Posts Tagged ‘Medical’
Friday, November 25th, 2022
Let’s just admit it, at least once in our school life, we got head lice or a close childhood friend got them. We took proper precautions because as a kid in school you can basically assume head lice = cooties, and though it went away after a while, head lice stigma and trauma, like bet-wetting, perpetuates and haunts us even into adulthood. So, if your child has head lice in their hair – don’t worry, as it is curable!
Keep reading to find out more information about this ridiculous plague called ‘head lice’, how to avoid it and how to make it go away!
Tags: head lice, health, lice, Medical
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Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
For many runners, acetaminophen (Tylenol as a brand name) is a very popular choice for pain treatment before and after runs and strenuous workouts. Those athletes have an ongoing question that needs answers, they should know how does Tylenol enhance athletic performance. For many years, experts questioned whether or not the pain reliever had an ergogenic impact, but a new meta-analysis found that acetaminophen can boost performance when given 45 minutes to an hour before a significant effort or exertion.
Let’s discuss a few of the ways Tylenol affects athletic performance.
Tags: Medical, medicine, NSAIDS, performance, Tylenol
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Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
Ever heard the song that goes:
“Your toe bone connected to your foot bone,
Your foot bone connected to your ankle bone…”
This is an old spiritual song whose chorus is used to teach children about the human skeleton. It can also remind us workout fiends that everything in your body is connected, and if just one of those bones, or organs, or systems gets sick, it can throw off the whole body.
If any single function on your body is not working correctly, it will affect the rest of your body. For instance, these tips will help keep 6 important factors of your body in check and help you improve your fitness in the new year.
Tags: health, Medical, training
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Friday, November 29th, 2019
There is nothing more satisfying than a strong back. While bulging biceps, pecs, and quads might seem sexy, they aren’t nearly as effective as increasing strength and stability as robust rhomboids, lats, and traps. However, not only is it easy to inefficiently train the back, but it is incredibly easy to injure those muscles (and the tissues around them) with improper technique and inaccurate exercises.
If you want a rope-covered back but you don’t want chronic back pain, here are a few common mistakes you should avoid – and if you are already laid low from a back injury, here’s how you can recover and prevent them in the future.
Tags: back injury, back pain, exercise, injuries, injury, Medical, pain, prehab, rehab, therapy
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Monday, November 18th, 2019
There are three out of 1000 American children who are born with hearing loss at a detectable level on one or both ears. Many of these children are not getting the proper help and might be at risk for behavioral, emotional, and learning difficulties. Watching for signs helps you execute hearing loss intervention when it matters most.
Tags: children, deaf, hearing impairment, Medical
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Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Over the years, cancer has plagued society. Numerous research studies have been conducted. Some drugs have been developed. Nevertheless, cancer is still there and it is just as deadly as ever before. This devastating disease kills hundreds of thousands of people in the United States each and every single year. This is unlikely going to change any time soon. However, there might be hope on the horizon. As long as the so-called experts are willing to think outside of the box, they may very well be able to find a unique solution to this destructive problem. Is there a possibility that CBD could be the solution that doctors have been seeking out?
Tags: cancer, CBD, health, Medical, medicine
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Sunday, July 15th, 2018
Some of the benefits of probiotics are universal and this means everyone including women and children can benefit from them. They promote healthy skin, improve gut health, and help one to maintain optimal weight.
The same benefits are also available for men as taking probiotics helps men to mitigate health conditions that affect them like controlling hormone levels and improving mental health. To get a clear overview of how you can benefit from using probiotics.
Here are some of the top benefits that every man should know about. (more…)
Tags: health, healthy, healthy body, healthy man, Medical, probiotics, supplement
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Monday, February 12th, 2018
Many people in the United States experience digestive troubles, specifically irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Common symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or bouts of both. Most people can relieve symptoms on their own but in a few cases, the symptoms are severe.
Stomach pain should always be brought to the attention of your doctor, especially if recurring. Strong abdominal pain could be an indicator of a serious problem so needs to have medical attention. For less serious pains or a diagnosed condition of IBS, there are several remedies you can use yourself to ease painful symptoms. (more…)
Tags: colon, health, healthy, ibs, illness, irritable bowl syndrome, Medical, medicine
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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
If you’re a sports buff, then you know all too well how much an injury to any of your joints, limbs or muscles may affect your game, your fitness and your overall health. The last thing anyone wants is to be struck down by a sports-related injury. This is why educating yourself on ways in which you can avoid and take preventative measures against sports injuries is so crucial.
In this article, we will look at 6 tips for preventing and managing sports injuries. These simple yet effective tips will ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy your fitness and sports routines without having to succumb to any nasty afflictions. Read on to find out more.
Tags: exercise, fitness, injuries, injury, Medical, pain, prehab, rehab, safety, therapy, workout
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Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Hernia: The protrusion of an organ or other bodily structure through the wall that normally contains it; a rupture. In today’s post we are mostly going to talk about abdominal hernia, how to help prevent it, and how to attempt to cure it when possible.
Your abdomen is the main concern when it comes to a hernia. You need to tighten up, as well as reduce the outward pressure that prevents sagging of the internal organs. One of the leading causes of hernia is the weakening of your muscles which happens when you over pressurize the organs relative to the strength of the abdominal wall. In most cases, surgery is the only solution for a hernia, therefore you need to be a bit cautious.
How to get rid of a hernia without requiring to undergo surgery?
Is this the question that is haunting you? If yes, then you are reading the appropriate article. Here in this article we will let you know the effective exercises to prevent and attempt to get rid of a hernia. All of these are simple to perform and very effective. (more…)
Tags: abs, exercise, hernia, injuries, injury, lifestyle, Medical, Sports
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Monday, May 15th, 2017
Testosterone is popularly referred as an epitome of manhood, that doesn’t mean testosterone isn’t found in women. It’s just that testosterone is found in large quantity in men, while it’s in trace quantity in women. You might be aware of the fact that testosterone plays a vital role in enhancing your sex drive and muscle building, no wonder why most men have greater muscle mass than women.
It’s almost mythical to learn the true power of testosterone and its ability to burn body fat and boost your muscles. Testosterone also comes in handy to increase your libido, sleep, mood, and your quality of life. However, testosterone declines in most men after they hit 30 years, which isn’t good for health.
In many cases it becomes an issue and leads to testosterone replacement therapy, which some studies claim might also not be good for health. Sometimes we need to try to find ways to naturally enhance the testosterone level in the body.
Here’s a list of 7 ways to increase your testosterone naturally:
Tags: Boost Testosterone, Diet, exercise, health, healthy, lifestyle, low testosterone, Medical, supplement, testosterone
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Friday, March 24th, 2017
When you’re trying to make the most out of your body (as you only ever get one!), there’s a lot of different stuff that gets thrown into the mix. You have to watch out for your chemical imbalances, as well as anything else that could throw you off of your normal routine.
So, What Exactly IS Testosterone?
Testosterone is a chemical messenger that takes its place amongst other androgens – it’s also the primary sex hormone in males on this planet. It’s produced primarily through the Leydig cells, which are located in the testicles of men (although women do also produce this hormone in their ovaries), a small amount is produced in the adrenal glands as well.
Testosterone is there to help sway the two different genders into their sexual development phases properly; it adds to the aspect of desire, as well as producing sperm. Testosterone has many other functions, and even professional athletes are using it to get an edge above the competition; but why is that exactly? (more…)
Tags: age, health, healthy, hormonal balance, hormone levels, hormones, Medical, medicine, testosterone, testosterone replacement, testosterone supplementation, TRT
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Friday, February 3rd, 2017
A cup of coffee daily will help you in more ways than you suspect. For example, the daily dose of caffeine can keep Alzheimer’s illness in check, can help reduce cholesterol, protects against dementia, and reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Recent studies have also determined positive effects on performance when consuming caffeine before exercise. Caffeine addiction is real, but is it really that big a deal when compared to all the positive effects?
Coffee Fights Cholesterol
A daily dose of caffeine blocks the disruptive consequences of high cholesterol that scientists link with Alzheimer’s illness. Caffeine equivalent of merely a daily cup of Joe from could protect the blood-brain barrier ( BBB ) from damage that happens with a fat heavy diet, according to a study.
The BBB protects the central nervous system ( CNS ) from the remainder of the body’s circulation, providing the brain with its own controlled micro-environment. Prior research has demonstrated that raised levels of cholesterol break down the BBB that may then no longer protect the CNS from the damage due to blood borne contamination.
Tags: brains, cancer, coffee, diabetes, health, healthy food, Medical, medicine
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Monday, March 7th, 2016
How to Boost Testosterone Naturally to Make an Impact on Your Training
We hear about it all the time in commercials for “Low-T”. We certainly have read about it many times in the context of fitness articles, considering we are always reading fitness articles. I am talking about Testosterone. Something that affects each of us deep to our core, forms the foundation of our health and makes us…. well, Men!
Recently I’ve noticed TV commercials dealing with class action suits against medical testosterone replacement therapy products. So steroids are illegal and unsafe, and testosterone replacement products may or may not be dangerous, so what recourse do we have to boost our T? At least you should learn the most effective strategy to boost your Testosterone levels naturally through food, exercise, and intelligent supplementation.
What’s The Deal With Testosterone?
Testosterone, what is it? I mean, we know what it is, but… what, IS it? Let’s get scientific here for a moment. Testosterone is a steroid hormone. Hold on, before we go on… The term steroid here is referring to natural hormones produced in the body. These are the things that help control metabolism, inflammation, immune system, and sexual characteristics. Ok, now back to where we left off.
Tags: age, aging, Diet, food, hormones, Medical, testosterone
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Sunday, January 31st, 2016
A major topic in sports medicine is understanding how drugs can effect athletic performance and how to avoid unwanted complications. Many drugs have side effects that might be exaggerated by strenuous exercise.
Prescription drugs are controlled because of their side effects. The topic can be divided into drugs that affect the body versus drugs that affect the mind.
Mood altering drugs and pain killers, like NSAIDS, can affect performance. A person who is advised to avoid driving or operating machinery should also be careful around exercise equipment and free weights. These count as heavy machinery, so any drugs that affect coordination should make a person rethink some of the exercises that they do.
A power step machine is safer than running on a treadmill, and weight lifting machines are safer than free weights.
Drugs that affect blood pressure might disqualify a person from intense cardio. Some people need medicine that raises their blood pressure, but cardio further increases blood pressure. Someone suffering from high blood pressure as a disease is also at risk. It is better to ask a doctor for a routine and stick to walking until then.
Tags: fitness, health, Medical, medicine, prescriptions
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Friday, April 19th, 2013
Regardless of the type of exercise regimen you’ve chosen, chances are that sooner or later you’re going to push yourself too hard and suffer some type of injury. Even if you’re careful, accidents can happen, so you want to be prepared when they do.
Luckily, the most common types of injuries that occur during exercise, such as sprains, strains, muscle cramps, and the like, are not too detrimental, although contact sports, for example, can certainly lead to more serious bodily harm. When it comes to addressing these issues so that you can get back on track with your workout routine, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure a speedy recovery.
Here are some tips that should help you to treat any injuries you may sustain.
The first thing you need to do is determine the severity of your injury.
For example, it’s important to know the difference between a muscle cramp, which may be treated fairly immediately through stretching and hydrating, and a sprain or strain, which will certainly require more than a few minutes of rest and light stretching to correct before you can get back to lifting weights or swimming laps.
Although you may not be as qualified as a doctor to diagnose common exercise injuries, and you may therefore want to call your physician for an exam if you’re not sure about the cause of ongoing or chronic pain, most athletes and even amateur exercise aficionados can tell when something is seriously wrong and when they can handle recuperation on their own.
Tags: deadlifts, exercise, fitness, injuries, injury, Medical, powerlifting, Weight Training, weightlifting
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Weight loss surgery is becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and for a very good reason. It offers a solution to a problem that plagues millions of people worldwide. However, determining whether weight loss surgery is right for you can be difficult. There are many benefits to these surgical procedures, but there are downsides as well. It’s important to understand this issue from both sides to decide what’s right for you.
Pro: Guaranteed Weight Loss
If you’re like many people in the world today, you’ve had a hard time trying to lose your excess weight. Some people try everything under the sun in an effort to shed pounds, yet they still find themselves unable to achieve their weight loss goals. Surgical procedures like gastric bypass and gastric banding offer guaranteed results. Liposuction can get rid of excess fat instantly. Those who seek a guaranteed solution to their weight loss problems can find that solution with weight loss surgery.
Tags: Diet, diet plans, diets, event, exercise, fat loss, fitness, food, lifestyle, lose fat, lose weight, Medical, nutrition, surgery, weight loss, workout
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Monday, March 25th, 2013
Chronic Shoulder Instability and Impingement Syndrome are the most common types of shoulder injury. Chronic Shoulder Instability occurs when the ‘head’ of the upper arm bone moves out of the shoulder socket. This results in a shoulder joint dislocation and causes great pain. On the other hand, impingement syndrome is prompted by friction occurring between the shoulder blade and rotator cuff. The friction from the rotator cuff and the shoulder blade may be caused by inflammation in a tendon or muscle.
Preparations to Rehab an Injured Shoulder
It’s important to remember that any injury needs to be checked and treated by an accredited physician. They may recommend medication and several rehabilitation techniques to encourage the shoulder to heal and function as soon as possible. The Physician will also be able to see the specifics of your injury that may alter they way you would treat it. Here are some tips to consider when preparing an injured shoulder for rehabilitation.
Tags: back, exercise, fitness, injuries, injury, injury prevention, Medical, powerlifting, prevent, prevention, rotator cuff, shoulder, shoulders, Weight Training, weightlifting
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
There’s something you might not know about type 2 diabetes: anyone can get it. The onset of this form of the disease need not be related to heredity, although instances in your family may raise your risk for developing diabetes. However, you should also know that the condition is not unavoidable, even if you do have a family medical history to contend with.
What is Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes develops when there is too much sugar in your blood, a condition known as hyperglycemia. Normally, your body creates insulin that breaks down sugar so that it can be stored in cells and burned off as energy. But over time, excess fat in the body can reduce levels of insulin being produced and create an insulin resistance in cells.
While the main cause of type 2 diabetes onset is thought to be obesity, the truth is that you can have a slim physique with a high percentage of body fat. The point is that even people who don’t necessarily look like they’ll develop diabetes may be prone to the disorder. And lifting weights can definitely help to lower your risk.
Tags: diabetes, exercise, fitness, health, Medical, medicine, nutrition, resistance training, weight lifting, Weight Training, weightlifting
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Monday, February 25th, 2013
How to Prevent Injuries that Will Derail Your Progress
Adding weight lifting to your workout routine on a weekly basis can offer the average fitness buff a world of benefits.
For one thing, it can make you stronger, as expected, helping you to overcome obstacles in other types of exercise (running faster, throwing farther, jumping higher, etc.). But it can also help you to create the physique you’ve been trying for (whether it’s bulking you crave or simply a frame that features better muscle tone) and even lose weight if that’s what you want (muscle burns more calories than fat). And that’s just the beginning.
Weight lifting, when done improperly, can also result in a slew of injuries, most of which can be easily avoided by warming up and cooling down, building up to greater weights or more reps over time, using proper form, listening to your body, and asking for help from a spotter.
Here are just a few common weight lifting injuries that are best avoided:
Tags: back, exercise, fitness, injuries, injury, injury prevention, Medical, powerlifting, prevent, prevention, rotator cuff, shoulder, Weight Training, weightlifting
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