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The Importance of Checking for Asbestos at Home

man renovating a house

One of the harmful substances that can hide in your home is called asbestos. Contact with this mineral should be avoided at all costs. You absolutely must protect yourself against permanent exposure. If your home was built while asbestos was still legal, there’s a good chance that this substance is present in your house. With the right preparation and prevention, you can avoid coming into contact with it and end up with a potentially fatal disease, like mesothelioma, an aggressive form of lung cancer. [click to continue…]

man applying banana peel on mole

Moles are the most common form of skin lesions, and most people notice them developing on their skin between the ages of 10 and 40. These lesions are usually benign, but they require keen monitoring because some moles have a tendency to develop into melanoma (skin cancer). Moles can be a problem due to both cosmetic and health reasons, so it is important to know about their anatomy, causes, and when to worry about them. [click to continue…]

man shocked by loud sounds

Everyday we’re exposed to all kinds of sounds. You’ll be surprised that many of them can affect our health in a negative way, especially if you’re not aware of it. While many people assume sound-related problems will have an adverse effect on their hearing abilities only, the deficiency ramifies to several other health issues such as, increased level of stress (because of hearing uncertainties) or fatigue episodes, resulting from a poor night’s sleep. Let’s take a look at some of the everyday sounds that could end up causing damage to your health! [click to continue…]

home for people with handicap

Whether for yourself, a family member, or to rent out, making a property accessible for people with disabilities is a delicate task. It’s vital to ensure they can get around and carry on with their day to day activities, with as little difficulty as possible. This should help them accommodate in a happy and safe environment, that can be called home. Some of the changes required to make a house accessible for individuals with handicap are small and temporary, whilst others will be more complex and longer lasting. Further on I will tackle both ends. Whether we refer to the orientation of the building (hotel, home etc.) or the disability level you can cater to a specific person’s needs, or create a more general accessibility. Either way, here’s a guide to help you get started on making your property accessible for persons with handicap. [click to continue…]

professional man who used drugs

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug addiction is so prevalent in today’s society that “In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older – or 9.2 percent of the population – had used an illicit drug or abused a psycho-therapeutic medication (such as a pain reliever, stimulant, or tranquilizer) in the past month.” Although women are not immune to drug addiction, there are more men addicted to alcohol and drugs than women. Unfortunately, professional men are especially prone to denial about their addiction. [click to continue…]

women learning how to massage

Mankind has known about the benefits of massage therapy for thousands of years and the business of massage is growing in leaps and bounds. So, is this a good time to get certification in massage therapy and find work in a spa or work on your own as an independent?

The answer to that is emphatically, yes! Healthcare, it turns out was the only industry in the U.S. economy that proved itself to be recession-proof. While all other industries suffered, healthcare expanded. [click to continue…]

Tips For Improving Urinary Incontinence

woman having to pee

Urinary incontinence. It affects one in three women, but most of us prefer to ignore it out of fear or embarrassment. Unfortunately, urinary incontinence can make it very difficult to get and stay healthy; after all, who wants to exercise when even the slightest jolt could result in an unfortunate accident. However, urinary incontinence is not something that you should ignore; if left untreated, it could worsen and lead to other complications, including frequent yeast infections. [click to continue…]

second hand treadmills and ellipticals

Treadmills and elliptical machines are the most common and popular workout machinery in the world because they are easy to use, offer a superb training session and are the fastest ways to burn calories and lose weight. Cardio workouts performed with these devices are extremely efficient and don’t strain your body, the way outdoor running or jogging do. If you are someone who wants to purchase an used treadmill or elliptical then you must consider some points which might help you to make a wiser decision. [click to continue…]

couple experiencing conflicts

If you’re reading this then chances are the “honeymoon” stage is over and reality has set in. Now this shouldn’t be misconstrued as a negative, as most relationships will go through periods of conflicts and strife, and simply being married does not make you immune to these occurrences.

There are tons of reasons that you and your spouse could be at each other’s throats lately, from dealing with financial struggles and infidelity, to even simplistic arguments like helping out with chores, there are always going to be things you don’t see eye to eye on. This doesn’t make you any less of a married couple, in fact it makes you – human. [click to continue…]

woman checking medication side effects

If you take any prescribed medications, you may or may not have taken the time to look at the paperwork your pharmacy gave you along with your prescriptions. While it is pretty common for pharmacies to give printed copies of the adverse side effects of medications nowadays, maybe yours doesn’t.

All medications generally have some sort of possible side effects, although not every person that takes the medication will experience those side effects. Even if the individual gets negative symptoms some experience the side effects very lightly and they can pass unnoticed, or very heavily, leading to significant health problems. However, it’s always important to know what they are just in case. [click to continue…]