The Truth About Heatstroke

At its most basic, you suffer a heatstroke when your body overheats. This may be a result of too much physical activity in the sun (or other hot environments) or simply being exposed to the heat for a long period of time. When exposed to hot outdoors weather, humid weather can exacerbate your risk of heatstroke, especially if you are exposed to this weather for multiple, consecutive days. While heatstroke caused by strenuous physical activity can occur to anyone, those who are not accustomed to hot weather are at greater risk. Regardless of the direct cause, other exacerbating factors include wearing too much clothing, drinking alcohol, or not properly hydrating your body.

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How to Get in a Good Routine Before School Starts

As the summer draws to a close, a new school year waits on the horizon. Parents of school-age children who face the task of helping their young learners readjust to the regularity of a school schedule and the challenges of academics. Gone will be the days of sleeping in and lounging around the house all morning. Gone will be the days of watching late movies on weeknights or staying up to play video games. For some, this shift in schedules may come as a shock that disrupts their academic performance and causes a difficult start to the school year. But this can be avoided with a few weeks of careful planning and discipline. Follow these tips two weeks before the start of the school year and you can help your children gracefully slide back into a regular school schedule once again.

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Quit Smoking Once and For All

In today’s health-conscious world, it’s increasingly common to see people committing to the difficult but worthwhile task of quitting smoking. While this habit is among the hardest to break, it can definitely be done, and in this post we’re going to give you a couple tips to get you on your way to quitting for good. Let’s start off with an overlooked but important point: You need to have a reason.

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Ways to Help Prevent Arthritis in Women

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 80 million American adults will receive arthritis diagnoses by the year 2040. Women are at higher risk than men, and most adults are diagnosed after the age of 45.

You may show no signs of aching, stiff joints today, but your risk of experiencing pain goes up each year. To give yourself a fighting chance against this life-altering diagnosis, implement these three arthritis prevention strategies today.

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Does gender play a role in mental health?

Mental health is in the news a lot lately, especially with the increased focus on gun violence and everyone from politicians to celebrities weighing in on the state of mental health care in the United States. One issue you don’t hear a lot about is gender and mental health. Does one’s biological sex play a role in predisposition toward various conditions and type of treatment?

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Tips for a healthy pregnancy

Taking good care of yourself during pregnancy is very important. It is a time in your life where you need to pay special attention to your body. Below are some tips that can help to make your pregnancy a breeze.

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Should I Get a Regular Physical Exam?

The body is an incredible machine designed to do hundreds of tasks to maintain life. And like any machine, sometimes parts wear out or need to have maintenance done to them. Oftentimes, people will ignore the signs that they need to seek treatment from a doctor or will skip yearly exams because they “feel” fine. Ironically, they will take their vehicles in every few thousand miles to get their oil changed and their car fluids checked. If a person is willing to be diligent about their cars health, why are they so reluctant to have their own bodies checked to make sure everything is in working order? By not getting a physical checkup at least annually, people put themselves at risk of allowing treatable issues to linger too long and become much more serious, sometimes even fatal. Click here to read more »

Why Osteoporosis is More Common in Women

Osteoporosis causes a persons bones to break and is often a result of someone aging. When bones get thinner they become more fragile, which can lead to serious problems such as fractures and breaks. These fractures can be extremely painful and lead to other kinds of dangerous problems. One example is that someone with osteoporosis could easily lose their balance and fall, which could lead to other physical problems such as cuts and bruises. While the condition is common in both sexes, it is more common among women than men. Click here to read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms in Women

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when your immune system attacks and destroys healthy tissue for reasons that are unknown to date. RA typically affects joints on both sides of the body simultaneously, but can affect other non-joint areas of the body as well. RA is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis, with more than 50 million (or 1 in 5) adults diagnosed in the United States today. Although symptoms can appear at any age, women are three times more likely than men to develop rheumatoid arthritis, so it is important for female patients of any age to understand and recognize RA symptoms. Click here to read more »

Allergies: Tips for Pollen Season

As the weather gets warmer, many people begin to suffer from allergies. The trees around you are the culprits of the excess pollen in the air causing sneezing, watery eyes and runny noses. Allergy season can be annoying and frustrating, but there are a few tricks to make your allergies less of a burden. Click here to read more »

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