Health and Healthcare

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Posted 6/29/15 at 7:41 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Link between Prescription Drug Use and Heroin Addiction

Drug addiction is a serious condition that is surprisingly common. Something as simple as a prescription drug can lead to a more serious addiction to a drug such as heroin. Unfortunately, convenience has led to prescription drug abuse among many adults.

Posted 6/29/15 at 7:38 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Evolution of Cardiovascular Technology

Over the course of history, scientists have made amazing medical discoveries.

Posted 6/26/15 at 8:19 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Surrogate Mother Process

Learn more about the steps to becoming a surrogate at Family Creations.

Posted 6/18/15 at 11:36 AM | Dale Fletcher

"Rules" for Healthy Living Can Kill You

Be physically active. Eat healthy foods. Don't eat sugar. If you drink, drink in moderation. Abstain from using drugs. Drink plenty of water. Sleep at least 7 hours every night. Don't smoke. The list for behaviors that are important to be healthy goes on and on.

But these 'rules' for living a healthy life can be like the written laws - even the 10 Commandments - of the Bible. These lifestyle related behaviors, as well as the laws found in the Bible, are focused on outward behavior. So many of us often fail miserably trying to live according to health-related principles like this….. because we have not been changed on the inside. We can similarly be frustrated when we are not living according to the 'laws' found in the Bible.

"The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." 2 Corinthians 3:6

However, when we become transformed by God's Spirit, and live from a transformed will, heart and mind, by the Holy Spirit's power, these healthy behaviors can become natural to us - because our inner nature has been changed. FULL POST

Posted 6/18/15 at 5:12 AM | Sylvie Simms

Cataract Treatment When You Have Keratoconus | As we age, natural circumstances can lead to a decrease in our vision or cause other problems with our eyesight. While most people see an eye doctor to get prescription glasses or contact lenses to improve their vision, there has been little in the way of relief for those with Keratoconus. Keratoconus is a vision disorder that happens when the round cornea becomes thin and cone shaped. This condition prevents light that enters the eye from being focused properly, and it can alter vision.

Posted 6/12/15 at 1:11 AM | Sylvie Simms

Drug Testing for Student Athletes

Athletics are important to today’s culture. Many different sports are highly popular, with thousands and even millions of viewers tuning in to cheer on favorite teams, both professional and collegiate. College athletics, especially, can inspire loyalty among fans, constantly putting student athletes in the limelight. Due to this, it’s important that student athletes be held to the highest of standards.

One danger for student athletes is drug consumption. Drugs can ruin a student athlete’s future career, as well as jeopardize the team’s reputation. A great way to reduce the amount of drug consumption among student athletes is to promote a drug testing program that allows for early detection.

This infographic gives you more information on how drug testing can be used to help deter student athletes from developing addictions. Continue reading to discover more about why drug testing for student athletes is so important, as well as safe and fair procedures for conducting these tests.

Posted 6/11/15 at 3:11 AM | Sylvie Simms

X-Rays and Your Eyes

If you’ve ever gone to the doctor’s or dentist’s office, you are likely familiar with the process of having x-rays taken. However, did you know that the severe hazards associated with too much exposure to x-ray radiation can take its biggest toll on your eyes? Medical professionals are at an increased risk due to their work with these machines on a daily basis. That is why learning about the dangers of overexposure and safety measures to take can help professionals and patients alike.

Posted 6/11/15 at 3:07 AM | Sylvie Simms

How to Protect Yourself from High Medical Costs

America's Most Expensive Health Conditions: How to Protect Yourself from High Medical Costs

As the cost of healthcare continues to climb, it makes sense to take steps now to prevent the most common and expensive health conditions. Although each disease is different, two common themes related to prevention are exercising regularly and eating healthy meals.

Posted 6/11/15 at 1:56 AM | Claire John

Is It Possible To Get Pregnant During Menopause?

Some women do tend to worry that after menopause they still can get pregnant. However, the truth is this, and that truth is that once final menopause does conclude. A woman cannot get pregnant any more. This is because her body will no longer carry one of the essentials to get pregnant with, and that one essential amid essentials, is no other than the eggs that are released each month to be fertilized for conception.

If a doctor confirms that you have gone through menopause....

If a doctor has confirmed that you have definitely gone through menopause. You will no longer be able to get pregnant at all. This is because there will be no eggs to be waiting to be fertilized. The ovaries in a woman's body release these eggs to be fertilized and if there are no eggs. There is nothing left to fertilize and grow into a baby.

See Also: Getting Pregnant During Menopause: Is It Possible? FULL POST

Posted 6/8/15 at 1:15 PM | Dale Fletcher

Spirit, Soul and Body: The Biblical Key to Keeping Fit Until Jesus Comes

"May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5:23

You may be familiar with this verse. To many, it implies that we are a living spirit which has a soul that lives in a body - three parts that make up our whole being. I happen to agree with this view of how God designed us for spirit, mind, body health.

In this verse, Paul encourages us to attend to all three aspects of who we are. And so we try to do this the best we can, but often in our own strength. And many of us fail miserably at this. The next verse holds the key to being successful at attending to our spirit, mind, body health.

"The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it." Thessalonians 5:24

This verse is there to remind you that God will do this for you. His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, living in and through you is who will see to it that you live a lifestyle that promotes good health in spirit, soul and body. FULL POST

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