Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion is a life threatening illness that can occur after you’ve been exposed to high temperatures, and it often is accompanied by dehydration. It’s important to stay out of the heat as much as possible and drink plenty of water throughout the day. Heat exhaustion is especially dangerous in elderly and infants. Signs and symptoms to look for include: Fatigue …

Importance of Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels

                Monitoring your blood glucose level which is known as self testing is an essential part of managing your diabetes. Checking your blood sugar helps you avoid low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia) and high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia). When you check your blood glucose level it helps you better understand how exercising, what you eat, and what stress does to …

Importance of taking your medications

Importance of taking your medications: There are four rights of medications, which all of these are important to be aware of. The right dose The right time The right way The right frequency If you do not use the four rights it could lead to your health getting worse or possibly being hospitalized, cause disease, or even death. For overall …

Allergies

Allergies are one of the most common chronic diseases. A chronic disease lasts a long time or occurs often. An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a substance as harmful and overreacts to it. The substances that cause allergic reactions are allergens. When someone has allergies, their immune system makes an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies …

Annual Wellness

Wellness visits or wellness exams are typically annual, and are separate from other medical visits related to illness or injury. While wellness exams are usually covered by insurance, your insurance might not cover all expenses involved, especially if you have chronic medical problems and take medications regularly. The goals of an Annual Wellness Visit, or sometimes called annual physical, are to create …

Weight Loss

Obesity rates in the United States are rising. More than one third of the adults in the U.S. are obese. Most children that are obese or overweight grow up to be an overweight or obese adult which can cause you to have chronic health issues such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Obesity is mostly found in middle aged adults …

Importance of Taking Your Medications Correctly

Medications should be taken regularly to ensure that you are effectively getting the correct amount of the drug in your body. If you’re having trouble taking medications properly or have side effects always discuss your concerns with a healthcare professional before changing how you take the medication. A healthcare professional can decided to change the dosage or the quantity you …

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Importance of Skin Care

Do you have a skin care routine? You may not think skin care is important but healthy skin is essential for graceful aging! A skin care regiment may sound high maintenance but, in reality, there are easy steps you can do to implement it into your daily routine! When it comes to developing a skin care routine that truly maximizes …