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Posted 10/24/16 at 2:27 AM | Sylvie Simms

How to Handle Medical Malpractice | If you feel like you've been a victim of medical malpractice, the following infographic can help you through the process and put you in a position of success.

Posted 10/21/16 at 2:28 PM | Brian Wallace

Eye Contact: What It Tells The World

Eye contact can indicate whether you are sick or whether you are lying. Learn more about eye reading from this infographic!

Posted 10/21/16 at 2:56 AM | Sylvie Simms

Asthma: An Economic Burden | Most Americans know the adverse effect asthma can have on a person's health but did you know it also is a major economic burden? Read this infographic to learn more.

Posted 10/20/16 at 10:45 AM | Dale Fletcher

Chronic Physical Pain and Sin - What the Bible Says

Sin, pain and health. There is a connection, often. The Bible makes this very clear.

Please understand, I'm not saying that health issues are always the result of sin. But unconfessed sin can sometimes directly lead to health issues - mental and physical.

This past week I delivered a workshop for Faith Community Nurses from the state of Georgia. My topic was Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine. What's the Christ Follower to Do? During my research, I learned that, according to the National Institute of Health(NIH), the number one reason why people turn to alternative modalities and therapies, other than traditional medicine, is because they are in physical pain. They are seeking relief from chronic pain - back pain, neck pain and joint pain.

  • More than half of American adults (125 million) had a musculoskeletal pain disorder in 2012.

Sometimes the pain is rooted in a skeletal or biological issue or muscular imbalance. Often this comes about as a result of an accident or injury.

But sometimes the pain can be caused because a person is in internal conflict with God and/or with them self because they have sinned or are living in intentional sin. This internal conflict can cause tension in the muscles and other body tissues. This soft tissue tension can sometimes compress the tissue or bone against nearby nerves and can result in pain. Sometimes chronic pain. Sure, a massage or an acupuncture treatment, an anti-inflammatory pill or physical therapy can provide short term relief. But, if the pain is rooted in the inner conflict or guilt that stems from sin, the treatment or pill may well not cure the pain. FULL POST

Posted 10/20/16 at 2:49 AM | Daisy Grace

7 Sleep Hygiene Tips to Cure Sleepwalking Disorder

 This seems to be one of those disorders that you see frequently on comedy television shows and not in real life. That is not true. I actually had a former colleague who sleep walked and would see what was in the refrigerator at night and then go back to bed. It just goes to show that sleepwalking disorder comes in different forms. Here are seven sleep hygiene tips to cure sleepwalking disorder. I hope my former colleague is reading this!

1. How to sleep better. I recommend doing yoga prior to bed. This will help to relax your mind, relax your body and relax your thoughts prior to falling asleep. If you do not enjoy yoga, then do some deep breathes or meditation prior to sleeping. We each have different ways to relax our mind which is one of the best ways to sleep better. Figure out a way that works for you, or your friend so they can have a more peaceful night's sleep. It is more important than you may think. It is funny because my colleague would only sleep walk at her parents' house, never her own flat. FULL POST

Posted 10/19/16 at 3:01 PM | Rob williams

These Five Nutrients Have a Profound Impact on Depression

While you may not be what you eat, what you eat does have an impact on your mental health. Today’s psychiatrists and treatment centers for depression have weighed in on nutrients, and they’ve found a few surprising things. Your daily diet can, in fact, impact your mind’s ability to facilitate depression. More than a few deficiencies, if left unchecked, can also spark prolonged mental issues.

To understand the treatment of depression fully, you’ll need to understand why many treatment centers for depression are altering patient diets, subscribing new meal choices and commenting on food habits. Below, we discuss several nutrients and food components correlated to depression rates.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is first, as it’s one of the hardest deficiencies to suffer. In fact, bestselling author of Ultramind Solution, Mark Hyman, suggests that vitamin D deficiency is a leading health issue cause. Vitamin D deficiency has tight links with dementia, depression, and even autism. While many of our vitamin D levels drop during winter and fall, we shouldn't neglect proper vitamin D dosage year-round. Ideally, you should have between 5,000 and 10,000 international units of vitamin D, daily. The National Institutes of Health states that today’s healthy adults consume as little as 600 international units per day. FULL POST

Posted 10/19/16 at 12:35 PM | Sophia Mixon

Tips to an Affordable HCG Diet

When people feel motivated to lose weight, they normally proceed in making their own personal research as to the different buying options that are made available for them. In most cases, we don’t send out our money to anybody else without completely understanding the kind of deal that we are about to hook in to. Typical customers conduct a thorough product comparison just to arrive at a deal that can best benefit them. Cost and effectiveness, in particular, are two most popular considerationsthat regular buyers have in mind. (Source: Lose weight based on science)

When we buy HCG drops, we usually check the cost and effectiveness of the product. These above- mentioned considerations are directly associated with one another. There are few other valid considerations while buying hcg drops that are mandatory. The fact that cost justifies effectiveness is undeniable. But then, it is not reasonable to compromise effectiveness for a cheaper HCG drops. FULL POST

Posted 10/15/16 at 5:15 AM | David Fournier

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Explained

Medicare offers multiple plans based on each beneficiary’s needs. These can be categorized broadly as Part A and B (Original Medicare), Part C (Medicare Advantage), Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage) and Medicare Supplement (Medigap). With so many choices, you’ll certainly want to get the most value out of the plan you choose. Knowing when to enroll is also an important consideration.

If you are enrolled with Medicare, you do not have to sign up every year, but during certain periods of the year, you have the opportunity to be enrolled in new plans, or to change the plan you are with according to your needs. Here is an overview explaining what you can do in each of these periods.

Initial Enrollment Period

This is the time around your 65th birthday: your birthday month; 3 months before it; and 3 months after. During this time, you can enroll with Part A and B, if not automatically enrolled. You will automatically be enrolled with Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B when you turn 65 of age, if you are receiving benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board. But if you have to sign up because you are not automatically enrolled, you should sign up during this period; otherwise, you will very likely pay higher premiums. You are exempt from these penalties if you qualify for Special Enrollment Period, which is explained in a separate section below. FULL POST

Posted 10/11/16 at 12:52 AM | Sylvie Simms

How Long Do Drugs Stay In Your System | Worried how long drugs stay in your system? Save this infographic and get a clear idea how long marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and alcohol can stay in your system.

Posted 10/10/16 at 5:57 AM | Claire John

Stressed Out! Try These Stress Management Techniques to Calm Down

School has started, and the holidays are around the corner. It is one of the most stressful times of the year. Deadlines, due dates, parties, festivities and so many more things are being added to our already jam packed calendars. Before you know if, you will be stressed to the max. As someone who has been there and done that, I know a few stress management techniques to help calm you down. Follow my techniques, and you will feel your stress level drop drastically.

1. Green tea. This is the first step on how to reduce stress. Add a bit of honey and lemon to your green tea and after the first sip you will feel better. Just sit in a room by yourself, wrapped in your favorite blanket with some soft music playing and just sip on your cup of tea. Believe me, we always have 15 minutes to enjoy a cup of green tea. Plus, think of all the antioxidants you are drinking? You are doing your mind and body good by drinking the green tea. FULL POST

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