Author Archives: Emily Lockhart

6 Bizarre Signs of Ill Health

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Hearing loss linked to diabetes? Eye sight decline linked to dementia? Studies now show that these seemingly unrelated heath issues can indicate a future chronic health issue. So keep an eye out for these somewhat innocent yet gradual physical changes that may actually pinpoint a health hazard down the road… 1. Hair Loss and Thyroid   …Continue Reading


6 Essential Nutrients for Brighter Eye Health

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Okay, we all know that carrots are reputedly good for eye health (as we age), but eating your weight in carrots won’t make you bright eyed all on their own. However, when it comes to protecting the eyes from degenerative disorders such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (or AMD), and glaucoma a plethora of essential nutrients are required…   …Continue Reading


6 Key Tips For Washing Your Hands Effectively

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Hand washing—it sounds like a fairly straightforward part of the daily routine. Most of us wash our hands at least a few times a day, and most often following a trip to the bathroom. But why is it so important to wash our hands on a regular basis, especially after going potty? Hand washing is   …Continue Reading


7 Common Causes of Chronic Dry Eyes

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I love autumn, but this year, I experienced something along with the changing leaves—my eyes, they burn. I’ve never suffered from allergies in the past, but suddenly my eyes are dry, red, itchy, and burning all at once. Sure, I have a computer job that keeps me staring at a screen all day long, but   …Continue Reading


7 Causes, Symptoms, and Facts on Hashimoto’s Disease

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When it comes to your thyroid (the butterfly shaped gland at the front of your neck at the base) proper functioning is a must for the gland that single-handedly regulates the secretion of hormones that manage many bodily functions, including your heart rate, body temperature, breathing, and metabolism. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, in addition to   …Continue Reading


6 Rather Surprising Causes of Yawns

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Sure, a yawn is a very natural reaction to a night of restless sleep, a boring work meeting, a traffic jam after a particularly long day at the office, or a response to another person’s yawn. However, science tells us that our involuntary yawns can also this… 1. Why We Yawn Researchers have long pondered the yawn   …Continue Reading


8 Tips for a Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a holiday that tends to center around people coming together to eat, making the tendency to indulge a little too tempting. We prepare special dishes for the holiday, and because Thanksgiving dinner is a once a year treat (don’t forget the week of leftovers), many of us come away more stuffed than the holiday   …Continue Reading


6 Brain Training Tips for Better Body Image

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What do you see when you look in the mirror? Depending on a number of factors (i.e., mood, hormones, stress levels, etc.) that image could differ greatly from one day to the next, or even from one hour to the next. When you’re feeling negative, your eyes are likely instantly drawn to the areas of your body   …Continue Reading


6 Surprising Hereditary Health Conditions

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When it comes to family ties, unfortunately, you can end up inheriting more than your mother’s talent for sketching and your grandfather’s comedic charm. Aside from personality traits, personal passions, and even certain physical aspects (i.e., blood type, body type, or eye color), you may also be prone to inherited health conditions thanks to your family   …Continue Reading


Every Breath Counts: 6 Fast Facts for World Pneumonia Day

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While many don’t consider pneumonia a serious health threat, this lung condition can affect almost anyone—regardless of age, gender, race, or level of health or physical fitness. According to research from the Mayo Clinic, pneumonia occurs when fluid infection (pus) inflames the air sacs of one or both lungs, resulting in a potentially life-threatening illness.   …Continue Reading