As we seek ways to take care of ourselves, consider some studies that demonstrate how sleep is a key contributor for a strong immune system.
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There’s a lot of wisdom behind the old adage “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” especially in regard to minding our happiness. Breaking things down into small, achievable goals for ourselves can help make a lot of sourness much more palatable.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) lead to nearly three million ER visits, hospitalizations, and deaths per year. A mild TBI is commonly known as a concussion. Even though they are called “mild” because they are not typically life-threatening, the effects of a concussion can be serious, and recovery can be lengthy.
Kidney stones lead to more than 3,600 ER visits each day, and estimates say that one in 11 people will have at least one kidney stone in their lifetime. This disruptive and painful condition is also the cause of numerous return trips to the ER as well as hospitalizations. So, what are kidney stones? And can you avoid developing them?
Did you know adequate hydration provides cushioning for your joints? It also maintains your body temperature. Staying hydrated reduces cavities and tooth decay. It helps flush toxins and waste out of your body. Drinking water may alleviate some headache symptoms and can aid in weight loss.
Part of the fun and excitement of traveling to foreign destinations is getting to eat the local cuisine, which can be much different than your normal diet. Be aware, though, that some food and drinks on your international travels may be contaminated and therefore could cause a variety of illnesses, including traveler’s diarrhea.
There are mixed reviews from the scientific community regarding the association between foods and certain types of cancers; however, the consensus remains: eating a diet that is balanced, containing a variety of fruits and vegetables, combined with daily physical activity, is strongly encouraged and may protect against some diseases—even cancer.
Millions of people travel during the holiday season. There are also millions of pesky insects out there that like to travel. Do you know how to protect yourself from bed bugs when traveling and when sharing common areas?
Why is it recommended that you get a flu vaccination every year? How is the flu vaccine made? And…is the flu “shot” the only vaccination option? Observe National Influenza Vaccination Week by finding out what you didn’t know about the flu vaccine. And if you haven’t yet—be sure to get your flu vaccination!