Author Archives: Jeff Hayward

6 Thanksgiving Food Alternatives That are Hearty and Healthy

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching on Nov. 23, and you probably already have visions of turkeys, stuffing and gravy dancing through your head. Maybe you’re also thinking about how many calories are involved in such a feast, or how bloated you might feel after (remember to take your time with each bite to savor the flavor,   …Continue Reading


8 Cold Facts about Raynaud’s Disease

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The thermometer is dropping as winter approaches, and some people may feel it more than others – especially in their fingers and toes. That’s because they may have a condition called Raynaud’s disease (also called Raynaud’s syndrome or phenomenon) that causes numbness in extremities when it gets colder. While your fingers can go numb and   …Continue Reading


Don’t Sneeze at These 7 Symptoms and Treatments of Baby Allergies

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When you think of allergies, you probably picture a quaint commercial where a grown man or woman is tiptoeing through a field but then starts sneezing uncontrollably. Well, it turns out it’s not just grownups that have to deal with allergies. In fact, babies can have a variety of allergies, and they can range from   …Continue Reading


7 Diabetes Risk Factors That Aren’t Sweet

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Some people think that simply eating too much sugar is the main risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes, but it’s more complicated than that. There are many lifestyle (as well as genetic) factors that can lead to a person developing diabetes later in life. Meanwhile, Type 1 diabetes – formerly known as juvenile diabetes   …Continue Reading


Hyperthyroidism: 8 Signs and Symptoms of an Overactive Thyroid

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Having a key part of your endocrine system work too hard can actually be hard on your health – we’re referring specifically to the thyroid gland, the butterfly-shaped gland that plays a big role in your body’s metabolism. There are different reasons why your thyroid may be overproducing hormones, including Graves’ disease – which is   …Continue Reading


6 Tips for Preparing Kids for Flu Shots

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Going to the doctor is not much fun for adults, let alone kids. It can get even more challenging when young ones see the doctor preparing the needle, and they start pulling away. However, getting a flu shot for your child is important, and it doesn’t have to be scary with the right approach. While   …Continue Reading


6 Extracurricular Activities for Kids that Boost Mind and Body

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Kids are generally energetic by nature – and they want to burn off that energy, whether it’s chasing their siblings through the house or running in circles in the backyard. Since your child wants to be active anyway, why not enroll them in an extracurricular program that not only harnesses that energy, but also helps   …Continue Reading


Take These 6 Lifestyle Tips for Atrial Fibrillation to Heart

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Many people suffer from atrial fribrillation (commonly referred to as just AFib), but what is it? The Mayo Clinic explains it as an irregular heartbeat (the top ventricles are out of sync with the lower chambers) that can actually increase your risk of heart failure and stroke. While this condition can be temporary, it can   …Continue Reading


Inhale These 6 Foods That Fight Lung Cancer

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There are some lifestyle changes you can make to lower your chances of developing lung cancer, the biggest, of course is quitting smoking. You probably already know that; but did you know there are some foods that can actually lower your lung cancer risk too? It may seem strange that what you put into your   …Continue Reading


7 Common Workout Injuries and How To Avoid Them

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They say “no pain, no gain,” but if you’re literally getting injured while you’re working out, then you’re probably doing it wrong or pushing yourself a little too hard. While working out is a great way to manage stress and boost your metabolism, getting hurt is not going to help your routine at all. Even   …Continue Reading