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The crunch of the leaves under your feet and the smell of pumpkin spice wafting out from your nearest coffee shop is a sure sign that the holidays are near! Each holiday season, traditions, nostalgia and excitement fill the air, and temptation often gets the upper hand. Looking after your mind, body and soul can be daunting when you're up against rich Thanksgiving meals, boozy end-of-year parties and all the series you still need to catch up on. Poor choices and impulsive decisions do not have to put a damper on your holiday. So what if you could "have your cake and eat it too" using a few healthy holiday tips this coming festive season?
Natalia Chudy is an Acoustical Consultant at Florida-based Acoustiblok®, Inc., which sells noise-abatement materials for businesses, schools and other organizations with loud, disruptive noises generated from the inside or the outside.
The inevitable aging process comes with significant changes in how your body produces hormones, especially sex hormones. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can ease the burden of the natural decline in the production of sex hormones as your age, as it can help balance estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels in your body.
What exactly is PCOS, and how can it affect the body? More importantly, how can women manage its symptoms?
As parents, we want our children to get all the nutrients they need for healthy growth. But one question that often comes up is whether or not kids need to drink milk for strong bones to develop.
Many people have been trying to answer the question: which is healthier: brown rice or white rice? And while it's true that both bring many health benefits to the table, besides the delicious taste you can infuse your meals with. However, before picking a winner, you have to consider the benefits white rice and brown rice can bring to your health. Some are similar, but some differ. That is why we have to take a deeper look into the world of rice.
It's hard to imagine healthcare without modern technology. Everything, from the big medical machines that scan our bodies to the highly specialized medicines and antibiotics that defend our bodies from infections and viruses, is critical for how we experience healthcare. But much of this modern technology is a recent development, which begs the question: what did medical healthcare look like before some of this advanced technology was created? And how will healthcare continue to develop in response to new technology?
Coming across the experience of a major organ failing, whether in a loved one or yourself, can be an extremely harrowing step in the trajectory of our lives. Often, there is a temptation to give into fears about our health and only see the dire aspects of the situation. Fortunately, we live in an age where medicine benefits from many great advances, and research has provided medical professionals with the understanding and the means to treat health problems even as serious as a ruptured appendix.
Social interactions may be rewarding, sure, but so is alone time. Many people dread being left out of their friends' latest adventures, but the fear of missing should not overcome the fact that spending time alone is essential for solid mental health.
When you imagine a relaxing massage, you likely see yourself on a table with someone gently massaging your muscles with their hands. But did you know that many different styles of massages exist? What's more, various kinds of massages can have multiple benefits and healing properties. Each massage can treat a specific issue and provide unique forms of relaxation!
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The future is now, thanks to science! As our technology advances and our digital world continues to develop, the line between the real world and the digital becomes increasingly blurred. One example of this blurring is augmented reality (AR). Through augmented reality, we can put parts of our digital world on top of our physical one. Typically, we think about augmented reality's implications for entertainment, shopping experiences and social media. But beyond those industries, AR could completely reimagine how we experience and receive medical care.
The medical metaverse is not a small pocket of technology with a handful of applications in the medical space but the future of healthcare provision. Like the internet, the medical metaverse is likely already available in your clinic or home. The only thing you need to do is access it.
Augmented reality and the metaverse is no longer just for video games and social media. These two technologies are being applied to the medical field to completely revise how patients and providers interact with and experience medicine. This new 'medical metaverse' will deliver an immense amount of valuable data into the palm of your hand!
In part two, I aim to bring transparency to the subject of exosomes, extracellular vesicles, nanoparticles and signaling modalities currently being utilized in regenerative medicine as an alternative to cellular therapy.
Dr. Abousamra is a neurologist at the Michigan Institute for Neurologic Disorders (MIND), where her work focuses on headaches, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and dementia. MIND is a premier provider of neurological care for diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system.
The market is flooded with exercises that claim to be the best exercises for losing weight. But which ones actually work?
Exercising is not just for keeping yourself physically fit. It can keep you mentally healthy as well. Research has proven that exercises such as running, cycling, walking, swimming, dancing and even gardening (yes, digging holes and carrying bags of dirt is a workout, too) reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Dr. Hartman has practiced numerous types of art, oil painting in college to a professional TV actor in New York City and Los Angeles, designing and building faux antique furniture collections for elite actors and producers in the Hollywood Hills to restoring antique oil paintings.
Medical doctors highlight the benefits of adopting a gym-patterned lifestyle—and it's undoubtedly for your good. Doctors see the worst, health-wise, every day; so, when they say, 'take some time to take care of your body,' their advice is well-founded.
Keeping a houseplant isn't only a good hobby that will add beauty to any indoor space. Aside from the aesthetics, houseplants can also benefit your mental health. Plants are more than just decor or a hobby to keep; caring for them can give you a sense of purpose and help you destress
Our lives can get quite stressful from time to time, which is why it is essential to remind ourselves to take a break. Our work lives can drain our entire energy and lead to serious mental health problems like burnouts and anxiety issues. When you are starting to feel the stress taking its toll on your mind, it's time for a break.
Some people may wonder if what they eat affects their mental health. The answer is yes – the foods we eat can positively or negatively impact our mental health. It is easy to forget food can be eaten for enjoyment rather than just weight loss. We often forget to include food for mental health.
Significant life changes can cause increased mental health struggles. Switching jobs, moving across the country, the death of a loved one or ending a long-term relationship are all changes that can prompt periods of depression. Childbirth, a tremendous change in the life of a mother, is no exception.
Antidepressants are typically an effective way for depression to ameliorate. However, while they can help someone return to a sense of normalcy, antidepressants can interfere with one's ability to perform intimately. But that doesn't mean you have to stop taking antidepressants or that there aren't options. Instead, there's still a good chance of balancing antidepressants with your sex life.
Suicide is a subject that puzzles many of us, motivates researchers and directs the development of many medical strategies and treatments. The motives behind such behavior are not usually visible, or they might even seem incomprehensible to those left behind. Suicide rates vary according to age and gender: women attempt suicide three times more than men, yet men end their lives three times more than women.
People who have implemented and benefited from dietary changes know how conflicting the approach of the holiday season can be. Our minds abound with questions such as: is it okay to indulge for just a couple of weeks? or will my friends and family be willing to cater to my dietary requirements?
Society has been serving the holidays with a side of cookies and milk since the 1930s. Baking these staple holiday treats has become a tradition in many families' homes. But with more people opting to follow specific diets, relying on those old-timey recipes can become difficult. Maybe you've recently chosen to reduce your gluten intake, or your cousins coming over are strictly Keto.
Dr. Beau Daniels, DC, is one of those people. He wears multiple hats in the medical and sports arenas, integrating them all in a way that fills the holes he sees in the healthcare system for athletes. His tireless efforts are spearheading the way to a complete health system for both athletes and weekend warriors.
We often think about our muscles' straining and our breathing when exercising. But what we don't usually consider is how our bodies' underlying mechanisms assist us. While we can't see it, our bodies support us by firing innumerable chemical reactions, including hormones. Even though they aren't as visible as muscles, one's ability to exercise can be significantly impacted when these hormones are affected. This is especially true for women, who often undergo hormone fluctuations as a part of their bodies' natural functions.
Did you know that your gut is constantly talking to your brain? Just think of how many times you've relied on the so-called 'gut feeling' before making a life-changing decision. Does the gut own the gift of foresight, telling us which road to take when at a crossroad?
Restee Collins is an experienced businessman with a passion for healthcare. By collaborating with key people within the medical industry, he applies his sales savvy to enable preventative diagnostics and medical services for people across the country.
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