What is the Zika Virus?

Are you familiar with the Zika Virus? Do you know all the ways this disease can be contracted? Let’s look at its history, how it can effect humans, and how to prevent contracting this disease. Sharing information from http://www.mphonline.org/zika-virus/

 

5 Essential Nutrients for a Healthier You!

Are you wanting to make a commitment to your health in the new year? To improve it and maybe become more active? Take a look at this article from Everyday Health for great tips on the 5 Essential Nutrients to Maximize Your Health | Guide to Essential Nutrients | Everyday Health.

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How carbon monoxide levels can be indicated by a hard hat!

bigstock-Hard-Hat-With-Path-577880Safety for construction workers has stepped up a notch. A group of researchers have discovered a way to measure carbon monoxide levels and protect construction workers while they are working.  They are using hard hats with sensors to measure this poisonous chemical.  Read more via Sensor-equipped construction helmet can detect carbon monoxide.  Share with us your thoughts on the possible benefits.

Osteoarthritis Tips for Caregivers!

bigstock-The-word-Health-surrounded-by--43388209Helping a Loved One With Osteoarthritis

By Chris Iliades, MD | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH

Are you currently caring for a loved on with osteoarthritis?  This article from Everyday Health, gives some great tips on how to keep your loved one active and maintain life quality.  Please read via Helping a Loved One With Osteoarthritis – Osteoarthritis Center -EverydayHealth.com.

 

 

What are the five reasons you should call into work sick?

5 Signs You’re Too Sick for Work

Calling the boss for a sick day is never fun, but there are definite times when you’re simply too sick to work.

By Madeline Vann, MPHMedically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III MD, MPH

Article via 5 Signs You’re Too Sick for Work – Seasonal Guide to Healthy Living – Everyday Health.

Do you agree with these 5 reasons, or do you feel there could be more?

Try some of these foods when hunger strikes

This article gives some good tips on foods which will fill you longer and help stop hunger cravings.  Read more via http://www.everydayhealth.com/digestive-health-pictures/satisfy-your-appetite-with-these-delicious-choices.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20130710#/slide-11

Would you like more energy?

Start With a Better Breakfast

Start With a Better Breakfast - Everyday Nutrition: Finding the Flavor - Everyday Health

Don’t let lack of time or other hurdles keep you from having a balanced breakfast. Research shows many benefits of eating breakfast every morning.

Read via Start With a Better Breakfast – Everyday Nutrition: Finding the Flavor – Everyday Health.

Lose Weight and Feel Full – Is this possible?

Foods That Help You to Lose Weight and Satisfy Your Stomach

By Beth W. Orenstein | Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD

The best foods for weight loss are those that fill you up and keep you feeling full longer. You won’t even feel like you’re on a diet when you put these filling foods on your menu.

Read More via Foods That Help to Lose Weight – New Year Center – Everyday Health.

Am I Having a Stroke?

bigstock-The-word-Health-surrounded-by--43388209Do you know the common symptoms of stroke? Learn what they look and feel like so that you’ll know when to get emergency help.

By Diana Rodriguez | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH | Source EverydayHealth.com

The window of opportunity to successfully treat a stroke is short — about three hours — which is why every minute counts. Unfortunately, about 70 percent of patients who suffer a minor stroke do not recognize their symptoms — and 30 percent delay seeking medical attention for more than 24 hours, according to a study published in the journal Stroke. Maybe you think you can spot stroke symptoms in someone else, but would you know if a stroke was happening to you?

For symptoms read more via Am I Having a Stroke? – Stroke Center – EverydayHealth.com.