Category: Health & Fitness

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Sleep Deprivation: How it Harms Your Heart

The consequences of inadequate sleep can go beyond low energy levels and poor performance at work. Research suggests that it can also increase your risk of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease, regardless of your age, weight, level of physical activity, and smoking habits. Constant sleep deficit can take its toll on your cardiovascular health

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Beat It: Staying Ahead of Tachycardia

You might recall the phrase “my heart skipped a beat” or “you make my heart beat faster” from those romantic movie flicks you’ve seen. While it’s true that your heart can change its beat in a situation where there is enough emotion to trigger it, the case is different from those times when it’s acting

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Bulimia Recovery: A Guide to Meal Planning

Patients who have already recovered from bulimia are still at risk going into a relapse. Some individuals, particularly those who feel alone in their battle, find it difficult to eat regularly after undergoing rehabilitation at a bulimia treatment center. Here’s when the danger of falling back into their bad habits is the strongest. If you are

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The Link Between Diabetes and Strokes

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) the chances of experiencing a stroke is 1.5x higher for individuals who have diabetes. A stroke occurs when blood that flows to the brain is blocked or if hemorrhage occurs in the brain. This could lead to brain damage or worse, death if the blood flow is not

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A Comparative Overview of the Orthodontic Benefits Offered by Permanent Retainers

As opposed to Hawley or transparent retainers, permanent retainers are fixed to the back of the teeth and are durable enough for a lifetime. They offer several advantages to their removable counterparts, though they are also challenging to clean. Retainers ensure the controlled movement of teeth toward the correct positions as the patient ages. Because

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More Than Brushing and Flossing: New Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

At any given time, you can point at a kid living in Littleton, CO or an adult in Milford, DE and they will probably recoil at the mention of getting a root canal. An essential dental procedure, a root canal treatment is slowly being joined by new dental techniques that make it easier for dentists to treat

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Why You’re Not Losing the Excess Weight

Have you been working out every day, cutting back on sugar, and stopping yourself from eating too much? Yet you’re still far from your ideal weight? This is a common scenario for a lot of people from all walks of life. It may be frustrating, but the key here is to work smart. You need

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Unconventional but Amazing Date Options During Pregnancy

Your wife is in her last trimester, which limits the number of activities that she can still do. Although you want to celebrate the arrival of your future child with her, you have difficulty trying to decide how to do so. Of course, you don’t want your pregnant partner to be uncomfortable with you wanting

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What Sugar Really Does to Children’s Teeth

A lot of things can happen inside the mouth in just 20 seconds. Within that amount of time, the bacteria inside starts to actively work to convert sugar into acid, which is the main culprit in the destruction of a person’s tooth enamel — the hard surface layer of the teeth that provides protection. This

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Elderly Communication: Talking to a Loved One with Dementia

Taking care of a loved one who has dementia can be challenging. That is because communicating with them and understanding their needs can put you in a lot of struggle, especially if you do not understand what they are going through. In this guide, we will discuss how you can communicate with a loved one

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