Month: November 2022

Image by Ryan McGuire @Pixabay Beauty products, like hair products, may contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). EDCs are “chemicals or a mixture of chemical compounds that interfere with normal hormone actions,” increasing cancer risk.1,2  Certain people have a greater chance of being exposed to these chemicals. Evidence shows who needs the most protection and what products
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Learn how telehealth solutions help clinics increase patient retention, build a better workflow, improve patient outcomes, and reach underserved demographics. In response to consistently strong demand, many clinics have already embraced telehealth as an alternative method of communicating with and providing services to patients. According to a McKinsey survey, 40% of telehealth services consumers look
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Depression can have a severe negative impact on many areas of one’s life. Keep reading to learn more about depression and how to overcome it. Depression can have a severe negative impact on many areas of one’s life, from relationships and self-esteem to professional growth. So, it’s no surprise that many people with this disorder
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Photo by Sandro Tavares @ Pexels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease and cancer are men’s leading causes of death.1 Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, with more than 1.4 million new cases reported in 2020 alone.2  This alarming data is why there is the
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If you pay close attention, you can notice that some of your family members have a receding hairline or are at least beginning to. You may experience such yourself. Our hairlines typically shift a little higher above the forehead as we age. This may begin for guys in their late teens or early twenties. Once
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Photo Credit: Jacob Colvin. Genetics is the code of life. Genetics can reveal a myriad of information about our bodies. Genetic wellness testing is a powerful tool with medical and non-medical applications.  Genetic testing can tell us whether we’ve inherited specific genes from our parents. Some of these genes make us more susceptible to developing
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It is no secret that average human attention has decreased in recent years. Studies show that technology has shortened people’s focus from twelve to five minutes. This trend might not be surprising when you consider how people rely heavily on fast PCs leading to overexposure to information and increased public awareness through social media. Here’s
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Photo credit: Pixelshot @Canva The data is in on late-night eating.Traditional weight loss approaches focused on diet and physical activity. However, current evidence shows factors like meal timing and sleep deprivation as barriers to weight loss.1,2,3 While there is no best weight loss program, eating late may be your cause of weight gain.3,4 Meal-timing matters
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Virtual reality experiences for better health. The use of virtual reality (VR) is becoming more available and affordable. Virtual reality studies demonstrate its usefulness in promoting well-being. Various VR tools can be used in many contexts to improve an individual’s well-being. Virtual reality in the workplace Nature and green spaces are cost-effective approaches to promoting
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Introduction The effectiveness of wearing facemasks and surgical respirators has been a contentious issue from the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, prevention can’t be solely based on wearing masks but also combined with proper sanitation, hand-washing and social distancing. Masks have always been recommended by all health professionals. Especially in settings such
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In recent years, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been alarming. The World Health Organization predicts a diabetes surge of 39% between 2000 and 2030, or an estimated 366 million people being affected.1  With diabetes, cardiovascular risks add to the complexity and need for interventions. The question at hand is the effectiveness
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The new era of health care and healthcare delivery is digital healthcare tools. Technological advancements are essential in today’s healthcare industry. For example, patients can now book appointments online, access their ultrasounds via a secure portal, or get their blood work results from a protected gateway in cyberspace. However, these trends in digital healthcare are
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Finding the missing pieces to help stop Alzheimer’s disease progression What is Alzheimer’s?  Alzheimer’s disease treatments are of high priority. As of 2021, approximately 55 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative dementias.1 Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes loss or destruction of neurons in the brain. Neurons are the fundamental
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