Health & Nutrition

What Are Bed Bugs?

Your mom probably said “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” when you were getting ready for bed as a child.  Other than that, you probably haven’t thought much about bed bugs.  You may have not even realized that there really is such a thing as a bed bug.  There definitely is , and […]

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How To Check Your Own Pulse

Learning to and making a routine of taking your pulse can help you to recognize any type of irregular heart beat that you may have developed, like tachycardia or atrial fibrillation.  In order to measure your pulse, take the following steps: 1. Place your index and middle finger on the under side of your wrist.  […]

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What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation (also know as A. fib) is a common heart disorder that is found in over 2 million Americans,  During an episode of atrial fibrillation, the two small upper chambers of the heart (the atria) quiver rather than efficiently beating.   During this period of “quivering,” blood is not entirely pumped out of the atria, […]

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How To Choose A Plastic Surgeon

The field of plastic surgery has gown significantly over the last fifteen to twenty years and continues to grow as more people are seeking ways to achieve their ideal body image.  As a potential patient, how are you supposed to know what plastic surgeon to choose and what qualities are important?  As one would guess, […]

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Symptoms Of Antifreeze Poisoning In Dogs And Cats

Ethylene glycol is the active ingredient in antifreeze, which is used in the cooling systems of automobiles.  It is also found in hydraulic fluid, solar collectors, automotive brake fluid, and liquid rust inhibitors.  Ethylene glycol is toxic to all creatures, including humans.  However, it is typically dogs and cats that account for the majority of […]

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How To Make Homemade Dog Food

Dogs are omnivores, which means that much like humans or bears, they should eat a combination of meat and vegetable to stay healthy.  The average dog food has a lot of grains, which some dogs have difficulty digesting.  Dogs have a shorter digestive tract than humans, which is the reason for the trouble in digesting […]

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What Is Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle.  There are three types of cardiomyopathy– restrictive, hypertropic, and dilated- all of which affect the heart muscle.  Cardiomyopathy makes it more difficult for the heart to pump blood and deliver it to the rest of the body.  There are several causes of cardiomyopathy, including […]

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What You Should Know About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and lethal gas.  Because it is impossible for a person to detect carbon monoxide, CO is capable of killing you before you are even aware that you have a leak in your home.  At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are frequently mistaken for the […]

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What Is High Cholesteol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat that is produced in your body and is also found in foods that come from animal sources (such as dairy and meat product, fish, and poultry).  The cells of your body require cholesterol in order to function properly.  However, it’s not unusual for excess cholesterol in the bloodstream to […]

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What is Diabetes?

During the process of digestion, sugars and starches you eat are changed into glucose, a sugar that your body uses for energy.  Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps to control the glucose in blood.  Without insulin, your body is unable to either store or use glucose, so there is an overabundance of sugar […]

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