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What to Do About Varicose Veins

Veins are in every part of our body, but many of us don’t think much about them until our legs begin to resemble a road map. Enlarged, visible, or uncomfortable leg veins - called varicose veins - are a common medical and cosmetic concern.

Jan 16th, 2020
How Your Age Affects Medications

Our age affects the way we look, think, and act – it also changes the way we respond to medications. Medications that are OK to use during certain stages of our lives may be dangerous during others.

Jan 14th, 2020
Noisy Knees May Be Trying to Tell You Something

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ever hear your joints clicking, creaking or crunching? Now, researchers say a new technique that listens closely to knees may help doctors diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis.

Jan 6th, 2020
What is numbness in your foot?

Your feet rely on a sense of touch to pull away from hot surfaces and to navigate changing terrain. But if you experience numbness in your foot, you may have little to no sensation in your foot.

Dec 11th, 2019
What is pelvic inflammatory disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. The pelvis is in the lower abdomen and includes the fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and the uterus.

Dec 9th, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About ADHD

Are you having issues concentrating? Does it seem impossible to sit still at time? If so, hopefully this article can shine some light on what's happening.

Nov 21st, 2019
11 Signs It's More Serious Than the Common Cold

When you are feeling sick and stuffy, how do you know when it's time to see a Doctor? In this article, they go into detail on signs and symptoms of something more serious than the common cold.

Nov 18th, 2019
Is It OK to Work Out Every Day?

Most of us don't workout every single day, but what about those who do? Is it okay to do so? In this article below, they will explain how much we should actually workout.

Nov 14th, 2019
What Can Cause a Blown Vein and How to Treat It

If you have a blown vein, it means that the vein has ruptured and is leaking blood. It happens when a nurse or other healthcare professional attempts to insert a needle into a vein, and things don’t go quite right.

Nov 4th, 2019
What to know about influenza A

Influenza, or flu, is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system. Influenza A is one of four types of the virus, which can cause a cough, body aches, and a sore throat.

Oct 23rd, 2019
What are the worst foods for gut health?

Bacteria and other microbes in the gut help the body digest food. These bacteria may also play an important role in helping the body fight harmful bacteria, yeast, and other microbes.

Oct 18th, 2019
What are the best foods to aid digestion?

The digestive system breaks food down into nutrients and energy that the body can use. Some types of food, including vegetables and yogurt, can help this process of digestion.

Oct 11th, 2019
What is serotonin and what does it do?

Serotonin is a chemical that has a wide variety of functions in the human body. It is sometimes called the happy chemical, because it contributes to well being and happiness.

Oct 10th, 2019
22 Simple and Healthy Whole30 Snacks

Whole30 is a 30-day program meant to improve overall health by eliminating unhealthy and potentially problematic foods and beverages from your diet.

Oct 3rd, 2019
Is Gatorade good or bad for you?

Gatorade is sold as an exercise enhancement drink. It contains re-hydrating electrolytes but also has a high concentration of sugar.

Sep 12th, 2019
How Disconnecting from Technology Made Me Happier

As I watched all the life happening around me, I felt relaxed and at peace. I was sitting alone in solitude, surrounded by happy people, good food, and good wine. There was nowhere I needed to go and nothing I needed to do in that moment.

Aug 13th, 2019
Everything You Want to Know About IBS

Between 3 percent and 20 percent of Americans experience irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. The condition affects more women than men. Some people with IBS have minor symptoms, while others do not.

Jul 30th, 2019
5 Universal Stretches Everyone Should Do

Exercising isn’t “one size fits all” — far from it. Cardio, HIIT, low-impact, plyometric, Pilates, resistance, running, weight training… the list goes on and on. Whichever workout you do, stretching should be part of your routine.

Jul 25th, 2019
Mindfully Letting Go of Shame

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” ― Pema Chodron

Jul 22nd, 2019
The gamification of weight loss

In 2007, Mayor Mick Cornett put Oklahoma City on a diet, after the city made a less-than-flattering appearance on a list of the most obese cities in the United States.

Jul 17th, 2019
Get Better at Dealing with Anger

Yesterday a loved one asked me about dealing with anger — he lashed out at someone he loves in a way that hurt her and filled him with shame and regret.

Jul 16th, 2019
What It’s Like to Be Truly Committed to Something

All my life, I’ve struggled with being half-committed. Not always, but more than I’d usually like to admit. I say I’m going to stick to something, and I actually believe it, but then a week later (or sooner, sometimes longer), I falter. I justify it.

Jul 15th, 2019
Start Your Day Right with the Magic Morning Mindset

We would likely all agree that manicures, baths, and cozy movie nights on the couch all fall under the umbrella of self-care. But I believe that it’s time—actually, beyond time—to go deeper and re-claim what self-care truly means.

Jul 9th, 2019
When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help

There’s the awkwardness. You always feel a little like an uninvited guest who arrived late and missed the first half of the conversation—a conversation that turns out to be a wrestle between another person and the deepest parts of their own soul.

Jul 3rd, 2019
Happiness is Contagious

Scientists found that we experience happiness through social connections. Therefore, the clusters of people around you strongly influence how you feel. In fact, a positive change in one person affects everyone in their friend cluster.

Jul 2nd, 2019
3 Healthy Eating Meditations You Need to Try

The benefits of meditation are well known. The calming practice has been shown to help with everything from stress levels to high blood pressure and seemingly just about everything in between (insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, even pain).

Jun 27th, 2019
A Mindful Method for When You’re Tired

Tiredness can affect everything in your life. I find myself less able to do work, more overwhelmed when I’m behind on email and messages, less able to keep up with healthy habits, more likely to eat junk food, and in worse moods.

Jun 25th, 2019
5 Tips For Losing Weight on a Budget

If you’re just getting started, weight loss and adopting a healthier lifestyle can seem expensive. After all, you’ll likely want to invest in new workout gear, a gym membership and a fridge full of healthy staples.

Jun 24th, 2019
Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

For me, one such personal belief is that most sunscreen is not helpful in avoiding skin cancer and may actually increase the chances of it! This is one of the reasons I’ve been making homemade sunscreen for years (even though I rarely use it).

Jun 13th, 2019
The Discipline of Mastering Mental States

Mental states will usually affect whether we do our exercise, eat healthy, binge watch TV shows, drink alcohol, eat junk food, or are open-hearted (or rude) with the people we love.

Jun 12th, 2019
What Is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine? It’s true healthcare. Functional Medicine is a distinct medical model, separate and, as you’ll come to learn, vastly different from the conventional approach.

Jun 11th, 2019
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (HRT)

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is any form of hormone therapy where a patient receives hormones, usually as a supplement for the lack of naturally occurring hormones.

May 29th, 2019