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How to deal with hyperventilation

By | health

When you see a person breathing into a paper bag on tv or in the movies, it’s usually because they’re freaking out about something and are trying to calm down. Surprisingly, this is somewhat accurate! Although, a panic attack isn’t the only thing that can cause a person to hyperventilate. It can be a side effect of a number of…

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Hemorrhoids: Causes, symptoms and treatments

By | Blog

Everything in our body has a specific name. Every bone, each type of connective tissue, the different types of cell, each type of vein – all of it. And while the average joe may not know where a median cubital or a popliteal vein is located, if you ask anybody where the hemorrhoidal vein is… they’re going to know exactly…

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Boils: Causes and Treatments

By | Infections

What’s over a half inch in size, really painful, and bursts into a gross mess? Did you guess that it’s a boil? If you did, you’d be right! The good news is, they aren’t serious (with a few rare exceptions), and typically resolve themselves on their own. What is a boil? Boils are hair follicles or oil glands that have…

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Appendicitis warning signs

By | abdominal pain

The appendix, a small, useless bit of tissue that hangs off of our large intestine. It may have had a function thousands of years ago, but as we’ve evolved, it’s now just for show. Although it doesn’t have a purpose, it can still cause very serious health problems. If inflammation of the appendix, appendicitis, goes untreated, the infected and inflamed…

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What to do if your child has a seizure

By | health

Seizures can be scary, especially if you’ve never witnessed one before. And if you’re a parent whose child is seizing? Scary doesn’t even begin to cover it. Many people aren’t used to seeing them and often don’t know what to do. How often do we see the following scenario on TV: “He’s seizing! Hold him down!” For a lot of…

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Seek treatment at the onset of flu symptoms

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Influenza. For some people, it’s a rough cold. For others, it can be life threatening. The flu is a virus that hits you with full strength very quickly, as opposed to a cold – which can take a few days to reach its apex. It’s very important to be tested in order to determine which one you have. Once diagnosed,…

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The importance of tetanus shots

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Did you step on a rusty nail? Tetanus shot. Take a nasty fall and gash your knee open on a rock? Tetanus shot. Or were you bit by a strange dog? Tetanus shot. The bacteria responsible for tetanus, Clostridium tetani, is everywhere. It’s in dirt, dust, and manure. It can also develop in burns, animal bites, and non-sterile drug injections….

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4 signs of terrible posture and how to fix it

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Ah back pain, the dismal companion of so many working adults. Whether we sit at a desk all day, planning advertising campaigns or doing research, or if we stand behind a sales counter smiling at strangers… Chances are our backs have had it. Unfortunately, there’s only so much ibuprofen and a heating pad can do. In order to fix the…

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How to stop a cold in its tracks

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One day you’re fine. The next you have a scratchy throat, watery eyes, and a runny nose. There’s a tickle in the back of your throat, and your normal high energy is nowhere to be found. Yes, these are early signs that you’re coming down with something. But don’t grab your tissue box and hop into bed just yet —…

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Are you getting enough sleep?

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When asked if you are getting enough sleep do you know how to answer? Ask yourself a few things first. How are you sleeping? Do you find yourself waking up throughout the night, or lucky to sleep for a few hours straight? Did you know that an estimated 50-70 million U.S. adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. On top of that,…

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