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by Apple’s revolutionary new health app, simply named "Health,” is officially launched. Initial bugs in their HealthKit for app developers and concerns about privacy muddled its mega-introduction but this groundbreaking entry into digital medicine is now here and definitely worth checking out. Health is an app that acts like a data warehouse for all your health and fitness information. Basically, it...
by These days you cannot take a chance on just any doctor. You need to find a doctor that is not only keeping up with the latest technologies and treatment options, but who is also caring and self-involved. Beyond that, you need to get off the old adage that all doctors are equally-competent; in fact, run away from any physician that is guilty of one or more of the following infractions: 1. Fails to...
by Thrifty homemade “green” cleaning products will clean your home as well as commercial cleaners while you avoid toxic chemicals and save money. Harsh cleaners leave harmful residues on surfaces and pollute indoor air with toxic fumes. They are hazardous to everyone in your family, including pets. Commercial cleaners are linked to skin irritations, asthma—even cancer. By using everyday ingredients you...
by How much exercise are you really getting in? Maybe more than you think- maybe not enough to reach your goals and get you in the shape you want to be in. In addition to a healthy diet, you need at least 150 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise every week. Thirty minutes a day, five days a week, is a good goal to keep. It doesn’t need to be in the gym, though the treadmill and other cardio...
by One of your best health protection options is choosing certified organic foods. You should always thoroughly wash all raw vegetables and fruits (including those organically grown) to rid them of bacteria, but no method: washing, freezing, or cooking--will eradicate pesticide residue from conventionally grown produce. A large percentage of pesticides currently in use are regarded as potential carcinogens,...
by As we all know, exercise has many benefits for health, including helping participants to live longer. In addition to longevity, exercise can reduce the risk of age-related disease, improve brain function, and even help to slow down the visible signs of aging. According to a recent research study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences mice that exercised did not show typical...
by Even though science has yet to discover the proverbial fountain of youth, there are many foods that contain anti-aging properties that can help increase one’s lifespan and avert illnesses such as osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes. By eating the right foods, you can put the brakes on the aging process, feel healthier and live an active lifestyle to stay in shape. Here’s a list of eight tasty...
by Can an app actually save your life? There was an amazing story recently about an infant’s life that was saved because someone nearby with CPR training was notified through an app alert system and was able to assist with the medical emergency before the paramedics arrived. This is one of many examples of how the technology in smartphones is improving our lives through prevention, well-being support,...
by I have noticed that more and more businesses keep a small bowl of candy in reception areas and on countertops. They are practically becoming part of the décor. The other day, while waiting for my hairstylist, a woman marched over to the obligatory bowl of candy, snatched up a fistful of candy and announced, “I need some sugar!” She was not a diabetic in distress; she was not faint from not eating....
by Although there are many approaches toward battling depression, there is no question that a healthy diet should be part of an overall depression-fighting treatment plan. The nutrients in food support wellness, growth and the body’s ability to repair itself. Deficiency in fat, protein, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins can cause our bodies to not work at full capacity and can also adversely affect...