Health Information

Posted by chealth1 on September 11th, 2019

It's never too early or too late to work towards being the healthiest you! Here is some information by Community Health that gives you awareness.

  1. All extremity injuries need to be treated as broken bones until an X-ray can be obtained. Some steps to do while you are on the way to ER or hospital: stabilize limbs with a splint, apply a cold pack on the injury, and elevate the extremity
  2. Create a well-stocked first aid kit! Being prepared will save you a trip to the store and allow you to treat minor accidents without delay. Don't hesitate to seek additional help if the situation worsens, call your doctor and head to an ER
  3. Ginger has been shown to have strong medicinal properties: It can help treat many forms of nausea, may reduce muscle pain & soreness as well as pain associated with osteoarthritis, & may even help reduce symptoms related to autoimmune diseases
  4. There are approximately 70 million cases of food poisoning every year! Careful food preparation and storage is vital in order to avoid dangerous toxins, viruses, and bacteria.
  5. Drinking at least five glasses of water a day can reduce your chances of suffering from a heart attack by 40%
  6. Allergies are not only bothersome, but many have been linked to a variety of common and serious chronic respiratory illnesses (such as sinusitis and asthma
  7. Allergies reflect an overreaction of the immune system to substances that usually cause no reaction in most individuals. These substances can trigger sneezing, wheezing, coughing and itching.
  8. There are a few things you can do to ease your indoor allergy symptoms: wash all linens and blankets, wipe all smooth surfaces (including ceiling fans and window coverings) with a cloth, and replace air filters.
  9. People with mild eczema may benefit from drinking oolong tea. Research suggests that drinking the tea three times a day may show improvement in itching and other symptoms
  10. Coffee is high in antioxidants, and studies show that coffee drinkers live longer, and have a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and numerous other diseases.
  11. Garlic, onions, spring onions and leeks all contain nutrients that are good for you! A study at the Child's Health Institute in Cape Town found that eating raw garlic helped fight serious childhood infections.

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