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...
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...
10 Tips to stay healthy during the winter

10 Tips to stay healthy during the winter

The best way to combat illness and disease is to prevent its occurrence. Take the offensive and adopt some preventive practices.  Get additional sleep.Increase vitamin D intake. Eat foods that are high in vitamin D such as fatty fish, mushrooms, and eggs....
4 key vital signs to monitor

4 key vital signs to monitor

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 include the following:  Vital SignNormal RangeBlood pressure          ...
Look for these signs of heat exhaustion

Look for these signs of heat exhaustion

In hot weather conditions, monitor closely to detect symptoms of heat-related stress: Excessive sweating and thirstConversely, lack of sweating (and thus no heat removal)Light headedness or dizzinessNauseaFlush red skin tones Impaired breathingMuscle...