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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo -- Ask Yourself These 6 Questions First

Tattoos are all the rage now. Everyone is getting them, no matter the age, gender, or socioeconomic status. Tattoos are permanent, unless you want to go through the painful process of removing them. There is also the matter of health because the tattoo process does break the skin. So, before you run out and get your first tattoo, as yourself these 6 questions.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cell Phones Have More Germs Than Your Toilet -- Yuck!

More than 90 percent of adults in America own a mobile phone. People use cell phones every day, all day long. They are stored and placed in all kinds of places where they can pick up germs and bacteria, which is why they are dirtier than your toilet seat, or even the bottom of your shoes.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Don't Believe These 7 Myths About Diabetes -- Know the Facts

There are more than 29 million Americans living with diabetes, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control, and another 86 million a condition called prediabetes which increases their risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Diabetes is so prevalent that there are many myths about the disease. Here are 7.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Want To Lose Weight Fast? Try These 5 Fruits!

Most of us who are trying to lose weight want to see results quickly. Cutting back on portions, exercising, and eating the rights kinds of food will certainly steer you in that direction. While many people are prone to cutting out fruits altogether when they are dieting, these 5 fruits will actually help you lose weight fast.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Why Your Eye Doctor Could Be the First One to Know You Have These 5 Diseases

It may not seem logical that you would find out from your eye doctor that you have cancer. But the truth is that when your eye doctor looks behind your eyes, he can see blood vessels and nerves that might show you have one of these 5 diseases -- even cancer.

Friday, October 7, 2016

How Do You Know You Have High Blood Sugar? -- 6 Signs To Look For

Your body often tells you when it is sick. The key is to listen and to understand what your body is telling you. Some symptoms such as an increase in urination could easily be ignored as just a sign of getting older. But it could also be telling you that you have high blood sugar.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

You Can Prevent Lung Cancer By Doing These 5 Things (Other Than Quitting Smoking)

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, representing approximately 14 percent of all new cancers. In the U.S., 116,470 men and 109,690 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year alone. About 80 percent of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking. So, the best step you can take is to either quit smoking now, or don't start smoking in the first place. But you can also prevent lung cancer by doing these 5 important things.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Why Constipation Can Be Serious - 10 Foods That Can Help

A report by the Mayo Clinic revealed that up to 63 million people in North America alone suffer from constipation. It is not a health condition to be treatly lightly. Why? It can cause other, more serious health problems like hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fecal incontinence, colonic conditions and urologic disorders.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Your Earwax Can Reveal These 6 Health Conditions

No one likes to talk about earwax. The truth is that earwax is perfectly normal. It's there for a reason. It protects the ear canal, helps in cleaning and lubrication, and also protects the ears from bacteria, fungi, insects and water. Paying attention to earwax can reveal something about your health.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Doing This In The Shower Can Cause Adult Acne

If you think only teenagers get acne, you would be wrong. Between 40 and 55 percent of the adult population age 20-40 are diagnosed with acne, according to the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. It is generally a condition that affects younger people anywhere from age 12-24, but it can occur among older adults, too. There may be a reason.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

To Shave or Not to Shave -- A Question For Women!

Yes, women across the country are shaving, and not just their legs. They are shaving their faces. Marilyn Monroe did it. Elizabeth Taylor did it. So, why not? Many women love it, and others hesitate because they think their hair will grow back course, like a beard.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Top 5 Health Risks Women Need to Know About

Diseases and other health risks sometimes affects men and women differently. For example, more than half of all people with Alzheimer's disease are women, and heart disease is the number one cause of death among women.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

3 Of Your Favorite Foods Have Been Found to Cause Cancer

There is no cure for cancer yet, but we can protect ourselves by taking care of our health and avoiding foods and other products that have been found to cause cancer. Unfortunately, this often includes some of our favorite foods that we have come to enjoy so much.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Eating These 10 Foods for Breakfast Will Make You Hungry and Grouchy

When they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they are right. Starting off the day with a healthy breakfast gets your metabolism going and helps promote weight maintenance and weight loss by maintaining blood glucose levels. It also affects how you perform both physically and mentally. But only if you eat healthy.

Friday, September 2, 2016

What Place in Your Home Has the Most Germs? Hint: It's Not the Bathroom....

Most people would guess that the bathroom has the most germs of any room in the house. But surprisingly, the kitchen sink has more germs than any other place, with about 18,000 bacteria per square inch. Want to know 4 other places in the home where you can find lots of germs?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

6 Reasons Why E-Cigarettes Are Not The Answer To Quitting Smoking

E-cigarettes are popping up everywhere and being advertised as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco. But are they really safe?

Sunday, August 28, 2016

These 5 Foods Can Actually Harm Your Brain

Eating healthy is important for our bodies -- we all know this. Not only do we want to stay fit and trim but also avoid diseases like diabetes and cancer that can occur by eating all the wrong foods. But there is another reason to eat healthy, and that is to keep our brain healthy. Did you know that there are foods that actually harm your brain?

Friday, August 26, 2016

New Medical Discovery Saving the Lives of Stroke Victims

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and about 50 percent of people that suffer a hemorrhagic stroke die in a matter of days. A new procedure, using a catheter, promises to save more lives of people who suffer strokes.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Poor, Overweight, Women More Likely to Develop Cervical Cancer -- Are You at Risk?

About 4,120 women are predicted to die from cervical cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. In addition, 12,990 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed. Are you at risk? Knowing the risk factors could save your life, and one of those risk factors is being overweight.

Friday, August 19, 2016

6 Must Do's For Fresh Breath and a Clean Mouth

Sometimes there are no shortcuts to good health. This is true when it comes to oral hygiene. So why do so many people try to cut out important steps, risking bad breath and poor oral hygiene?

Sunday, August 14, 2016

4 Worst Foods to Avoid -- And They're Supposed to be Healthy!

Healthy means good for you, right? So, why are some foods advertised as healthy, and end up being NOT good for you? Like these 4 foods...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Top 10 Fattest Cities in America

America is getting fatter. A study last year by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington showed that 2 billion people around the globe are either overweight or obese. Although the U.S. has 5 percent of the world's population, it has 13 percent of the world's fattest people.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Study Shows That Wearing a Bra Can Damage Lymph Nodes and Contribute to Breast Cancer

Women have been wearing bras since at least the 1900s. It has been a common practice among women to support their breasts with bras. Little did women know, however, that wearing a bra can actually lead to breast cancer!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Coffee -- Good or Bad? -- 13 Good Reasons to Drink It

It seems coffee has taken a beating over the years from all kinds of advice as to whether it is good or bad for you. The latest? Recent research shows there are at least 13 good reasons to drink coffee.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

7 Things You Should Avoid Just Before Going to Bed

It should come as no surprise that the United States is among the top 20 countries in the world with the worst eating habits. The U.S. is ranked #5 in population with the worst obesity problem, and 9.39 percent of Americans have diabetes. Not only are Americans eating unhealthy, but they are some of the biggest snackers. This includes the worst habit of eating snacks just before bedtime.
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