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It’s estimated over 95% of people worldwide have some form of health problem. From both mental and physical illness, it’s almost guaranteed you or someone you know will be affected by some form of health concern at least once during your lifetime. However, whilst the majority of health problems are relatively minor and can be easily managed with the right care and medication, there are plenty that are considered to be major crises. For example, it’s estimated over 1.6 million people in the US alone were diagnosed with cancer last year, with almost half of them expected to die from […]
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STD. STI. Whatever you call it, a sexually transmitted disease or infection is absolutely no fun for anyone. Unfortunately, it’s very easy to catch gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV and other wellness-wrecking disorders. The good news is, most sexually shared diseases can be cured. But first, you’ve got to know that you have one. There are certain times in life when it’s a good idea to get tested for sexually transmitted infections, no matter who you are. Why everyone should be tested for an STD First, it’s in your best interest to understand that not every person who’s infected with a sexually […]
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It goes without saying that you need your heart to beat to a regular rhythm if you are going to enjoy a normal healthy life and be able to exercise regularly. If you have suspicions that perhaps things aren’t quite what they should be and you notice your heart racing or you feel abnormally sweaty and faint, these are just some of the symptoms that could suggest you have a heart rhythm disorder. Here is a look at some of the signs to look out for, plus an insight into what causes this disorder and what options are available to […]
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Most of us accept that as we get older our eyesight is likely to get worse. Very few people with normal vision get through life without finding it hard to read the small print, and the vast majority of us are using glasses or contact lenses by the time we hit our sixties. But that doesn’t mean we can be completely relaxed about deteriorating vision. Some eye problems can lead to serious conditions that can be avoided if caught early enough. That is why it is so important to have regular eye checks. Where Does the Problem Lie? For vision […]
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As a caregiver for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you’ll have to deal with a variety of different behaviors which can vary from confusion to angry outbursts. Having to deal with and understand these can be incredibly stressful but, thankfully, there are new ways that you can approach these difficult behavioral patterns. The first thing to remember is that your loved one isn’t being difficult on purpose. Their sense of reality is entirely different to yours but how they’re feeling is still very real to them. Therefore, as a caregiver, you need to employ effective strategies that will help […]
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There are many of us who might suffer from some sort of mental health issues to a varying degree and there are still plenty of aspects we don’t really understand, although we are now in a climate of improved awareness. This means that there are more self-help options available now than ever before, including some mobile methods that can soothe you wherever and whenever you need it. Here is a look at some useful apps, including one that taps into the benefits of CBT and a childhood activity that is proving popular with stressed-out adults. There is also an overview […]
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In 2013, there were estimated to be over 500,000 physiotherapists working in the EU. That figure is thought to have increased since then, with physiotherapy continually expanding and becoming more advanced for a variety of different health problems. Many people just assume the role of a physiotherapist is to help with sports injuries and back problems. Whilst this is true, physiotherapists are certainly not limited to just that. In fact, qualified physiotherapists are able to provide treatment for a huge variety of other conditions too, including an array of injury, disease or age-related issues. And, with some physiotherapists being able […]
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Spotting the Sneaky Symptoms of Spondylosis If you don’t know what spondylosis is, you’re not alone. If you have been diagnosed with this spinal condition, you know that it can be a very painful thing to live with. Spondylosis may begin as a small ache that gets worse and worse and worse. Fortunately, numerous modern treatments options are available. Keep reading to learn more about this condition and the treatment options available. What is spondylosis? In the most general of terms, spondylosis is a relatively common form of spinal degeneration. It is thought to be caused by osteoarthritis. It typically appears […]
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Brushing your teeth is one of the most important things you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy. While manual brushes have been used to accomplish this task for many years, many dentists now recommend electric toothbrushes. If you were to ask them why, they would say that you can achieve a deeper clean with an electric brush. While this is certainly true, there’s actually more to it. Manual Toothbrushes The biggest question for most consumers is whether or not they can get the same job done with a manual toothbrush, since they’re a lot cheaper and offer […]
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Fighting fires is a dangerous job: there’s smoke to worry about, the possibility of personal injury and the stress that comes along with saving lives and structures. But one of the biggest dangers that firefighters face is the possibility of a heart attack. Along with all of the other things that firefighters must take into account, they should also think about staying fit. Starting and sticking with a healthy regimen of exercise can not only help firefighters be more effective at their duties, but can also do wonders for their body. Here are a few health tips that can help […]
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It’s perhaps no surprise that of all the Adrenal Fatigue symptoms, fatigue is the one that most people commonly suffer from. However, this isn’t the only one, as every part of the body can be affected by Adrenal Fatigue due to its lowering of the number of neurotransmitters and hormones in the body. This often means that each person who has the condition will have different symptoms alongside the common complaints. For those who have Adrenal Fatigue, they’ll probably find that they suffer from a lot of the common symptoms, if not all. But there are also some less common […]
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If you are one of the millions of people who suffer with knee and hip pain, you’re certainly not alone. Knee pain and hip pain are some of the commonest adverse physical conditions in America today. It is estimated that some 52 million Americans suffer from arthritis-related knee or hip pain, with more people joining those ranks every year. Experts predict that by the year 2030, at least one-fourth of all Americans will find themselves dealing with some sort of arthritic changes in their knees and hips. According to the National Health Interview Survey, knee pain is the most commonly […]
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