The Effect Binge Drinking Has On the Body As Christmas Season Arrives
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by Guest blogger
2w ago
The Christmas season is a season of joy, happiness and love. It’s also a season where we overindulge and often have one too many when it comes to alcohol. For many, it can be a difficult time of year trying to escape alcohol, for others it’s a time when they realise they have a problem with it. It’s social occasion after social occasion and with that comes one, two, three, four or more drinks. It’s not good for the body, and at its most extreme can even require you needing alcohol help in the long run. Of course, even during the period though there are some pretty serious effects that this bi ..read more
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6 Top Reasons You Get Sick During the Holidays (and How to Fix It)
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by Guest blogger
3w ago
The holidays (or any special occasion for that matter) can be some of the most vibrant, joyful moments in our lives. They can also be extremely harrowing and utterly energy-sucking.  With all the preparation, shopping, travel, organizing, and upheaval of our regular routines – it’s no wonder so many people tend to get sick during the holidays. If you’re one of these unfortunate folks, here are the top reasons you’re getting sick during special times of the year and tips that can help you stay happy and healthy during the holiday season. Disruptions in Your Regular Routine The holidays ha ..read more
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How Nurses Can Improve Quality of Life for Elderly Patients
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by Guest blogger
2M ago
Wellness is crucial for all ages but, more important, for aging adults trying to maintain their health and independence. The older population is increasing across the U.S. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of people aged 65 and above will surpass those younger than five. This explains the increasing need for healthcare workers, especially registered nurses, to address the conditions facing this population. Over time, registered nurses have proven valuable in caring for the needs of older adults. Advancing their studies by enrolling in an online direct entry master’s in ..read more
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Walking Stick Checkup Week
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by Helen
2M ago
Yes this is a thing, yes it is also a great idea started by a physiotherapist Paul Mills Falls Prevention Walking Stick MOT Week  Do you, a family member, a friend or a neighbour use a walking stick? If so then this is the week to encourage them to check the bottom of the stick. Ferrules are the small rubber base at the bottom of walking aids and, like tyres, they need changing when they get too worn. Which one does your ferrule look like? The benefits of checking and changing are Better Stability Better posture Reduced risk of falls You can buy them at a chemist, a mobility shop or eve ..read more
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3 Stem Icons to Celebrate in 2022
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by Guest blogger
2M ago
2022 will be an excellent year for our planet, so we’ve decided to celebrate the achievements of humanity. As our species continues its slow climb out of the rubble left behind by climate change and neoliberalism, we’re finally reaching a point where we can start focusing on creating a better future for everyone. Here are three of the most exciting innovators of 2022: Angela Spang – Surgical Retractor Developer: Galaxy II Angela Spang is a surgical device developer who has developed a new device to assist surgeons in removing tumours during surgery. She is the CEO of Mosaic Surgical, a medica ..read more
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The Health Risks of Sleep Deprivation
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by Guest blogger
2M ago
We can all agree that getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to ensure we get the most from our waking moments. Unfortunately, for many people, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you’re one of the lucky ones, who has never suffered from sleep deprivation, you probably won’t know how your life can be so adversely affected by this condition. The fact is, the state caused by inadequate quality or quantity of sleep, can mean that managing even the simplest of tasks becomes overwhelming. How much sleep do I need? The amount of sleep each individual needs depends on a number of facto ..read more
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Survey Results: Summer Health
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by talkhealth
2M ago
We all make changes to our health routines as the seasons change – particularly in the Summer. But what do talkhealth members know about these challenges and how does the shift make them feel?   We ran a survey earlier this year to find out. The results show:  Only 22% of people wear suncream everyday with 76% of people only wearing it when sunbathing (both at home and on holiday). The majority (49%) of people wear factor 30-50 SPF on their face and body, but a third of people (36%) are unsure what ‘SPF’, ‘UVA’ and ‘UVB’ means.  Only 58% of people check for signs of skin ..read more
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Survey Results: How does climate change effect your health?
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by talkhealth
2M ago
Last month, we launched a talkhealth members’ survey to gather data on our community’s perceptions of climate change and how it relates to their health. Largely, the data shows that even though the majority of people believe more needs to be done to help the planet, they are not confident in their wider knowledge of the climate emergency.  Most people (89%) have adapted their lifestyles to tackle climate change and believe they have a personal responsibility to do their bit (90%). That said, more than half of respondents (58%) feel they could be more well-informed of the potential he ..read more
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How Nurses Can Take Care of Patients with Mental Health Challenges
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by Guest blogger
3M ago
When it comes to taking care of patients with mental health issues, it is not always a straightforward process. These individuals may have trouble communicating their needs and desires, which can make it difficult for caregivers and medical professionals to properly treat them. These patients may also struggle with many different kinds of emotions at any given time, making them challenging to deal with. However, there are certain approaches that can help nurses to best serve these individuals. Build a Strong Relationship You need to build strong relationships with patients through active list ..read more
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Do I Need to Visit a Doctor After a Personal Injury for A Claim?
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by Guest blogger
3M ago
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may wonder if you need to see a doctor. The answer is that it depends on the severity of your injuries. If you’re injured badly enough that you need to go to the hospital or see a doctor, then you should do so. However, even if your injuries are not serious, it’s still a good idea to see a doctor. Here’s why: To document your injuries. It’s important to have documentation of your injuries, especially if you plan on filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. A doctor can provide this documentation in the form of medical records. To get trea ..read more
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