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8 Signs of Inflammation in Your Body to Watch For

Acute and chronic inflammation The body’s normal reaction to a warning is called acute inflammation. “The body marshals its defenses to prevent injury or infection,” says Alan Mensch, MD, senior vice president of medical affairs at Northwell’s Plainview Hospital. Signs of this reaction include swelling, dilated blood vessels, heat, redness, and pain. “Once the threat

8 Hidden Signs Your Heart Sends You

Our hearts resemble an engine in so many ways. If this muscular organ doesn’t receive the attention it needs, you could end up in the emergency room. Take care of your heart and pay attention to the signs it sends you. Check out the unexpected signs of an unhealthy heart!

9 Important Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know

Your dentist is your friend, not your enemy. Your next visit to the dentist should be productive – ask your doctor anything. Find out the most important things your dentist wants you to know ASAP. The X-rays won’t harm you Many patients are worried that dental X-rays can cause cancer, but if you’re outside for

9 Incredible Things Your Body Does to Protect Itself

Your body is responsible for many things, including for protecting itself. From adjusting the temperature of your brain to forcing you to sleep more when you’re sick, find out the superpowers of your own body! Yawns to adjust the temperature of your brain According to the experts at the Smithsonian Institute, yawning helps to regulate

10 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

In order to boost your immune system, you should pay attention to your daily activities. Calm down “Chronic stress can have a negative impact on your immune system,” says Tania Elliott, MD, infectious disease expert and allergist at NYU Langone in New York City. “Meditation can definitely help,” she says. You can also try practicing

10 Germiest Things You Touch Every Day — According to Doctors

Scientifically proven: cold and flu viruses can survive on hard surfaces for 8 hours (some of them even days). Have you ever thought how many items you touch in a single day? Being aware of the things you touch every day can get you rid of many illnesses, so check them out! Hand sanitizer “We

7 Most Common Health Problems Veterans Face

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), there were 20.4 million U.S. veterans in 2016. Around 9 million of them are registered at VA health services. Some come in for minor health issues such as burns or cuts, while others face much more serious illnesses. “Veterans experience mental health disorders, substance use disorders, post-traumatic

5 Signs You Could Have High-Functioning Depression

Just because you’re not too sad and listless to get out of bed doesn’t mean you may not be depressed. Here’s what you need to know about high-functioning depression. You decline social invitations High-functioning depression can impact your quality of life, dampening your enthusiasm for work, school, family, and even social activities. A change in

11 Incredible Benefits of Walking 15 Minutes a Day

Walking is great for weight loss, but the benefits go far beyond—from higher energy and better mood to stress relief, creativity boost, and more. Walking benefit: Happiness Whether you’re just having a down day or a down life, taking a walk can lift your mood—especially when you go outdoors, according to a study published in

6 Common Things That Make You Tired

From a messy desk to ‘toxic’ friends, these surprising stamina robbers may be making you tired. Your messy desk Being surrounded by heaping piles of paper and junk—either on your desk or anywhere in your home—can shift your brain into overdrive and overload. Researchers from Princeton University asked volunteers to focus on one object and

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