Author Archives: Jeff Hayward

6 Long Term Health Complications of Childhood Obesity

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Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the U.S. – in fact, according to statistics from the American Heart Association, about 1 in 3-kids and teenagers are overweight or obese according to medically accepted guidelines. This is a not only a problem for kids now – it’s a problem that can follow them into adulthood,   …Continue Reading


Covering Ground with These 7 Benefits of Walking

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When people think of staying in shape, they often think about high-impact cardio, weight lifting, or intense sports. However, you don’t need to exert yourself too much to get the benefits of regular exercise. Whether you’re taking the dog for a walk, or you’re going for a walk with your camera to capture some fall   …Continue Reading


6 Infectious Facts about Mononucleosis

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Now that kids are back in school, you’ll probably hear more about “the kissing disease” – AKA mononucleosis (or mono), which will affect many people over the course of their lives with varying symptoms. While in fact mono can be passed through saliva during kissing, there are several other ways an individual may contract the   …Continue Reading


6 Ways Sun Exposure Can Brighten Your Health

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The summer is coming to an end in the U.S., but there’s plenty of sunshine to enjoy, and you can’t discount the many ways getting outside in the sunshine can benefit health physically and mentally. Even when the temperatures cool down into fall and winter, the sun won’t set on the positive impacts. The sun   …Continue Reading


Digest These 7 Health Conditions Linked to Celiac Disease

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Going gluten-free has become a trendy thing for many people, however if you have Celiac disease, you already know you can’t consume gluten from certain grains without paying the price. However, while Celiac disease is unpleasant on its own, it is often associated with other health problems – because it’s an autoimmune disorder, you’re more   …Continue Reading


The Diagnosis of Brain Death: Six Signs and Symptoms

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The brain is the master computer for all of your functions, so if it has failed, there’s no wonder that almost all bodily functions will be impacted along with it. It’s possible for a person to appear to still be alive when their brain is no longer functioning, but a brain-dead person is not legally   …Continue Reading


6 Risk Factors for Developing Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that can have varying neurological symptoms from one patient to the next – ranging from minor disturbances in some patients to loss of coordination and the ability to walk. The Mayo Clinic says MS destroys the coating of nerves and spinal cord (the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy   …Continue Reading


8 Natural Soothing Sore Throat Remedies

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There are many solutions for a sore throat out there, from over-the-counter products that numb your throat to antibiotics if you have a case of strep throat. However, if you don’t want to make a trip to the doctor (or the store), and your sore throat isn’t severe (like strep can be), then you might   …Continue Reading


Remember These 6 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that can rob patients of cognitive skills as well as their memories. This decline leads to fatality, not just because of the Alzheimer’s itself, but usually due to related complications such as pneumonia or other infections. However, while there is no cure for this disease, there are many myths   …Continue Reading


7 Most Common Cancers Diagnosed in Children

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Cancer is never a nice subject, but it’s particularly hard to deal with when it affects a child. Unfortunately, cancer does not spare young people – in fact, the National Cancer Institute says that although cancer is rare in children overall, more than 15,000-people in the U.S. aged 19-and younger are expected to be diagnosed   …Continue Reading