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Household Sharps: A Guide to Your Home Needle Disposal Options

Dec
03

Date: December 3rd, 2019

The healthcare sector is not complete without the mention of sharps and needles. These refer to the care of healthcare instruments that can pierce through the skin such as needles and scalpels.

Handling Household Sharps and Needles

The healthcare sector is not complete without the mention of sharps and needles. These refer to the care of health care instruments that can pierce through the skin such as needles and scalpels. Nurses and doctors play a key role in administering care with patients. But patients who must inject (themselves) on a regular basis must be trusted with sharps so it is important that each of them familiarizes with the management and disposal of these to safeguard the environment. Proper disposal of sharps is necessary for reducing the possibilities of harm or the spread of blood-borne pathogens. Disregarding the management and disposal of needles or syringes endangers the health of nurses and other medical staff. Most of the infections contracted through injury from needles could pose deadly risks that are can be avoided if we follow some best practices.

Different Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Life

Nov
05

Date: November 5th, 2019

There are various ways through which you can improve the overall quality of your life. Some of them include these easy to follow steps. 

o   The Stellar Virtues of Meditation

You should consider starting your day by clearing your mind of all negative thoughts and energy. Yoga, meditation, thinking aloud –call it whatever you like – but you should try and clear your mind so that it is perfectly calm. Apart from that, you should always spend a few minutes every morning communing with your own thoughts and getting them in order. You can also use this time to plan all of your day’s activities.

o   Smile Even When You Do Not Feel Like It

The act of smiling has many documented effects on our collective psychology. In fact, different studies consistently show that individuals who smile through the most stressful periods of their lives tend to have a lower heart rate as compared to people who smile less frequently.

Responding to Emergencies: It is Not That Difficult If You Know What to Do

Nov
01

Date: November 1st, 2019

The age-old adage ‘only fools rush in where angels fear to tread’ still holds true today. This is why you should always be well-prepared for any eventuality lest you make an importune mistake. This is because an emergency situation can easily occur even when you are least expecting it.

But if you know what to do, then there is a great chance that you might come out on top and save precious lives in the bargain. Scroll down to read all about responding to emergencies.

o   Panicking Won’t Help

Sometimes, an unexpected emergency can trigger the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response and we completely lose our heads when faced with such a situation. However, it does not always have to be this way.

You can easily control both your physiological and psychological responses. In other words, it is possible to bring down your heartbeat and control your breathing. This, in turn, will give you the ability to look at the situation in an objective manner. Keep in mind that it is tremendously important because only a calm and logical mind can help you put all your CPR and first aid training to good use.

It Is Possible to Regain Your Health Through Your Diet

Oct
29

Date: October 29th, 2019

Today, it is common to find a number of self-declared pundits loudly proclaiming the benefits of fad diets. The ‘onion’ diet, the ‘honey and water’ diet and all other ‘crash dieting’ programs are designed to help us shed all those extra pounds within a few days or weeks at most.

However, they all have one thing in common. They promote the concept of ‘yo-yo’ dieting. This means that once you leave this ‘almost impossible to follow’ diet, you will start binge eating on stuff that will actually pile on the pounds!

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle to Enjoy Life A Whole Lot More

Oct
25

Date: October 25th, 2019

For many people, the phrase ‘healthy lifestyle’ is a synonym for chomping down on endless meals consisting of green leafy vegetables followed by hours of hectic exercise at the local gym.

But it does not always have to be this way. In fact, you can actually enjoy a thoroughly healthy lifestyle  simply by following a few basic tips and pointers:

o   Walk More If You Can

If you walk to work instead of taking your car, you will be able to see some great results pretty soon. There are certain things you can do in order to incorporate some light but healthy exercises in your daily routine

How to Go About Living a Healthy Life – Just Follow These Tips and Pointers

Oct
22

Date: October 22nd, 2019

Living a healthy life is not that difficult if you are willing to make a few small sacrifices and are determined enough to make a real difference in the long run.

o   Develop Inner Peace

Many health-related issues are a direct result of stress and tension. If you have a hectic job and are under constant pressure, then it is possible that you keep it all in, till the stress starts taking its toll on your body.

It can lead to ulcers of the stomach, permanent high blood pressure, and even diabetes. Such chronic conditions can, in turn, lead to strokes and heart attacks. However, all of this can be avoided if you follow the principles of inner peace and refuse to get riled at even the most negative situations.

This means that instead of losing your temper or bottling up your anger, you should practice taking a few deep breaths and look at the positive aspects of every situation.  Practice yoga and develop your innate spirituality. This way, the external environment will not be able to affect your inner calm.

5 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Adults

Oct
18

Date: October 18th, 2019

They say the human body is a temple. One must take care of it if they want to remain healthy and happy. People think that they will have to do a lot to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, this is not the case. In fact, there are some simple things that can help you remain healthy and happy.

If you are willing to make a change in your lifestyle and move to a healthy life spectrum, then here are some tips that you must follow. These are simple yet highly effective tips that can help you improve the quality of your life.

1.      Stay Hydrated

Do you know that more than 60% of our body is made of water?

This shows how important it is to stay hydrated. Dehydration affects all your body function. Without water, your body organs will not function properly. Your body will not be able to remove waste effectively. In addition, carrying nutrient and oxygen around your body will also become difficult. As a result, you will face a series of health issues.

If you wish to prevent all these health issues, then you must replenish your body with water. Drink at least 2-3 liters of water each day to remain hydrated and healthy.

CPR and First Aid – Why Everyone Must Learn It?

Oct
15

Date: October 15th, 2019

You never know when you or someone near you can land into an emergency. Having basic CPR and first aid knowledge can prove to be invaluable, not only for you but also for others around you. It enables you to help an injured person and keep them out of danger until emergency help arrives.

You don’t have to be a professional to save lives. In fact, some basic things can keep someone out of danger until experts arrive. These skills can be applied at home, workplace or any other location where someone needs help. Everyone must learn at least the basics of CPR and first aid so that they can be of help to someone in an emergency situation.

A Few Healthy Life Habits Can Easily Change Your Life for the Better

Oct
11

Date: October 11th, 2019

The modern sedentary lifestyle has bought with it a number of health-related problems. Those of us who are glued to our chairs from 9 to 5 and eat nothing but junk food are in danger of losing our health.

Most people resort to crash diets to lose those troublesome extra pounds. However, fad diets are very dangerous because not only can you regain all the lost weight but you can actually gain more than you have lost.

This is due to the nature of ‘yo-yo’ dieting.  The body thinks that there is a famine going on and goes into full ‘starvation’ mode. This means that it starts hoarding up calories in the form of fats. And the minute you start eating normally, you start regaining all that lost weight.

Under the circumstances, the best option is to opt for a complete lifestyle change. You will have to incorporate elements of light exercise along with raw will power in order to ensure that you are able to meet and keep your fitness goals. 

The 3 Cs of Emergency Aid

Oct
08

Date: October 8th, 2019

The term ‘elementary first aid’ usually refers to the process of assessing and then addressing the immediate physiological needs of any individual who has been badly injured or is in any other kind of severe distress. Such situations may arise because of a medical emergency such as a choking attack, asthma attack, allergic reaction, heart attack, etc.

This is precisely why learning basic first aid techniques is important. It will allow you to quickly and accurately determine the individual’s condition and treat them accordingly. However, you won’t be much help if you panic or don’t know the right course of action to take in an emergency situation.

Of course, seeking qualified medical help as soon as possible is very important. But it will certainly help to know the right way to react in an emergency situation. When seconds count, your actions might be the critical difference between life and death.