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2306, 2017

Living With Osteoporosis

By |June 23rd, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

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Osteoporosis is a surprisingly common condition. It’s predicting that within the next couple of decades, the amount of people with this ailment will rise into several million. Of course, you will already know if you have something like this. But, for those that do, life can be extremely hard. Dealing with broken bones and pain each day is a hard life for anyone. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Using the right methods and techniques, it’s easy to make a life like this much more liveable. A lot of people don’t realise how much they can do. So, to help you out, this post will be going through some of the ways to make this condition much more livable.

Osteoporosis is a condition which leaves bones weak and prone to breaking. When someone has this condition, their breaks aren’t any less painful than they are for others. So, living with this can be extremely hard. In most cases, it will be a wrist, arm, or a leg which will fracture. But, when you have this condition, you have to be careful with everything. And, that’s the first tip. By thinking about the items you use in everyday life, you can often improve your chances of avoiding an issue. For example, you may wear high shoes a lot. But, with osteoporosis, this could make it very easy to break your ankle. So, it’s worth looking for other shoes. This sort of logical can be applied to most areas of life.

One of the major causes of osteoporosis is a body’s inability to either produce or use vitamin D. This vitamin enables the body to use calcium and other minerals to repair parts of the body. […]

2106, 2017

Recognizing When A Passion Has Become An Addiction

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

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Addiction is a hard thing to define. Most people in modern society experience addiction to some extent towards a multitude of different things. Many of us may not even realize that we’re addicts or bordering on addiction because many addictions have a relatively minimal impact on our day-to-day lives (or we and other people don’t notice the impacts).

You may be glued to your phone screen or enjoy one too many pints at your local bar. Perhaps it’s something more serious. Whatever the case, all manner of addictions at all manner of levels should be kept in check and stopped altogether in severe cases. You need to recognize when your “passion” for something has become an addiction, and here are some thoughts on overcoming it.

Decide to stop.

A good way to figure out, once and for all, the extent of your addiction and your ability to overcome it is to decide to make a change. Stop using the thing in question altogether. Stop smoking, drinking, using social media, or eating junk food. See what happens because that will reveal a lot about the state of your mind. If you find that giving up the thing is easier than you thought then your addiction may not have been severe; it might just be a smart idea to live more healthily and cut out any minor addictions which are damaging your body or your lifestyle.

Of course, if the test fails and you can’t resist going back to your drug (whether that’s a literal or a metaphorical drug) then you’ll know that you were perhaps a little more addicted to the substance or lifestyle decision than you originally thought. It’s time to wean yourself off it if that’s the […]

2106, 2017

Moving Forward With Your Career When You Have Been Involved In An Accident

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

Life can throw unexpected situations at us. That might be in our daily lives, our working environment and career, or in general with family and friends. Sometimes it’s these unexpected moments that can hurt us the most. Like being involved in an accident. Be that in the car, walking to work or in the workplace. One minute you are blissfully getting on with your day, the next your life can change forever.

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A lot of the time these incidents are not our fault, and this is where our mindset and jobs can get affected. We can wonder why me? Why did this happen? How could I have avoided this situation? Over and over again those questions will run through your mind. But the best thing you can do is work on that and come through it the other side a stronger person. A confident and inspiration that not only will help you carry on with your career but allow you to move forward and become more successful than ever. It’s making sure your mind doesn’t turn negative. So if this happens to be you, and your find yourself hurt and injured. Or just traumatised by an accident that wasn’t your fault, then here’s a simple guide to handling your career going forward.

Focus on positive thoughts

It may feel like such a struggle to focus on positivity right now, but this is the moment that you need it the most. Your mind can switch to become quite negative quicker than you will expect. It will become a habit and one that needs breaking immediately. Try and focus on the good things in your life. You may still have your health; you may still have a fabulous career. […]

2006, 2017

Make History Of Health Issues By Looking To Your Past

By |June 20th, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

Our pasts affect our health in a variety of ways. If you smoked when you were younger, it could come back and bite you. The same can be said if you ate poorly, or drank heavily. Of course, you would’ve had to participate in these behaviors for an extended period to give them the power to cause issues later. The point is, it isn’t unheard of for our pasts to affect our future lives. And, that’s the case whether you’ve improved your habits or not.

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But, what if something you had no choice over comes back to haunt you? While issues such as asbestos exposure are thankfully behind us, it doesn’t mean we’re all in the clear. A recent case has seen 78-year-old Kenneth Oliver receive a $420k payout after developing asbestos-related mesothelioma dating back to the 60s. A handsome settlement anyone would agree, but this is far from a happy story. Payout aside, Oliver’s prognosis is bad. It’s enough to strike fear into our hearts.

But, we can take comfort from the fact that Oliver has received compensation for what’s happened. While money is a far cry from life, the settlement received by his mesothelioma asbestos lawyer will at least provide some comfort for Oliver and his family. Medical treatment for the condition is far from cheap, so financial aid is sure to make life easier.

There’s also a lesson to be learned about injury claims. When making a claim, speed is often seen as the essence. The faster you act, the more impact you claim will have, right? Not necessarily. In fact, patience plays a larger part in cases like these than you might think. The facts show that 95% of injury claims settle out […]

2006, 2017

Osteoporosis Sufferers Alert! Helpful Tips For Living With The Condition

By |June 20th, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

As you get older, it’s normal for your bones to weaken. It means we often have less movement and flexibility as we reach older age. But for some people later in life, they develop a condition called osteoporosis. This bone condition makes them much more fragile and easier to break. And it’s normally picked up when a person has a fall or a bone fracture. It tends to occur in people who have a family history of the condition, or it can develop in women after they reach menopause. It can be difficult for someone to live with the condition. In fact, they struggle to find ways to ensure they don’t lose any more bone. Therefore, here are some helpful tips for living with the condition osteoporosis.

Stay active with the condition

A lot of people are scared to do exercise if they are living with osteoporosis. After all, they don’t want to end up falling and harming their bones further. So they avoid moving around as much in their daily life. But if you want to help treat the condition, the best thing you can do is to stay active. After all, exercise is great for building bone density. And it can ensure you have stronger bones so that you can avoid falls in the future. Also, exercise is so important for the rest of your health so it shouldn’t go out the window. Therefore, make sure you stay active with the condition. Go the gym and do some simple exercises which will work your bones. And you might want to team up with a personal trainer. After all, they can help ensure you do exercises which are low impact. And walking or jogging can be […]

2006, 2017

3 Unique Trends That Are Shaping the Medical Industry Right Now

By |June 20th, 2017|Health, XPC|0 Comments

The medical industry is a tricky one to follow. It’s a secluded industry that’s shielded behind complicated terms that clueless laymen could never understand. However, as confusing as those terms may be, it’s sometimes easy to see that changes are happening to the medical industry. These new and unique trends will ultimately shape how health care in the developed world will be distributed to the masses, and it’s time to shed some light on those trends in order to help you understand why and how these changes will affect you. These are, of course, only trends that could die out or grow and take centre stage, so take everything with a grain of salt.

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Patient-First Businesses

The pharmaceutical industry is setting its sights on patient-first business models now, but there are very few companies that can successfully provide this level of service to the masses. Engaging with patients is one of the most effective ways for pharmaceutical companies to report on the effectiveness of medication and treatments. Much of this information has to be shared, however. Although often anonymous, turning someone into a case study for everyone to see is sometimes embarrassing for the patient and it may interfere with their civil rights and privacy.

However, PWC conducted a survey and it showed that around 88% of people were willing to let their doctors share their personal information for the sake of improving treatments. This falls to 78% when it concerns the local health system, 70% when it involves a university and only 53% to the drug company. This is a clear distinction and it shows that patients are more willing to share information when it involves people they are closely affiliated with, and it shows a lack […]

1406, 2017

How We’re Closer To Winning The Fight On Cancer

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

It might seem to many like one of those issues that might never have a chance of being solved. It’s the subject of worldwide attention, yet it’s still a threat, fatal and otherwise, to huge swathes of our population. Estimates have gone from saying that 1 in 5 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their life to 1 in 2. As rates of the disease are on the rise, what’s the latest progress medicine has to offer in the fight against cancer?

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Better understanding of carcinogens

This might be one of the ways we’re seeing the most obvious progression in understanding cancer. We are newly discovering new sources of carcinogens every day. As people become more aware, it promotes alternative lifestyle habits that can play a big role in reducing our risk of getting the diagnosis. When carcinogens include everything from charred meats to wood dust, it might seem hard to live a life avoiding them. But healthier living, including less reliance on processed foods, can make a huge difference.

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Better drug trials

Beyond removal of tumors and radio/chemotherapy, drugs are our main weapon in fighting cancer and they are constantly being developed. Nowadays, evolving practices like preclinical molecular imaging improve drug trials by making it a lot easier to see the reactions of our body to new drugs. This can help us not only measure effectiveness but is playing a crucial role in one of the most important fights in cancer treatment right now. It helps us better spot and fix resistance to those drugs.

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The weapons our bodies need

While we’re looking for ways to circumvent our body’s resistance to cancer treating drugs, we’re also beginning to understand that it might be […]

2405, 2017

What You Need to Know About Brain Injuries

By |May 24th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Brain Injuries

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If you’ve fallen and hit your head or something has fallen on your head, although in most instances you will be fine, there is a chance that you could suffer a brain injury as a result of the impact. If you notice any of the tell-tale symptoms of serious injury, it is, therefore, important that you take quick action and get yourself checked out by a medical professional.

What Are the Symptoms?

The main symptoms that should be warning signs that you need to get checked out include memory loss, nausea and vomiting, headaches and blurred vision. Even if you are only experiencing one of these symptoms, you need to get checked out, even if it’s just for your own peace of mind.

What You Need to Do If You Think You Have a Brain Injury

If you were knocked unconscious, even for a second, you should get yourself evaluated in the emergency room as soon as possible. If you start to experience any of the warning signs above, you should do the same, even if it has been a while since the initial injury.

If you can, ask a friend or family member to keep a close eye on you for 24-48 hours after the injury. You might not always recognize when you’re acting strangely, but someone else will, and they will be able to help you access the medical help you need.

By seeing a medical professional ASAP when you have a head injury, whether it’s a mild concussion or a more serious traumatic brain injury, you will not only ensure that your injuries are diagnosed and attended to quickly, decreasing the odds of them becoming life-changing, but you’ll also help yourself should you need to pursue compensation […]

2005, 2017

How & Why Your Health Could Impact on Your Career

By |May 20th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on How & Why Your Health Could Impact on Your Career

Your career can only progress if your health is on the right track. It’s important to recognize the link between these two things. If you don’t, you could end up doing damage to your health and also putting your career at risk. By looking after your health better from now on, you can ensure your career experiences fewer bumps in the road going forward.

A Lack of Energy Can Stop You Achieving More

One of the most common minor health problems that people experience is a lack of energy. It’s not something that you should let hold you back, though. It’s caused by all kinds of things, and you need to get to the bottom of the problem if you want to make sure that you have the right amount of energy needed to succeed in your career. If you don’t make sure that this is the case, your career will stumble, and that’s not what you want to happen. It will stop you from doing all the things that you know you’re capable of doing and achieving.

Some Conditions Distract You While You Try to Work

There are other health conditions that don’t affect your energy levels but can hold you back in other ways. For example, some health problems cause you some sort of irritation that stops you from focusing fully on the tasks that you need to do in your line of work. IBS can cause this. It’s disruptive and makes it hard to go about your daily duties at work. Irritable bowel syndrome treatment is easy to get hold off, so don’t ignore the problem. The same applies to any other health problem that stops you from doing what you need to.

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1805, 2017

Is Your Food Making You Sick?

By |May 18th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Although some statistics may say otherwise, many people are now taking an interest in their health and trying to rid themselves of their obesity. Even more are trying to adopt a healthier diet to go along with their fitness goals. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, sometime the food we eat isn’t conducive to a nutritious diet. In fact, due to some questionable ingredients used by food manufacturers, the food we eat may be causing more harm than good. Always read the labels when you go shopping, and watch out for the following ingredients.

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High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

High-fructose corn syrup is a sweetener made from corn starch that has been processed by glucose isomerase to convert some of its glucose into fructose. It is sweeter and cheaper than regular sugar, and therefore it has become a staple ingredient in most processed food. In fact, some studies have linked HFCS to the increasing obesity rates in America. Although households trying to eat well may have purged their cabinets of foods like soda, candy, salad dressing, and frozen junk food, HFCS can also be found in juice, bread, breakfast cereals, and even cough syrup.

Carrageenan

Carrageenan comes from an edible seaweed known as Irish Moss, and it is widely used in the food industry for its gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties. The problem with carrageenan is that it’s not digestible and has no nutritional value. Carrageenan is particularly destructive to the digestive system, and it causes inflammation, leading to ulceration and bleeding. Other side effects include leaky gut syndrome, carrageenan cancer, and it has been linked to diabetes. Unfortunately, health enthusiasts are likely to have a lot of carrageenans in their kitchen, as it’s commonly found in almond milk, coconut […]