Know Your Vulnerabilities

Know Your Vulnerabilities

The best way to combat illness and disease is to prevent its occurrence. Take the offensive and adopt some preventive practices. The steps below will help you recognize your own vulnerabilities. Know your family historyYou are a unique individual. While the illness...
What Are Your Vitals?

What Are Your Vitals?

Vital signs are measurements of the body’s most basic functions. The four main vital signs routinely monitored by medical professionals and health care providers are listed below with their accompanying normal ranges. Blood pressure: 90/60 mm Hg to 120/80 mm...
Lifestyle Practices For Better Living

Lifestyle Practices For Better Living

The following lifestyle practices are essential barriers in disease and illness prevention. Recognize your vulnerabilities. Know your family historyYou are a unique individual. While the illness and disease that may have plagued your lineage is in no way a certainty...
Stay Vaccinated

Stay Vaccinated

There exist different outlooks on the need and efficacy of various forms of vaccinations, but here are some generally accepted recommendations. In addition to the vaccinations received during youth, adults should consider the following: A booster shot for tetanus,...
Monitor Your Physique

Monitor Your Physique

Self-monitoring is the first step in an effective program of early detection. Sleep numbers to include total sleep, restful sleep, average heart rate, heart rate variabilityBody Weight and associated measures like Body Mass index (BMI)EyesightHearingPosture –...
Tips for Surviving Colonoscopies

Tips for Surviving Colonoscopies

Her eyebrows said, “Oh, boy!” Then, exit stage left. Upon her return, my eyebrows popped up, “Oh, my!”  Exit stage right. This scenario – sometimes in turns and sometimes in parallel – played out again and again over the following four to five hours. What’s going...