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Archive for October, 2017

3 Important Tips to Keep Prepared for an Emergency in the Wilderness


Date: October 31st, 2017

Being outdoors in the wilderness is a great way to rejuvenate the body and mind. The actual view of the wilderness has a calming effect on the mind as reported in the journal of Current Directions in Psychological Studies.

However, the reality is that being out in the wilderness is not an easy walk in the park. You should be mentally prepared for totally unexpected situations that could occur anytime. In order to help you prepare yourself for an outing in the wilderness, we have prepared a list of three things to do before heading out for an adventure.

1. Bring the Right Gear

You should find out the weather forecast before going on a wilderness adventure and then plan accordingly. If you fancy hiking in the mountains, you must remember that the weather can turn nasty anytime. One moment you will be enjoying the blooming beauty of the mountains, and the next moment you can be facing a life-and-death situation.

Can childhood poverty lead to adulthood heart failure?


Date: October 29th, 2017

Early age poverty has been blamed for many things, but heart failure? Well, that is a new one, but studies can show, although not 100 percent, that this is true. Now, after knowing that and scrutinizing your background to remember how you grew up, it is time to do something about it. In the study discussed below, you will see why being poor when young might lead to heart failure in your adult life.

Most of opioid prescriptions are mental health disorder


Date: October 27th, 2017

According to a study, the majority of opioid prescriptions go to those with mental health disorders. 16 percent of Americans have one mental disorder or the other. It is to this 16 percent that most of the opioid prescriptions go to.  Now, just imagine that more than 50 percent of these prescriptions go to these people, and that is way too much. What about the rest of the people with other conditions like chronic pain that need the same prescriptions? It means there is not enough for everyone in the market.

A Few Heart Health Goals You Need To Meet


Date: October 25th, 2017

Good cardiovascular health does not just happen, you have to make it happen. Thus, you need clear guidelines about this, to show you what you should do, the American Heart Association has put forth goals that everyone must strive to meet if they aim to enjoy proper heart health. Thankfully, these goals are simple to adhere to, since they are mostly what a doctor would advise you at the hospital to do to enjoy great heart health. You will also find it easy to inculcate them to your daily life, that is, if you are very determined.

Achieving cardiovascular goals help elderly live longer


Date: October 23rd, 2017

If all the goals for the cardiovascular are met there would be longer life and less death caused by heart diseases. There is no doubt that enhanced cardiovascular health is going to enhance the lifespan of many Americans. American Heart Association has put a lot of work into this. The elderly people are at the highest risk of getting a cardiac condition more than the younger people. However, everyone needs to know that they are at risk so they can take the right preventive measures.

Sugary drinks raise the risks Type 2 diabetes in women


Date: October 21st, 2017

A woman who frequently has a sugary beverage is more like to get type 2 diabetes than a woman who takes it rarely. But this is not as new as there has always been an association between refined sugar and diabetes. However, there have been few studies in between to substantiate this. In the study discussed below, you will see why women should avoid sugary drinks or totally obliterate them from their diet.

The dangers of Heart Disease to women


Date: October 19th, 2017

Most women in US are killed by heart disease yet neither do most women and doctors realize this danger. Is there something that is gender specific that causes heart disease? Is there something that the medical world has been missing?

Americans are taking a lot of vitamin D


Date: October 17th, 2017

What happens when you take too much Vitamin D? One of the side effects is vitamin D toxicity. Again, since the job of Vitamin D in the body is to help the system absorb Calcium, there could be too much calcium in the blood, which is not good at all. The study discussed below shows that Americans may be consuming too many vitamin D supplements.

Vets with Traumatic Brain Injuries Get Severe Headaches


Date: October 15th, 2017


Is there are a relationship between severe headaches and serious brain injuries? Most definitely there is as has been indicated by many studies. The particular study that we are discussing here showed that US veterans who have had traumatic brain injuries are likely to get severe headaches more than those who haven’t suffered such injuries.

Patients complain opioid crackdown is harming them


Date: October 13th, 2017

Opioid crackdown means no or fewer painkillers for chronic pain patients.  Chronic pain sufferers want to be heard. The debate is all about addictions, overdoses and so many other shenanigans, but no one is worried about the chronic pain patients. They want to be heard, to be listened to.