Burns are skin damage that results from heat, sunburn or other radiation, chemical or electrical contact. It is one of the most common household injuries, especially among children. The term “burn” means more than the burning sensation associated with this injury. A burn may result in a minor medical condition or life-threatening emergency. Degrees of Burns Burns are categorized by degree in 3 categories: first-degree or "superficial" burns; second-degree or "partial thickness" burns; and … [Read more...] about Identifying a Severe Burn
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
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?
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
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?
Karen’s 72-year-old mother has fallen twice in the past year. Although neither fall resulted in serious injury—and in fact, her lively, active mother brushed off both incidents, reassuring her daughter, “I’m fine, stop fussing!”—Karen is concerned. She has good reason to be. While most falls in adults over age 60 are little more than a spill, requiring a bit of dusting off and clambering back to their feet, you should take every fall seriously, especially as your parent ages. Not only do … [Read more...] about What To Do When An Older Person Falls
Getting places by public transportation is on hold for many of us. That doesn’t mean traveling is on hold. Gas prices are unprecedentedly low and the road beckons. Before flying became mainstream, Americans romanticized the road trip. Suitcases strapped to the top rack of the Vista Cruiser used to be a thing. Vehicles today are packed with creature comforts and space. Let’s look into lens of your ViewFinder and create the perfect road trip together. Make a Plan What can you do to be sure … [Read more...] about Road Trips Revisited in 2020