Category: Health First

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High Blood Pressure: What Everyone Needs to Know

There is no question that the past year has, for the most part, been a stressful time for many. Stress, among its many harmful effects on health, also tends to elevate blood pressure—regardless of your age. While there are many practical things you can do to relax and de-stress, the purpose of this article is to help inform you on a topic that is often dangerously overlooked: high blood pressure.

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How to Overcome Depression (7 tools that work)

Depression. One word that can mean so many things. For those who have lived with or currently live with depression, you know very well the effects it can have on your daily life. Depression can drain not only your physical energy, but also your hopes, motivation, enjoyment, and personal drive. You may be aware of all the steps to getting better, but you just cannot get yourself to take even the first one. If this sounds all too familiar to you, you are not alone. And there is hope. This article will present 7 tips for overcoming depression and its symptoms that will help you take back your life. If you find that the coronavirus pandemic has been getting you down, this article may help

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Lower Back Pain Workouts (with exercise handout)

Lower back pain. If you’ve ever experienced it, you know how debilitating it can be. In this article, I will present a simple workout for lower back pain relief that will strengthen your core muscles and help you prevent future injury. For a more detailed discussion on back pain, please refer to this article.

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How To Be an Empowered Patient

Have you ever left one of your health appointments disappointed with your visit? Maybe you had just spoken to a health care professional, but instead of feeling like all of your concerns were addressed, you found yourself with even more questions? In this post, you will learn practical tools that will help you prepare for any encounters you might have with the health care system–whether it is a routine doctor’s visit or an unexpected trip to the ER—and by helping you make the most out of your interactions with your health care professionals. These tips will show you how to be an empowered patient.

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