When it comes to our backs, there are many different types of back pain. It is also a common reason for absence from work for many of us and for seeking medical treatment. Back pain can be debilitating which can be caused as a result of injury, activity, and some medical conditions. Back pain can affect people of any age, although as people get older, the chance of developing lower back pain increases, due to factors such as previous occupation and degenerative disc disease. The first step … [Read more...] about Different Types of Back Pain
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Stress at work, home and personal relationships was amplified by COVID-19. Many of us who were casual or occasional drinkers turned a weekend treat into a weekday habit. You’ve noticed the changes; it’s like adding gasoline to a fire. Don’t beat yourself up over it. There are big benefits of quitting drinking and we’ll share them with you here so you can become motivated. How Are You Feeling? The biggest indicator that overindulging in alcohol is how you feel. Here’s the triple … [Read more...] about Big Benefits of Quitting Drinking
ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a common childhood disorder. It affects how you pay attention, your ability to sit still, and how you control your behavior. ADHD can happen in children and teens and even last into adulthood. It is usually detected during a child’s early school years when they begin having problems paying attention. Symptoms of ADHD It is usual for children to have trouble focusing or behaving sometimes. However, children with ADHD don’t grow out of … [Read more...] about Does My Child Have ADHD?
2020 is over, but the adverse effects of the COVID-19 virus aren't. It's hitting fierce and fast in the United States. CNN reported more than 1 million new cases (reaching a total of 14.5 million cases) being logged in the first five days of December. What's worse, the numbers continue to grow. COVID-19 has induced heart/cardiac complications among infected patients, and it is one of the major causes of complications. Health experts suggest that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Heart Complications
After having an alcoholic drink, have you thought about how long the alcohol stays in your system? The simple answer to this question would depend on the quantity of alcohol you've consumed. However, various other factors can influence how long alcohol stays in your system. Read on to learn about how alcohol is metabolized and how long it stays in your system. Alcohol Metabolism Alcohol has a short life span in the body. Alcohol metabolism is when your body breaks down the alcohol and … [Read more...] about Alcohol Test: How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System
There are only a few things that light up a child’s face like a sugary treat. Born with a sweet tooth, most children love their dose of daily sucrose and glucose in the form of candy, sweets and more. Parents find it easy to reward them with a sweet treat for their good behavior; however, it puts them at risk for health consequences. Sugar affects children differently than adults and requires that we oversee how much they consume daily. The Right Quantity As per AHA (American Heart … [Read more...] about How Sugar Affects Children
One of the biggest misconceptions about depression is that it’s an adult-only illness. Unfortunately, children and adolescents suffer from depression. Sometimes parents and caregivers may not be able to recognize the signs of this disorder as signals can be passed off as regular psychological or emotional changes, and a child may go undiagnosed and untreated. What Is Childhood Depression? Childhood depression is different than a moody kid who sometimes seems down or upset. Children, like … [Read more...] about How to Know if Your Child Is Depressed
In our busy lives, it's natural to feel tired all the time. Some days are more tiring than others. But if you find yourself exhausted too quickly, dragging yourself to get out of the bed every day, or simply feeling sluggish to finish even the most basic daily job, there is more to it than your usual tiredness. It can be a medical condition. Fatigue is a common symptom found in many adults. When you're fatigued, you have no motivation and stamina to work, go out or socialize. Let’s … [Read more...] about Why Am I So Tired All the Time?
The world is anxiously waiting for access to the COVID-19 vaccine with the hope that a vaccine will put an end to the global pandemic. Vaccines are currently rolling out to the public. Some people are unsure of whether they will take a vaccine or not because of so many unknowns along with a rapid FDA approval process. Research for Coronavirus Vaccine Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East … [Read more...] about Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe?
To remove sugar from your diet is a great way to improve many health problems. Sugar has made its way into everyday items that you don't even associate with sugary food, and many Americans are overeating sugar. Most of us are consuming 22–30 teaspoons that is about 88–120 grams of sugar each day. It is substantially higher than the recommended limit, i.e., six teaspoons (about 24 grams) for females and nine teaspoons (about 36 grams) for males. Once in a while, we all have … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Remove Sugar from Your Diet