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.
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.
If you’ve been listening to the news about the coronavirus, you’ve probably heard that people who work in Seattle’s tech mecca had been told to work from home. These reports should not scare you. Instead they should make you more aware of the actions you need to take in order to protect yourself from all viruses, including the coronavirus.
After learning more about pickleball and its benefits, I can tell you that I am ready to join the ranks of the more than 3.3 million “picklers,” the overwhelming majority of whom are over 55, in the United States.
Less than a year ago, a mother in Sydney, Australia had to rush her five-year-old son to the hospital after he ate a “popular kids snack,” according to this news report. The woman said her son turned yellow (a sign of jaundice) after eating three packs of fava beans. She also said that his urine was dark and that “he could barely wake up.”
A huge congrats is due to Lady Gaga. Not just because she recently released her new album, but also because she recently shared with the world that she has quit smoking.
Vice President Mike Pence was appointed by President Trump to spearhead the administration’s response to the widely feared and talked about coronavirus. There are different opinions as to whether he is qualified to do this or not, but one thing I do not agree with are some of Pence’s past remarks about worldwide health problems.
If you need some fitness inspiration in your life, a man named George Hood is your guy! Hood, a 62-year-old marine veteran, recently set a Guinness World Record by holding a plank for eight hours! (Eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact).
If you have been to any airport recently, I bet you’ve seen many people wearing face masks. I also bet you know the reason behind this now popular airport attire. It is the coronavirus! This virus is quite the talk of the town and maybe has many people scared. I am not scared and you shouldn't be either. Instead, be proactive and educate yourself about how to withstand this virus as well as others.
Just when I think I’ve seen it all, I see something else that shocks me. In this video from 2014, a 46-year-old, milk-obsessed woman shares that she drinks 10 pints of milk a day! Sure, cow’s milk contains essential vitamins and minerals that are good for our bones and overall health such as calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D and vitamin B12, however, a recent study found evidence suggesting that women who drink cow’s milk may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 50 million Americans live with chronic pain. Pain is complicated, because it can be difficult to identify the source of it, treat it and live with it!
About a year ago, an article from Forbes discussed how America’s alcohol crisis has been overshadowed by the opioid crisis. The reality is that alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. (The first is tobacco. The second is poor diet and physical inactivity, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
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