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Types of Supplements To Include in Your Diet

Good health should be a top priority for everyone, and committing to a healthy diet is a great way to move toward better health. Dietary supplements are commonly used in conjunction with healthy eating to achieve better results. The following are four common types of dietary supplements and how they

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Nurse Educator
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Becoming a Nurse Educator: What You Need to Know

When looking back at your nursing school experience, much of your time would have been spent studying for exams and trying to retain as much information as possible. What you may not have considered is going into a completely different role and becoming a nurse educator instead. If you’ve had

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Arthritis
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Relieving Arthritis in Seniors

For millions of people, the painful effects of arthritis are a daily aggravation. The World Health Organization notes that osteoarthritis, a type arthritis that is particularly prevalent among seniors, is one of the more disabling diseases in developed countries. Conservative figures from the WHO estimate that almost ten percent of

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When Last Did Your Doctor Test Your Estrogen Levels?

When last did your doctor test your estrogen levels? Estrogen levels can be lower than needed for various reasons throughout the course of your life, however, women going through and beyond menopause are almost certainly going to notice a drop in their estrogen levels. Hypoestrogenism, or estrogen deficiency, refers to

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Orthopedic
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10 Common Orthopedic Conditions

When dealing with the aches and pains of daily life it can be difficult to know what are normal discomforts and what are orthopedic conditions that you should seek treatment for. Here is a list of a few common orthopedic related problems that you may be experiencing. Arthritis Arthritis can

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Healthcare career
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How to Ensure You Are Fulfilled in Your Healthcare Career

No matter what your age is or what point in your life you’ve reached, it’s never too late to make positive changes. At every turn, there are always opportunities to live the life you’ve dreamed of if you dare to take steps to make that happen. One of the most

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Physical Therapy
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How Physical Therapy Can Aid Brain Injury Recovery

Anyone who suffers a serious brain injury is likely to need to undergo significant treatment and rehabilitation to help them deal with the impact of their injury. Brain injury rehabilitation typically involves various approaches, including counselling, occupational therapy and physical therapy. It is essential for brain injury survivors to have

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Menopause
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Opening Up About Vaginal Dryness

We don’t spend a lot of time thinking about our intimate parts like the vulva or the vagina. That is until we hit our 50’s and start experiencing changes down there. During and post menopause when estrogen levels drop, many of us experience a variety of painful and uncomfortable symptoms

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Feet
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3 Health Issues that Affect Your Feet

Feet are so underappreciated but vital to a normal lifestyle. They are your base and provide a means to get from point A to point B with little to no hassle if they are functioning correctly. Sadly, people don’t even think to be grateful for their feet until they become

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Self-Care
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How Positive Thinking Can Boost Your Self-Confidence After 50

Everybody struggles with a lack of self-confidence at some point in their lives whether they are 15, 20, 30 or 60. Feeling unsure of oneself in certain situations is completely normal because we are all human beings and confidence roller-coasters are something we all experience on a daily basis. However,

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Urinary Incontinence
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Your Top 5 Questions about Urinary Incontinence, Answered

There’s not much good to say about urinary incontinence, but it’s worth talking about. It’s quite unfortunate that people don’t want to talk about UI, because if they started the conversation, especially with their doctor, they might find comfort in knowing they’re not alone, dispel common myths, and learn about

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Recovery
Relationship Blogs
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How to Support a Partner in Recovery

People of every age, race, religion and social background can struggle with substance addiction, but recovery is possible with the right support network and professional help. However, rehabilitation requires an ongoing lifestyle change and your partner or partner will need a strong support network to help them on their road

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Sleep
Nutrition
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Is Your Sleep Problem Tied To The Family Tree?

It’s estimated that 50-70 million U.S. adults have some type of sleeping disorder. And what you eat or don’t eat may impact how you sleep. Many studies provide evidence of how nutrition influences sleep quality and also plays a role in disorders such as sleep apnea, snoring, TMJ, and insomnia. Some doctors say the connection

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Toe
Self-Care
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3 Common Toe Problems and How To Fix Them

Your toes suffer a lot of abuse throughout the day. They are closest to the grime of the floor, and it can be incredibly painful if they have any sort of a problem, even if it’s just a tiny splinter. If you’re suffering from pain in your toes and are

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Prescription Drugs
Wellness
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4 Ways Patients Can Protect Themselves from Dangerous Drug Interactions

More than 2 million patients are hospitalized every year after they inadvertently mix their prescription drugs, while another 100,000 die annually. And the statistics get worse with age. The chance of an adverse drug reaction for people over 50 jumps 33 percent versus younger people. Even over-the-counter medications and supplements

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Motivating Yourself to Drop Your Smoking Habit

The dangers of tobacco have been established for decades and yet 6.5 Trillion cigarettes are still sold globally every year. That means 18 billion cigarettes are smoked everyday and the saddest thing of all is that most of these are smokers from the poorest regions in the world. Six million

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Techn9ology
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Smart Technology that Can Help You Care for Aging Parents

Technology offers more benefits for seniors than any other age group. Smartphones keep older adults connected, smart home devices help them save money, and reminder apps help keep them on schedule. But seniors fall behind when it comes to adopting technology. That means fewer can enjoy what technology offers. A

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Wellness
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Snoring in Seniors: 4 Reasons It May Worsen With Age

Many bodily changes take place as you age, but there are some that may be more damaging than others. One of the most common is the development of sleep disorders, especially once you enter your senior years. Insomnia, shorter REM cycles, and waking during the night may all occur; however, the

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Mental Health
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Why You Should Never Ignore Your Mental Health

When we feel physically unwell, most of us will take a pill, have some rest, maybe see a medical professional if it seems to be more serious than a cold or a bug. However, when it comes to our mental health, we are much less likely to do anything about

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