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Managing Epilepsy and Seizures Infographic

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 26, 2018 1:54:00 PM

Living with epilepsy means learning about the condition, getting support from others, being prepared for seizures and making your environment as safe as possible.

 

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Health Benefits of Air Purifiers

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 13, 2017 3:15:39 PM

Health Benefits of Air Purifiers: We all may feel like we are protected from our environment’s pollution when are inside the comfort of our homes but that is not the case. Our homes trap odors, dust, pollen, and harmful particles that float around in our personal space. Vacuuming is not enough and has no affect on air controlling the air quality. Air purifiers are appliances designed to clean the air we breathe, tackle allergens, and reduce concentrations of pollutants and other particles that are harmful to our bodies. If you smoke in your home and/or are a pet owner, it is highly advised to purify the air in your home.  Pets drag in germs and dander into homes and passive cigarette smoke inhalation can cause lung cancer in non-smokers. We should not be breathing in air that is tampered because it can also tamper with our health! Try out air purifiers in your home to notice the following changes:

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8 Easy Stretches to Relieve Back Pain

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 1, 2017 2:01:19 PM

8 Easy Stretches to Relieve Back Pain: Back pain is one of the most excruciating sensations one can experience. Pain can be caused by a chronic condition such as ankylosing spondilitis or scoliosis, a sudden accident, lack of activity, or constant strain. It causes us to slow down and even quit some tasks that used to be manageable. If back pain gets bad enough, it may even leave some bed ridden. Medicine or hot/cold patches may provide temporary relief, but eventually the pain will return. Stretching helps the muscles activate and build strength to support the spine - leading to reduced frequency and intensity of pain. Below are some simple exercises that can have you back on your feet in no time:

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Micronutrients - Eat the Rainbow

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 27, 2017 10:13:34 AM

Micronutrients - Eat the Rainbow: In order for our bodies to function properly, we require certain vitamins and minerals known as micronutrients. The most popular micronutrients you may recognize are Vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, potassium, zinc, and magnesium. While only needed in minor amounts, micronutrients play crucial roles in optimizing our physical and mental performance. Lacking them can lead to inhibited growth and higher risk for diseases. To ensure your body has enough micronutrients, the easiest way is to consume healthy and diversified foods, or “eating the rainbow.” This essentially means that by consuming a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, meeting daily micro nutritional needs is no hassle!

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Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes (APS) - Types 1 & 2

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 26, 2017 12:41:34 PM

Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes (APS) - Types 1 & 2: APSs include a wide variety of autoimmune disorders that are divided into a very rare juvenile type 1, and a relatively common adult form type 2. There is also a third type that does not affect the adrenal glands. APS type 1 typically occurs in early childhood, while type 2 most often occurs in one's 30s or 40s. Type 1 is caused by mutations of the autoimmune regulatory (AIRE) gene on chromosome 21. It is inherited in a autosomal recessive manner, meaning both parents must be carriers and pass on the faulty gene in order for their child to be affected. The mutation results in the production of defective proteins which cause the autoimmune destruction of target organs. Type 1 can be diagnosed via genetic testing, but not type 2 since it is caused by complex genetic interactions. Check out this infographic to learn more about autoimmune polyglandular syndromes types 1 & 2:

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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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Five Ways to Improve Your Life Today

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Aug 30, 2017 3:51:50 AM

Improving your life means improving every part of it. It means being healthier, more productive, more successful, and happier. Balance is key to living a fulfilled life. When you put too much emphasis on one area of your life, others suffer. The key to living a balanced life is to start with the pillars, such as your health. With better health, you can be more productive at work and as a result make more time for other aspects of your life, like your loved ones or your hobbies. If you are interested in improving yourself and living a more balanced life, follow these five steps:

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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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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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