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1612, 2017

Feeling Fatigued? You Might Be Surprised At The Possible Reasons

By |December 16th, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

Everyone feels tired from time to time. Usually, this is nothing more than the result of losing out on a little sleep. But if you find that your tired feeling persists, then there might be a deeper underlying problem which needs addressing. There are a huge number of reasons you might be feeling fatigued, and as such, it is not the kind of problem you want to just ignore. If you leave it alone, you might be allowing an underlying health problem to worsen. Let’s look at some of the things that might be causing your chronic fatigue.

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Sinus Problems

There are many things you might think could cause your fatigue, but you would be unlikely to blame your sinuses. However, there is a sinus condition which can lead to a prolonged and extreme feeling of fatigue, and it’s known as chronic sinusitis. It’s possible that you have suffered from a short-term sinusitis before, in which case you will know that it involves symptoms such as a poor sense of smell, a feeling of nausea, pain in the jaw – and, of course, fatigue. Chronic sinusitis is simply sinusitis which does not respond well to medical treatment or lasts for a long time. If left untreated, it can lead to the sinuses never being able to clear properly, which can b painful and a nuisance.

Dehydration

You might be surprised at how often people allow themselves to become dehydrated. We tend to think of dehydration as a severe thing, and it is if left alone. But on the other end of the scale, it is a minor thing which you might not even notice at first. Subtle dehydration can still be damaging, […]

1412, 2017

The Uphill Battle Of Medical Outreach Just Got Easier

By |December 14th, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

If you live in a rural area, you know how hard it is to get the best of the best medical treatments become available to you. Not only are you always afraid that the local healthcare technology in surgeries may be behind what is being sold and bought in the cities, but you also hope that modern technology is also lacking. It’s a bit of an uphill battle at times because as residents it’s difficult to have your voice heard at times. The budgets of different regions, cities, and countries all vary and are perhaps the biggest deciding factor of what level of treatment and quality of care is available to you. Sometimes, however, even the medical staff share your frustrations because sifting out the most modern forms of care takes time and research. Governments around the world are trying to renew this surge in importance, however.

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What to do in a rural area

No more so is it a struggle to maintain a good service of medical care than in a rural area. It’s just physically larger and more spaced out which makes it difficult for contractors, medicine companies, and authorities to maintain a link with residents and their needs. If you are concerned that the level of care is waning, you can do some things to bring it back up. First and foremost write a firm but a fair letter to your local authority and or politician’s office. Explain the concerns that you have and suggest some ideas to cope with them. Second, you can start a petition by getting residents to sign a set of demands and then mail it to the local ruling party and or government. Also, at town […]

712, 2017

If You Work in the Emergency Services, You Always Need to be Learning

By |December 7th, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

It’s never easy working in the emergency services. You’re under pressure nearly always, you rarely get the full thanks that you deserve, and you always just need to have faith that you’re doing the right thing. That just comes with the territory of working in your profession. On top of all your primary responsibilities, you also need to be doing something else, too: learning. If you’re not always improving, then neither is society.

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A Changing World
The world is changing. Some would argue that it’s changing too quickly, and too much. As such, a lot of the rules that we lived by just a few years ago have been thrown out. There are different political agendas, different ways of doing things that can change the nature of work within the emergency services. IF you’re one of these workers, you’re on top of maintaining order and structure in society, and as such you need to be keeping an eye on “the state of the world.”
New Technologies
Technology has revolutionized nearly all aspects of the world, and thus it goes without saying that it has an impact on the frontline services, too. If you’re a nurse, for example, then you’re likely to be working with a whole host of devices, applications, and tools that simply didn’t exist just a few years ago. When new technology comes along, you have two options: embrace it or fight it. If you embrace it, then you’ll find that you’re able to do your work better and more efficiently, or at least you will after the initial teething problems have passed.
New Threats, New Methods
Nothing stays still for too long in this fast-paced world. What you learned on your first day as a firefighter, police […]

512, 2017

The Most Common Sidewalk Injuries

By |December 5th, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

It’s true that you’re most likely to be injured in your house, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get injured elsewhere. Another common place is literally the area just outside your house and within your inner city. Often we don’t think of our hometowns as dangerous areas, but there’s a lot of injuries that can arise from being in them. Overall, that means that when we go out and about, there’s a lot of risks we can get ourselves into. These are a few of the most common injuries you can receive when you’re enjoying the outside world.

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Spraining Your Ankle

The act of spraining an ankle means you go over your foot or otherwise use it in a way that hurts. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including the wrong kind of shoes, walking problems, health problems, but also the environment we find ourselves in.

So we know that a sprain is incredibly easy to do and that the uneven environments around the world that we live in don’t help this either.Yet, often people cannot be at fault for this, though it’s always worth a try to have a look at your options if an ankle sprain puts you out of commission for a while.

This can be more easily avoided if you have good reflexes or take the time to train your reflexes. Similarly, if you work on your balance and keeping your center of gravity stable when you’re in different shoes and on uneven surfaces, like cobbles, you’re going to fare better.

Breaking a Collarbone

When we fall, this is usually the place that takes the brunt. You’re usually aware of this kind of break, due to the acute pain and sensitivity of the […]

1711, 2017

Winter Health Risks To Avoid

By |November 17th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Winter Health Risks To Avoid

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Winter is upon us, the countdown to the festive season has begun, and many of us are spending out evenings hibernating in the house in chunky pjs and 10 blankets. The winter is a stunning time of the year, with crisp mornings, snowfall and bright sunlight: but it can also be dangerous. If you’ve ever seen a wildlife programme, you’ll know that most mammals hibernate in the winter to stay safe. The same applies to us in a way: we don’t have fur to protect us from the harsh conditions which means we need to wrap up warm to avoid our hands freezing. It can be a time of year when many different health issues are aggravated or even caused, and here are some of the most common issues you need to avoid this winter.

Heart Attacks

Heart attacks are an issue with any of us in the winter, and there is a much higher rate of them during the cold months. The reason for this is that our arteries constrict when faced with cold conditions- and this forces our heart to work much harder to pump blood around the body. The strain on our heart can build up after long exposure to the cold and cause it to fail. The best ways to prevent this are to wrap up warm when outside, cover your hands and even wear compression socks to increase circulation to help your heart.

Vitamin D Deficiency

Although in winter you may see a few bright and sunny days, the sun isn’t with us as frequently as in the summer. Unless you have red hair, you won’t be able to produce your own Vitamin D, and this can cause some issues for us in […]

2410, 2017

This Is What Medical Malpractice Really Looks Like

By |October 24th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on This Is What Medical Malpractice Really Looks Like

None of us wants to undergo mistreatment at the hands of a doctor or other medical professional. But the statistics show that it is actually relatively common for this to happen. However, there are particular kinds of malpractice which are more common than others, and that is what we will look at today. Once you start to look into it, it is actually quite shocking the number of different ways that malpractice can occur. But knowing about it is an essential first step towards being able to keep ourselves protected as patients, and hopefully bringing about more significant social changes over time as well. Here are the typical kinds of medical malpractice in our society today.

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Overtreatment

When we think of malpractice, it is likely that an image of neglect comes into mind. While this is another typical kind which is essential to look at, it is just as accurate that much malpractice is the result of the opposite – over-care, or overtreatment. This is when a patient is given too much medication than is really necessary or treatment of any kind which they don’t really need. This can be dangerous for the patient in question, as it means in some cases they become dependent on medication they don’t really need. It is also a drain on the medical system as a whole, making it a problem for all patients everywhere. Doctors need to be careful not to over-prescribe, or else the situation could get much worse.

Negligence During Surgery

Going under the knife is scary at the best of time. You are placing a lot of faith in the doctors who have you in their care. As such, you naturally want to be able to trust them as […]

1410, 2017

Look After Children? 3 Ways To Keep Them Safe & Healthy

By |October 14th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Look After Children? 3 Ways To Keep Them Safe & Healthy

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Looking after children in a professional capacity can be a stressful affair. No matter how good you are with kids, you’re always going to be subject to the same stresses on a daily basis when trying to keep them safe and happy. Looking after your own child is one consideration that you obviously hold dear to your heart, but taking responsibility, and getting paid to look after someone else’s child can be positively debilitating if something goes wrong. So, never let a thing go wrong.

Opening your house up to children as a childminder or personal daycare can be intrinsically rewarding, but it takes a careful eye to make sure everything is proceeding in the right way. We’d like to explore how you can best keep the children in your charge safe and healthy, so you can build an excellent reputation and look after the children who mean so much to you.

Playground Protection

You must make sure the exterior of your house is just as safe as the interior. If you provide playground facilities in your yard, it’s important to make sure everything is well placed. A rubber playground surface can help level out the flooring, perfect if you have an uneven garden, as it will help prevent fall hazards. Not only that, but debris in the grass which is hard to spot could injure a child, and so a rubber surface will bring with it the ability to see anything untoward resting on the floor. Not only that, but placing it around the playground equipment will help secure it in place a little more, so if something breaks it should fall on and potentially hurt those playing.

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Corners in your household are to be found everywhere. As […]

1110, 2017

Seven Reasons Why We’re So Hard On Ourselves

By |October 11th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Seven Reasons Why We’re So Hard On Ourselves

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If you were to step back and look at your life objectively, what would be the initial observations that you make? When you start to dissect your life, and see yourself through the eyes of others, a few things immediately become clear. And when these revelations are made, you can often find yourself coming to one very obvious conclusion; you’re too tough on yourself. But don’t feel bad, because you’re definitely not the only one that does it. In fact, being hard on ourselves is something that a lot of us do quite naturally. However, just because it’s a both natural and common occurrence, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s right. It’s actually something that can do us a lot of harm. So how can you make a change for the better?

The first thing you need to do is work out why you’re so tough on yourself. Because unless you know the reasons for why you’re doing it, you’re not going to be able to stop. Again, you need to be very objective here. And honest. You need to look at your lifestyle and see what it is that’s making you be so hard on yourself. And only then can work on becoming healthier. To get you started, here are seven things that you could be influenced by too.

Making Comparisons

One of the biggest culprits for why we’re always so tough on ourselves is that we mark comparisons. And if it’s something you find yourself doing, or even don’t notice until you do start to get objective, you’re then going to want to stop. Comparing yourself to others and even basing your own lifestyle choices on this will only lead to you feeling inadequate. And […]

310, 2017

The Impediments To Weight Loss On a Vegan Diet

By |October 3rd, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on The Impediments To Weight Loss On a Vegan Diet

There’s a silent revolution going on all over the world. People everywhere are realizing the benefits of switching their protein-rich, processed food heavy diets with a vegan diet consisting wholly of plant based foods. A diet consisting entirely of veggies, fruits, grains, and pulses has been proven not only to be the best for weight loss but for mitigating (and even reversing) a range of other health issues. Vegan diets have been proven to lower cholesterol and chip away at the plaque in the arterial lining that leads to a range of cardiovascular problems including strokes, heart attacks, and angina. Studies have also shown that plant-based diets significantly reduce blood sugar, resulting in a reduced risk of diabetes.

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While the results of a vegan diet, combined with an effective exercise regime rival any of the top rated workout and diets, a lot of nascent vegans find themselves plateauing in their weight loss. They fail to understand that weight loss on a vegan diet means more than just cutting out meat and dairy, it also means ensuring good overall nutrition. Here are some areas in which some fall short of their goals on a plant-based diet.

Over-reliance on processed foods

It’s hard to go from a meat and dairy heavy diet to completely plant-based and the vegan foods industry has met this surge of demand for plant-based meat and dairy substitutes. Oat, soy and almond milk, as well as, soy-based meat substitutes and gluten-based ‘wheat meats’ like seitan are okay in moderation, but they should not take the place of whole vegetables and fruits.

Not getting enough protein

People whose diets used to include lots of meat and eggs probably didn’t experience many food cravings. This is because protein […]

2709, 2017

Can Our Health And Well-Being Be Affected By Our Life Choices?

By |September 27th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Can Our Health And Well-Being Be Affected By Our Life Choices?

Our health and wellbeing can be affected by many different things in life. Some mental, some physical and some brought on by other factors in life that we don’t have control over. Many of us will do our best to ensure that we don’t become affected, but the chances are we can all feel some of the negative effects that can be brought on by significant life changes, good and bad. Some of these things may seem obvious, but some of them might surprise you. I wanted to share with you some of the ways our health and wellbeing can be affected by our life choices and hopefully offer you some tips on how to overcome them if it does.

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Relationship breakups

Whether you are married, in a long-term relationship or find yourself just starting out with someone, relationships can be a huge emotional rollercoaster, wouldn’t you agree? There are, of course, plenty of ups and downs, but I guess how you both handle the situation makes you the couple you are today or are about to come in the future. But, relationships, sometimes don’t last forever. You have every intention to make it work, but for reasons, the relationship can break down. You may have done wrong, or the other person may have done, or you just don’t seem to like one another as much as you used to. Relationship breakups can really affect your mindset and make you question who you are. It can make you feel anxious and upset, but the best thing to do in this situation is to accept and move forward.

Committing a crime

Some people are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Other people intentionally go out to cause no […]