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5 Preventable Deficiencies for Women

by Louise August 22nd, 2013 | Health Observance, Prevention
It is difficult to look at the nutritional deficiencies present in the U.S. and try to pinpoint the most prevalent one, because different deficiencies are represented in different areas of the population. Lifestyle choices and regional circumstances can play a role, but the typical nutritional deficiency is a result of not accounting for one's specific needs, which depends not only one's stage in life, but also gender. It may seem that what makes a healthy diet for one should make a healthy diet for all (as long as meals are proportionate), but that's not necessarily the case. Here are
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Ultraviolet Rays: Protection Necessary

by Lori Sciame July 23rd, 2012 | Health Observance, Prevention
During the summer we are inundated with information on how to protect ourselves from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.  TV spokespersons tell us to slather on their particular brand of sunscreen, doctors warn against sunburns, and beauty experts remind us that too much sun causes wrinkles; however, do we really know much about these mysterious (and invisible) rays?  If you've ever wondered how something so wonderful, the sun's warm beams, can be such a threat, then this post is for you!

In order to understand why protection is so important, first you need to know the definition of UV rays.
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Hotel Tips for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

by R. Carnavale July 10th, 2012 | Heart Health, Prevention
Maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle is important, especially when you’re traveling. Your choice of hotels is a key factor in having healthy heart. Before you book a hotel room, consider if any or all of these three heart-healthy amenities will be provided:

Healthy Meals

  • Does the hotel provide nutritious, tasty meal choice options for its guests? Consider brands like Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which offers Lifestyle Cuisine Plus, a new menu available upon request that caters to guests with heart and other health issues. The menu includes a selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts for heart-healthy diets, and it is designed to contribute to
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Hand Washing Increases Happiness

by Lori Sciame June 25th, 2012 | Prevention
You've seen it before, I'm sure.  You're in a public restroom, maybe at a busy airport, or at an amusement park, and a person steps out of the stall and leaves without so much as looking at the sink.  I don't know about you, but each time I see that happen, my heart sinks.  This is because one of the simplest ways to prevent the spread of illness wasn't taken advantage of once again.

Yes, folks, simply washing your hands with soap and warm water was heralded as one of the biggest steps in preventing sickness in the field of
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Osteoporosis: Symptoms and Prevention

by R. Carnavale May 22nd, 2012 | Health Observance, Prevention
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. Osteoporosis, which means “porous bone,” is the most common bone disease, and it is marked by bone weakness and the loss of bone density over time. Either the body fails to produce new bone, or too much old bone is reabsorbed by the body, or both.  Maybe you've seen an elderly person who has shrunk over the years, walks with a shuffle, or whose spine curves forward like a hunchback's.  Chances are that person may have osteoporosis.

One in 5 American women over the age of 50 has this disease, and 50
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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.