appendicitis? The appendix is a small pouch that is finger-shaped and about 3 inches long and connected to your large intestine, and located in the lower right part of your belly. No one is absolutely certain what the function of the appendix is. However one thing we do know is that you can live without it. So if your kid needs to have it removed, his or her body will work after the operation just like it did before the surgery. Here in the USA, one in 15 […]
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22Oct, 2016

HPV Vaccine For Boys and Girls

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With all the controversy surrounding vaccination these days, the course of action to take can get clouded. There are lines of reasoning in favor and against the practice of preventative medicine. But the bottom line is vaccinations are beneficial to staving off illness and can prevent serious disease. Vaccination, or the administrating of antigenic material, stimulates the recipient's immune system for fending off the targeted pathogen. It can also prevent or ameliorate morbidity from certain infections. Vaccination administrations not only prevent disease and virus in the individual recipient, but also […]
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6Oct, 2016

The Flu Season & Vaccines

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THE FLU SEASON IS AROUND THE CORNER It’s time of the year when people suffer from different types of the flu. Although the timing varies in different parts of the country; it can start up late, earlier or become severe or minimal in a particular part or region of the country. From available records, influenza or flu cases which include feverish conditions, different forms of illnesses, hospitalizations and in some instances deaths – may occur between Oct to May 2017. Each year, the United States experiences the epidemic of seasonal […]
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