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Psoriasis Facts

Psoriasis Facts

Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin condition that typically presents itself as raised red area, sometimes covered in cracked or scaly skin. It’s easy to feel alone in this uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing situation, but millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from it. With the condition being so common, you would think more people would have a clearer idea of what the truth of psoriasis is. Unfortunately, like with many other things, there is a plethora of misinformation available and it can make the reality difficult to see what is true about the condition. For that reason, we have put together a list of facts you may need to know, or find interesting, about psoriasis: (more…)

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Foods To Add When Managing Your Weight

Foods To Add When Managing Your Weight

When watching your weight, it’s easy to fall into patterns of eating the same things over and over again. You have no idea how many times we see people fail because they get bored with overly strict eating restrictions they place on themselves and end up giving up entirely. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. Whether you’re managing your weight to help ease a pain condition, reduce stress on joints, have a healthy pregnancy, or just for your overall health and well-being – there is a wide variety of foods you can eat that will help keep your diet healthy and anything but boring. Here are some of our favorites: (more…)

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Fun Facts About Your Body

Fun Facts About Your Body

Sometimes, we get so focused on diseases, defects or what to do when your body starts doing things wrong that it’s easy to forget just how interesting – and downright amazing – our bodies can be when they’re working correctly. Today we’re going to take some time and explore some facts that make you, and your body, incredible. (more…)

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Scoliosis and the importance of weight management

Scoliosis and the importance of weight management

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that affects millions of people in the US alone. For some patients, scoliosis is a very mild condition causing almost no noticeable symptoms – people with mild scoliosis may not even know they have it. For others, moderate to severe scoliosis can cause physical deformities, pain along the neck back and hips, nerve conduction issues and more. (more…)

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Regular physical activity is good for pretty much everyone’s health, we all know that. What we may not all know is that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and is a great time to find valuable resources for getting yourself started on a path to a more active lifestyle. During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, many health professionals, community leaders and families work together to create and promote events and opportunities for people of all ages and fitness levels to get moving. In keeping with that spirit, we have put together a list of fun activities for a variety of age ranges and fitness levels to help them get active without feeling like “exercise” (more…)

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Easy Ways to Increase your Activity Level

Easy Ways to Increase your Activity Level

Maintaining a healthy level of activity isn’t always as easy as we might think it is. Our technologically-dependent lifestyles can often keep us parked in front of a computer for hours at a time. This lack of movement can lead to a host of different health issues. Keeping to a healthy level of activity is about more than just keeping your weight down. Problems like blood clots, high blood pressure, poor circulation and edema (swelling) can also be caused or exacerbated by low activity levels. (more…)

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Healthy Swaps for a Healthier You

Healthy Swaps for a Healthier You

Almost every one of us can afford to make healthier choices throughout our lives. Nobody is perfect and each of us has areas where we feel we can improve. Unfortunately, embracing a healthier lifestyle is often presented as an “all or nothing” thing. Think about it, how many times have you or someone you know made a New Years Resolution to get healthier and immediately jumped into an aggressive diet and workout routine? How many times has that failed? (more…)

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Is Your Skin Showing Signs of Dehydration?

Is Your Skin Showing Signs of Dehydration?

Dehydration is a common problem that many people don’t realize they’re dealing with. This can be especially true in the colder months of the year. When it’s hot out, the heat triggers our thirst mechanism and makes it easier to remember that it’s time to drink some water. We tend to feel less thirsty when it’s cool and that can lead to further dehydration.  Acute dehydration can manifest itself in fainting spells, dizziness, fogginess and more. More chronic dehydration, however, can be harder to detect; unless you pay attention to your skin, that is. (more…)

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New Year, New You – Weight Management

New Year, New You – Weight Management

As we come to the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, it’s common for people to start thinking back on goals that we intended to accomplish and goals we would like to accomplish in the new year. For many people, one of the major resolutions that ends up on the list every year is to have a sleeker sexier body. Be honest, almost all of us have struggled with weight problems at some point in our lives. Some of you may have convinced yourself that achieving a healthy weight is something of an impossible dream at this point. (more…)

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Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy

 

As many of you know, November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a disease that is damaging enough in and of itself, but it also happens to be a disease with a very high instance of comorbidity. That means that diabetics often suffer from other diseases or conditions related to their diabetes. Among the most common of these conditions are:
Obesity, or weight problems (more…)

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