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Why Blowing Off that Doctor’s Visit Could Shorten Your Life

doctor adviceYou may think that blowing off a doctor’s appointment or two is no big deal, but think again.  Along with aging comes a variety of health concerns that you may be trying to avoid; however, avoiding your doctor can lead to serious problems that could land you in the emergency room.  Below are three reasons that you shouldn’t … Read More

Too Embarrassed to Talk About It? Hemorrhoids…

121040755By the age of 50, approximately half of adults have experienced the itching, bleeding and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids; so why are we all so embarrassed to talk about this common ailment?  The reality is, if you’re suffering with hemorrhoids you likely have a friend or family member that has suffered with them at one point in their … Read More

Deaths From Soda Enormous Cause for Concern

stk74567corMost people are well aware that soda is unhealthy, that it’s loaded with sugar, and that it can lead to weight gain, however a surprising amount of people continue to drink it anyways. In fact, half of all Americans consume soda on a daily basis, and 5 percent of Americans over the age of 2, consume a whopping … Read More

The Most Deadly Food in the USA Revealed

stk72877corMost of us think that as long as we minimize drinking alcohol and refrain from smoking, our chances of developing major diseases and requiring emergency medical attention is smaller.  Coupling this scheme with eating sufficient amounts of fruits and vegetables and engaging in regular exercise may also enhance good health.  However, a recent report published in the journal … Read More

Are Prescriptions More Dangerous Than Drug Abuse?

78467366Many people are drawn to the escape that drugs seem to offer. The problem is that escape comes with huge risks that could land you in an emergency situation. While many people are careful to pay attention to the warning “Say No to Drugs”, they just might be surprised to hear what the experts say are the most … Read More

A Real Emergency – Toxic Chemicals in Food

160041839When the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2011 it put a lot of people’s minds at ease about food consumption in America. It gave many people the impression there would be fewer emergency situations associated with food. The Act however; only covers bacteria, and Americans are now learning that there … Read More

Toxins in Energy Drinks Under Fire Again

125543494Energy drinks are very popular in North America. Last year sales exceeded 12 billion dollars and the projection 5 years from now is just over 20 billion. This is despite that fact that energy drinks continue to get negative publicity.

Energy Drinks – The True Emergency

Over the last few years there have been a string of reports … Read More

Fish Substitutions a Real Emergency

dietsSome of the fish products that you purchase and consume may not be what you think they are.  A new study from Oceana shows that many retailers and restaurants regularly mislabel fish products that they sell to consumers.  This is cause for concern as consuming mislabeled food products can lead to sickness and emergency situations for some unsuspecting … Read More

Changing Color of Pills – A Treatment Nightmare

113208089Many senior citizens are on some kind of regime with their medications, treatment and vitamins and mineral schedules. There are more who have been taking the same treatments or medications for so many years it has just become second nature.

But one thing that might surprise you, and has proven to be quite dangerous, is that any sudden … Read More

Top Sicknesses in the Emergency Room

On any given year, there are approximately 136 million visits to the emergency room and 41 percent of the population will seek out emergency room treatment.  Although the ER often conjures up images of dramatic life or death situations such as bullet wounds or other bodily injuries, the majority of ER visits are not caused by injuries — … Read More

The Odd Connection – Feet and Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis pertains to a chronic disease involving the immune system, in which joints undergo inflammation, thus causing pain and stiffness.  People with rheumatoid arthritis generally find difficulty in performing simple movements that involve the joints, such as walking, standing up, and sitting down.

This condition has also affected individual performance at work or school, thus prompting the … Read More

Diseases Most Common After Natural Disasters

Hurricane Sandy recently hit North America, putting millions of people to a loss in electricity and heat, high levels of freezing water, and damage to properties and homes.  To date, the effects of this natural disaster could still be felt, especially in the subways of New York City and power lines in Toronto.  The consequences of Hurricane Sandy … Read More

Food Poisoning Can Become an Emergency – Top Prevention Techniques

food poisoningWe have all felt the undesirable effects of food poisoning at one point or another, and due to the distressing nature of this food-borne illness, prevention of it becomes a lot easier than dealing with the potential of spending time in the emergency room getting diagnosed, or dealing with the nausea, vomiting and other unpleasant side effects that … Read More

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