Is Sitting Bad for Your Health?

The average American adult sits for six and a half hours a day. The increasing popularity of video games in the past decade is thought to be a major contributor to this number, according of the Journal of the American Medical Association (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2731178). As the world becomes more technologically advanced, daily processes are simplified. Robots, technology…

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Choose Urgent Care for Your Child’s Next Physical

If you have young children, chances are high they will need physicals for school, sports, and/or camp at some point.  •   School physicals are required at certain grade levels by most school districts, and immunizations are a key component of their policies. •   Sports physicals usually are required by local athletic leagues or the participating school. If the…

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Methods of Taking Body Temperature

When a person goes to the doctor or feels that they have a fever, it is common to use an oral thermometer to determine body temperature. This is not the only way to take a body temperature, though! This article reviews the different methods of taking temperature and which is most accurate.

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Back Pain: Common Causes and Solutions

Lower Back Pain

Back pain is a painful, debilitating condition that can cost you many workdays or even disable you. Back pain is a leading cause of disability and affects people of all ages. The back is a complex system that includes bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscle, and nerves. So, while this article might help you understand what’s going…

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Skin Cancer

The good news is that skin cancer, unlike other forms of cancer, such as lung cancer or breast cancer, is usually highly visible and easily detectable in the early stages. It is also rare for people to die as a result of skin cancer.

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How to Beat Age-Related Muscle Loss

After turning 30, the effects of natural aging start taking a toll on our muscles, and this continues throughout our lives. We lose up to four percent of our muscle mass per year after hitting 30. How do our muscles age with time? Both muscle mass and muscle strength decline, and this process speeds up…

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What to do if someone is suffering anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a terrifying thing to experience and to witness, especially if you do not understand fully what it is and what to do if someone is in the middle of an episode. Most first reactions to knowing that someone is having an anaphylaxis reaction is to do what one would do with most allergic…

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Sleep Deprivation in the Modern World

In the modern world, life is hectic. We are up on our feet doing everything that needs to get done except for one of the most important activities – sleep. And no wonder, taking a third of your day off seems daunting. But, this lack of sleep creates more trouble than it tries to solve.…

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