Caring for your health during vacations

Caring for your health during vacations

Keep in mind Dec 8, 2018 0

The MedlinePlus webpage provides some background information on these two situations: Food poisoning: The most common causes of food...
The pros and cons of implants

The pros and cons of implants

Keep in mind Sep 22, 2018 0

Before opting for a dental implant, it is important to be informed about the procedure and the consequences that...
Learn the warning signs of endometriosis

Learn the warning signs of endometriosis

Keep in mind Sep 7, 2018 0

Menstrual cramping and pelvic pain can both be warning signs of endometriosis.  While this condition may not be serious,...
Caring for your health during vacations

Caring for your health during vacations

Keep in mind 8 December, 2018 0

The MedlinePlus webpage provides some background information on these two situations:

  • Food poisoning: The most common causes of food poisoning include bacteria and viruses. While symptoms can be mild or severe, they usually occur suddenly and last a short period of time. Symptoms include an upset stomach, cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and dehydration. An intoxication can occur when food is handled or consumed without following proper cold chain processes or if the food is expired, especially with foods such as meat, fruits, vegetables and products that must be refrigerated. This is why it is important to check the hygiene practices of the restaurants you go to as well as avoid eating from street vendors.
  • Sunburn: While people with darker skin tend to be less sensitive to the sun, all people are vulnerable to it. Children should especially be protected, since most sun damage occurs during this stage of life. The warning signs of a sunburn include red, hot and sore skin. In severe cases, these signs include blisters, fever, chills, headaches and a general feeling of illness. Keep in mind that the effects of exposure to the sun’s rays accumulate over the years and even moderate exposure contributes to the appearance of wrinkles, hardened skin, freckles and even skin cancer.

Related article: Protect your eyes from sun exposure

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The pros and cons of implants

The pros and cons of implants

Keep in mind 22 September, 2018 0

Before opting for a dental implant, it is important to be informed about the procedure and the consequences that artificial teeth can have on your health.

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Learn the warning signs of endometriosis

Learn the warning signs of endometriosis

Keep in mind 7 September, 2018 0

Menstrual cramping and pelvic pain can both be warning signs of endometriosis.  While this condition may not be serious, it can affect the quality of your of life.

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Sweet, but not too sweet

Sweet, but not too sweet

Keep in mind 19 June, 2018 0

Sweet foods are very enticing for most people. But why?

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Aim for balance with technology

Aim for balance with technology

Keep in mind 7 June, 2018 0

The excessive use of electronic devices is causing new types of aches and pains that have never before been registered. Know what their warning signs are.

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The importance of getting sunlight

The importance of getting sunlight

Keep in mind 23 May, 2018 0

Exposure to natural sunlight may be just as important for leading a healthy lifestyle as nutrition and exercise.

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Three tips for fighting stomach inflammation

Three tips for fighting stomach inflammation

Keep in mind 15 April, 2018 0

Stomach inflammation (gastritis) not only causes discomfort but can create other, more severe health issues.

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What to do with expired medication

What to do with expired medication

Keep in mind 17 March, 2018 0

Both governmental and non-governmental organizations are responsible for disposing of this form of waste correctly.

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Staying clear of what others posts in social networking

Staying clear of what others posts in social networking

A healthy mind 13 December, 2017 0

What is behind the negative emotions that occur when seeing others share their happiness on social networks?

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Kitchen hygiene

Kitchen hygiene

Keep in mind 2 August, 2017 0

Maintaining healthy practices when using raw or cooked foods helps prevent illness.

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