Health

Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. Health care is delivered by health professionals (providers or practitioners) in allied health fields. Physicians and physician associates are a part of these health professionals.
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  • An Expert Said to Do These 3 Things to Prevent Losing Muscle When Intermittent Fasting
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    An Expert Said to Do These 3 Things to Prevent Losing Muscle When Intermittent Fasting

    When your body is in a fasted state, it shifts from burning glucose/carbohydrates for energy to burning fat as its main source of energy, which is one of the reasons why intermittent fasting has become so popular. Yes, intermittent fasting can help you burn fat, but there's a caveat: it can also cause muscle catabolism (this occurs when your body begins to burn your muscle).

  • Please Stop Trying to 'Fix' My ME/CFS
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    Please Stop Trying to 'Fix' My ME/CFS

    A woman with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) asks others to stop trying to "fix" or "cure" her illness.

  • When Depression Turns You Into a Zombie
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    When Depression Turns You Into a Zombie

    A woman explains how living with depression can feel like being a zombie, as you're just going through the motions.

  • Why I Speak Out About My Illness, Even If You Don't Want to Hear It
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    Why I Speak Out About My Illness, Even If You Don't Want to Hear It

    A woman with chronic illness explains why she continues to speak out and raise awareness of her conditions.

  • Costa Rica on alert after 19 die from tainted alcohol
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    Costa Rica on alert after 19 die from tainted alcohol

    San José (AFP) - Alcohol tainted with potentially toxic levels of methanol has killed 19 people in Costa Rica, where authorities issued an alert against drinking some half-dozen brands. The Ministry of Health issued the national warning Friday while also updating the death toll. Authorities warned that it was not known how much alcohol had been adulterated, but have confiscated some 30,000 bottles and are carrying out a countrywide investigation.

  • 8 Life Lessons — as Told by My Eating Disorder
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    8 Life Lessons — as Told by My Eating Disorder

    A woman with an eating disorder explains lessons she has learned during her journey.

  • My Worry That Endometriosis Will RSVP to My Wedding
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    My Worry That Endometriosis Will RSVP to My Wedding

    A bride-to-be shares her worries about endometriosis affecting her wedding day.

  • If You See Me, Please – Call Me By My First Name
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    If You See Me, Please – Call Me By My First Name

    The author explains why her past trauma and mental illnesses make her appreciate hearing people call her by her first name.

  • The App I Created That Helps Liberate Me From My OCD
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    The App I Created That Helps Liberate Me From My OCD

    The author explains how she created an app that helps her cope with her OCD thoughts and compulsions.

  • When My Husband's Heart Stopped and Our New Life Began
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    When My Husband's Heart Stopped and Our New Life Began

    The story of how the author's husband broke his back after his heart stopped, and how they are coping with the aftermath.

  • Hilary Duff on Becoming a Mom at 24: "I Lost a Huge Chunk of My Identity"
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    Hilary Duff on Becoming a Mom at 24: "I Lost a Huge Chunk of My Identity"

    Hilary Duff had always imagined she'd look older by the time she was a parent. "It looked like an older person's job to be a parent," the actress recently explained on The Motherly Podcast.

  • How Chronic Anorexia Changed the Way I Measure Success
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    How Chronic Anorexia Changed the Way I Measure Success

    After coping with chronic illnesses, the author explains how she is attempting to stop comparing herself to her peers.

  • You Still Deserve to Experience the Outdoors With Anxiety and Depression
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    You Still Deserve to Experience the Outdoors With Anxiety and Depression

    A woman living with mental illness describes how everyone can experience the outdoors, even with anxiety and depression.

  • Listeria contamination: Sandwiches and salads sold at Target recalled amid fears of potential infection
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    Listeria contamination: Sandwiches and salads sold at Target recalled amid fears of potential infection

    A food manufacturer that makes sandwiches and salads sold at one of the country’s biggest biggest retailers is recalling more than 1,000 cases amid fears of potential listeria contamination.Elevation Foods, which produces Archer Farms-branded sandwiches and salads, said it was voluntarily recalling a series sold at Target, and Fresh Market. Target is the eighth largest retailer in the US.The products include Freskëtbrand egg salad, tuna salad, and Thai lobster salad, along with Archer Farms devilled egg sandwiches that were produced on June 18 2019.“Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” the company said in a statement issued by the federal food and drug administration. (FDA)“Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea.“Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”It added: “We believe fewer than 1,087 cases of product have been directly shipped to retailer warehouses throughout the United States.“No illnesses have been reported to date.”It said the products were produced at Elevation Foods’ facility in Knoxville, Tennessee.It added: “Elevation Foods is working with distributors and retailers to quarantine and recover any impacted product remaining on store shelves.”

  • Self-Care for Parents of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes: Taking a Caregiver 'Staycation'
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    Self-Care for Parents of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes: Taking a Caregiver 'Staycation'

    A mom whose child has type 1 diabetes explains why if you are the primary diabetes caregiver, it's important to take a break once in a while.