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Positioned on either side of the spine is an organ called a kidney. But, while most people have two of them, medical research has shown that the body can survive with just one. That is why it is possible for a person to be able to donate a kidney to someone who matches their blood type. In order to compensate for the extra burden, the remaining kidney will simply increase in size over time. The main reason why people need a kidney donation is because they have some type of disease that has damaged their kidneys though Below are some…

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Oral health care affects your overall health whether it’s good or bad. Poor oral health care has been linked to the onset of diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and various forms of cancer. Good oral health can reduce your risk of developing such serious health problems over time, yet this still isn’t enough to encourage many people to visit the dentist more regularly. Whether you’ve gone a long time between dental visits or you simply need a new dentist to handle your regularly scheduled check-ups, you must know what to ask when searching for a new dental professional. Your…

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Approximately 1 in 10 women are affected by endometriosis. Many of the symptoms go undetected, but there are many more that aren’t treated.  This could be because women are either embarrassed or aren’t sure what the symptoms could mean. There are also many women who aren’t treated due to the medical professional not knowing what they’re looking for. This could be lack of knowing the woman’s symptoms or even not understanding the symptoms. So, what is endometriosis? It is defined as “a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain”. Some of the…

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Being able to exercise on a regular basis is extremely important. Not only is exercise necessary to have good cardio fitness and maintain a healthy weight, but it can also help to improve your mood and reduce stress. While it can be easy to get outside and exercise or workout at the gym when it is warm and sunny out, exercising in the winter is much harder. For many people, it can seem impossible as simply getting into their cold car and driving to the gym will seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are a variety of exercises that…

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The increase of breast cancer among women has raised the alarm and the need for women to observe breast health. Research has shown that early detection leads to initial treatment which increases the chances of eliminating cancer. Breast self-examination is a simple procedure that a woman can perform to detect breast cancer early on. Why Is it Important Self-examination is critical in observing the changes that might have taken place in your breasts. The abnormal signs that may be seen will guide and force you to look for medical experts for further consultation. Research has proven that self-examination is a…

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Everyone has those days when they feel down in the dumps. However, how you respond in such a situation is what matters most. Many people think that exercising is all about burning calories and keeping fit. That is not the case because you can use exercise to boost your mood. Here is how exercise helps lighten your mood. Enhances the Flow of Oxygen Your muscles require oxygen. When you are busy exercising, your heart and lungs pump oxygenated blood to the muscles. Additionally, working out on a regular basis raises the number of capillaries that send oxygenated blood to different…

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January is National Blood Donor Month. Did you know that donating blood can help save your life and the lives of others? Studies show that 25 percent of adults need blood at some time in their lives, so not only are you helping others but, the life you save may be your own. Many hospitals and clinics across the country accept donations either by appointment or on a walk-in basis. New York Blood Center collects the majority of blood donations on Long Island, but blood can also be donated at some areas of employment and retail locations. The entire process…

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Keto is a dieting trend that has grown in popularity, especially since Vinny Guadagnino from MTV’s Jersey Shore Family Vacation, aka the “keto guido” has been sharing his progress and low-carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet tips. Following a Keto Diet calls for reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat to keep your body in a constant metabolic state of ketosis. Luckily, if you use the right recipes, you can still enjoy some of your favorite meals and desserts while adhering to your strict keto diet guidelines to help you lose weight and stay healthy. Keto-Friendly Brownies Enjoy the warm, chocolatey goodness…

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If you overdo it during the holidays, don’t feel alone. Most people do tend to treat themselves to foods they normally limit or avoid altogether. Here are five tips to help get your diet back on track for the New Year. Water is Your Friend Even if you don’t have a health issue that requires you to avoid certain foods, many holiday favorites are full of carbohydrates. Since moderation was not the order of the day, all those empty carbohydrates likely left your body feeling a little dehydrated. That’s especially true if you drank beverages with caffeine. Drink plenty of…

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The holiday season comes with a lot of health drawbacks, including colds, the flu, slips and falls and packing on a few extra pounds. Avoid germs, injuries, and fend off the seasonal weight by following these tips for healthy holidays. Prevention The cold and the flu spread rapidly during the winter, making it important to regularly wash your hands and stay warm. There is also a higher risk of slip and fall accidents during the winter. Sprinkle salt along the walkways near your home to prevent falls and other related injuries from ice this winter. Be Mindful of What You…

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