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Heat Illness In Children: What Parents Should Know

While we may be approaching winter and not necessarily thinking much about heat, as the weather gets warmer every year, we inevitably hear about the horrible effects of heat-related illnesses and particularly those effects on children.

For example, an average of 37 times a year, a child dies of heatstroke in a vehicle. 

What many parents might not realize when it comes to so-called hot car deaths is that it doesn’t even have to be summer for these to occur. [Read more…]

Should You Use Fat Reduction Treatments To Get Rid of Pregnancy Weight?

Pregnancy weight gain might be necessary, but it can cause a lot of problems down the line, especially if you gain too many pounds. Being overweight increases the risk of postpartum depression and generally weakens your health, which is bad for both yourself and the baby at this point.

Considering all the negative implications of this excess weight, it’s no surprise that women want to get rid of t as soon as possible. Fat-reduction treatments appear especially appealing at this time because they, seemingly, offer fast results. However, they aren’t the “cure-all” solution you might think them as.  [Read more…]

Health Issues Dog Owners Should Watch For

No one ever expects their canine companions to get sick. Regardless, the likeliness of this happening is higher than most people realize. Like humans, dogs are susceptible to disease – some breeds more than others – which is why dog owners should be on the lookout for different signs of potential health problems. Symptoms can be physical or behavioral. Detecting them early on could mean the difference between life and death.

Health Issues Dog Owners Should Watch For

Joint problems typically affect older dogs. They can be a sign of arthritis; if this is the case, your dog may not have a full range of motion in his hips and legs. Unfortunately, there is no cure but there are medications that help ease the pain. Joint problems can also be an indicator of obesity, especially if your dog is not yet of senior age. You can tell that a dog is overweight just by looking at his shape and also by the way he walks. If he waddles or struggles to stand or move, he is likely bearing excess weight. He will also have noticeable trouble breathing properly and the extra pounds will take a toll on his heart and lungs. [Read more…]

Can You Exercise While on a Juice Cleanse? Here’s How to Do It Right

You are on a roll. You are embracing a healthy lifestyle and cleansing your body of harmful toxins. Accordingly, you embark on a juice cleanse to lose weight, rest your digestive system, and essentially rejuvenate your body.  As you cut ties with processed foods and replace them with fruits, vegetables, and supplements on your plate, should it be okay to exercise? 

The good news is you can cleanse and exercise at the same time. Physical activities help in the natural release of toxins through sweating and breathing. Appropriate exercises can also aid digestion and change the gut microbes.    [Read more…]