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dry skin and dehydration
10Jan, 2019

Dry Skin and Dehydration

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Winter is here, and for many of us, that means dry skin. Whether your skin flakes, turns red, cracks, or a combination of all of these, dehydration is very likely playing a part. Let’s take a look at how dry skin and dehydration are linked. The Dry Skin and Dehydration Link Dehydration is the biggest cause of dry skin. A lack of moisture can cause the natural fluid in your skin to dry up, leading to itching, dry, or flaking skin. While it seems like grabbing an extra glass of […]
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healthy weight loss
10Jan, 2019

Healthy Weight Loss as Part of Your Preventative Health Routine

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Maintaining a healthy weight is a valuable part of any preventative health routine. Extra pounds can contribute to long-term health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, among others. By losing weight and keeping off the pounds, you can go a long way towards preventing many chronic conditions and improving your overall wellness for years to come. Here are our top tips for healthy weight loss to help you reach your health goals. Avoid Crash or Fad Diets Crash and fad diets are omnipresent. While these diets may work in the […]
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meditation-medicorx
15Feb, 2017

How Meditation Makes You Healthier and Smarter

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Meditation Research by Siegfried Othmer, former president of the neurofeedback division of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, found that people using brainwave training (a specific form of meditation) showed an average gain in IQ of 23 percent. It’s been known for some time that meditation can play a role in healthcare by reducing stress and boosting the immune system. Now we find that meditating also makes us smarter. Not only did the people in Othmer’s study improve their IQs, but the effect was lasting. A follow-up study conducted […]
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12Oct, 2016

Psychological Therapy Helps Cancer Patients Cope and Heal

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When most patients receive a cancer diagnosis, they are shocked and afraid. Doctors tell them the type and degree of cancer in their bodies and go on to describe a treatment regime. The patient goes home, anxious and afraid. A New Kind of Cancer Doctor A new type of cancer doctor is treating these patients, helping them survive longer and heal faster. They are not medical doctors, they are psychologists using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat cancer patients. CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, […]
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10Aug, 2016

How Pets Help Healing

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According to multiple research studies, owning and caring for a pet is good for your health. Pet care has been linked to reduced stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, and lower risk of heart disease. For example, in a study at the State University of New York at Buffalo, women asked to solve a math equation with their dogs nearby experienced less stress than women who worked near another human. It’s thought that pet ownership and care decreases the levels of cortisol (a stress hormone that can damage your body) […]
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How To Recovery Quickly From Surgery
7Nov, 2015

6 Easy Steps For Fast Surgery Recovery

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Even minor surgeries can create situations where recovery time may be prolonged.  Obviously, the more extensive the surgery, the more time it can take to return to normal lifestyle activities, but the actions that a person takes after a surgery can also influence the speed of recovery. Specifics And General Considerations Both before and after surgery, primary health care professionals will go over the expectations for recovery, and any necessary protocols for this process.  It is important for patients to recognize that some actions that are required are specific to […]
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Natural Remedies Can Help Lessen the Auto-Immune Reaction Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis Have
2Jul, 2015

5 Natural Remedies for Arthritis

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Arthritis is a major affliction for many individuals across a range of ages.  Although this condition is often associated with age, it can become evident in individuals as early as their mid twenties, and can be based on both genetic and lifestyle factors. It should be noted that there are two main types of arthritis, and that while the manifestation of these conditions may be similar in symptomology, the causes are slightly different.  Natural remedies for arthritis tend to address both the symptoms and the causes, and this can bring […]
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Mesothelioma Mainly Affects the Lungs, Digestive Tract, and Heart
28May, 2015

Mesothelioma Treatment Options

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Although mesothelioma is a fairly rare cancer, it is highly malignant and can impact several major organ systems in the body.  This condition is correlated with exposure to asbestos, which had been a common building and insulating material throughout the mid to late twentieth century.  However, when asbestos dust of fibers are inhaled or enter the body through the mouth, the result is an ongoing irritation of mucus membranes, which eventually leads to the proliferation of cancerous cells. Since asbestos has the most profound effect on the lining of organs, […]
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16Sep, 2014

Activities to Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis can be uncomfortable at best, and debilitating at worst. The symptoms of acute pain, swollen joints, and fatigue can interfere with your quality of life and ability to undertake daily tasks and projects. Developing a better understanding of your arthritis and knowing what steps you can take to cope with your pain can make a huge difference in your overall happiness. What is Rheumatoid arthritis? Affecting almost 1.3 million people in the US, Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means that the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy […]
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