Archive for 'Wellness / Prevention'

Brush Hair with Care.

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National Women’s Health Resource Center notes that incorrectly brushing your hair can result in strand damage, which can lead to splits and tangles. The organization recommends the following tips to properly brush your hair: find a brush that is right for your hair type, brush your hair gently each day, brush your hair down from the scalp, use different brushes for wet and dry hair, and detangle your hair when wet before brushing.

National Women’s Health Resource Center, January 2020

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Help Your Child Lose Weight.

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Obesity during childhood has been linked with several negative health outcomes that can persist and worsen in adulthood. Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles notes that minor changes can help a child maintain a healthy weight: reduce or eliminate sweetened beverages, including soda; add more vegetables to family meals; make sure your family is eating a high-fiber diet; make sure your child is getting enough sleep; eat together as a family as often as possible; be a good role model by ...

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Handling an Allergic Reaction.

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People can experience allergic reactions to things such as animal dander, bee stings, chemicals, and foods, which can result in hives, itching, rash and other symptoms. The National Library of Medicine recommends these first aid steps for mild-to-moderate reactions: calm and reassure the person having the reaction; try to identify the allergen and have the person avoid additional contact with it; if the person develops a rash, apply a cool compress and hydrocortisone; and watch the person for signs of ...

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Natural Ways to Soothe a Cough.

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Symptoms of a cough can often be treated or remedied by doing the following: stay hydrated to help thin mucus; inhale steam; use a humidifier to loosen mucus; use cough drops or lozenges; gargle with saltwater; use an extra pillow to elevated your head at night; don’t smoke or inhale secondhand smoke; avoid irritants such as dust, perfumes, or pollutants; use honey as a suppressant, and use ginger to soothe throat inflammation.

WebMD, October 2019

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New Tool Can Predict Five-Year Risk of Kidney Disease.

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The Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium has developed a new risk calculator tool that can predict how likely you are to develop chronic kidney disease within five years based on variables such as age, blood pressure, and fasting blood glucose levels. When caught early, kidney disease progression can be slowed or stopped with proper treatments and lifestyle changes.

Journal of the American Medical Association, November 2019

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