Month: January 2014

The Ins and Outs of a Blood Donor

Voluntarily have your blood drawn to use for transfusions or other biopharmaceutical processes and you are now a blood donor. You can donate whole blood (WB) or specific components. Most blood donors are unpaid volunteers who take advantage of Red Cross Blood drives and family members often donate blood to help other family members. There […]

Two New Drugs: Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA has given its stamp of approval on the nucleotide analog inhibitor sofosbuvir to treat adults with chronic hepatitis C virus or HCV infection.   In addition simeprevir, a once-daily protease inhibitor is approved for a combination antiviral treatment for liver disease.  

Be Aware of Eating Disorders!

Eating disorders are very grim conditions where you are so anxious about food and weight you cannot seem focus on anything else.  The well-documented eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. If you have an eating disorder, be aware that serious physical complications and mental issues can be lethal. It is […]

Natural Winter Skin Care

Dry winter air zaps moisture from skin which can lead to chapping, itchy, irritation and dryness. Statistics show over 81 million people are affected by annoying dry and itchy skin in the winter months or from November to March. How to fight winter”s skin irritations? If you have tried topical moisturizers and they just don”t […]

January is Cervical Health Month

Cervical health is not something that most women think about until they go to their yearly gynecological checkup or when they think something is wrong ” “down there.”  January was designated as Cervical Health Awareness Month to alert women to the issues of the cervix, HPV and cervical cancer.

Natural Ways to Get Sinus Relief

Severe sinus pain and symptoms may indicate an infection. If this is the case, you may need antibiotics which are definitely not natural. However   if you are one of the 30 million Americans who suffer from facial pressure, nasal congestion and headaches caused by sinus irritation there are natural helps that do not have […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD

SAD or seasonal affective disorder is actually depression appearing in the same season every year. If you feel depressed in the cold and lowered sky months of winter, but are cheerful in spring and summer, you are a victim of SAD. Everybody can get SAD but it is common in those who live where winter […]

Healthy Weight Week: What”s the Key?

January 19-25, 2014 is the 21st Annual Healthy Weight Week. Start out by ridding the world of fad and gimmick diets on Tuesday, January 21, and on January 23 is Women”s Healthy Weight Day. Celebrate eating healthy and diet-free live styles that last a lifetime. Prevent weight problems by realizing that health is not necessarily […]

Chronic Hamstring Injuries

Your hamstring muscles are in the back of the thigh and can be damaged by inadequate warm-up before exercising, lack of lower back flexibility or abnormal biomechanics.   Mot chronic hamstring injuries cone from improperly rehabilitated injuries or traumas over a long period of time. Hamstring flexibility or lack of increases the possibility of small […]

Improving Balance

‘Stand on one foot for 15 seconds with your eyes closed.’ Can you do it? If you are between 25 and 40 you will probably experience some balance problems. It is a fact that after the age of twenty-five your sense of balance starts to decline. The danger of falls increases even when climbing a […]