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Could That Rash Be MRSA?

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If you’ve developed a boil-like skin rash after spending time in a hospital or healthcare facility, it’s important to consider the possibility that the problem might be MRSA. Short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA is a bacteria that can cause oozing, blister-like rashes on the skin. The scary thing about MRSA is that, as its name suggests, it is resistant to methicillin, the antibiotic that is typically used to treat Staph aureus infections.…

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Not Sure You Can Sustain An Entire Career As A Nurse? What Are Your Alternatives?

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If you’ve been trained and certified as a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) and are beginning to feel the long-term physical effects of a job that requires you to be on your feet and alert throughout a twelve-hour shift, you may be wondering what else you can do with your degree that may be a bit less physically taxing. Fortunately, your nursing licensure can be an extremely useful tool in your employment arsenal, and you’re likely to be able to find an enjoyable and lucrative job that you’ll be able to continue performing for years without developing joint issues or the other problems that can go hand in hand with a highly physical nursing career.…

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3 Lifestyle Changes That May Help You Feel Better And Have More Energy

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If you are feeling a lot more tired than usual and just have no energy to do things, you might be able to change feeling like this by making a few changes in your lifestyle. If you feel like something is wrong with you, you could also visit the doctor. While the doctor may find that you have high blood pressure or some other type of problem, there is also a chance the doctor may simply recommend making these three changes and waiting a few weeks to see if you notice a difference with the way you feel.…

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The 4 Elements For A Student Athlete's Healthy Body & Mind

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There are so many things to think about and do when your child is a student athlete and he or she is striving to get a college scholarship. The two most important things to do are to keep their grades up and avoid getting sports injuries. Don’t get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of things that you forget the most basic elements that everyone needs for success—earth, water, air, and fire.…

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5 Things You Need After You Break Your Tibia

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When you break your tibia, you will not only be in a lot of physical pain but you will also be faced with a long recovery time, averaging at least a year until full recovery. During the months when you are on crutches and have limited mobility, you will need to make adjustments to your life in order to make things as easy as possible for yourself. Here are five things you will need when recovering from a broken tibia:…

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5 Tips For Dealing With Eyesight Issues During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy can have many surprising side effects. One that many women are surprised by is a change in their vision. Your changing hormones can change the amount of liquid flow to your eyes, which can slightly change the shape of your eyes and result in blurry vision. Additionally, you may experience dry or itchy eyes throughout your pregnancy. If you are pregnant, there are a few things you should keep in mind about vision issues during pregnancy.…

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Tips To Prevent Tendon Snap After A Hand Flexor Repair

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If you have recently gone through a serious injury to your hand, wrist, or forearm, then you may have experienced some tendon damage. If the damage occurred to one of the flexor tendons, then this likely means that you cannot move one of your fingers. Flexor tendons connect to your fingers through the palm and wrist. If one of the tendons is cut or broken in some way, then an orthopedic surgeon can make a repair.…

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Exercise Your Eyes Back To Health: 4 Eye Exercises To Improve Your Vision

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Regular visits to your doctor and following a well-balanced diet are essential tasks for a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, certain conditions may still arise that affect your underlying health and emotional wellness. If you are part of the 14 million individuals 12 years of age and older in the United States with a form of vision impairment, you most likely understand the negative effects of poor vision. From struggling to read, watch television, and drive to the challenges of wearing glasses or contacts, living with vision impairment can be overwhelming.…

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How Should You Prepare Your Child For A Colonoscopy?

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If your child is dealing with chronic gastrointestinal distress, from constipation to excess gas to loose stools, his or her pediatrician may have recommended a diagnostic colonoscopy to attempt to narrow down the list of possible diagnoses and rule out any serious ailments. This procedure allows your child’s doctor to use a thin, flexible camera to examine the lower part of his or her colon for any abnormalities and can provide a number of benefits.…

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Grappling With Atypical Depression? 4 Tips To Deal With The Symptoms

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The term “atypical” depression is often used to specify a collection of symptoms (specifiers) that may be present with major depression or dysthymia. Unlike melancholic depression, you may feel more tired than usual and have a voracious appetite. There are ways you can manage symptoms and possibly make atypical depression less impactful on your life. Fight Weight Gain Emotional eating is an especially difficult symptom that occurs with atypical depression. You may feel hungry more often than usual and even when you eat, you may feel like your stomach is never full.…

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