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2104, 2017

How & Why You Should Prioritize Health & Safety In Your Home

By |April 21st, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

When anyone hears the words health and safety, they immediately think of hard hats on a construction site or warning signs in an office. However, health & safety extends beyond the working world into our homes.

The simple fact is that too many households aren’t prioritizing health & safety above everything else. You must ensure that your home is safe enough for your family and that you have ways in which you can deal with any health concerns that occur.

Why is it important to prioritize health & safety in your home? It’s simple, if you don’t, then you run the risk of creating an environment that’s potentially dangerous for you and your children. If your home is unsafe, then they could hurt themselves and need serious medical help.

So, how can you prioritize health & safety in your home? Well, there are a few things you can do, and they’re listed in the remainder of this article:

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First Aid Supplies
Firstly, you need to ensure your house has a first aid kit, and that it’s always full of essential supplies. This kit will help you deal with any little problems that might happen. If your kid falls over, you can patch up their injuries without having to take them to a doctor. As a general rule, it makes sense for every home to have either first aid cabinets or a small first aid box. The more first-aid supplies you have, the better.
Safety Talks
Secondly, deal with any safety issues in your home by having talks with your children. Sit them down and tell them what they can and can’t do and what they should stay clear of. If you don’t do this, then a child’s natural curiosity […]

2104, 2017

Three Hidden Diseases You May Not Know You Have!

By |April 21st, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

When we know that we are ill, at least we can take steps to alleviate or even cure our condition. But what can you do when you aren’t aware that you have a problem? Well not very much! That is why it’s important to look out for the sign of some of the more hidden diseases so you can get them checked out and treated. So read on to find out more about some of the most common ones, and what the best course of action is if you suspect that they might be affecting you.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a fairly common condition, but for every case, that is identified and treated many go unrecognized. This is a problem because diabetes is not only an immediate risk to health but is also the cause of many long-term health complications. That is why it is vital that you get checked out if you believe you could be at risk from this disease.

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Diabetes is a condition where the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar in its system. This is because it has trouble with producing the hormone insulin. There are two types of diabetes known as type 1, and type 2. Although the symptoms present as similar. Including going to the toilet frequently, being thirsty all the time, and having blurred vision.

Type 1 is usually diagnosed early on, and it means that you body struggle to create enough insulin to properly regulate the sugar you consume. This is usually tested by monitoring blood sugar levels and self-administering insulin when needed.

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Type 2 is a little different as it is late onset diabetes and can be caused by a variety of factors such as age and being overweight.

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1204, 2017

The Three Things You Need To Do When You’re Ill

By |April 12th, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

For many of us, our health is a constant source of worry and concern. Being unwell, whether temporarily or for a long period can impact our lives in many different ways, and the people around us, too. In a way, it is pretty ironic, as we can sometimes stress out so much about being unwell, that we inadvertently put ourselves at even more of a risk. This can lead to our health issues being dragged out for much longer than they need to be and all in all lead to a pretty miserable time for everyone. Therefore, take a look at these following tips to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible.

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Don’t be afraid to ask for help

So many people have a dependency complex when it comes to their health – meaning that they are unlikely to ask other people for aid, due to worrying that they are ‘bothering’ them. If this sounds anything like you, take a step back for a moment and consider how you would behave if the shoe were on the other foot. If a friend opened up to you about a health problem they were suffering with, would you just turn them away, or would you offer to help as best you could? Of course, most people would go for the latter with no questions asked. As long as you are not asking too much of someone – such as requesting large sums of money without fully being able to say when you can pay it back by – most of your friends and family will be happy to help you out. Even little things, like offering to take you to the store if you […]

304, 2017

Recognizing The Signs Of Alcoholism

By |April 3rd, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

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When does a few too many drinks become an alcohol problem? Self-diagnosing an alcohol addiction isn’t always easy. Men and women are recommended 14 units a week, but many of us go over this limit, sometimes in a single binge session. More often than not, it’s not how much we drink, but the effect that this drinking has on us and other people determines whether there is a problem or not. Here are just a few of the common danger signs.

Your friends and family are worried about your drinking habits

If friends and family are expressing their concerns, then this generally a good sign that you should curb your habits. You may still feel you are fully-functioning and that your friends and family only feel this way because they are not drinkers themselves, however, your behavior could still be leading people around you to feel concerned and uncomfortable. Talk with these friends and family members try to determine the root cause of their concern – it may be something more serious.

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Drinking has got you in legal trouble

If you drinking behavior is getting you in trouble with the law – either getting into fights, partaking in vandalism or drinking whilst driving – this is a sure sign that you should reassess your drinking habits. A criminal record could lead you to lose your license, job prospects or affect where you can travel. You may be able to make a legal claim if it is a one-off offense and the stake are serious – specialist criminal lawyers such as The Fenster Law Firm could be worth investing in. From here, limit your drinking and take steps to rebuild your reputation by going to AA meetings or […]

304, 2017

Why Don’t Men Like Going To The Doctor?

By |April 3rd, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

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According to research, something in the region of 60 percent of all men refuse to go to the doctor, even when suffering from illness or displaying symptoms of a condition that could be life-changing. Only three out of five get an annual checkup, too, and the general stereotype of health as a subject men won’t discuss is true. It’s a sad state of affairs, and it begs the question: why don’t men like going to the doctor?

There are, of course, many different factors involved, and we’re going to take a look at a few of them most common reasons with you today. If you recognize any of these factors, perhaps a change of mindset is needed. Who knows, maybe you might give yourself a chance of a healthier and happier lifestyle?

Men get out of the habit early

Boys and girls are taken to the doctors whenever they are ill – almost no questions asked. But as the two sexes hit their teens, there is a significant shift. Female teenagers start having gynecological checks at an early age, so going to the doctor almost comes as a second nature for life. Adolescent boys, however, stop going unless it is absolutely necessary – they lose the habit. That means that when men start to get older, they are more likely to grin and bear it than seek out help.

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‘Too busy.’

Given that men are often the primary breadwinner in the household, it’s no surprise that lack of time features highly on their list of excuses for not embracing healthcare. And to some extent, they might have a point – there is a lot of pressure to perform in the workplace, and many men see being […]

3003, 2017

Workplace Stress Linked To Mental Health Conditions

By |March 30th, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

It’s becoming more common than ever for people to take time off from the workplace due to extreme stress. In fact, 83% of Americans are under extreme stress at the workplace. After all, a lot of employees are struggling with issues like bad work relationships and poor support in their role. And while some pressure at work is good to spur you on to do a great job, too much of it can lead to you getting excessively stressed out. And as it says on http://nypost.com/2017/03/26/stressed-workers-seek-relief-with-drugs-and-alcohol/, some employees are even turning to drink and drugs to deal with the stress they are experiencing at work. When stress isn’t dealt with quickly, it can then lead on to serious mental health conditions. In fact, here are some conditions people have to deal with due to extreme workplace stress.

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Anxiety

It’s a scary fact that more people than ever have to deal with anxiety in their life. In fact, one in four young women has been linked to the condition. And while there are a number of factors that can cause anxiety, stress is one of the top factors. After all, when you become overly stressed, you can start fearing even the simplest of tasks. And you can become so anxious that it affects you on a daily basis. And work can actually play a bit part in the condition developing. After all, with stressful situations like meetings and targets, it’s easy for people to become so anxious that it leads to the condition. And medical professionals claim people believe it’s not a real condition so they don’t speak up. But to help the condition, they recommend you speak with employers. After all, your boss might be […]

3003, 2017

Inner And Outer Strength… The Unlikely Resources When You’re Living With A Disease

By |March 30th, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

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Life-changing. A trial. A true test of your character. Living with a disease that is debilitating is often described as these things, and it is something that you would not wish on your worst enemy. The changes your body goes through, as well as the changes you may suffer on an emotional level as well as a personal one, will make you question everything you ever knew, and the stress it can place on your family or your own day to day life will be unlike no other. And you can wonder if you are able to cope. Well, you will, and here’s why…

There Is Help For You!

Thanks to the internet, there is a helping hand in one way or another for all of us. There are support groups online, chat rooms, and forums, but also ways to research life in how you treat your illness. There are supplements for neuropathy by Ahmed from Fitness To Go that can help you to cope with everyday symptoms, and a lot of these supplements can only be found by really trawling through the internet. There’s the story of a woman whose mother was given 60 days to live by doctors, so the daughter read everything she could on the disease her mother was suffering from, which was a form of cancer. She read 30 books in 30 days, and it saved her mother’s life! The point being, if we look hard enough for the solutions, they will present themselves to us, whether it is on the internet, in pill form, in book form, or in the manner of a support group that meets once a month, there is help for everyone. We just have to look […]

3003, 2017

The Major Problems In Healthcare Today

By |March 30th, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

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As an industry, healthcare is one of the most vital parts of any society, and it is something which we need to be able to trust as much as possible. It is for this reason that it can be quite shocking when or healthcare system fails, or when it doesn’t quite do everything it is expected to do. All cultures have problems with their various industries, but when it comes to healthcare we really should be doing everything we can to avoid those issues and fix them as soon as possible. There are a few major problems in healthcare which need to be looked at in particular, and today we are going to discuss what those are.

Unnecessary Care

This first problem might sound strange – it might ven be the opposite of what you would expect, but it is true that unnecessary care is doing great damage to our healthcare industries across the world. What do we mean by unnecessary care? Basically, this is when people use services when they do not really need to, therefore using up resources and money which could be better spent on genuine healthcare needs. An estimated one-third of all healthcare costs are spent on unnecessary care, so if we can do something about this, it could make a hugely positive difference to the healthcare industry as a whole.

Avoidable Harm

Sometimes, medical professionals cause harm to patients which could be easily avoided. When this happens, it is known as medical malpractice – and it is actually much more common than you might think. Patients who have suffered at the hands of medical malpractice might be pleased to learn that they can seek advice from the likes of medical malpractice firm Hastings Law, […]

2203, 2017

Hospital Admissions On The Rise: What’s To Blame?

By |March 22nd, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Hospital Admissions On The Rise: What’s To Blame?

There were 125.7 million hospital visits in the US last year. That figure increased by around 9% in the previous twelve months. We wanted to find out a little more about the reasons for the rise. Experts say the health care system in this country needs drastic reforms. 7.3% of people who visit the hospital end up staying overnight. So, it’s a good job we currently have 902,000 beds available at any one time. However, it would seem we’ll need more during the next few years to deal with the unexpected increase in admissions. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons more people are visiting the hospital than ever before.

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Workplace/personal injuries

A significant number of people who turn up at hospitals in the US do so because of a physical injury. Many of them are related to workplaces and other public areas. The personal injury lawyer industry has a role to play here. As more people learn about their right to compensation, we can expect to see more admissions. Citizens realize that medical evidence is essential when fighting a case of that nature. So, they are more inclined to visit the emergency room and document their injuries. We also need to consider health and safety as a prime cause. More companies than ever before are placing their workers at excess risk.

 

Alcohol and drug abuse

There are millions of alcohol and drug addicts in this country. The number has increased every year for a long time. Hospitals now report they are dealing with more addiction cases than ever before. Lots of people build a physical dependence on alcohol. When they don’t get their daily intake, their bodies can begin to shut down. If that […]

1403, 2017

One in Four Women Between the Ages of 16 to 24 Now Has a Mental Health Condition

By |March 14th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on One in Four Women Between the Ages of 16 to 24 Now Has a Mental Health Condition

This shocking statistic far outstrips the number of young men who have mental health problems. Girls are also three times more likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety than boys in their age group. This has led to an increase in self-harming amongst young women. So why are girls more likely to have mental health problems, and what can we do to help their mental wellbeing?

The Pressure to Be Perfect

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There is an argument that suggests girls are under far more pressure to be perfect, and from a very young age. Images they see on television, in magazines, and in advertising all promote a certain type of look. Young girls can feel pressurized into trying to replicate this look and feel upset and unhappy if they fail.

The only way to really help your daughter, friend, or loved ones, is to understand their world. Watch a television program with them and have an open dialogue. Be careful not to simply reject what they want to watch. Instead, start a conversation about the messages behind what they’re watching. Discuss whether or not the images you’re seeing really reflect real life. Try and encourage young women to see beyond the surface value of the media they consume. This will help them to see that they don’t have to put so much pressure on themselves.

Social Media Scandals

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The pressure doesn’t end there. For young women, social media is a big part of growing up. As adults, it’s our job to make young people aware of the dangers. Talk to your child or friend about being pressure online. Remind them that it isn’t private and that anything they send could be seen by anyone. Reassure her that she should […]