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Disconnected: Understanding and Recognizing Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a grave brain disorder. It ruins the way some one may move, show feelings, understand reality, and compare themselves to people around them. Someone with schizophrenia, which is one of the most damaging and distorting mental illnesses, is mostly going to have problems with their community,...
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7 Tips to Prevent Panic Attacks

You don’t have to be a victim to panic attacks, you can prevent them. While medication and therapy are both helpful for anyone that suffers from panic attacks, self-care is also important. Learning how to manage the risk factors will help you feel in control and build confidence as you realize...
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How the Eating Habits of Adults Affect Obesity in Children

In order to live, we must eat. Somewhere in our history, we stopped eating to live and started living to eat. This obsession with food has led to not only obesity in adults, but a rising obesity in children. Let’s examine the eating habits that can lead to obesity in children and the ways to change...
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The Truth About Staph Infection: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

You may have heard people talk about it, but what do you really know? What are staph infections? Staph is short for staphylococcus, this is the bacteria that causes a staph infection. This bacteria is carried by at least 1 in 4 persons in either their mouth, nose, anal, or genital areas. Usually a cut...
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Diabetes: The Dangers of Ketoacidosis

How does diabetes go hand in hand with ketoacidosis? Serious conditions can occur when you do not treat your hyperglycemia. One such illness is called diabetic ketoacidosis. This condition is a serious threat to your health if you have diabetes. Patients that have contracted type one diabetes are at...
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Preserve Fresh Locally-grown Fruit by Canning, Jam Making

With the growth of farmer’s markets and the resurgence of home gardening, consumers are rediscovering the superior flavor, value, and nutrition of locally-grown fruit. But many people only purchase or grow enough for fresh eating and avoid buying larger quantities to can, freeze, or preserve as...
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Are you prepared to Shelter in Place?

“Warning! Seek shelter!” If you heard this message right now, would you be ready? While some emergencies, like fires or hurricanes, may require you to evacuate, in others emergency officials will ask that residents stay put — or shelter in place — to keep safe. According to the Centers for Disease...
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What is Childhood Obesity? How do we Measure the Rising Weight of Children?

Baby fat can be cute, for a while. Unfortunately, some parents use this as a way to deny what’s really happening to their youngster. We, as parents, need to face up to facts when we see our children gaining weight that is unexplained and out of control. We need to ask for help and look for solutions...
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Questions and Answers about IBS Symptoms

Want is IBS? The letters IBS stand for irritable bowel syndrome. The fact that it is a syndrome means that it is a group of symptoms. Some of the most prominent symptoms of IBS are gas, diarrhea, cramping, constipation, and abdominal pain. What part of my body does IBS affect? The colon is primarily...
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Learn the Difference in Three Major Types of Stroke

Many may mistakenly think that there is only one type of stroke. In fact, there are at least three main types of strokes, which leads to the question: What types of strokes are there? Before presenting the different types of strokes, it is important to define what a stroke is. A stroke is an immediate...
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