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PREVENTION & FITNESS
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Signs of Strokes and What to Do

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Elzanne Amao Strokes are one of the most debilitating health problems that can affect a person. Strokes are caused by reduced blood supply to your brain due to blocked arteries or a burst blood vessel. These interruptions deprive the brain of oxygen, causing the stroke Who is most at risk? Anyone can suffer a stroke. However, there are different risks that can increase an individual’s chances, and one can distinguish between controllable and uncontrollable risks. Some uncontrollable factors that can heighten the risk of a stroke include: Age: although strokes are more prevalent amongst people older than 65, it’s not…

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5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor On Your Next Visit

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Has this ever happened to you: you walk out of the doctor’s office after a check-up, get into your car and on your way home you think of a long list of questions you should’ve asked your doctor? Apart from the fact that a doctor’s visit can be expensive, you owe it to yourself to take responsibility for your health and make the most of the time you spend with your doctor during your annual check-up. In preparation for your next check-up, start by keeping a health diary. Write down everything that concerns you about your health so that you…

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Do’s and don’ts of taking medication

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Staff writer Drug related deaths of world famous celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee, and Heath Ledger captured the world’s attention when they happened. But prescription and over the counter drugs also pose a danger to everyday people. If you or anyone you care for is taking medication, here are some things you need to do to be safe. Don’t mix medication Certain medications have a similar function and can increase each other’s effects, risking severe side effects or overdose. Others behave in the exact opposite way and decrease or block another drug’s efficacy, causing one or both drugs…

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Have Allergies? Never leave the house without these things

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Allergies can catch you off guard; triggered by a visit to the buffet table or being stung by an insect when you’re out at a sporting event. Anyone who suffers from allergies knows that an attack can escalate from uncomfortable to severe in a short period of time. To be prepared for a reaction at all times create an Emergency Allergy Kit which you keep with you at all times. Here is what you need to have in there. Inhalers Fast-acting inhaler medications control inflammation in the airways and are ideal if you suffer from asthma symptoms.  For a mild…

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