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Protect Your Kids From Sunburn!

From her precious button nose to his ten delicious toes, every inch of your child is worth protecting. With hot summer days quickly approaching, the need for sun safety is particularly important. Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can not only cause skin cancer, the predominant type of cancer in the United States, but also can lead to damage to the eye's surface tissue, lens and cornea; an impaired immune system; and other skin complications including wrinkling, freckling, mottling, and jaundice. Read More »

Fishing: Relaxing Or Stressful, But Always Good Fun.

Fishing can sometimes be a controversial hobby to take up within families. Some family members (usually the dad) want to take the rest of the family fishing for some “family bonding” or for the “adventure” whereas other family members (mum) turn their noses up at the thought. “It’s going to be boring” or “it’s going to be cold and wet”. Well, this article looks at and considers both viewpoints. But, by the end of it, you’ll know whether or not fishing is for you. Read More »

Heart Disease – Is It Due To Your Lifestyle Or Genetic Makeup?

Heart disease is an umbrella term referring to a number of diseases affecting the heart; it does not refer to just one single condition. Sometimes people also use the term cardiovascular disease to refer to the same thing. Being a prevalent cause of death in many developed countries including the USA, heart disease is a major health concern. The disease obviously affects the heart or rather, the cardiovascular system including arteries, capillaries and veins. Heart conditions which would be classified under the term “heart disease” include: Heart infections: infection of the heart chambers caused by viruses, bacteria or funguses. Congenital heart defects – these are conditions a child would be born with and are often genetic Arrhythmias – problem with irregular heart beat Disease of the blood vessels (such as the aforementioned coronary heart disease) Read More »

The Fundamentals Of Healthy Living.

There is a lot of information out there about the best way to lose weight, stay in shape, get fit and be healthy. It seems like every week there is a new miracle diet, workout program or fitness fad that claims to be revolutionary. Although it is impossible to discount every aspect of every one of these claims, the old saying, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” seems to apply very nicely. It is certainly important to be healthy but many people for many years have managed to figure out how to do so without cutting-edge diets or programs. The truth is that whatever positive results have come from such programs are most likely just the result of paying more attention to the basics. It does take work, consistency and dedication to maintain a healthy lifestyle but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are a handful of the most important elements to keep in mind in order to enjoy greater health and wellness. Read More »

Gastric Cancer: Symptoms, Causes And Genetic Links.

Stomach cancer, which is often also called gastric cancer, is a type of cancer the affects the digestive system. The part of the digestive system affected by this growth is the muscular, pear-shaped organ located below your ribs which we call the stomach. Unfortunately, once diagnosed with stomach cancer, the prospects are poor – on average one would have only around 5 years left to live. This is largely due to their fact that their progress is often very slow, beginning with minor pre-cancerous changes in the stomach cell membranes. These changes are so small and symptoms so mild that cancer may actually develop and go unnoticed for many years. By the time diagnosis occurs, the cancer may have reached very advanced stages. Some basic facts Read More »

6 Reasons Why People Should Avoid The ER Whenever Possible.

When you have some kind of a medical emergency, the emergency room is definitely the place to go. You can get the life saving medicine that you need when nowhere else can help. However, if you're not exactly dealing with a medical emergency, the emergency room is the last place you want to be. Here are six reasons why you should avoid the emergency room whenever possible. Read More »

An Overview Of Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Options.

Are you faced with hair loss? If you are a working woman with hair loss problems, you may even be embarrassed to be at work. What you feel right now is perfectly natural. You may have what is known as female pattern hair loss, which is the most common form of hair loss in females. A serious issue, female pattern hair loss (FPHL) results in impaired social functioning, low self-esteem, anxiety, and psychological distress. There are medical treatments available as well as non-pharmacological treatments such as cosmetic camouflage, counseling, and hair transplantation. It will also do you good to remember that FPHL is a chronic progressive condition, and continuous and regular treatment is a must. Read More »

When Is Smoking Good For Your Health?

Anyone waiting for a serious answer to that heading is unlikely to appreciate the answer: “when it stops you drinking your fiftieth tequila shot”, but in reality, smoking seems to be with us to stay. Although cigarettes are never going to win awards for health product of the year and we won’t see Benson and Hedges sponsoring the Olympic Games any time in the next century, people are seriously trying to think of new and creative ways to reduce the harm that the smoking industry inflicts upon the public. Read More »

Is It Time To Seek Professional Varicose Vein Treatment?

The day you start noticing those protruding veins on your legs is a day you will forever rue. Varicose veins are always bad news – especially for those who are highly conscious about their appearance. And now that summer is just around the corner, the desire to get rid of them could not get any more intense. Harmless little things More often than not, varicose veins are harmless and may only cause occasional pains that are not actually that bad. Many people who voluntarily go for laser treatment or sclerotherapy are those who have the means to shell out quite a sum in exchange for perfectly flawless, summer-ready legs. Everyone wants to have legs that are flaunt-worthy come summer, but unfortunately not everyone can afford to pay for countless laser or sclerotherapy sessions. Read More »

Letting Go – How To Say Goodbye To A Loved One On Life Support.

Letting Go - How To Say Goodbye To A Loved One On Life Support

Saying goodbye the people we love is the hardest thing in the world to do. If your loved one is on life support, you will have more time to say goodbye to them. Here are some suggestions. Take Your Time Read More »

Hand Sanitizer – Does It Really Keep You From Getting Sick?

During the flu season, you often see people carry little bottles of hand sanitizer with them wherever they go. They use it as a quick, convenient way to make sure their hands stay “washed” at all times. Lots of hand sanitizer bottles claim that they kill as much as 99.9 percent of the germs on your hands. It sounds like an excellent tool to help keep you from getting sick when everyone else around you seems to be. But does hand sanitizer really work? Read More »

How Introducing A Yoga Routine Into Your Current Workout Can Benefit You.

Yoga is a great way to relax, but did you know you can also get other health benefits from practicing? From flexibility to weight loss, yoga can help you get a low-impact jumpstart on your health. Learn four ways implementing yoga into your current workout benefits your health. Read More »

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