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Many injuries are caused by preventable accidents around the home. Accident-proofing your home can prevent trips to the emergency room, and can keep you and your family safe. Here are some tips to increase the safety of your home. Reduce Tripping ...
Ways to Keep Your Brain Young As we age, many parts of our bodies start to slowly decay and lose their complete strength. The most important organ we have is our brain, as it is responsible for countless aspects of our health and overall wellbeing. ...
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 ...
Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to find a person who doesn’t own a pair of earbuds. Listening to music and making hands-free calls are just some of the reasons why we use earbuds. Whether we admit it or not, there are times that we wear ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Prediabetes is just what it sounds like—high blood sugar levels which are not quite high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes, but still concerning. Someone with prediabetes has problems with producing enough insulin or responding properly ...
5 Tips for Staying on Track with a Diet Starting a new diet this year? Already nearly two months in and you’ve probably run into a few setbacks, challenges, or frustrations. Staying on track with a diet can be tough. From working around your ...
What Are Antioxidants? Antioxidants are a big “buzz word” in today’s culture of health and wellness. These substances are chiefly found in fresh fruits and vegetables. We hear a lot about antioxidants, but what are they really? This ...
Safe Driving Tips for El Niño Season An El Niño weather pattern has been predicted for California this winter—and if the heavy rains over the last few weeks are any indication, it looks like it is finally here. According to some ...
Diabetes is a disease in which your body’s ability to control the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood is compromised. Type II diabetes is wholly preventable, although some people may be more vulnerable to it than others. Type II diabetes ...
What is Heat Stroke? Heat stroke occurs when your core body temperature exceeds 105 degrees Fahrenheit. This can happen when you are exposed to high temperatures for a prolonged period of time—usually in combination with dehydration When Does ...