In the United States, approx. 6.3 million fractures occur each year, and over 40% of these are at home incidents. Broken bones are a common occurrence, especially among children and people who play sports regularly. There are about 3.5 million visits made to emergency rooms for fractures each year. Broken bones may not be life-threatening but can cause a lifetime of complications. (OSU.EDU, 2020) What Constitutes a Broken Bone? A broken bone or bone fracture is a medical … [Read more...] about How to Know if a Bone is Broken
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The pandemic hit us unexpectedly, and it hit us hard. Dealing with the 'new normal' and 'social distancing' has been tough for everyone. There's been a disruption in schedules, and a sense of routine is lost. There are also feelings of fear and angst we haven't experienced before. COVID-19 is all new emotional territory. With entire families spending most of their time at home, the stress and anxiety of our newfound “togetherness” may have thrown your plans of eating healthy completely off … [Read more...] about The COVID +15 – How to Refocus on Eating Healthy
The benefits of drinking water are amazing. Our bodies are just don’t function properly without it. If you have frequent symptoms of fatigue, headaches, hunger, and digestive problems, water may be what your body is searching for. Drinking water when we feel thirst isn’t enough. Hydration is an intentional act. Find a reusable water bottle and fill it up regularly throughout the day. Once you start this regimen, it will become second nature. How Our Body Uses Water It’s a known fact that … [Read more...] about Benefits of Drinking Water
When you think of getting fit, you might think about working out in a gym or yoga, maybe even a sport. But did you know that one of the best ways to get fit is to walk? The unassuming act of walking offers some great health benefits. What’s more, it’s free, uncomplicated, and does not require any equipment. It is low impact and easy on the joints. Once you include it in your daily routine, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start a walking program sooner. You can walk, no matter what the … [Read more...] about 5 Incredible Benefits of Walking
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting 5.2 million Americans over the age of 65 and women account for almost two-thirds. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, but the chances of developing the disease do increase the older we get. Sometimes, Alzheimer’s can affect younger people. These rare cases of the disease are called early-onset Alzheimer’s. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells … [Read more...] about Alzheimer’s Disease
The main job of the body’s immune system is to protect you from infection and disease. It does so by attacking whatever it perceives as an invader (antigens), such as bacteria, viruses, cancer cells, and allergens. The process of protecting and defending your body from invasion consists of four steps. The immune system will: Recognize something foreign or invasive in the body.Summon the immune cells to the area of the invasive element.Attack the invader and drive it from the body.Signal … [Read more...] about Can A Healthy Lifestyle Boost Your Immune System?
Howard, 45, an avid runner, started noticing foot pain while running. He tried a new brand of running shoe, massaged his feet and calves daily, and finally went to the doctor for pain relief. To Howard’s surprise, his doctor diagnosed him with osteoarthritis. Like many people, Howard had mistakenly believed that arthritis affects only people of advanced age. But osteoarthritis, or OA, affects over 32.5 million U.S. adults of all ages. According to the CDC, within the next 20 years, an … [Read more...] about Arthritis Signs & Symptoms
When it comes to hurricanes, 2020 is a different year in the most unpredictable ways. At the beginning of the year, people worldwide were hit by COVID-19 pandemic that left millions infected with an unknown deadly virus. Surging Cases Of Coronavirus In the middle of grappling with the pandemic, a surge in coronavirus cases, and continued national unrest, the US State of Texas is at the ready to prepare for hurricane season. This year’s timing couldn't be any worse. The first hurricane … [Read more...] about Hurricane Preparedness During A Pandemic
Nobody wants a rash. They’re unsightly and can be irritating, but they can also be a sign of something deeper and scarier going on. Determining the cause of your rash is the quickest way to decide whether or not you need to see a doctor. Rashes of All Kinds A rash is often a sign that your skin came into contact with an allergen or other skin irritant. A rash is a visible notice that our skin or in some cases our entire body is reacting to negative stimuli. While it might be hard to … [Read more...] about Is My Rash A Concern?
Airlines are flying to domestic locations and we’ve been housebound for too long. Most of us would go just about anywhere just to go. But some people may still be concerned about getting on a flight with social distancing orders still in place. Airlines and airports around the world are doing everything they can to instill confidence that it is safe to fly again, despite the pandemic. (Boeing, 2020) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines they say that people may be less … [Read more...] about Should I Fly During A Pandemic?