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Potassium is an essential mineral used to aid the communication between your nerves and muscles, and move other nutrients into cells. Often, people think of bananas when they are asked for a good source of potassium, but this fruit only provides ...
Many people suffer from inflammation, but may not know the cause of their discomfort. Inflammation can be a temporary reaction to an injury, or it can be chronic. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of inflammation and how you can treat your ...
Water is incredibly important to the human body. In fact, up to 60% of the human adult body is made up of water. The human brain is composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. Not only does our body use water in every cell, but it helps ...
About Pelvic Muscle Floor Exercises Why Kegel Exercises Matter From your small intestine down to your rectum and urinary bladder, there is a layer of muscles beneath them which is called the pelvic floor muscles. Considered as one of the most ...
Enjoy the Movie & Your Snacks Without The Guilt Movie and snacks are two things that go hand in hand since time immemorial. As soon as you enter the movie theater, your mind is already racing on which snacks to get, especially when you get a ...
Improve Blood Circulation With Compression Therapy Compression socks or stockings are snug-fitting, stretchable socks that are specially designed to gently squeeze the legs for the improvement of blood flow. They work by applying pressure to the leg ...
Beat Your Afternoon Slump with These Tasty Treats It’s three in the afternoon and the struggle to stay awake is real. When your body is just begging you to go for a nap and coffee just won’t do, fight your afternoon slump with some of our ...
Taking Steps in Conquering Arthritis With May being recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month, let’s give a spotlight to this chronic illness that has affected over 500 million Americans. Arthritis occurs when there is an inflammation of ...
Three Low-Sugar Desserts with Spring Fruits The flowers are blooming, trees and plants are becoming lush, and the temperature is beginning to rise. Spring is really here—and so are the best tasting fruits and vegetables. If you are looking for ...
Importance of Meditation Let’s face it, life is stressful most of the time. If you have those moments when you feel like you just want to get away or disconnect from all your worries, you may want to try meditation. Meditation is a higher form ...
If you have been consistently getting the sniffles, you may have already caught the common cold. According to the CDC, adults are expected to have at least two to three colds a year. But no matter how common this illness is, there is still no known ...
As winter brings in the dry, cold air, your skin may be feeling dry and dull as well. With low temperatures, the moisture from our skin tends to evaporate more quickly, leaving us with dry, tight, and flaky skin. While there is not much we can do ...
If you are heading to the mountains to go skiing or snowboarding, make sure that you don’t get altitude sickness. Regardless of your fitness level, altitude sickness can happen to anyone when they reach at least 8,000 feet or higher. Altitude ...
Have you thought about attending a Zumba class or trying Yoga, but get cold feet when the time actually comes? You’re not alone! It is always intimidating being the new person in a room full of strangers, especially when you throw in squats or ...
Family Comes First ‘Tis the season for family, friends, and loads of festivities. It’s definitely not the best time to get sick, but it happens. Regardless if you have been planning your holiday celebrations for months or even a year, ...
The holidays are upon us! For most diabetics, the holiday season can be the most tempting time of the year with the all the festivities that can disrupt your usual routine. But that doesn’t mean that you have to lock yourself in a room and just ...
We all know that we should drink more water – something of which both moms and doctors like to us. However, in a sea of fancy juices and sodas, switching to plain water can be anticlimactic. At Whittier Hospital Medical Center, we don’t ...
For some, it’s a great feeling: Waking up the day after a fantastic workout and feeling the exertion in your muscles. You know you exercised and did something good for your body. However, the muscle soreness can be pretty severe—at times ...
Insomnia FAQ
Aug 15
General statistics show that over 30% of the U.S. suffers from insomnia. Many Americans experience some form of short-term insomnia due to stress or anxiety; however, deeper medical problems can also cause long-term insomnia. While a lack of sleep ...
With clear skies and clear schedules, summer is a favorite time for many to head outdoors and spend the weekend hiking and exploring. Even in climates better known for their triple-digit summer temperatures, like Southern California, hiking can be an ...
Nothing says summer quite like a good barbeque. As the weather warms up, grills across the nation are firing up, bringing families and friends together. When you are trying to watch what you eat and manage your weight, a BBQ can seem like a dangerous ...
The majority of individuals struggling with type 2 diabetes have cells that don’t react correctly to insulin—the hormone that allows the body’s cells to absorb glucose. They also may not have enough insulin to keep their blood sugar ...
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for over 17.3 million deaths per year around the globe, making it the leading cause of death worldwide. The number of yearly deaths due to cardiovascular disease is ...
As summer rolls around, many individuals re-dedicate themselves to a fitness routine. January’s resolutions may have faded away, but the warm weather calls for a re-examination of fitness levels and personal improvement. Before investing in ...
5 Ways to Get More Fiber Why is fiber important in your diet? The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that adults get at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber in their daily diet. However, most adults in the United States get less ...
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