5 Activities You Can Do For Health & Longevity, Even As We Fight COVID-19

I know it may feel overwhelming to take on an extra activity right now, but doing so can be extremely beneficial to both your physical and mental health, especially if you are a boomer.

It’s Time to Redefine “Perfectly Healthy”

On one hand, it has become much more inclusive and holistic to lump together physical health, mental health, social health and even financial health. On the other hand, we are still prone to letting our eyes be the judge as to whether someone “looks healthy.”

Some Really Cool Things About Castor Oil

Castor oil is a type of vegetable oil made from castor beans (Ricinus communis). The “beans” are really just seeds. They are definitely not something you want to eat.

Get Ahead Of The Curve With Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves to the left or right, creating a C-shape or S-shape curve. This curve can occur on either side of the spine and in different areas of the spine. This condition is usually diagnosed through x-rays, and signs of scoliosis may include back pain, uneven hips, one shoulder blade that is higher than the other or one shoulder blade that sticks out more than the other, a rotating spine and even breathing issues due to the curvature causing less room for the lungs to expand in the chest.

A “Portal Patient” May Be a Healthier Patient

Many people help manage their health online through their doctor’s online patient portals. Through these portals, patients can usually ask for medication refills, look at lab test results and x-rays, monitor and make updates to their medical history and safely email their doctors.

What Exactly is Tear Gas? And How Can You Be Proactive About Exposure?

The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 actually banned the use of riot control agents/tear gas “as a method of warfare.” Despite this, police are still legally allowed to use tear gas for crowd control.

Put Your Probiotics Where Your Mouth Is

You likely know probiotics as the live microorganisms that help your gut health. What you may not know is that probiotics can also have a positive impact on oral health.

Could Asthma Inhalers Affect Your Child’s Growth?

Asthma inhalers are a fixture in many children’s backpacks and the school nurse’s office. Often, a quick burst of albuterol means the difference between gasping through or acing the one-mile running test. Allergists and pediatricians rely on these colorful devices for their reliable treatment of asthma and reactive airway disease, which is reaching epidemic proportions among kids.

8 Tips For Safe Grocery Shopping Amongst COVID-19

We have to eat and buy groceries. There is no getting around that. But if we can protect ourselves, we may be able to protect others by not contracting COVID-19 and avoid passing it to other people and not continue to overwhelm the incredibly stressed healthcare system right now.

Be Proactive About Your Immune System

It is the flu season and to complicate matters, we have a new virus to contend with - the coronavirus! Many people are now more aware than ever about the importance of their immune systems because it plays such a very important role in protecting us from viruses.

One More Obstacle in the Fight Against Opioids: Diarrhea Medications

As access to opioids becomes stricter, and the cost of acquiring them increases, those looking to abuse these drugs, or avoid opioid withdrawal, have discovered that anti-diarrhea medications containing loperamide, such as the well-known brand Imodium, when taken in sufficiently high amounts, can do the trick. Adding to its attractiveness are that loperamide is inexpensive, readily available and is undetectable on routine drug tests.

If You’re Not Getting Enough Sunlight, Try Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy is a form of low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) and is offered in many medical office settings. Think of it as like a healthy tanning bed. During a session, the light delivers wavelengths of natural red and near infrared light. It’s like the wavelengths you get from sunlight without the harmful UV rays.

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