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Simple Ways to Stay Healthy

by Editorial Team July 23rd, 2018 | Common Conditions
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. If only it were that simple.

While eating a single apple may not do the trick, there are a number of easy things you can do to keep yourself healthy. Really. Read on to learn how to take good care of yourself.

Eat a healthy diet

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it's true. Yes, it's ok to splurge once in a while and eat fried food and decadent desserts, but for the majority of the time, try to eat a sensible diet. You know, like you were taught in school. Eat a
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Why Determination Alone Isn’t Enough to Overcome Addiction

by Editorial Team July 20th, 2018 | Common Conditions

Those who struggle with addiction often don’t realize there’s a problem until something happens or someone brings it to their attention. Once a person reaches the level of a full-blown addiction, the “decision” to use is no longer their own. Their brain essentially sends mixed signals to the body that this substance or behavior is a requirement, therefore, becoming a “natural” part of a person’s day. So, when a person hits rock bottom, realizes the error of their ways, or hears concerns from those they love, they may feel determined to release the grip addiction has over their

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Lower Back Pain: Common Problem

by Kimberly Hays June 22nd, 2018 | Common Conditions
Lower back pain is a common condition. It affects 90% of adults in the U.S. at some point in their lives. It is also a symptom, and not a disease, and most often, actually 80% of the time, a physical examination cannot determine the cause. Usually when no specific cause is found, the pain usually dissipates over time on its own. Lower back pain is second in causes of loss of work, following the common cold. Because lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a month, medical professionals diagnose accordingly. If the pain has been ongoing
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The Flu Shot Flopped for Seniors

by Kimberly Hays March 2nd, 2018 | Common Conditions
A study released on February 22 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that the elderly were only protected by 9% with the flu shot this year. This statistic reflects on those who are 65 and over. Seniors were hardest hit, as their immune systems are weaker than those of other age groups. This year's strain of flu was also more intense than previous years, which makes for a harmful combination. The belief is that the vaccine failed in protecting everyone from the H3N2 strain, and this may be the reason why seniors were hit the hardest.

The H3N2
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Different Methods to Ease Lower Back Pain

by Editorial Team December 17th, 2017 | Common Conditions
When you suffer from back pain, it can put a damper on every activity you do, whether for work or play. For most people, chronic back pain means seeing a doctor to figure out just how you can manage it. Most doctors will prescribe medications to deal with the pain, but since this won’t necessarily heal the pain, you’ll be on medication for the rest of your life. Other doctors will recommend surgery, and then there are those who recommend alternate methods of dealing with your pain. If you’re dealing with back pain, here are some ways you can try
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.