Category: Lifestyle & Home

Hiccups and It's Remedies

July 8, 2021

Holding your breath, drinking water, plugging your ears, breathing into a paper bag, eating a spoonful of sugar – people will try just about anything to get rid of the hiccups. My husband once even tried drinking a glass of water while holding his head upside down and holding his breath. It didn’t work, but it sure was fun to watch. Hiccups are when your diaphragm spasms, you suck in air, your vocal cords snap shut and it makes a hiccup. It...

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That Bites!: When to Treat a Spider Bite

May 19, 2021

Getting a Spider Bite When I was a kid, we used to play in the empty lot next door. The grass would get about three feet tall so we would build tunnels and hideouts and play all day. One night after tunneling through the grass, my leg started to hurt. There was a big red bite on my shin that bothered me a lot more than a mosquito bite. And it itched – a lot. By the next morning, I had a knot on my shin and it was getting hard to...

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Health Benefits of Pickles

January 25, 2021

Health Benefits of Pickles For years, you couldn’t find pickle juice in my house. My youngest son, Joe, would drain the jar, slurping down all the juice and leaving the pickles to dry out in the jar. It was weird. But Joe was on to something. Turns out, pickle juice doesn’t just taste good, it’s good for you. Pickle juice content varies, depending on who makes it, whether it’s Grandma or a factory. All have various levels of...

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Sign of Alzheimer's

November 20, 2020

Sign of Alzheimer's You left your keys in the front door and forgot to put the ice cream back in the freezer. Is it old-age, forgetfulness, or could it be a sign of Alzheimer’s? For most, there’s no reason to be concerned, unless you put the keys in the freezer and stored the ice cream in the car. While old age is inevitable (if you live long enough!), Alzheimer’s is not. While most people begin to forget things as they grow older,...

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Living with COPD

November 13, 2020

COPD If you watch television, you’ve heard of COPD. You can’t miss those commercials. But what exactly is it, is it serious and how do you know if you have it? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory lung disease that blocks airflow from the lungs. COPD is usually caused by exposure to irritating gases, like cigarette smoke. Basically, it’s hard for people with COPD to breathe. And living with COPD requires...

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Social Distancing 

October 28, 2020

Social Distancing  In the past year, people all over the world have been spending a lot of time alone social distancing. The COVID-19 global pandemic has been quarantining entire countries for months, and when then if people are exposed or ill. They have to go back into self- or government- or physician-imposed isolation. For some people, being alone is a dream come true or not that much different than their normal routine. But for most, it’s...

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Proper Handwashing

October 9, 2020

Proper Handwashing While is COVID-19 still a constant in the DFW area. We wanted to share some good handwashing techniques to help with the spread of this and other viruses going around. If your hands contain any apparent and visible dirt, grease, or another residue, soap and water are best. Here is the proper handwashing technique: Wash with warm or hot water Apply soap Rub hands together to lather Actually, scrub your hands,...

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Gardening is Good For You

September 30, 2020

Gardening is an exercise. With more people staying home, the popularity of gardening is growing like a weed. And we're starting to see the physical benefits behind gardening as well! Getting a perfect organic tomato or a gorgeous rose from your own garden can give you a feeling of an amazing accomplishment. Even growing a misshapen pepper or a daisy can make you proud. But did you know that gardening is a good workout, too? You might not...

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Men’s Heart Health

June 10, 2019

June 10-16, 2021 is Men’s Health Week While men experience many health issues, the main one that seems to always take precedence is cardiac. Some men hit the gym to increase strength in their body muscles, but the most important muscle is your HEART. Heart disease is the most common cause of death for men in the United States. Heart disease is a term used to describe any disorder of the cardiovascular system, which affects your heart’s ability...

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Sunburns and Skin Cancer

May 22, 2019

Sunburns and Skin Cancer School is out. The weather is hot and the sun is shining. Time for that family vacation. So why not soak up some rays at the beach? Sunlight is a great source of Vitamin D and can be beneficial for your body, but too much of it can be dangerous, especially if you have fair skin or are prone to sunburns. How much sun is too much? And when should you be concerned about sunburns or getting screened for skin...

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Allergies and Asthma

March 19, 2019

Allergies Allergies develop when your body reacts to a foreign substance called an allergen. These allergens can be something you breathe, touch, or taste. You could have symptoms like itchy or watery eyes, a scratchy or itchy throat, or a runny or stuffy nose. With a more severe allergic reaction, you could have hives, rashes, trouble breathing, or even death. There are over the counter medications, home remedies, and natural products...

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What is a Stroke and Are You at Risk?

March 7, 2019

What is a Stroke? Uniquely, a stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery, or a blood vessel breaks and interrupts blood flow to the brain, causing cells in your brain to die. Furthermore, it can cause difficulties in speech, movement, and memory. In addition, strokes may cause death. According to the CDC, stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Therefore about 795,000...

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Check Out These Spring Break Safety Tips

March 5, 2019

Spring Break Safety Tips It’s almost that time of the year when millions of high school and college students are planning a long-time tradition, Spring Break. If you are planning a spring break trip, one of the most important things is safety. Here are a few tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable spring break. Limit Alcohol Consumption If you are of legal drinking age and you are planning to include drinking alcohol as part...

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February Is National Heart Month – Women Take Heart

February 7, 2019

National Heart Month It’s also the month for love and fluttering hearts everywhere. But is the fluttering a symptom of love, or something else? Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of American women over the age of 34? Many women are not aware of the life-threatening risk that even the mildest symptoms may have. Show your heart some love. Common Heart Problems that Affect Women Heart disease, also known as CVD, refers to a...

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Surepoint Emergency Center Supports National Healthy Weight Week. Follow These 5 Tips to Make It Successful.

January 22, 2019

National Healthy Weight Week Rather than succumbing to despair, you can use the week to refocus your mind and pursue healthy weight goals. Of course, it always helps to have an arsenal of tips and tricks, so consider these to make it successful.   Rethinking Calorie Counting Is Essential. This time of year is when counting calories and focusing on weight loss tend to become lower priorities. Instead, manage portions by...

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