Health Education Articles

Everyday Activities that Count as Exercise

If you’re like me, then you’re exhausted by the time you get home from running around all day. Chances are you’re not thinking about hitting the gym to squeeze in a workout. Life is busy and for many of us it’s hard to find time for a trip to the gym. Unfortunately, being busy...
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Important Tips for Succeeding on a Low Carb Diet

If you’ve been following along in our series about low-carb diets, then you may have already decided that this is the new eating lifestyle for you. Changing your eating habits and choosing healthier foods isn’t always easy, but there are things you can do to make adjusting to a low-carb lifestyle...
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Bananas might protect women from HIV infection

A natural chemical in bananas may help protect women against sexual transmission of HIV, U.S. researchers report. In laboratory tests, they found that a lectin called BanLec was as potent as two current HIV drugs. Lectins — sugar-binding proteins found in plants — can identify and attach to foreign...
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Important Steps to Prevent Childhood Obesity

You may have heard about childhood obesity and have some concern about your own children. If they do not have a weight problem now, that is good news. But, you can be proactive to prevent obesity from ever happening in your family. Children are impressionable. They learn most of their habits from their...
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Every Minute Counts: How to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

Do you know how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke? Would you be able to identify someone that is demonstrating stroke symptoms and requires immediate medical attention? Strokes deprive the victim’s brain of oxygen, so when a person is having a stroke time is of the essence! Yet, many people...
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What is Dysphagia? Diagnosis and Tips

Dysphagia is literally defined as difficulty swallowing. Of course, that is the simplified version of what those with dysphagia may be suffering from. Dysphagia makes chewing solid foods and keeping them in your mouth a frustrating and difficult task. Some people practice special ways of swallowing in...
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Size Matters: The Effect of Portion Distortion

Thanks to a national pastime of supersize proportions, many Americans have no idea what a real serving size looks like. So, when planning a diet to maximize weight loss, portion control is a good place to start.
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Bad Posture Causes Back Pain! Here’s How to Fix it.

We’ve all watched those old TV shows or movies where girls are sent to finishing school to get ” refined.” They walk around with books on their head while a woman with a tight chignon and even tighter pursed lips follows behind with a conductor’s wand. Those books perched on...
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Understanding the Symptoms of Silent migraines

Have you ever heard of silent migraines before? If not, you are not alone. Many people don’t even know that there is such a disorder as silent migraines. Let’s take a closer look at silent migraines and what they are. Silent migraine is a mysterious disorder. People with migraines usually...
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The Effects of Stress on Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetes Type 2 hinges on levels of blood sugar in the body. Stress can have something to do with that. Are you stressed? More importantly, are you handling your stress properly? It could be a bigger problem than you think. Everyone knows what stress feels like. However, there are two types of stress....
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