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CPR Training And The Potential Risks Involved With The Procedure .

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR as it is commonly referred to as is often carried out if the patient’s heart stops or is not supplying enough blood and oxygen to the tissues in the body. These patients have either already passed away or maybe near death. So, the goal of CPR training is to teach people to try and bring the person back. In reality, yes CPR is lifesaving but it’s actually a last resort to bring a person who is near death back. That being said there are two types of CPR the first being termed BLS which too has two parts: Read More »

Even In Recovery There Is Potential For Addiction Substitution.

Substituting one drug for another is still dangerous and can make recovery even harder. It’s common for people with substance abuse to substitute during recovery. They may believe that being addicted to a lesser drug means they are improving, but the truth is just the opposite. Addiction substitution only reinforces addictive behavior and makes the process of recovery even more challenging. Read More »

How Green Smoothies Can Save Your Life.

If you are connected to the Internet--and if you’re reading this article then there's a really good chance of that--you have probably heard about the green smoothie craze. There are tons of stories and testimonials out there about how drinking green smoothies once or twice a day has cured illnesses, helped people to lose weight or gave someone tons of energy. The reality is, however, that a dramatic change in health will take much more than a smoothie or two. It will take a healthy diet at every meal as well as exercise. So is there still a reason to buy into the craze? Of course! Most people don't even come close to eating the amount of fruits and vegetables they are supposed to, and green smoothies provide a quick, tasty way to start consuming more. So, if you are looking for some reasons to pull out the blender and actually stop by the produce section, try the following: Read More »

6 Signs That You May Have A Sleep Disorder.

Everyone is familiar with the expression “The early bird gets the worm!” yet not everyone is capable of following such simple advice. Truth is sleep disorders affect millions of people worldwide and they often go undiagnosed for years. Most of that has to do with the fact that people are quick to assume that those who complain about being tired were simply irresponsible as opposed to having an actual problem. Now throw in the fact that most Americans don’t have the type of income where they could go to a health professional in order to get themselves checked out and you have a recipe for millions of undiagnosed sleeping disorders causing problems in so many people’s lives. Read More »

Socially acceptable; Sober Addictions.

Plenty of recovered drug addicts can tell you about a whole host of new, societally acceptable addictions that they have tampered with or are even currently caught up in. Many people find that after going through all the pain and work of kicking their addiction on something truly horrendous, they’re left craving something more mundane non-stop. Preparing yourself for the reality that you may be spending half of your paycheck at the coffee shop will set you up to be less disappointed with your new lifestyle, less likely to relapse, and maybe even less likely to order your 4th latte of the day. Read More »

Hold Your Liquor: 4 Tips To Stay Sober Longer.

With the holiday season drawing nearer, it's safe to assume that alcohol consumption will be on the rise, too. Alcohol is one of the most abused substances, but in most states it is not illegal to drink, as long as the age requirement is met and you don't break laws related to drinking. Excessive alcohol consumption has adverse effects on the physical health and mental acuity of the heavy drinker, aside from the social blunders and legal troubles that you may get into from being intoxicated. There are countless horror stories of the effects of getting drunk, from vomiting on your date's dress to getting handcuffed for overly rowdy behavior. That is why it is imperative for men and women who drink beer, wine or liquor to learn how to hold their alcohol. Holding your liquor means not losing control of yourself when drinking. Read More »

Overview Of Traditional Medicine – By Dr Muzammil Irshad.

Introduction Hi, I am Dr. Muzammil Irshad (MBBS, Punjab, Pakistan), working as a house officer at Nishtar Medical College and Hospital Multan. I am a medical writer and I have been writing medical papers, original articles, proposals, theses/dissertations, case studies, review articles, meta-analyses, systematic reviews and brief communications for the last two years. From my point of view, I must say that “Nothing is better than the Nature or something natural”. In the same way, natural medicine or food offers the best treatment to our illnesses. Moreover, an axiom “Food is the best Medicine” demonstrates everything I mean. I would like to go through a little introduction to traditional medicine or ethnomedicine and its importance in our lives here. Traditional Medicine or Ethnomedicine Read More »

Understanding Incontinence.

With incontinence a large part of living in confidence is first understanding the condition and then taking positive steps to manage it. An important point to remember is that everyone with bladder and incontinence problems can be helped and in many cases the cured. It is worth talking to a doctor or surgery practice nurse if a leak noticed during exercise or even when coughing or laughing. There are a wide variety of reasons why bladder weakness or faecal incontinence is experienced. Normally, when the bladder is full it sends a signal to the brain. The brain then tells the pelvic floor muscles to relax and the opening at the neck of the bladder to open. The bladder muscle contracts and pushes the urine out. With urinary incontinence this function is impeded be due to a number of factors Factors causing urinary incontinence Read More »

Fortify Your Immune System with Antioxidants.

Antioxidants are one of the food industry's most popular products right now. Antioxidants found every a variety of foods, from garlic to goji berry, green tea and a host of other fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Producing foods that are rich in antioxidants has become a billion dollar industry, but the ingredients aren't just for food products, although there are a number of antioxidant juice varieties available. Antioxidants are found in a number of skincare and animal food products as well. In fact, antioxidant-rich animal feed accounted for more than two million dollars in 2011. What Exactly Are Antioxidants? Read More »

What Could Be Worse Than Diabetes?

What’s worse than being afflicted by a life-changing disease like diabetes? It is to be afflicted with another life-threatening disease as a result of taking medicines that you were told could help you control and manage your diabetes! Unfortunately, that’s what people who have made the mistake of taking Actos to manage their diabetes are going through right now. That, for me, is really the biggest suffering anyone can make. It is like being bitten by a dog that you have fed your whole life by hand! It’s an unforgivable betrayal, I’d say. The good thing is, one can always go to Court and file a lawsuit against the makers of this drug. But what are the grounds or legal basis for filing such a case? Read More »

Worse Than Man Flu? 3 Common Illnesses That Justify A Day Off.

What’s worse than a cold? A summer cold? And what’s worse than a summer cold? Man flu. And what’s worse than man flu? Nothing, if you ask men. But there are plenty of common illnesses, diseases, disorders, and complaints that have the capacity to knock you for a loop. They may sound silly, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be serious. We look at three common illnesses that can be more taxing on your body than you think. Read More »

Tips For Coping With Hearing Loss.

Living with any kind of a disability makes everyday activities much more challenging not only for you but also for those around you. Simple tasks you took for granted you can no longer do independently and that takes some getting used to. Hearing loss is more common than you might think it is and can happen to any one at any age. Here are a few small changes you can make in your life to deal with your disability. Read More »

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