3 Steps to Take Amidst a Health Emergency with a Loved One

Hopefully, you’ll never have to deal with a loved one’s health emergency. As with anything unexpected, though, it’s always better to be prepared for something that never happens than not be prepared for something that could happen tomorrow. When a health emergency strikes, proper actions both during and after the emergency could literally be the difference between life and death. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to help both you and your loved one deal with the emergency in the best way possible.

Information Is Power

In determining the state of someone’s condition, details matter. Whether you call an emergency dispatcher or a doctor, they’re going to need details to determine the proper course of action for your loved one. That’s why it’s important to describe, as best you can, the symptoms that your loved one is experiencing.

If your loved one can talk, ask questions to help you better understand what they’re feeling. When on the phone, don’t leave out any details, no matter how small they seem. By themselves, some symptoms could be harmless, but in the presence of other symptoms, that symptom you thought was small could be what determines just how serious the emergency is. Effectively communicating this information to someone who can help could make all the difference in the treatment of your loved one.

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Why Traveling Is Good For Your Health

Contributed by Peter Fryer

There is no doubt that exercise is extremely useful for us and therefore we need to find out ways and means by which we exercise our body and mind regularly. Amongst the many types of exercises, it has been found that traveling can be a great way forward. It could be one of the best ways and means to ensure that our body gets the required workouts without being too formal or strict about it. There are also a number of other benefits from traveling that would be beneficial to learn to keep your mind and body in good shape.
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Seven Reasons Why You Need Health Insurance

When you think about health insurance, you may understandably think about the drain that high premium payments, deductibles and co-pays have on your budget. Health insurance is designed to make it more affordable for individuals to obtain the healthcare services they need, but many otherwise healthy individuals are wondering if they should cancel coverage to save money and take their chances. After all, insurance costs may seemingly be high. There are several good reasons why it makes sense to start getting health insurance quotes today.
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Simple Ways to Get the Kids Excited About Being Healthier

Kids aren’t always excited about living healthier. Healthy living sounds good to adults who know the value of good health as well as the true cost of poor health. To kids, however, the definition of healthy living sounds more like, “No more cookies, ice cream, or fun, and a lot more brussels sprouts and carrots,” in their minds. If you want to get your kids a little more excited about living healthy lives, start now. They’re going to develop much better health habits as children, but you’re going to need to find a way to get them a little more excited about being healthier.
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Are You a New Parent? Here Are 5 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy

As a new parent, protecting your baby is of the utmost importance. You want to make sure they’re safe. That safety should also apply to their health. It’s only their health that should be kept in mind, but also the health of everyone in your family. If one person isn’t feeling well, that could soon apply to everyone else in the house. You want to be able to prevent illnesses before they begin. Here are five tips on how to keep your family healthy.
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Top Coffee Health Trends

Contributed by Jennifer Dawson

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Coffee is an adaptable and versatile drink, which can have health benefits if prepared in the right way. It can be consumed black or with added milk and sugar, but in recent years, the popularity of alternative flavor combinations has increased. In the USA, coffee is a $40bn a year business, but the benefits of drinking coffee will depend upon how it is prepared. Below are some recent trends that can make your coffee delicious, while improving your physical health.
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Outsourcing Your Household Chores: For Health, Happiness and Home

If you’re like the vast majority of people, household chores are something you dread. Most of us absolutely hate having to do the laundry, wash dishes, clean the windows and sweep or mop the floors. Nonetheless, it’s something we’re still forced to do, that is unless you’re fine with living in filth. That being said, it is well worth considering outsourcing your household chores to someone else. As you’ll soon see, finding someone else to help out with your basic household tasks will not only free up your time for more enjoyable activities, but it can also provide benefits to your health and happiness and your home.
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10 Snacks You Need to Avoid

When you get hungry you want to eat. The problem is, most foods available are either unhealthy or processed with ingredients that add calories without energy. But that doesn’t change the fact that you need to eat something when you’re hungry between meals. These are 10 snacks that you should definitely avoid.

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Bun in the Oven? 5 Things Every First-Time Parent Should Know

You are expecting your first baby boy or girl and probably feel a little nervous. That is okay because there are a lot of parents out there just as nervous as you are. Delivery fears are one reason to be nervous, but there are a few common conditions first-time parents should know about.

Cleft Palate

The cleft palate or cleft lip is a defect that affects several babies around the world. It is an issue that usually develops between the sixth to 10th week of pregnancy. Surgery is usually necessary as it prevents feeding complications though some children with this issue develop speech issues that need to be addressed.

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Chicken Pox Hit Your Family? 3 Strategies For A Quick Recovery

There’s nothing worse than seeing your family suffer from an illness. Chickenpox is possibly one of the worst illnesses that your family, especially your children, can go through. The itching can be intense, and it might seem like nothing provides the relief that anyone needs. If you follow a few strategies, then you can help your family get the relief they need so that they can quickly get through the virus. Continue reading “Chicken Pox Hit Your Family? 3 Strategies For A Quick Recovery”