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6 Ways to Quickly Heal a Wound

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 24, 2017 1:46:43 AM

Not all wounds will heal at the same rate. The healing process will be dependent on the severity of the injury and the area of the trauma. If you are struggling to say goodbye to a troublesome cut, read our six helpful tips on how to quickly heal a wound.

1. Wash Your Hands

Clean your hands with soap and warm water before you attempt to treat a cut, as this will decrease the likelihood of infection. You should then dry your hands with a clean paper towel. However, if the wound is located on your hand, we recommend keeping soap away from the cut, which will cause further irritation to the wound.

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Simple Ways to Look After Your Eyes

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Sep 17, 2017 2:01:08 AM

Our eyes are one of the most vital organs we have in our bodies - yet they are also one of the most fragile. It’s important, then, that we take every step we possibly can in order to properly look after our eyes and see that no harm comes to them. Eye conditions are quite common, especially in the elder demographic, so you should arm yourself with the proper knowledge to ensure that you aren’t doing anything which could potentially damage your eyes or increase the risk of developing any serious eye-related conditions. There are, in fact, a number of simple ways you can introduce into your day to day life to help ensure that no harm comes to your eyes. Just a few of them have been compiled here, to act as a good place to start for anyone who requires a little bit more information on how to properly look after their eyes and eyesight.

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3 Tips to Cope with a Chronic Condition

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Sep 15, 2017 2:54:27 AM

There are times in our life when we have faced a health crisis. It may be a broken bone, or it may be the need for surgery to remove a cyst, and these types of health issues are a worry, but the good news is that they are typically short-lived; but what about when the health issue is considered chronic? Chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis are with you for the long term, and you need to be able to manage your illness, rather than your illness manage you. Here are 3 tips to cope with a chronic condition.

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Osteoporosis Overview (Infographic)

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 12, 2017 10:52:32 AM

Osteoporosis Overview: Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that causes them to weaken and become fragile - increasing the likelihood of a fracture. It is sometimes referred to as a "invisible disability" because it can exist for years without symptoms. There is no cure for osteoporosis, though there are many treatment options. Check out this infographic to learn more about osteoporosis, including risk factors, lifestyle changes, and some important statistics:

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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Pulmonary Infections

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 30, 2017 1:53:10 PM

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Pulmonary Infections: NTM are a type of bacteria that occur naturally in the environment (water and soil) which do not cause tuberculosis or leprosy. NTM do cause pulmonary infections that resemble tuberculosis, however. Human disease from NTM is believed to be caused by environmental exposure. There is no evidence that NTM-related infections can be contracted by animal-to-human or human-to-human contact. Check out this infographic to learn more about notuberculous mycobacteria, who is at risk for infection, symptoms, and treatment:

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Family Caregiver Burnout - 10 Warning Signs

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 21, 2017 5:51:59 PM

Family Caregiver Burnout - 10 Warning Signs: Being the caregiver for a loved one undergoing treatment for a chronic condition such as cancer can be a very challenging task. Burnout is a common phenomenon, but it can be prevented. Here are some things to watch out for:

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Why Choose a Career in Health Informatics?

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Aug 19, 2017 6:57:31 AM

If you’re tech-savvy and you’ve thought about bringing your skills to the healthcare industry, a career in health informatics is the career path to follow. The health informatics industry is growing through the roof these days and the industry isn’t short of jobs, so achieving your online MSHI degree by using an online MSHI program could pay dividends to your future. If you’re leaning on the fence when it comes to a career in health informatics, look at some of the reasons why you should strongly consider it.

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Acute Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP) Overview

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 16, 2017 4:56:33 PM

Acute Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP) OverviewAcute interstitial pneumonitis (AIP), also known as Hamman-Rich syndrome is an uncommon type of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia for which researchers have not yet found a cause (idiopathic). Pneumonia results when tissues of the lungs become inflamed in reaction to infection. The inflammation can also extend into the bronchioles, the small airways that branch off into the lungs. Prolonged inflammation causes fibrosis. Over time, scar tissue causes the bronchi and the walls of the bronchi widen, or are destroyed, resulting in the lungs shrinking. The condition usually progresses to respiratory failure and medical treatment is immediately required.

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Immunizations & Herd Immunity - How It Works

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 15, 2017 2:01:33 PM

Immunizations & Herd Immunity - How It Works: Our bodies fight against bacteria and viruses everyday thanks to our immune systems. Sometimes, our bodies need a little help to recognize, fight, and protect against certain diseases as well. Check out this infographic to learn how vaccinations help us do just that:

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Tick Removal - Four Effective Methods

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 14, 2017 4:24:46 PM

Tick Removal - Four Effective Methods: Unless you’re an entomologist, ticks should have no place in your life, or on your skin. Aside from the general stigma of ticks being “gross bugs,” they are actually very harmful. They survive by latching onto warm-blooded mammals and feed on their blood. Ticks can deliver a deadly payload of disease by burrowing their heads into the skin, a method that introduces their body fluids into their victims. It generally takes at least 12 to 24 hours of feeding before an infected tick can spread disease to its host - but don’t wait. If you see a tick, follow some of the ways mentioned below to remove them safely and avoid tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, or Ehrlichia:

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