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Remedies For Restless Legs Syndrome

Remedies For Restless Legs Syndrome

RLS may be considered a sleep disorder since symptoms are more common and intense during the evening when at rest so it can become difficult to fall asleep or return to sleep after waking up.  Moving the legs or walking usually relieves the discomfort but the sensations often recur once the movement stops. RLS affects about 10% of people in the U.S. and is more prevalent in women with middle-aged individuals having more...

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Technology Overload

Technology Overload

Do you find yourself endlessly checking email and social apps? Do you have these accounts on all your devices? People routinely are using multiple devices simultaneously – and there are many! One’s smartphone, Apple watch, tablet, laptop, desktop and tv keep one connected at all times.  In a technology driven world, it may become necessary to set boundaries to manage use so one doesn’t lose out on ‘real life’...

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Signs of Lyme Disease

Signs of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans from the bite of an infected blacklegged tick – also known as the deer tick.  If left untreated, the infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Nonetheless, prompt treatment can help you recover quickly. Lyme disease cases have traditionally been more prevalent in the Northeast, but have now been found in all 50 states. You’re more at...

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Healthy Living Habits

Healthy Living Habits

The start of a new season brings awareness of the things that you may like to do in the coming months. Along with the goals you set and plans you make this fall, take time for yourself and make HEALTH part of your every day for the upcoming months. We are faced with so many demands of our time and attention that it becomes vital to pause. Consider incorporating lifestyle habits that will allow you to reap rewards in the long...

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All About Metabolism

All About Metabolism

We all have a friend who can eat or drink whatever they want and never gain an ounce. Some, on the other hand, can’t even look at a piece of cake without gaining five pounds. No fair! What gives? It’s the differences in metabolism.  How fast your metabolism functions is determined mostly by your genes. However, age can also affect metabolism, often slowing as we get older. What exactly is metabolism? It is the range of...

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The Importance of Sunscreen

The Importance of Sunscreen

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States? One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer. The deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, is responsible for most of the deaths from skin cancer. The number of people diagnosed with skin cancer is expected to increase as the ozone layer, which acts as a sunshield, continues to deplete. Too much sun can also result in premature...

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Curb Your Appetite

Curb Your Appetite

It is astonishing how easy it can be for the extra pounds to creep up on us, especially as we age. Putting on a few extra pounds here and there may not seem significant but over the course of a few years, it can ultimately result in a considerable weight gain. To stop the insidious attack of the creeping pounds, start by following these tips to control your appetite. Drink More Water.  Consuming a large glass of water...

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Getting Enough Vitamin B?

Getting Enough Vitamin B?

Are you feeling more tired than usual? Do you have bouts of lightheadedness? Are you suffering from tingling or numbness in your hands and feet? You may not be getting enough Vitamin B. B vitamins affect our energy levels, brain function and cell metabolism.  They help our body make red blood cells and nerve cells. B vitamins help the body make and repair DNA.  They also help prevent infections and aid nervous system...

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Optimize Your Immunity

Optimize Your Immunity

Your body’s nervous system controls and optimizes your immunity. Your nervous system is like an air traffic controller that directs the army of the immune system in detecting and eliminating invaders. The more powerful your immune system, the less likely you are to succumb to a virus or cold. As you probably have guessed, when your immune system is not working the way it should, it’s really no different than having...

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Simple Tips to Improve Your Concentration

Simple Tips to Improve Your Concentration

Do you often forget a person’s name minutes after meeting them? Are you easily distracted? In the digital age we now live in, it can be difficult to stay focused. According to a Microsoft study, people now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish! Whereas a goldfish can maintain its focus for nine seconds, humans begin to lose concentration after eight seconds.  Besides all the digital distractions, there may be...

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What Is Inflammation?

What Is Inflammation?

Inflammation refers to your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it – such as infections, injuries and toxins –  in an attempt to heal itself. When something damages your cells, the body releases chemicals that trigger a response from the immune system. But sometimes, our body’s defense system triggers an immune response against healthy cells, causing unnecessary inflammation.  This is the case with...

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Change Your Brain For The Better

Change Your Brain For The Better

Exercise is fantastic for your mind. Studies show that exercise changes the brain in ways that protect memory and thinking skills. Sure, the obvious reasons to exercise would be to lessen the chances of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Or perhaps to lose a bit of weight or lower blood pressure, yet getting physically active helps maintain good mental health. Exercise affects the brain in many ways. It increases...

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Protein Is A Macronutrient

Protein Is A Macronutrient

Protein is considered a “macronutrient,” meaning that we need relatively large amounts of it to stay healthy. Children need more protein than usual during growth spurts and women need more during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Protein is a nutrient the body needs to grow and repair cells and so we need more protein after an illness. Proteins are often called “the building blocks of life.” In fact, proteins are the main...

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Vigilant Handwashing

Vigilant Handwashing

One thing for sure that the coronavirus health crisis has taught us, is the importance of washing our hands. Consistent handwashing kills germs and helps prevent the spread of disease. So, let’s review again proper handwashing techniques. Be sure to wash your hands before and after you prepare food, before you eat, after using the bathroom, before and after assisting someone who is ill, and after you visit public...

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Patient Empowerment

Patient Empowerment

Patients are automatically empowered when they are respected as being people who are entitled to understand and know about their care. There is ample research that shows that health outcomes are better and it is encouraged for patients to build a relationship with their healthcare professional. The term ‘patient empowerment’ is among the top buzzwords in health care circles, yet as with many buzzwords, they can mean...

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Blood Type & Your Health

Blood Type & Your Health

Researchers believe that blood type can have a real influence on your health. In fact, blood type may be linked to a risk of developing certain diseases. The American Red Cross notes that common blood types are A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, AB-, O+, O-  with the differences of the various blood types being the presence or absence of certain molecules called A or B antigens, as well as a protein called the Rh factor. These differing...

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Safety First – Know The Heimlich Maneuver

Safety First – Know The Heimlich Maneuver

The forkful looks so good! You can’t wait to sink your teeth into it. Uh oh…too much, too quickly. Most of us have experienced this and can relate! Choking is a real risk especially for our children and seniors. Believe it or not, choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional death and the leading cause of infant deaths. Choking happens when an object, usually food, gets stuck in the windpipe, blocking airflow. A...

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Circadian Rhythm

Circadian Rhythm

Do you notice that you tend to feel energetic or sleepy around the same times each day? That’s because your circadian rhythm is at work. What is a circadian rhythm? Your circadian rhythm is essentially an internal clock that operates in the background of your brain and alternates between cycles of drowsiness and alertness at regular intervals. This rhythm determines our sleep patterns. Good sleep hygiene is so important to...

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What Causes Shingles?

What Causes Shingles?

If you had chickenpox as a child, there is the risk of getting shingles. Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Even after the chickenpox infection is over, the virus may lay dormant in your nervous system for years before reactivating as shingles. Most adults never develop shingles, but for some, the virus reactivates several times. Shingles is most...

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