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Reducing Digital Eye Strain

Eye strain is a direct result of spending large amounts of time staring at computer screens. Most people have jobs which require long days of computer usage, so some eye strain is inevitable. Even though computer use is required, eye strain is still perfectly avoidable. Headaches and dry eyes are not fun after a long … Continue reading Reducing Digital Eye Strain

Ankle Sprains - Treatment and Prevention

Ankle sprains occur commonly — averaging about 25,000 times per day in the United States — and their symptoms range from minor discomfort and swelling to debilitating injuries that are nearly as painful as bone fractures. Any ankle sprain can cause long-term problems if you don’t get treatment. Ankle sprains are caused by stretched or … Continue reading Ankle Sprains - Treatment and Prevention

Venous Thromboembolism - No, That's Not a Fancy Move on the Basketball Courts

Venous thromboembolism, or VTE, is a condition in which blood clots form in veins that are deep inside the body. It most commonly affects the large veins in the thighs and lower legs, but it can develop elsewhere too. More than 1 million cases are estimated to occur in the U.S. each year. Of that … Continue reading Venous Thromboembolism - No, That's Not a Fancy Move on the Basketball Courts

Sitting Increases Disease Risk - Can We Combat It?

According to Dr. David Alter, Senior Scientist of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, more than half of peoples’ days is spent being sedentary. Most people spend much time working at the computer, watching TV or sitting at a desk. The problem is that sitting for long periods of time has been found to increase … Continue reading Sitting Increases Disease Risk - Can We Combat It?

Why Do We Eat Out of Boredom?

In recent decades, global rates of obesity and cardiovascular disease among people have alarmingly skyrocketed in large part due to unhealthy, high-calorie diets and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. However, it is also important to recognize how our reasons for eating the way we do have dramatically changed as well. Significantly, sociocultural trends seem to indicate … Continue reading Why Do We Eat Out of Boredom?

A Beginner's Guide to Meal Prep

Meal prep or the process of getting foods ready to eat or cook offers busy people extraordinary benefits such as time savings, lower costs and faster home-cooked meals. In restaurants, the practice of prepping food is called mise en place and explains how restaurants can cook lots of different orders so quickly. Beginners can start … Continue reading A Beginner's Guide to Meal Prep

Why Your Children Should Be Playing Sports - Is Your Family Active Enough?

Whether it is done for fun, leisure or competitive purposes, sports have been known to offer a variety of benefits to people of all ages, especially children. Games and sports are an excellent opportunity for children to stay active and mingle with other children. Children who are encouraged to play sports typically have enhanced self-confidence … Continue reading Why Your Children Should Be Playing Sports - Is Your Family Active Enough?

NFL Season: Bicep Injuries

Busari Raji Jr. A professional athlete such as Busari Raji Jr. definitely needs to have strong bicep muscles to carry and throw a football while playing for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. With a torn bicep, B.J. Raji is unable to play for the entire 2014 season while his injury heals. … Continue reading NFL Season: Bicep Injuries

Most Men Do Not See a Doctor, but Should - Are You Putting Your Health at Jeopardy?

Men are notorious for not seeing the doctor on a regular basis. A recent survey conducted by Men’s Health Magazine shows that one-third of men in America do not visit the doctor for a checkup every year and 9 million men have not been to the doctor in the past five years. There are numerous … Continue reading Most Men Do Not See a Doctor, but Should - Are You Putting Your Health at Jeopardy?

Medicine Cabinet Safety: How To Properly Store and Dispose of Medications

Every home has one hidden behind a vanity mirror in the bathroom or in a little-used corner of the kitchen. Medicine cabinets are the repository of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which may be past their expiration dates or period of usefulness. Typically left unsecured, the contents of medicine cabinets pose many dangers to … Continue reading Medicine Cabinet Safety: How To Properly Store and Dispose of Medications