Healthy Lifestyle

4
Sep

Look Out for Eye Problems

“The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson The health of our eyes should be one of our highest priorities. After all, without good vision, you wouldn’t be reading this, right? Protecting your eyes and watching for telltale signs of potential health problems doesn’t always top our list of health concerns—until it’s too late. Eye problems

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27
Aug

Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments

You may not give your knees that much thought—at least until they start hurting or causing you trouble. Pain can arrive suddenly from an injury, by overuse, or from arthritis. Besides the pain, knees may swell and get stiff. Treatment varies depending on what caused the injury. Active people may experience strains (stretched or torn muscles or tendons) or sprains

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20
Aug

What You Need to Know About Strokes

Strokes are the leading cause of death in the United States. They are caused when blood vessels in the brain develop blockages or burst.   Without immediate treatment, brain cells quickly begin to die, which can lead to disability or death.   Symptoms of stroke include:   Sudden numbness or weakness of the body (especially on one side).   Sudden

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13
Aug

Oh, My Aching Joints!

When those old joints start packing on the miles, they decide to take on a more ornery disposition. In other words, they become highly disagreeable. They’re not as limber as in younger days.   But there’s hope for those stiff, aching joints. Here are some tips to keeping you lively and pliable:   Get a move on. The more you

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6
Aug

Lose Weight on the No-Diet Diet?

Yes. You can lose weight without going on a diet.   Here are some tips:   Set a timer for 20 minutes and eat very slowly. Savor each bite.   Sleep more. Researchers say getting seven hours or less of sleep fires up your appetite. And you end up eating more.   Eat more fruits and vegetables. Up your count

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30
Jul

Listen to These Tips on Ear Infections

  Ear infections are caused when fluids from colds, throat infections, or allergy attacks get trapped in the middle ear. Symptoms include: Trouble hearing Fever Fluid oozing from ears Dizziness Stuffy nose Five of six children will contract ear infections before their third birthday. Doctors diagnose ear infections with an otoscope, a small flashlight with a magnifying lens. Healthy eardrums

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24
Jul

What Should You Do in a Medical Emergency?

  You witness someone clutching his chest. It’s a heart attack. What do you do? Someone is choking. How do you help? A friend slips and falls. What do you do next? Accidents and emergencies can happen at any moment. You want to help. But what do you do while you wait for emergency workers to arrive? Here are four

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16
Jul

Water: the Elixir for Healthy Living?  

  Fruits, vegetables, exercise, fresh air, adequate sleep, and plenty of water. They’re all good for healthy living, right? While fitting adequate exercise, sufficient sleep, and healthy foods into our daily routines can be challenging, nearly everyone has taken up the call to drink lots of water. So, what’s the scoop on water? Why is it so important? Some medical

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9
Jul

Get Healthy with a Disability

Stories tell of heroes with disabilities overcoming great challenges. The moral of those stories: You never have to let circumstances or your physical condition get in the way of your fitness goals. If you have a disability, here’s what you should do before you begin an exercise program: Discuss with your doctor the amount of exercise that’s acceptable and any

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2
Jul

The Scoop on Sleep Disorders  

  The saying “you snooze, you lose” may be about urging people to pay attention. But for millions of sleep-deprived Americans, getting a good night’s sleep would be a big win. Sleep disorders hamper people’s ability to get adequate rest and can lead to health problems. Researchers say sleep deprivation may cause car crashes, relationship problems, poor job performance, injuries,

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