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Constant change, stress and the everyday demands of life can weigh on even the brightest of spirits; for the average person, it’s common to experience bouts of the blues or even mild depression. Despite these pressures, there are ways you can instantly boost your mood!
Here are 10 easy ways to instantaneously kick those sour feelings to the curb and get back to your regular groove! Continue reading
While we all can benefit from a healthier diet, that is especially true for those who are on the brink of Type II Diabetes. A failure to maintain a balanced diet could mean insulin shots or emergency medication.
We’ve put together a list of food groups that are especially beneficial to those looking for a healthier diet, as well as some diabetes-friendly recipes. As daunting as the challenge to overhaul one’s diet can seem, it’s very possible to switch to a diet that’s as good to your taste buds as it is to the rest of your body. Continue reading
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More than 3.5 million Americans live within an autism spectrum and autism is considered by the CDC to be the fastest growing developmental disability. Chances are that nearly all of us either personally know someone with autism or will come into contact with someone who is throughout our lives. Continue reading
Hemophilia is a very rare disorder, where a lack proteins called ‘clotting factors’, prevents excessive bleeding in those afflicted. Even minor cuts and bruises have the potential for heavy blood loss. This genetic disorder is passed down through a family's genes and occurs almost exclusively in men.
The most disconcerting problem for people with hemophilia is internal bleeding, especially bleeding into joints like the knees, elbows, and ankles. When bleeding happens inside the joint, it becomes very swollen and painful. Repeated bleeding into a joint can lead to severe arthritis. Internal bleeding in vital areas such as the brain, throat, and abdomen can be life-threatening.
A person with mild hemophilia may only experience problems with bleeding during surgery, major dental work, or injury. A person with moderate hemophilia will have those problems plus bleeding problems with more minor injuries such as a hard bump to the knee. A person with severe hemophilia can have what are called spontaneous bleeds, where bleeding starts inside the body for no known reason. People with hemophilia this severe should consider getting a personalized ID tag. Continue reading
Seizures are disorganized, electrical discharges of the brain and can have multiple causes. Anyone who has watched another person suffer through a seizure can explain the flurry of emotions that flood onlookers. Despite most people knowing what a seizure looks like, few know how to respond. Whether a friend, coworker, family member, or stranger—knowing a little seizure first aid may greatly help someone having a seizure, and may even save a life. A seizure can be a scary experience for everyone, however, knowing what to do can help the seizure victim avoid injuring themselves. Continue reading