Physical Activity May Strengthen Your Immune System

Lately, because of the threat of COVID-19, I have been especially vocal about how important exercise is as it relates to keeping our immune systems healthy. Even just 30 minutes of brisk walking on a daily basis may improve your immune system compared to otherwise sedentary time. And according to a recent Medical Xpress report, many healthcare professionals are encouraging physical activity as a powerful method for improving immunity.

Convalescent Plasma – What You Need to Know

There has been a lot in the news recently about the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuing an emergency use authorization (EUA) for what is known as convalescent blood plasma (CBP) for the treatment of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2). Here is what you should know.

IV Hydration May Help To Fight Alcohol-Related Dementia

When most people think about the damaging effects of drinking too much alcohol, they usually think of the damage it may do to the liver. We tend to not think so much about the damage it could do to the brain, specifically alcohol-related dementia (also sometimes called alcohol-related brain damage). Take for example, the sad story of this 48-year-old woman in the United Kingdom named Maria Chilvers.

Are Diet Sodas & Cigarettes the ‘Perfect Storm’ For Bladder Cancer?

John Daly, who is 54-years-old, said that he is still shocked by his diagnosis but remains hopeful, as his bladder cancer was caught early. The golf champ has been a smoker and admitted to having a diet soda habit.

Hear Us Out About Hearing Loss

We all have five basic senses -- sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. And if you’ve never had any major issues with these senses, you most likely have taken them for granted. In other words, you don’t really know how precious these senses are until you lose one!

A Soda Addict Loses More Than 100 Pounds in a Year! Here’s How She Did It and How You Can Be Proactive

A 24-year-old woman in New Mexico named Vivian McCall lost an incredible amount of weight in just one year. She lost 125 pounds! McCall focused on ditching her most offensive habits - one of them being eight cans of soda a day!

Young Soccer Player Dies of Encephalitis. How We Can Be Proactive

There is not really any information on how Stanton got encephalitis. According to one report, he started experiencing severe headaches. From there, things really took a turn for the worse. He was taken to the hospital where they confirmed that he had an infection in his brain. He eventually fell into a coma, and doctors confirmed he had some brain damage. His sister said that doctors gave him a 40 percent chance of waking up from the coma.

It May Be Easier To Lose Weight If Your Partner Joins You In The Process!

There really is something to be said about “a buddy system,” even if one person in the system doesn’t necessarily need to lose weight. For example, recent research has provided evidence suggesting that heart attack survivors are more successful at losing weight if their partners participate by adopting healthier habits and changing their diet.

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend, But Watch The Salt!

You might be thinking: Well, it’s just one holiday. But please hear me out. The truth is there are always holidays, parties and celebrations throughout the year and many opportunities to drink too much alcohol and not eat the healthiest.

Vitamin C - The Nutrient That May Help You Muscle Your Way Through Life

Another powerful tool in preserving and taking care of our bodies as we age is making sure we receive adequate amounts of all the essential vitamins and minerals. Take, for example, a recent study regarding vitamin C.

Hurricane Laura Deaths Bring Light to Major Issue - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Hurricane Laura has brought devastation to parts of the US Gulf Coast, such as Louisiana and Texas. Homes have been destroyed, many are without power and running water and, of course, dealing with a natural disaster during a pandemic is no easy feat. According to some recent reports, the death toll is now up to 16. The cause of death for many of the people affected by this tragic event may come as a surprise to you: carbon monoxide poisoning.

Tale of the 24-Year-Old Burger & Why You May Want to Steer Clear of Processed Foods

According to recent research from the CDC, more than one in three Americans eat fast food in a given day. And since the pandemic hit, people have been turning to processed foods for comfort, convenience and a longer shelf life (a bag of chips or a frozen pizza is certainly going to have a longer life in your kitchen than fresh fruits and veggies). And speaking of shelf life, recently a grandmother went viral for sharing with the world her shoe box time capsule labeled “hamburger.”

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