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Understanding Sciatica: 4 Common Causes of This Painful Condition

Understanding Sciatica: 4 Common Causes of This Painful Condition

Written by Lizzie Weakley
on Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Sciatica occurs when painful sensations run along the path of the sciatic nerve. This condition can sometimes occur for seemingly no reason, but there are medical conditions that may be linked to the cause of sciatica. 

These four conditions are among the most common causes of sciatica.
Regaining and Maintaining: 4 Secrets to Good Health

Regaining and Maintaining: 4 Secrets to Good Health

Written by Dixie Somers
on Friday, 05 April 2019

If you have recently experienced a drop in your weight and are worried about regaining it, there are a number of things that you can do to improve your overall health and add zest and energy to your life.

Regaining control of your well-being, in addition to your weight, may be as simple as following special simple steps to put you on the road to better health.

By using an approach that deals with both mental and physical issues, you will be better at regaining and maintaining your health.
Early Diagnosis: 4 Conditions to Be on the Lookout For in Young Children

Early Diagnosis: 4 Conditions to Be on the Lookout For in Young Children

Written by Dixie Somers
on Friday, 05 April 2019

Younger children have a very tough time expressing pain, and that is one of the reasons why it is so difficult to diagnose certain conditions at an early age. While most minor health issues are going to pass on their own, you need to keep an eye out for serious medical problems. 

Here is a quick glimpse at four conditions that all parents should be on the lookout for.
What to Do When Your Neck Pain Won't Go Away

What to Do When Your Neck Pain Won't Go Away

Written by Meghan Belnap
on Friday, 05 April 2019

Chronic neck pain is a serious health issue that should never be ignored. While everyone is going to experience some discomfort over the years, pain in the back and neck should fade after a few days if it’s truly minor. 

Here is a closer look at some steps that you need to take if your neck pain won’t seem to go away on its own.
Nocturnal Gnashing: 4 Signs You Have Sleep Bruxism

Nocturnal Gnashing: 4 Signs You Have Sleep Bruxism

Written by Lizzie Weakley
on Thursday, 04 April 2019

Dental professionals suggest that sleep bruxism, or nocturnal teeth grinding, is fairly common. Many people clench their teeth at night while sleeping without realizing it. However, there are several symptoms that may suggest you are grinding your teeth as you sleep. 

The following signs may indicate the existence of this behavior.
Take Charge of Your Health: 4 Common Ailments and How to Prevent Them

Take Charge of Your Health: 4 Common Ailments and How to Prevent Them

Written by Emma Sturgis
on Wednesday, 03 April 2019

The common cold is common for a reason. There are a few select ailments that affect almost all of us. 

If you’ve been searching for a way to treat these common conditions, keep reading.
Fasting for Sugar: How Intermittent Fasting Helps Manage Diabetes

Fasting for Sugar: How Intermittent Fasting Helps Manage Diabetes

Written by Lauren Laporte
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Diabetes is one of the widest spread diseases in the world. It occurs when the body does not make enough insulin on its own or does not use insulin properly. In other words, it makes all the glucose from food stay in the blood, which results in high blood sugar. 

The most common type is type 2 diabetes. For example, in 2015, there were 30.2 million adults with diabetes in the USA, and about one-fourth of them did not even know that they have it. The risk of developing diabetes increases with age, but there are many other factors as well, such as lifestyle, and genetics. Of course, it’s usually treated with medication, but there are other ways to manage it as well. 

One of them is intermittent fasting, and here’s what you should know about it.
Financial Health: 3 Financial Cautions You Need to Take Before Tax Season

Financial Health: 3 Financial Cautions You Need to Take Before Tax Season

Written by James Di Virgilio, CIMA®, CFP®
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Navigating your investments during tax season can be tricky. 

Many people feel pressured to make financial decisions about retirement contributions and other funds based on potential tax breaks, without understanding the long-term ramifications of their decisions, or knowing the right questions to ask that should be directed to a financial adviser, and not necessarily your accountant. 

Here are three financial cautions to take before tax season:
Eczema Treatment for Kids

Eczema Treatment for Kids

Written by Eric Ball, MD
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

What is eczema? 

Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, is a common skin condition that can plague everyone from babies to grown-ups. It can be as mild as a nuisance, or more serve with skin so dry it cracks, bleeds or gets infected. Most kids will get an itchy skin rash at some point in childhood, but about one out of every 10 kids will develop eczema.
Effects of Mental Distress on Your Body

Effects of Mental Distress on Your Body

Written by Meghan Belnap
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Mental distress not only wreaks havoc on your mind, it can negatively affect your physical health. 

When your mind is suffering, your body suffers with it, making it essential that you seek proper professional help when mental distress becomes a chronic condition. Here are some of the main effects that mental distress can have on your body.
5 Inactive Ingredients Your Children Don’t Need

5 Inactive Ingredients Your Children Don’t Need

Written by Amy Shah, MD
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

According to a new study in published in Science Translational Medicine about 75 percent of a pill or capsule of an oral medication is made up of inactive ingredients that may have hidden dangers. These ingredients merely serve as binders, fillers or coloring, using ingredients like dyes, parabens, phthalates, talc and gluten, that can contain potentially toxic effects. 

This is not only concerning to me as a physician, but also as a parent who aims to provide a clean lifestyle for my children.
A Guide to Food Safety and Kitchen Clean Up

A Guide to Food Safety and Kitchen Clean Up

Written by Lily Williams
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

An essential part of preparing a meal is making sure to use the proper food safety techniques. Without proper safety protocols your food can become contaminated and pass along foodborne illnesses to whomever eats or comes in contact with it. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 48 million Americans become sick from foodborne illnesses each year. Of those 48 million people, 128,000 are so sick that they need to be hospitalized, and 3,000 people even die from the foodborne illness. 

To prevent foodborne illness from happening to you or your family, it is important to practice food safety protocols while handling, preparing, and storing all of your meals.
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