Tag: health

Hiccups and It's Remedies

July 8, 2021

Hiccups and It's Remedies 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...

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Know the Signs: Concussions

July 5, 2021

Concussions He fell out of his treehouse and hit his head hard. She bumped her head at practice. The car behind you didn’t stop and your head hit the windshield. Now his head hurts, she’s feeling dizzy and you are feeling nauseous. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a direct blow or bumps to the head. The impact rattles the brain, which can lead to a variety of problems. There are 3 levels to concussions. Grade 1...

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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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Coronavirus 2020 Series – Building a Better Immune System

April 4, 2020

Building a Better Immune System There are many things that can affect your immune system, making it weak and unable to fend-off infections and viruses such as COVID-19. What can you do to build your immune system? Take more vitamins Vitamin C is one of the biggest immune system boosters by increasing the production of white blood cells. Take vitamin C daily to replenish your body since it does not produce or store it. Vitamin B6 is vital to...

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Are You Stressed Out?

April 16, 2019

Are You Stressed Out? April 16, 2019, is National Stress Awareness Day. In fact, the whole month of April is National Stress Awareness Month. Why do you ask? Well for one, taxes are due in April… coincidence or not?! Whether it's rushing to finish your taxes or dealing with stresses such as your job, traffic, kids, or whatever else, it’s beneficial to relieve stress as often as possible. Some suggestions are: Physical...

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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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