Author Archives: Jeff Hayward

12 Health Facts About Addison’s Disease

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You may have never heard of Addison’s disease, and if that’s the case, you probably also don’t know that late president John F. Kennedy suffered from it. But what is Addison’s disease? The Los Angeles Times, which also talks about the late president’s battle with the disease, calls it the “withering of the adrenal glands”   …Continue Reading


12 Workouts to Slow the Effects of Aging

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In a perfect world, we could all just dip ourselves in the fountain of youth, and we’d take 20-years off our age. However, we definitely don’t live in a perfect world, so there’s some work involved if you want to slow down the aging process – in this case, at the cellular level. The New   …Continue Reading


Normal Aging vs. Alzheimer’s: 6 Key Differences

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We may joke a bit about having a “senior’s moment” – otherwise, a lapse in memory or judgment based on advanced age. However, there’s nothing funny about Alzheimer’s disease (a form a dementia), as it is fatal and not the same as regular cognitive decline due to age. The Alzheimer Society of Canada notes that   …Continue Reading


7 Health Signs Your Thyroid Isn’t Working Properly

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It’s a relatively small part of your body, but it can cause big problems if it’s out of whack. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located on the front of your neck, and when it’s functioning properly, you can’t actually feel it. The American Thyroid Association notes that an estimated 12-percent of the   …Continue Reading


6 Things to Know About Cervical Cancer for Awareness Month

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According to MedicalDaily.com, 30 years ago cervical cancer was among the leading cancer killers among women. But if there’s good news to be had, it’s that the death rate from cervical cancer has dropped more than 50-percent since, and is now considered “one of the most preventable types of cancer,” notes the source. Like other   …Continue Reading


6 Things You Need to Know About Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

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This is perhaps not an illness you hear about very often. But for those who have it – about 1-million people around the world – it’s very real. The complex is characterized by non-cancerous tumors that grow throughout the body. While they’re benign tumors, there can be significant health problems associated with the complex depending   …Continue Reading


7 Surprising Ways to Ward Off a Winter Cold

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It’s the colder season, so you probably just assume you’re going to end up with a cold at some point in the next few months. However, what if there were ways to avoid getting a cold in the first place? Turns out there are strategies you can try. While they’re not foolproof, these seven tips   …Continue Reading


Be Schooled By These 7 Health Signs From Stool

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Okay, we admit this isn’t the most pleasant topic, but what comes out of you can say a lot about your overall health. In fact, Prevention.com says that even against your instincts, you may want to give your poop a glance before you flush it down. “It’s actually one of the best clues you have   …Continue Reading


6 Facts About Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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These disorders usually relate to infants and children, as they suggest something has gone awry with the nervous system in the growth stages. However, the symptoms can last well into adulthood or for a patient’s entire life. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), surveys have shown that approximately 15-percent of children aged 3 to   …Continue Reading


7 Jolly Tips For an Eco-Friendly Christmas

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Ah Christmas, a time for giving, a time for… conserving? While the holidays are often connected with a bit of indulgence, it doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to lessen our impact on the environment during the festive season. From your choice of Christmas tree to the type of wrapping paper you use, you can   …Continue Reading