Ways to Beat Insomnia and Get Back to Sleep
Millions and millions of people around the world have trouble sleeping. In the United States, it has been estimated that between 50 to 70 million adults suffer from some sort of sleeping or wakefulness disorder. Insomnia is not just an annoyance, it can cause a host of health problems including heart disease, an increased risk of stroke and even weight gain. There are some natural remedies for insomnia that involve lifestyle changes.
- Practice good “sleep hygiene.” This means that you should go to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning. Keeping a good and regular sleep schedule is one way to beat insomnia. This means you need to keep the same sleep sched Continue Reading
Tips for Protecting Your CHildren Against The Flu
The flu is a respiratory infection that affects the nose, lungs, and throat. The influenza virus is fairly common, especially in the fall and winter months. Since it’s both common and contagious, it’s important to know what to do when your child becomes sick.
Firstly, it’s best to get diagnosed. If you suspect that your child has the flu, you should take him or her to a pediatric urgent care center or their primary care physician. There, the doctor can do laboratory work to determine whether o not your child actually has the flu, or a severe cold with flu-like symptoms.
Here are some common symptoms associated with influenza:
- Sudden fever
- Body aches and pains
What You Should Discuss With Your Doctor For a Healthier New Year
Everyone loves to make new year’s resolutions that they hope will make their lives better. But too often, we don’t follow through with those resolutions. Talking to your family doctor — or any health practitioner at the nearest walk in clinic — can help you turn your goals into a doable mission. Here’s what you can discuss with local doctors about making your 2017 self healthier, happier, and better all around.
Are you healthy enough to start an exercise routine? One in ten Baby Boomers say that their physical activity is limited to just a few days a month. Ask what types of exercises you might be ready to start now, and what you’d Continue Reading
Are You Considering Hair Replacement Options?
It has been one of those days.
The paster mentioned at the 9:30 service that the church staff wanted to joke around a little bit this Advent season as he acknowledged the fact that they really did know it was the third Sunday of the season, not the second as the bulletin indicated. So a few minutes later when the pianist played several wrong notes during the prelude to a hymn she was able to say that she too liked to joke around a little and that she would just be starting over. It was simply one event after another that kept people smiling, almost to the point of laughing, throughout the service.
When your husband started laughing out loud during communion, however, he caught you off guard. Unable to put into words what was so funny, he finally scribbled a note on the back of the stuck-on-the-s Continue Reading
How To Choose In Home Medical Care
With advancements in modern medicine, the life expectancy age is increasing and more elderly citizens are able to enjoy rich, full lives with their families, although for many, this involves the incorporation of in home health care. In 2013, 4.9 million patients who received in home care at some point throughout the year. There are a few excellent reasons for this. First, in home care promotes healing; multiple studies have shown that patients recover faster at home. Second, home care assistance is individualized to create custom care solutions that fit the client?s specific needs, taking into account the supplemental care available through family and friends. Last, in home care is more cost effective than nursing homes and other institution Continue Reading
Three Reasons Why Using Hormone Treatment Is Helpful for Women Going Through Menopause
Hormone treatment should be considered for women who are at the age where menopause begins. It can be helpful for many different reasons, including the ability to relieve symptoms and make life more manageable. Women who have gone for over a year without having a period are considered menopausal. Here are three reasons why hormone therapy should be considered for women who are looking for relief.
Women Who Experience Stress Are Likely to Experience Menopause Sooner
Individuals who find themselves going through stressors such as depression and financial difficulties that go on for a very long time might find that they benefit from hormone replacement therapy, also known as h Continue Reading
Getting Clean How to Ensure You Stay Away from Your Addiction
The freedom of choice is a measure of responsibility, unfortunately for the millions of Canadians with a drug addiction however, that freedom becomes sacrificed in some measure. Addiction eats away at the user, compelling them to fulfill their need — sometimes this can be at any cost if the user is desperate enough. Families who see addiction take hold of a loved one are torn apart and consumed by their addiction. If you or someone you know suffers from a drug addiction, please contact help immediately.
Canadian Drug Problems
Drug users suffer from a number of health concerns linked to their addiction; it is figured that substance abuse has cost the Canadian health care system as much as $8 billion. Female addicts are up to 54% more likely to die prematurely because Continue Reading