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August 2022 - GymFitly - Health and Fitness

Month: August 2022

Officers are increasingly acting as first responders. Here’s how one organization is helping.

Imagine a life-threatening medical emergency, like a car crash, violent attack or overdose. When you think of the first responders on the scene, you likely picture the paramedics or emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. However, it’s often law enforcement officers that arrive first on the scene. Over the years, the role of policing has evolved, …

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Is your pain caused by nerve damage?

“The pain was so bad. It felt like a bolt of lightning,” said David Murphy, a 50-year-old gunshot-wound survivor. Only, David wasn’t describing the pain he felt when the bullet entered his leg during the burglary of his home — he was talking about the pain he felt months later. The gunshot severed David’s sciatic …

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How design features can bring simplicity and serenity to the bath

During stressful times, the home can become a sanctuary. From soothing color palettes that evoke a sense of calm to high-tech features that make daily tasks feel a bit less strenuous, design choices are crucial in curating serene spaces. This is especially true in the bathroom — the room where people escape to cleanse and …

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The American Cowboy and How the Spirit of the West Affects Organ Donation

Long before organ and tissue donation and transplantation were medically possible, there existed the idea of the “Spirit of the West.” While this expression has no definitive definition, there is a meaning behind the expression that those who live in the western part of the United States have come to understand and embody. The American …

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Make sure your child has all the essentials for a productive school year

As children across the country get ready to head back to the classroom this fall, one important item that shouldn’t be forgotten from the to-do list is making sure they have health coverage. Studies have shown that academic performance and health insurance go hand in hand. Children who have health coverage miss fewer classes and …

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Surgeon shares heartfelt coping tips for doctors, caregivers and patients

Anyone facing a medical challenge experiences many difficulties — and the journey that patients, families and even healthcare providers go through is not just physical, but emotional. To help those affected by illness or surgery, internationally renowned heart surgeon Dr. Ehsan Natour draws from years of experience in his book, “When Life Comes to a …

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Advice From Leading Gynecologists for How to Feel Your Best During Menopause

During menopause, levels of the female sex hormone estrogen decline dramatically, and this can affect everything from your hair, heart, and bones to your skin — especially your skin down there. While hot flashes and night sweats are the most common symptoms of menopause, over 50% of women experience vaginal thinning and dryness during or …

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3 tips to make back-to-school easy for kids and parents

The back-to-school season can be overwhelming for the whole family. While there’s excitement about reuniting with friends and starting a new school year, it can be challenging for parents and kids to get back into a solid routine. To help busy parents prepare their children mentally and physically to return to the classroom, Registered Dietitian …

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