Everyone knows that trying to make it through the mall during the holidays is not an easy task. With all of the chaos and crowds the mall can also be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Here are the most germ-infested areas of the mall to avoid this holiday season.
Escalator handrails collect a lot of germs throughout the day. Everyone uses them, and deposits any germs they... [Continue Reading]
When you happen to live in an older home, while it tends to come with its own charm (and oftentimes a lot more room), if there’s one thing that you definitely need to be on the lookout for, it’s certain potential health hazards.
Now we’re not saying that there are things lurking in your house that should make you afraid to live there; it’s just that the more aware you... [Continue Reading]
You’ve no doubt heard all kinds of old wives’ tales about how to treat a toothache, such as gargling with salt water or rubbing some whiskey on your gums. Some of them actually work to a degree and have some basis in scientific fact, but others are just silly (chewing gum? – that’s more likely to make it worse!). The first step is to understand the cause of your pain,... [Continue Reading]
Nobody likes oral surgery, even with all the feel-good drugs they give you these days, but losing a tooth certainly isn’t the horror that it was years ago. These days there are all kinds of ways to control the pain and prevent infection. And you don’t have to live with an embarrassing gap in your smile thanks to all manner of dental implants designed to look just like your real... [Continue Reading]
Eye problems in children are likely more common than you think. Many cases of vision problems go undiagnosed, so it’s important to be aware of risk factors and signs that you may want to get your child some children's glasses. Some common signs of eye impairment include things like squinting or straining to see things in the distance, turning the head to one side when looking at... [Continue Reading]
Something that all of us need is insurance. We need home insurance. We need car insurance. We definitely need health insurance and for the sake of our family’s financial well-being, we also need life insurance. But when you happen to be someone who has a health issue such as diabetes, it can sometimes be hard to get the kind of coverage that you would like being that some insurance... [Continue Reading]
Dry socket is a condition that can happen after a tooth extraction. Whenever you have a tooth extracted, a blood clot forms over the bone and nerves, which protects the bone from infection. After you have a tooth extracted, the bone and nerves where the tooth was can become incredibly vulnerable to infection. Dry socket happens when this blood clot dissolves too soon, thus leaving the bone... [Continue Reading]
Although there are a lot of us who can attest to how wonderful it feels take a hot shower, have you ever stopped to think about the fact that it’s actually a therapeutic thing to do? That’s right. According to many medical experts, taking steam showers actually comes with a wide variety of health benefits.
So whether you’re planning to take one at your local gym, in a spa or... [Continue Reading]
Exercise referral patient: Somebody who is diagnosed as ‘inactive’ (getting less than 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week), has one (or more) of 11 diseases listed here and is referred to a fitness instructor for supervised exercise.
If you possess the knowledge to train this very specific type of client, not only can you help limit the UK’s spread of chronic... [Continue Reading]
The holidays are approaching, and it may throw you off your diet. Studies show that most people only experience a one-pound weight gain through the holidays. However, after decades, those single pounds can add up to significant weight, resulting in health problems. If you want to stay fit during the holidays, now is the time to start planning. If you revamp your exercise routine, eat a... [Continue Reading]