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Then vs. Now: The Impressive History of the Measles Vaccine Video included

Measles has been around for centuries—the first known written account was by a Persian doctor in the 9th century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, measles didn’t reach epidemic... More>>

Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring Is Coming to Home Health Agencies

Originally posted on https://blog.pmd-healthcare.com/reimbursement-for-remote-patient-monitoring-is-coming-to-home-health-agencies January 2019 marked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) monumental... More>>

Five Tips for Small California Companies that Want to Set Up an Employee Wellness Program

Originally posted on https://preferredinsuranceca.com/employee-wellness-program-tips/ Employee wellness programs are all the rage for 2019.  And for good reason, as a long time California small business health insurance... More>>

How to Build a Successful Chiropractic Practice

Originally posted on https://www.cryoinnovations.com/chiropractors1. Find the Source of New Patients Lower back pain (LBP) is now the leading cause of disability world-wide More>>

8 Telltale Ear Infection Symptoms You Need to Look out for in Your Child

Originally posted on https://afterhrsclinic.com/blog/ear-infection-symptoms-children/ If you’re the parent of a young child, there’s a good chance you’re going to have to help them cope with an ear infection at least once... More>>

More Kids Accidentally Hospitalized Due to Pot Edibles

Originally posted on https://usamdt.com/drug-abuse/kids-hospitalized-pot-edibles/ Some parents have found that marijuana legalization put an entirely different spin on the phrase getting caught with their hand in the... More>>

The Top Benefits of Whole Body Vibration Therapy

Originally posted on https://myvibrationplate.com/blogs/news/benefits-whole-body-vibration-therapy About 1.3 million Americans currently suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. More>>

Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment: What’s the Difference?

Originally posted on https://brainsparkhealth.com/inpatient-vs-outpatient-treatment-whats-the-difference/ Sadly, alcohol abuse is responsible for approximately 88,000 deaths each year and takes away roughly 2.5 million... More>>

A Quick Start to Recovery: Short Term Rehab Benefits and Options

Originally posted on https://brainsparkhealth.com/a-quick-start-to-recovery-short-term-rehab-benefits-and-options/It can be hard to break the cycle of addiction, and it can be even harder to do so alone. Over 20 million... More>>

Total Body Transformation: Get Fit with Michal Beswald

Originally posted on https://beswald.com.au/body-transformation/ Are you tired of missing out on activities like hiking, surfing, or even chasing after your kids because you’re not in good shape? More>>

Mantality Helps WOD 4 Wishes & Make-A-Wish Missouri

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/mantality-helps-wod-4-wishes-make-a-wish-missouri/ Local charity WOD 4 Wishes holds an annual event that presents all of their proceeds to Make-A-Wish Missouri. Of course,... More>>

What’s the Difference Between TRT and Steroids?

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/whats-the-difference-between-trt-and-steroids/ There’s a common misconception that doing testosterone replacement therapy is essentially doing steroids, we will tell you why... More>>

The First 30 Days: What to Expect from Low Testosterone Treatment

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/the-first-30-days-what-to-expect-from-low-testosterone-treatment/ One out of every four men over the age of 30 suffers from low testosterone. As you age, the likelihood of... More>>

Bone up on Your Health: How Testosterone Helps Your Bone Health

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/bone-up-on-your-health-how-testosterone-helps-your-bone-health/ Did you know that osteoporosis affects 54 million adults over the age of 50 every year? Or, that these... More>>

Spravato (Esketamine) for Treatment Resistant Depression – An FDA Approved “Breakthrough Therapy”

Originally posted on https://www.inspiremalibu.com/blog/mental-health/spravato-esketamine-for-treatment-resistant-depression/ In March 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Spravato... More>>

Relaxing in the Dental Chair: A Simple Guide to Sedation Dentistry

Originally posted on https://www.shieldsdentalclinic.ie/simple-guide-sedation-dentistry/ Do you avoid the dentist at all costs? Does the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair send a chill down your spine? More>>

The Growing U.S. Opioid Epidemic and Reliable Ways to Overcome Addiction

Originally posted on https://www.beataddiction.com/the-growing-u-s-opioid-epidemic-and-reliable-ways-to-overcome-addiction/ One of the most deadly disease epidemics to ever affect the United States is the current state of... More>>

Doctor Decoded: What Inflammation Actually Means

You’ll frequently hear health claims about various ingredients or remedies that fight inflammation. It might sound like a vague, abstract buzzword, but inflammation is actually a legitimate phenomenon in the body that can... More>>

Is It Possible to Lower Your Risk of Head and Neck Cancer? Video included

Some risk factors for developing cancer, such as family history, may be out of your control. But depending on the type of cancer, there may also be preventative measures that can help you lower your chances. This is... More>>

What Is a Booger, Actually? Video included

You’ve seen ‘em. You’ve picked ‘em. You’ve blown ‘em out. You’ve known about boogers all your life, but have you ever thought about what they *actually* are and why they set up camp in your nose? More>>

Wet Brain – Facts And Symptoms

Originally posted on https://www.recoveryresourcecenter.org/blog/alcohol-addiction/wet-brain/What is Wet Brain?Description 1: A Chronic Brain DisorderDescription 2: Wernicke-Korsakoff SyndromeDescription 3: Korsakoff’s... More>>

Cosmetic Laser Technology 101

Originally posted on http://sentientlasers.com/2018/07/13/cosmetic-laser-technology-101/ Lasers have been put to cosmetic use for nearly half a century and in recent decades, we have seen dramatic innovations in the types... More>>

Lotions, Lozenges, & More: Your Guide On How to Use CBD Oil

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/how-to-use-cbd-oil/ A recent survey revealed that 40% of U.S. adults are interested in trying CBD oil. More>>

Why Use CBD Oil?: Your Guide to the Top Benefits of CBD Oil

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/benefits-of-cbd-oil/ You can’t open up a newspaper or scroll through your social media feed today without seeing at least something related to CBD. More>>

CBD Oil for Anxiety: Everything You Need to Know

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/cbd-oil-for-anxiety/ At first, you thought it was just stress. More>>

What to Expect From Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Originally posted on https://aspiresurgical.net/what-to-expect-from-your-wisdom-teeth-extraction/ Over three million people have their wisdom teeth taken out every year. If your dentist has talked to you about the... More>>

The Benefits of CBD Oil for Migraines

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/cbd-oil-for-migraines-benefits/ If you’re among the 2-3 million Americans that suffer from chronic migraines, we know that you’ll try anything to get relief. More>>

Bark for the Benefits! CBD Oil for Dogs

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/cbd-oil-for-dogs-benefits/ It never fails. More>>

Meow for the Purr-fect Treatment! CBD Oil for Cats

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/cbd-oil-for-cats-benefits/ Are you one of the 29% of proud American cat owners? Does your feline friend provide you with infinite joy, entertainment, and, well, downright... More>>

How to Fall Asleep with the Help of CBD

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/how-to-fall-asleep-with-cbd/ According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), one in three adults don’t get enough sleep. More>>

The Demand for Edibles: Why CBD Gummies Are So Good

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/why-cbd-gummies-are-so-good/ You’ve heard all about CBD, and you’d be lying if you said you weren’t curious about trying it out for yourself. More>>

Motivating Your Mental Health: CBD Oil for Depression

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/cbd-oil-for-depression/ Lately, you just haven’t been feeling like yourself. More>>

How to Fall Asleep with the Help of CBD

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/how-to-fall-asleep-with-cbd/ According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), one in three adults don’t get enough sleep. More>>

Giving up the Lies: 8 Clear Signs It’s Time to Go to Rehab

In 2017, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that approximately 19.7 million Americans struggled with a substance addiction of some kind. In other words, addiction in the United States is prominent. Do you... More>>

What to Expect When Going Through Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Originally posted on https://addiction-treatment-services.com/blog/what-to-expect-when-going-through-benzodiazepine-withdrawal/ If you suffer from anxiety or depression, you’ll probably be prescribed a benzodiazepine... More>>

Feeling Alone? Here Are Five Ways to Cope If You’re Single and Lonely

Originally posted on https://www.moderneracounseling.com/single-and-lonely/ A recent report revealed that more than half of Americans suffer from feelings of loneliness. More>>

Fighting Things Your Way: 7 Varied Drug Rehab Strategies for Addicts

More than 21.5 million Americans suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Only about 11 percent of them actually get help for their addiction, though. Are you looking for help for a loved one suffering from addiction?... More>>

7 Signs It’s past Time to See a Chiropractor for Your Pains

Originally posted on https://drmarks.com/7-signs-its-past-time-to-see-a-chiropractor-for-your-pains/ Shooting pain? Slipped discs? Pinched nerves? Oh my! More>>

It’s Time to Talk: How to Have an Intervention for a Loved One

1 in 7 Americans will suffer from some a substance abuse addiction at some point in their lifetime. During any given time, 0.1% of men and 0.4% of women will suffer from anorexia nervosa, the most dangerous eating disorder.... More>>

Living Poorly: 12 Visual Signs of Poor Health You Shouldn’t Ignore

Wondering if you’re unhealthy? Considering less than 3% of Americans are living a healthy life, there’s a high chance your health could improve. In this post, you’ll learn all about the visual signs of... More>>

The Importance of Rehabilitation During Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Video included

The goals of head and neck cancer treatment are to control the disease and to help the patient return to normal activities as soon as possible after treatment. An important part of treating head and neck cancer is... More>>

How Eric Adams Is Advocating for Plant-Based Diets in Brooklyn Video included

It’s not unheard of for a politician to promote healthier lifestyles for their constituents, but perhaps no city leader does this with quite as much passion and urgency as Eric Adams, the Borough President of Brooklyn, NY.... More>>

Why Exercise Is Essential for Treating and Preventing Osteoporosis Video included

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, adding exercise to your treatment regimen may seem a little daunting—and counterintuitive. You may be thinking: If my bones are fragile, shouldn’t I be *avoiding* physical activity? More>>

What's Palliative Care? Key Facts Patients and Caregivers Should Know Video included

Getting diagnosed with a serious illness affects more than a person’s physical health. It can touch multiple areas of their life, including their emotional well-being, finances, and social and spiritual life. A patient’s... More>>

3 solid reasons to rethink your juice cleanse Video included

Juice cleanses are sooo 2012. Back then, having a juice in hand was as hot as carrying a dog in a handbag or stuffing your fridge with the latest en vogue superfood. (Back then, it was probably kale or quinoa.) But trying...

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Why exercise Is the secret weapon to lower cholesterol Video included

The fact that exercise has many health benefits beyond weight loss may not surprise you. But its impact on lowering high cholesterol just might.

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The critical signs your kid's flu is serious Video included

If you’re a parent, it’s natural to feel a little panicky around flu season—especially because this year’s main strain, H3N2, is particularly vicious.

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This simple tool could put an end to mindless eating Video included

If your “Hello, my name is” nametag should say “Mindless Muncher,” join the club. Most people can’t help but overindulge from time to time—whether it’s Thanksgiving, a birthday party, or a Friday night in with some...

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How to prevent a heart attack, according to heart disease patients Video included

A heart attack or heart disease diagnosis might prompt you to reassess your lifestyle, but what if you could avoid a heart attack altogether and take the steps to prevent it?

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How to prevent hypoglycemia when you exercise with diabetes Video included

You already know that exercise is one of the most powerful tools for managing diabetes and its complications. In a 2015 study, regular exercise was associated with lower A1C levels, lower body weight, and improved...

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7 rookie cooking mistakes that could give you food poisoning Video included

It’s pretty much a given that you’re going to undercook, overcook, under-season, and over-salt your foods at least once while you’re first learning how to cook. Potatoes that are still too hard to mash? Scrambled eggs that...

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4 sneaky health problems from a high-salt diet Video included

Isn’t it ironic? While food companies add sodium to their canned and boxed goods to preserve them and keep them from spoiling, all that excess sodium in your body can have the opposite effect; more and more research...

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Why cardiologists care about your sleep habits Video included

When you think of heart-healthy lifestyle choices, eating a nutrient-rich diet, moving more, and quitting smoking may come to mind. But there’s one crucial factor that you—and more than one-third of Americans—may be...

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4 little ways your pet is making you a lot healthier Video included

You probably didn’t have your blood pressure or your jean size in mind when you adopted Snickers from the animal shelter, but it turns out your furry companion can do more than make your annual holiday greeting card a...

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Is coffee good or bad for your heart? What the science says Video included

A few sips into your morning Starbucks order, you can already feel the buzzing effects. You might feel more alert, energetic, and euphoric, and some people even report feeling their heart pitter-pattering faster than...

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Why cardiologists care about your tooth brushing routine Video included

You know that brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly are the major rules of good oral hygiene (and keeping those pearlies white). But if your oral care habits leave, say, a little something to be desired,...

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6 rules to make your daily coffee healthier

For about five calories a cup, black coffee is a great option if you’re gulping down four cups a day. But let’s be real: How many people really prefer their coffee black?

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