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Hyperventilation – Paper or Plastic?

Hyperventilation may have several names such as, rapid deep breathing, over-breathing, excessive breathing or fast deep breathing, but in the end it simply means to breath more than necessary. When you breathe you inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. Excessive breathing may lead to lower levels of carbon dioxide in your blood. This imbalance in the blood can cause hyperventilation syndrome. Though in most cases it is not life threatening, it can be very scary which leads to increased anxiety, which makes the situation worse.

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Best Sunscreens for 2012 (and those to avoid)

Consumers Report Health came out with their “recommended” or “Best Buy” report for sunscreens. The following 9 sunscreens got excellent marks for protection from UVA and UVB rays, even after being immersed in water. Here is a list of the top rated sunscreens, as well as a list of those that ranked poorly

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12 Reasons to go to the Emergency Room

Accidents and injuries can occur at any time. Sometimes it may be difficult to determine if a situation is serious enough for immediate medical attention. Though this is not an all-inclusive list, here are a few general guidelines to help you decide if you should make a trip to the ER

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Is there a staph bacteria that is completely incurable?

Staph is a common bacteria which about a third of the population carriers with no ill effects. Most of the time this bacteria is harmless, unless it enters the body through a cut or other wound. Even then it may only cause minor skin problems, but with older adults, young children and people with compromised immune systems, this infection can cause serious problems. Many times if MRSA was not diagnosed early or treatment was delayed, the infection could become fatal. In fact, more people die from MRSA than from AIDS.

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Want to lose weight? Eat chocolate

A new government study shows that people who frequently consumed chocolate weighed less than those who indulged less often. Some researchers are theorizing that the calories in chocolate are being offset by other ingredients that help boost metabolism, such as caffeine.

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5 Facts about CPR and AEDs

If you’ve been trained in CPR, the choice is obvious: Ask someone to call for help and find an AED, if possible, and then immediately begin chest compressions. The problem is that many people who are not trained in CPR will simply stand by and wait for emergency services to arrive – therefore losing critical time instead of delivering life-saving compressions.

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A Cough You Can Die From

Whooping cough is an extremely contagious and serious illness. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports that several states are reporting an increase in the number of cases, including a state wide epidemic in California. Whooping cough also known as “pertussis”, can easily spread when an infected individual coughs or sneezes. The pertussis bacterium is released into the air and can be breathed in by the non-infected person.

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Is your doctor telling you the truth?

Is your doctor telling you the truth? A recent survey suggests that many times they are not. From a collection of data from 2009 by the Charter of Medical Professionals, found that openness and honesty in communications between doctor and patient wasn’t always present.

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Is it a Cold or Flu?

Both colds and flu’s are respiratory illnesses causes by different viruses. Though they have similar symptoms, the flu is much worse than the common cold. Also people with a cold are more likely to have stuffy or runny nose. In general, colds do not result in serious health problems, but a flu can progress into pneumonia or a bacterial infections which could result into hospitalizations.

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RICE that injury

It is universally accepted to RICE those injured sites. We are not suggesting that you use “Uncle Ben’s” or “Risotto” on these injuries, instead using RICE as an acronym for steps to take in the treatment of soft tissue injuries. It’s best to perform these treatments within the first 48 hours of the injury.

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Cough CPR

This popular, but potentially hazardous, email suggests that you force yourself to produce a series of vigorous, deep and repeated coughs which will squeeze your heart and keep blood moving. The Cough CPR advice is attributed to a study conducted by the Rochester General Hospital.

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How to make your house a hazardous waste-site for less than $5

Though CFL’s last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs and use 75% less energy, they have some significant downfalls. Cleanup of broken bulbs is a hazardous process (which we detail below) and is not described on the bulbs packaging.

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Avoid Nightime Heartburn

Many people suffer from heartburn that wakes them during the middle of the night. Here’s a tip from a recent health study for nighttime heartburn sufferers.

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SuperBowl and Food Poisoning

Done properly your special recipes can be the hit of the party. Improperly prepared foods in a slow cooker can make your guest sick and in severe situations actually kill. To make sure you have a fun and food safe event follow the following rules when using your slow cooker.

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Dangers of Instant Online CPR and First Aid Certification

Unlike ASHI and AHA programs, completely online first aid and CPR certification is widespread and growing. How do we stop this? How do we educate people about this?

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