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How To Be a Safer Driver Today

​Many people just assume they are safe drivers without thinking much about it. They assume they will never get into a crash or be hit by another driver. But the unfortunate reality is that around 1 in 4 Americans will be involved in a car crash at some point during their lives. So, what can you do to avoid becoming another car crash statistic? Here...
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Tips For Dealing With Whiplash


Whiplash can be caused by a variety of instances, not just car accidents. Check out the accompanying guide to learn more about the symptoms of whiplash as well as how to treat and prevent it.   Created by Capital Auto Auction ​
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Relapse Prevention Guide


Family support is a critical component when it comes to recovering from substance abuse. Below are some key ways that families can help a loved one avoid a relapse.  Created by  Buena Vista Recovery ​ ​
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A Step By Step Guide To A Speedy Injury Recovery

If you’ve recently injured yourself, you’ve probably been on a rollercoaster of emotions. Your injury might be fairly mild or serious, but you’ll still want to ensure you can recover from it as quickly as possible. Nobody wants to be injured for longer than they need to be. This step by step guide will help you to recover speedily from your injury. Take a look and see what you can use: See A Professional Don’t try to self diagnose and medicate your injury, for a start. You should always see a professional first and foremost to see what is wrong and how you can fix it. If you’re unhappy with what they say, get a second opinion. Knowing what is wrong with you officially will help you work towards getting better. The sooner you have it seen to, the sooner you’ll recover. See a professional who specialises in injuries like...
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4 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself About Drinking

You might think that you don’t have a problem with alcohol. Not many people do. Most will say it’s something that they can take, or leave. It’s a choice. They are in complete control, and it is definitely, not an addiction. But are you sure about that? There’s an easy way to find out. If you can answer each of these questions with a straight no, you do not have a problem with alcohol. But if you can’t it might be time to think about looking a little harder at yourself. If you don’t, you could lose more than you know. Have You Ever Woke Up With Blank Spaces In Your Memory? If you wake up one morning with no memory of last night, you’ve drunk far too much. You’ll hear people say they don’t remember what happened last night quite a lot. The excuse is almost embedded in pop...
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Methods For Quitting Smoking: Which One's Best For You?

As I’m sure you’re aware, smoking is an unhealthy and expensive habit to maintain. Sure, you might enjoy the taste and the stress relieving effects of nicotine. Is that really worth risking cancer and emphysema for though? I thought not! From a longer life to better teeth , there are a lot of reasons for kicking this horrible addiction. However, getting off nicotine is an incredibly difficult thing to achieve. If you’ve tried before, and not been able to follow through, then you may have simply been using the wrong kind of method. While quitting smoking always takes some effort from you, doing it the right way can be a big help. Here are some methods you might want to consider. First of all, the cold turkey method. This entails throwing away all of your cigarettes, and simply riding the withdrawal symptoms out. There’s no therapy, substitutes or medicine involved....
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What Is Swallowing Disorder And How Do You Cope?

Swallowing is a large part of life that most of us rightly take for granted. However, when problems develop that make it more difficult to swallow, it can make life in general more difficult. Swallowing disorder, also known as dysphagia, comes in all kinds of forms. It can be the complication of another condition or entirely stand alone. A condition that can range from annoying to debilitating, 22% of the adult population is thought to suffer with dysphagia. Below, we take a look at the symptoms and causes, as well as some of the treatment options available for swallowing disorder. The symptoms Besides having difficulty swallowing, there are a lot of symptoms that present with dysphagia. Some can be helpful where someone with limited communication skills suffer from dysphagia. The symptoms can also help you identify the causes, some of which are separate medical issues like a swollen uvula.  Having...
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Common Injuries For Jogging Fanatics

Do you love going out in all weathers and jogging for miles on end? If so, you are in good company. Millions of people enjoy the morning or evening run, and most feel they are doing themselves a favor, healthwise. In most cases, they are, of course. But, they are also putting a lot of strain on their bodies which can result in several different injuries. Here are five common injuries you might experience if you are a regular jogger. Shin splints Shin splints is a very common ailment amongst teenagers - especially boys. But, it can also be a common problem for joggers - and you will know when you are suffering from shin splints. They can be extremely uncomfortable - and may even cause a stress fracture in your tibia. You may not be able to continue with your normal workout routines . Your best bet to avoid...
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Managing Your Medications: What You Need To Know

The very nature of medication means that it must be taken seriously by patients at all time. Unfortunately, it’s very common to hear of people taking it incorrectly. Whether they’re taking the wrong thing entirely, or too much of it, it can cause disastrous consequences. It’s not going to do wonders for your wallet at the best of times, either, and you need to find a way to manage those outgoing costs. There are many do’s and don’ts of taking medication in all sorts of areas, and you need to be aware of them before you go taking any pills. We’re going to take a look at some of these today. Your Requirements It’s easy to assume that some pills don’t possess the power to do real damage to your body, but that isn’t the case. If you don’t know what you’re taking, you shouldn’t be even considering taking it...
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Ensuring Your Child Follows Best Dental Practice

We all care about our family’s health . If someone has a nasty cut or fall, you can be sure that we’ll take action to help immediately. Yet when it comes to dental hygiene, sometimes we don’t take all the precautions we should. We know that it can difficult to make sure your child follows proper dental care procedure, but it’s important. Poor oral hygiene is a growing problem that can cause real confidence issues. It can also lead to heart disease and life threatening infections. Below, we examine some of the ways that you can push your child towards making better decisions with their oral care. Don’t let them overindulge in treats It’s something that many parents are guilty of. They want to keep their child satisfied, so they let them overindulge. Besides dental problems, this is one way to lead them down the road of obesity. Cut sugary...
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Metabolism - Facts

Do you ever wonder why the majority of competitors/ fitness models gain so much weight in the few days after a show? Women often 20-25 pounds? Or maybe you dieted hard for a vacation/wedding etc and right after you immediately gained the weight back and it then took months to then lose it again?? I am going to try to break this down as simple as possible as it pertains to EVERYONE. Your metabolic rate (metabolism) is The single most important factor that determines fat loss. Not caloric deficit, not doing endless hours of cardio. Without metabolism you are dead in the water. You can burn calories all day but if your metabolism is damaged your body essentially goes into emergency protection mode and holds onto fat storages. You could eat no carbs/ fats, finish each day in a 500 calorie deficit, doing 2 hours of cardio, but with no...
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Why do patients become angry?

Hospitals are environments where emotions can run high. These emotions cross all boundaries and can affect physicians, hospital staff, patients and their families. Dealing with an “angry” patient is a common challenge that physicians face. The first step for a physician encountering an angry patient is to remain calm and allow the patient to express his or her concerns. In my experience, “angry” patients can be viewed as falling into several different categories. By understanding and thinking about these categories, physicians can begin to identify the root of the anger and take measures to address it. This exercise might seem simplistic at first. However, you’ll be amazed by how powerful the results can be. Why do patients become angry? What are the common “root” causes? 1. Pain Medical illness is often accompanied by pain, so much so that pain is often considered the fifth vital sign. Assessment and treatment of...
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