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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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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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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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Gestational Diabetes - Risk Factors

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 11, 2017 3:10:31 PM

Gestational Diabetes - Risk Factors: Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs in pregnant women who get high blood pressure.  This is due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and can cause the baby to grow very large, leading to complications during delivery. Although gestational diabetes usually resolves on its own after giving birth, the baby could still be born with low blood sugar, yellowish skin and eyes (jaundice), or breathing problems. If you are diagnosed with it, your doctor can help you to keep your blood sugar under control throughout your pregnancy. To avoid complications during pregnancy, be sure to know the risk factors involved with gestational diabetes:

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