The Best Change You Can Make in 2023 May Be Drinking More Water. Here’s Why
I’m not really one for new year's resolutions. Ninety-one percent of Americans will not achieve their new year’s resolutions. But if you are not good about drinking enough water throughout the day, make a concerted effort to get better about this in 2023.
Ringer’s Lactate Solution May Be Just What You Need This Holiday
In certain cases of dehydration, you may need more than just water. This may include the use of intravenous (IV) fluids, such as saline solution or lactated Ringer's solution, which can be administered directly into the bloodstream to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.
Why Some People Like Wendy Williams May Need Special Cocktails Like “Banana Bags” and “Myers’ Cocktails”
Recently, television host Wendy Williams got a special cocktail - a vitamin cocktail in the form of an IV vitamin drip. Another name for the cocktail she received is a “banana bag,” and it usually contains “a combination of 100 mg of thiamine, 1 mg of folic acid, 1-2 g of magnesium, and a multivitamin formulation in either normal saline or dextrose in water solution,” according to this source.
The War of the Waters
LaCroix is one of the many sparkling (carbonated) water options that has invaded the market, with the promise of added flavor without the obvious drawbacks that sugary sodas and sports drinks come with.
So what’s in an IV anyway?
When you get admitted to the hospital, one of the first things that happens is a nurse hooks you up to an IV, sometimes called a “drip.” Fluids in a plastic bag then flow through a tube and into your body. But have you ever wondered what exactly those fluids are and why you need them? Read on to find out.
Go nuts for coconut water this summer
Everyone’s going nuts for coconut water! This specialty drink has only gained mass recognition in the last few years, but its healthful effects have been around forever.
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