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Have Trouble Relaxing? Learn These Relaxation Techniques.

Have Trouble Relaxing? Learn These Relaxation Techniques.

Do you find yourself unable to relax? There are a number of great relaxation techniques available for you to try. Relaxation techniques incorporate several practices including guided imagery, progressive relaxation, biofeedback, self hypnosis, and deep breathing exercises. The target is not dissimilar in all: to create the entire body&#8217…

FDA Warns of Winter Tanning Salon Risks

FDA Warns of Winter Tanning Salon Risks

Do you like to get a tan? It is good to stop and consider a few things before you hit the tanning salon. Getting a winter tan at the salon may be riskier than you think. There are risks associate with winter tanning. The FDA wants consumers to realize that…

The Flu is Coming! Are You Ready?

The Flu is Coming! Are You Ready?

Have you received your Flu shot yet? You haven’t? Well, you are one of millions of Americans who have been procrastinating and have not yet received the vaccine. However you should consider a Flu shot because Flu season is here. The most recent FluView report from the Centers…

A definition of hives

A definition of hives

Find the meaning of the term hives…

A definition of microorganism

A definition of microorganism

Find the meaning of the term microorganism…

What Is Fibromyalgia?

What Is Fibromyalgia What Is Fibromyalgia? Source: The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. "Tender points" refers to tenderness that occurs in precise, localized areas, particularly in the…

Asthma & Physical Activity in the School

Asthma & Physical Activity in the School: Making a Difference Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – NIH Publication No. 95-3651 INTRODUCTION Lifelong physical fitness is an important goal for all students. Yet students with asthma frequently restrict their physical activities–and about 1 child in every…

Menopause and Bladder Control

Menopause and Bladder Control Menopause and Bladder Control Source: NIH Publication No. 02-4186 Does menopause affect bladder control? Yes. Some women have bladder control problems after they stop having periods (menopause or change of life). If you are going through menopause, talk to your health care team. After your…

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Source: Cancer.gov Description What is adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia? Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (also called acute lymphocytic leukemia or ALL) is a disease in which too many infection-fighting white blood cells called lymphocytes are found in the blood and bone marrow. Lymphocytes are made…

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Anxiety Disorders The National Institute of Mental Health IntroductionAnxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect approximately 19 million American adults.1 These disorders fill people’s lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event such as a…

About Hearing Aids

NIDCD Health Information . Hearing Aids Hearing Aids NIH Pub. No. 99-4340 What Is a Hearing Aid? A hearing aid is an electronic, battery-operated device that amplifies and changes sound to allow for improved communication. Hearing aids receive sound through a microphone, which then converts the sound waves to…