Headaches During Your Pregnancy

Causes and Treatment for Headaches During Pregnancy Unfortunately, headaches are one of the most prevalent pains experienced during a woman’s pregnancy. These headaches can happen at any time during pregnancy, but they often are the most common during the first and third trimesters. What produces headaches while pregnant?Within the first trimester, the body undergoes a surge of hormones and a jump in blood volume. These two changes can create more…

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Understanding Fainting – The Basics

What Is Fainting?Fainting also can be called syncope, which is a sudden, brief loss of consciousness and posture caused by lower blood flow to the brain. Many different conditions can cause fainting, these include issues such as seizures, irregular heartbeats, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and, anemia (a shortage in functional oxygen-bearing cells). These conditions can also cause difficulties with how the nervous system (the human body’s system of nerves) controls…

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What is ECMO and can it save severe COVID-19 Patients?

ECMO is the little known, hail Mary option to save patient when a ventilator doesn’t work ECMO stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and is used when a ventilator can no long keep a patient alive. It works by either bypassing the heart or lungs and artificially oxygenates blood, then pushes this oxygen rich blood back into the body. But why do we need to use ECMO and why do ventilators…

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Instagram Wellness and the Spread of Misinformation

Amid a pandemic, influencers are capitalizing on fears and unknowns to spread misinformation to their followers If you’ve spent any time on social media and especially on Instagram, you would’ve almost certainly stumbled across wellness accounts, that often boast about healthy eating, healthy life and a healthy wallet. While often harmless, these types of accounts can shift into dangerous territory as they offer healthy, natural remedies as a way to…

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Common COVID Myths Debunked

With so much information being circulated daily, it’s easy to fall victim to one of these myths Masks are Only for Symptomatic PeopleFalse! According to Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, more than half of COVID-19 cases are made up of people showing mild or no symptoms at all. These “silent-spreaders” are responsible for the majority of transmissions of the disease and can sustain outbreaks even if all symptomatic people were immediately isolated,…

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First COVID-19 Vaccine Stimulates Antibodies

For the first time, a COVID-19 vaccine trial has confirmed the body produces antibodies against the virus As more than a hundred teams around the world work to produce a viable vaccine to fight against the new coronavirus, one trial that has gone through the peer-review process has confirmed that recipients of the vaccine produced antibodies against the virus. This is extremely significant as many other trials that show promise…

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Can Headaches be a Coronavirus Symptom?

First, it was fever and cough, then the loss of taste and smell, could headaches be added to that list? The symptoms of COVID-19 seems to vary from person to person, with many displaying no symptoms at all and no real explanation as to why it’s so varied. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the main symptoms of the virus are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. With many people…

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Why Exercise is Crucial During COVID-19

Exercise is a key part of staying both physically and mentally healthy during the best of times. However, while we’re all confined to our houses, it’s even more important. As much of the world continues to battle COVID-19, shelter in place orders are still in effect, and gyms and other recreational facilities remain closed, people’s normal exercise routines have been disrupted. It’s easy to tell yourself to skip exercise today…

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Is Vaping Bad For Your Health?

If you are someone who smokes, you’ve probably thought about how to kick the habit. As you presumably know, you are not alone, almost seven out of ten smokers say they want to quit smoking. Stopping the smoking habit is one of the best decisions you can make for your health — smoking will ravage nearly every organ in your body, including the heart and cardiovascular system — roughly one-third…

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Ten Healthy Heart Tips

Since your heart needs to beat without ever stopping and never halts during your entire life, it’s imperative for wellness and health that you take care of your heart. By implementing small changes to your lifestyle and adjustments to your habits, you can help lead to an improvement in your heart function. The act of taking care of your heart can be thought of as finding the fountain of youth,”…

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