Health and Healthcare

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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

Posted 6/4/15 at 12:51 AM | Sylvie Simms

Drink More Water

The Making Healthy Choices and WellnessRx newsletters are written by Don Hall (with contributions from associated health professionals) and bring the latest health guidelines and information to enhance health promotion plans.

Posted 6/3/15 at 2:58 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Importance of Hydration

Drinking water and staying hydrated is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. This infographic will show you the benefits of water to keep you hydrated.

Posted 5/28/15 at 8:35 AM | Claire John

How to Treat Face Acne and Wrinkles?

Can acne and wrinkles be treated at the same time? This is a question many adults with acne are asking. The answer is yes, but it is actually a little more complicated than that. You have to understand that there are many changes that occur as the skin ages, and this actually makes it more prone to breakouts, cell turnover slows down significantly while dead skin cells build up faster making it more prone to get trapped in pores. Once people see lines on the face, they will usually resort to thick creams and moisturizers that further increase the occurrence of pores clogging. Then, when acne starts to develop, they will use harsh cleansers and other anti-acne formulations that usually just worsen the problem.

A Simple Approach
The first step is to start with a mild cleanser and moisturizer combination that is usually the only solution you will need to treat adult acne and significantly slow down the process of skin aging. The problem is that there are numerous products on the market so choosing one that suits your specific needs, and skin type is a complicated process. In some cases where the skin is sensitive, or it is really hard to find formulations that suit it, the best thing to do is consult a skin care professional. Aside from this powerful combination, it is also advisable to take measures to treat acne and wrinkles exclusively for optimum results. FULL POST

Posted 5/26/15 at 4:03 PM | Audra Jennings

Heidi Bond to Host Facebook Party Encouraging Parents to Raise Healthy Kids

Who's the New Kid by Heidi Bond
Tyndale House Publishers

Author Heidi Bond invites parents and grandparents to join her on June 9 at 8:00 PM EDT when she hosts a live Facebook party to discuss her new book, Who’s the New Kid?: How an ordinary mom helped her daughter overcome childhood obesity—and you can too! (Tyndale House Publishers/May 19, 2015/ISBN 978-1496402141/$17.99).

During the Facebook party, Bond will talk to readers about her daughter Breanna’s journey from childhood obesity to losing 40% of her body weight, competing in junior triathlons and even qualifying for the junior Olympics in swimming — and all without the help of diet pills, fads or surgery. Bond will share ideas from the 40-day meal and exercise plan included in Who’s the New Kid? and also answer reader questions.

“For so many years, obesity was like a cancer that had taken ahold of us,” Bond admits. “Now it’s not even a part of our lives. Considering childhood obesity is now an epidemic in the United States, it’s so important to Breanna and me that we use our experience to help others. No one should go through something like this feeling as helpless and alone as we did in the beginning.”

Throughout the hour-long Facebook party, hosted on Bond’s Facebook page, readers will also have an opportunity to interact with other parents struggling with this issue and discuss solutions outlined in the book. At the end of the Facebook party, the winner of a Fitbit will be announced. The Fitbit giveaway is being held in conjunction with the blog tour for Who’s the New Kid?, being coordinated by Litfuse Publicity Group during the three weeks (May 19 - June 9) leading up to the webcast.

Who’s the New Kid? is an inspirational story that also delivers information that sheds light regarding how to safely shed pounds and get healthy,” said Maria Eriksen, Senior Marketing Director with Tyndale House Publishers. “The Facebook party will be the perfect forum for families to approach Heidi with their own concerns and get some encouraging lifestyle tips.”

Booklist’s review of Who’s the New Kid? states, “Bond’s advice is so practical that every reader will find it useful. Childhood obesity is an urgent topic, and the success of Bond’s commonsense methods, which have been well documented and celebrated on national news shows, make this straightforward book a solid library purchase.”

For more information on the Facebook party and Fitbit giveaway, RSVP to the Facebook event page.

About Who’s the New Kid?:

Who's the New Kid by Heidi Bond
Tyndale House Publishers

At nine years old, Breanna Bond weighed a whopping 186 pounds. Just walking up the stairs to her room was a challenge. Her legs chafed to the point of bleeding from rubbing against each other, and her school days were filled with taunts of “Hey, Fatty!” Breanna’s mom, Heidi, was devastated and wondered, How can I get my daughter healthy again?

Who’s the New Kid? shows readers how Heidi helped her daughter lose 40 percent of her body weight without the aid of fad diets, medication, or surgery and how other parents can do the same with their kids.

Filled with helpful diagnostic tools, easy-to-make recipes, eye-opening nutritional information, fun exercise ideas, and practical tips and advice, Who’s the New Kid? will not only show parents how to help their kids lose weight naturally but also introduce them to simple, yet effective lifestyle changes that will benefit the entire family.

About Heidi Bond:

Who's the New Kid by Heidi Bond
Tyndale House Publishers
Breanna and Heidi Bond

Heidi Bond has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN and The Biggest Loser. A sought after speaker, she has helped thousands of parents who are struggling to help their overweight, underactive children. Bond lives in Clovis, California, with her husband, Dan, and their children, Breanna and Nathan.

Readers can learn more about Heidi and Breanna Bond at or by becoming a fan on Facebook.

For more information about Who’s the New Kid? and Heidi Bond’s Facebook party, please contact Audra Jennings,

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