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7 Tips for Reducing Troublesome Acne

Apple-Cider Vinegar “The high acidity of apple-cider vinegar makes skin inhospitable to blemish-causing bacteria. Place a handful of parsley (a skin-clarifying herb) into a French press and cover it with 1/2 cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes, then plunge and let the liquid cool. Transfer to a spray bottle along with a splash of vinegar and four drops of tea tree oil (an antiseptic), shake well, and spritz on a freshly cleansed face. Store the spray bottle in the fridge.”- Martha Stewart 

Acne is a common skin condition that affects nearly everyone at one time or another. It starts when greasy secretions from the skin’s oil glands plug the hair follicle openings called pores. These clogs occur as whiteheads or blackheads that may develop into tender pimples or under-the-skin cysts.

Traditionally, acne affects adolescent children and teenagers. However, adult acne accounts for millions of cases, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Adolescent boys and young men tend to have the worst cases of acne. Women are (Read More....)

5 Kinds of Conditions Commonly Treated by Urgent Care Facilities

The first and most important thing that many people forget when it comes to the emergency room is simply that it is meant for emergencies. If you can’t breathe, you have unbearable chest pain, or you’re bleeding profusely for any reason, you should go to the emergency room – in fact, if you go anywhere else with emergency symptoms, they will probably put you in an ambulance and send you there immediately. But if your condition is not life-threatening, you will save yourself a lot of time and money by going to an urgent care facility, where they treat a long list of ailments – many of them still very urgent, but some not so urgent. These are some of the most common conditions that an urgent care can help you with.

1. Wounds

Emergency room care is for the more serious wounds, but urgent care treats puncture wounds and injuries caused by glass, nails, and other foreign bodies that can cause infection. They also treat wounds that have become infected and are slow to heal or have developed an abscess. A doctor at an urgent care will (Read More....)

We Are All Mortal . . .

Authored By Dave Webb

We are all mortal. At least everyone I know appears to be.

Every day, those of us who are old read newspapers, look at the Obits. Nope, I am not in there today. But maybe some of my friends are . . .

Any life insurance company can tell you the odds of being in the Obits today. Depending on your age, the odds keep going up that this is your day to die. Seems like it is very morbid, doesn’t it?

If you are 100 years old, then you have beaten some fairly heavy odds. If you are 110, the odds are even greater. If you are 115-120, your odds of living are approximately 7 billion to 1 against being here tomorrow or the next week or the next year.After the age of about 42, women shouldn’t even try to have babies. The cost to their health might be too high. For instance, arthritic conditions occur because of the lack of reproduction of the vital substances in the bone, which incidentally are constantly replacing themselves under normal circumstances. In pregnancy, (Read More....)

Are You Anemic?

Iron Pills For Anemia

Anemia is a medical condition characterized by the body’s inability to transport oxygen to your tissues due to an insufficient amount of healthy red blood cells. There are many causes of anemia, some which can be serious, according to Mayo Clinic physicians, so it’s important to see a doctor for testing as soon as you develop symptoms that could signal anemia.

Many individuals suffer from anemia at some time in their lives, with women having higher occurrences of it. This is often due to the fact that women menstruate and can sometimes lose lots of blood, which could eventually lead to anemia. Another reason why more women suffer from anemia is the fact that women bear children, and pregnancy can really deplete a woman’s iron stores, leaving her iron deficient, and therefore anemic.

What are the symptoms of anemia?

Sometimes in the beginning, anemia doesn’t always cause any noticeable symptoms. When symptoms do exist, which occurs in most cases, one quite common symptom of anemia is fatigue, and usually the more severe (Read More....)

Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy

As my children were growing up both my husband and I were working. Just like you I hated it when the children got sick because you feel so helpless. In turn it is not much fun being the mom and getting sick since (unless you are on your death bed) this is a job that does not stop. Any sick family member puts a cog in the wheel and it’s always better to take preventative measures than to deal with a full-fledged outbreak. Because, as we all know, when one family member goes down the dominoes start to fall. Most of what I am writing about is common sense but sometimes when things get busy in our hurried day to day lives we do not think about the simple things.

1. Everyone Gets Enough Sleep – This seems simple but the busier our lives get and the more we try to squeeze into our days the harder this gets. Between school, work, athletic events, social events, meetings, etc. it gets increasingly harder to get the rest we need. Even if we can maintain a regular sleep pattern for our children we sometimes find it hard to manage it ourselves. This is a very important health issue. Not only physically but in every other aspect of our lives. When you do not get enough sleep you are not as mentally alert, physically our immune systems get low, your temperament suffers, and your all (Read More....)

Must Read Article On Breast Cancer

There is a must read article that links Milk possibly to breast cancer.….

Here are some of the quotes I found most interesting

“Before I had breast cancer for the first time, I had eaten a lot of dairy produce, such as skimmed milk, low-fat cheese and yoghurt. I had used it as my main source of protein. I also ate cheap but lean minced beef, which I now realized was probably often ground-up dairy cow. ”

“Recently, I discovered that way back in 1989 yoghurt had been implicated in ovarian cancer . Dr Daniel Cramer of Harvard University studied hundreds of women with ovarian cancer, and had them record in detail what they normally ate. wish I’d been made aware of his findings when he had first discovered them.”

“Up to this point, I had been steadfastly measuring the progress of my fifth cancerous lump with callipers and plotting the results. Despite all the encouraging comments and positive feedback from my doctors and nurses, my own precise observations told me the bitter truth. My first chemotherapy (Read More....)