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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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
When autumn comes, it usually knocks with a pumpkin in tow. Pumpkin has been the unofficial flavor of the season for the longest time. From drinks to easy desserts and complex meals, pumpkin’s in a class of its own. Aside from its great taste, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Almost every spiritual belief system in the world has some form of meditation as part of its discipline. While it may take many forms, meditation at its most essential is time taken to clear the mind’s worries and focus deeply on a single ...
Hiking is a powerful fitness activity. It benefits the body and mind, reducing stress, anxiety, blood pressure, and heart disease one (literal) step at a time. Unlike many other fitness activities, hiking takes place in unfamiliar and sometimes ...
According to U.S. News, 86% of American workers sit at a desk all day. Another study reports that in 1960, half of all American jobs required moderate physical activity—now, that percentage has dropped to merely 20% of all jobs. As a nation, we ...
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 ...
While yoga is a popular type of exercise today, it has its roots in Hindu spiritual practice. Yoga is actually a combination of spiritual, mental, and physical discipline employed for meditation and “consciousness-expansion.” It has ...
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 ...
Why eat seasonal fruits and vegetables when you can buy the same frozen or canned foods all year long? What many people don’t know about these packaged goods is that they pack a lot less punch in the vitamin and nutrient department than their ...
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