REGAINING CONTROL: BLADDER ISSUES IN OLDER ADULTS

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Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, is a surprisingly common issue for older adults. It can be a frustrating and embarrassing experience. However, it’s important to remember that incontinence is not a normal part of aging. Yes, it can be managed. And you or loved one can regain control and improve your quality […]

BEFORE YOUR FIRST ULTRASOUND

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Congratulations! You’re pregnant and excited to meet the little one on the way. The first trimester often comes with a lot of emotions; and a big milestone is often the first ultrasound. It’s a chance to see a glimpse of your baby for the first time, and it’s natural to have some questions. You may […]

BURSTING FOOD MYTHS FOR MOMS-TO-BE: CLAY

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Cravings are a common part of pregnancy, and sometimes those cravings can be for unusual things. One such craving is for clay, dirt, or chalk – a condition called geophagia. But is eating clay actually safe for pregnant women? Let’s bust some myths. What is known Myth 1: Clay provides essential nutrients for the baby. […]

NOTHING IS WRONG. YOU’RE JUST AGING

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Aging is the natural process of becoming older or the accumulation of various changes over time. These changes may seem scary to the average individual, which often makes old age dreadful. Meanwhile, the expected physical changes at old age can vary from person to person, depending on their individual genetics, lifestyle choices, and overall health. […]

BURSTING FOOD MYTHS FOR MOMS-TO-BE: ZOBO DRINK

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The idea of expecting a child can be a little overwhelming for the expectant parents. The pregnancy journey has various expectations at every phase; from the first, to second, and third trimester. These dynamics can trigger various concerns from family and friends, which often lead to suggesting numerous ways the pregnant mother can effectively manage […]

PERFORM CPR LIKE A PRO

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What is CPR? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a crucial life-saving skill that can make the difference between life and death in emergency situations. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a first responder, or a concerned bystander, knowing how to perform effective CPR is a skill that everyone should possess. Cardiac arrest can strike anyone, anywhere, at […]

ESPRESSO YOURSELF: BEYOND THE BEAN

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Coffee and caffeine, that hit, a match made in heaven. But have you ever wondered about coffee; the good and the bad sides to it? Beyond the Bean It is not just coffee; it is more than that. Did you know? A Note on Moderation While it brings an array of benefits, moderation of consumption […]

ECZEMA VS HYGIENE

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There are a few reasons why you are encouraged to take a bath at least twice a day but eczema is not one of them. You may want to object with the long-standing narrative that eczema is caused by poor personal hygiene. However, that belief is a thousand miles farther from the truth. Let’s start […]

DANGERS OF APHRODISIACS

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Aphrodisiacs, an alluring topic for centuries, captured human imagination with promises of enhanced desire, passion, and sexual performance. From oysters and chocolate to exotic herbs and even mystical rituals, aphrodisiacs have played a prominent role in human culture and customs. But what’s the truth behind these reputed love-enhancing substances? Aphrodisiacs (Myths vs. Facts) Oysters they […]

Breaking The Silence On Drug Abuse

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Opioid overdoses have become a tragic and far-reaching crisis affecting individuals from all walks of life. These potent drugs, which include prescription pain relievers, synthetic opioids like fentanyl, and illicit substances like heroin, can cause a dangerous suppression of the central nervous system, leading to respiratory depression and, in many cases, death. To address this […]