Your Health Consult 2021

LBQTQ+

What do you need to know? Recently, the acceptance of people who identify as LBGTQ+ has increased significantly. During this same period, the number of terms to describe individuals within the group has also risen. While this can make it challenging to know what each...

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Dental Health Importance

Why should you care? Even if you’re not a fan of going to the dentist, you know that you should because it’s vital for helping your teeth and gums be healthy. However, taking care of your mouth is also vital to your overall health. What are these impacts? What could...

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End-of-Life Care

Why should we be talking about it? One thing most people don’t like to think about is the end of life. However, it should be discussed because it helps create a smooth and humane transition that everyone deserves. So, what exactly is end-of-life care? What are the...

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Unified Medical Records

Would they be a good thing? When you go to the doctor, they should have a copy of your medical history because this allows them to provide you with the best care possible. Unfortunately, they don’t always have all the information they need. This is why there’s talk of...

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Blood Types

Can they impact your health? If you need to receive a blood transfusion, it’s vital to find out your blood type. Otherwise, you could end up with a severe reaction. However, your blood type might influence so much more, including your health. How is this the case? Can...

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Peanut Allergy Cure

Is it possible? If you have a food allergy, you know the pain of having to constantly be aware of whatever you’re eating and avoiding anything that may contain even trace amounts of your allergen. Most likely, given a chance, you’d do what you could to overcome your...

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Biologics

What are they? When you think of medication, you probably think of a bunch of chemicals being combined to form a pill. You probably would be surprised to know that some medications actually contain parts of living organisms. These are called biologics. How are they...

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Robotic Surgery

Is it better than traditional? Surgery can be a complicated process. Therefore, surgeons train for years to gain the experience needed to perform a single procedure. Technology is hoping to change that with the use of robots. Yes, robots. Well, at least robotic tools...

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Gluten-Free

Does it work? A diet fad that has become popular in recent years is eating gluten-free products. Some people swear by it. Others don’t see the benefit. What is gluten? Why are some individuals avoiding it? Should you be too? A diet fad that has caught on in recent...

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Social Injustice & Health

How are the two related? While it’s always been present, it’s been gaining national attention in the past year or so. What is it? Social injustice. Without a doubt, it affects all aspects of life. One of the most concerning is health. What are the differences? What...

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Hypnosis

Can it work in fixing health problems? Hypnosis might seem like voodoo magic or made up to some individuals. However, others say it actually works. In fact, some people use it to try to overcome specific health problems. How does hypnosis work? Is it really effective...

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Renewable Energy

What are the health impacts? With climate change continuing to be a growing problem, renewable energy sources are needed now more than ever. Every day new technology is being developed. Any shift in how things are done results in a transformation in the health of...

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Restaurants & Food Safety

How do you find out if your favorite place is safe? Most people love going out to eat, especially at a favorite restaurant. When you’re hungry, and the food smells so tempting, the last thing on your mind is whether or not the food is being prepared and handled safely...

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Surgical Infections/Mistakes

How common are these? Surgery can be a risky thing to undergo. With the development of modern sanitary practices, the probability of some mishap occurring is far less than it used to be. However, it’s still possible for infections or mistakes to take place. What are...

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Natural Disasters

What health impacts do they have? When natural disasters occur, they present many challenges. Some of the significant concerns are loss of electricity, damage to houses, or harm to people. Physical injury is the primary worry immediately. However, other health issues...

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Seniors & Sex

Are there special concerns? When it comes to older adults, most people don’t realize that they have active sex lives, just like younger people. The connection and intimacy this provides are important. However, are there special considerations that seniors should be...

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Calories

What should you know about them? You’ve probably heard the word calories before and know that it has something to do with food. Many people try to restrict the number they take in when trying to lose weight. This can be effective, but is that all you need to know? Are...

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Medication Recalls

Why is it important to know about them? There are many things to keep track of when it comes to medications, like how much you should take, how often you take it, and what side effects it can cause. One thing many people don’t pay attention to is if a medication is...

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Massage

Should you get one? When you’re stressed, it’s a good idea to take some time to relax so your body can reset. Each person is different in what helps them to achieve this. A common way is to get a massage because it relieves tension in the muscles throughout your body....

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Fake Health News

Why is it a problem? One thing the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to light is just how much of an impact fake news has on influencing people. When it comes to health information, this is particularly concerning. Individuals who believe these reports and stories put...

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Driving Safely

Why don’t we do it? It’s something the majority of us do every day—drive! It might be for work, going to activities, or taking a trip. Often, it’s not something we think about much, but we should. Car accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths each...

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Plastic Surgery

Why are we obsessed? Celebrities used to be the ones who primarily got it, but now, more and more everyday people are getting it. What is it? Plastic surgery. Also, the volume of younger people getting is increasing significantly. Why? Does the rise in plastic surgery...

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Caffeine

Is it good or bad for you? It’s Saturday morning, you head to your kitchen, turn on your coffee pot, and within a few moments, a wonderful aroma permeates the air. Once the coffee is ready, you take it to your favorite chair and enjoy. This probably sounds like...

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Sexual Assault

What are the long-term impacts? No matter the circumstances, sexual assault is always wrong. No one should be forced to do anything against their will. Unfortunately, the effects of the experience don’t end once the event is over. It’s just the beginning. What does...

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Processed Foods

How bad are they? Nowadays, foods are processed more than ever before. While this makes them last longer, are there any dangers involved with these types of foods? How do you know which processed foods are okay to eat and which you should avoid? What risks are...

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Yoga

Is it beneficial? If you’re like most people, you probably have heard of yoga before. You also probably know that it involves certain positions and some meditation, but is that all it is? Are there health advantages to practicing yoga? How do you start? Our culture...

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Visible Human Project

Why is it important? You might’ve heard of the Visible Human Project, but you probably don’t know what it actually is. It’s been around for many years and has had a significant impact on medicine and science. Its influences are far more significant than most people...

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Diabetes, Obesity & Children

What’s the link? Without question, the prevalence of diabetes and obesity is on the rise. This is occurring not only in adults but children as well. Many experts are very concerned about this change. The impacts it’s having now and will continue to have are...

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Helping Others

How does it help you? One day, you’re walking home from work and see an elderly lady struggling to carry her groceries, so you offer to help her. She’s very grateful and can’t stop thanking you. You also spend time volunteering at a homeless shelter and can see the...

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Food Allergies

Why do they seem to be increasing? You’re trying to think of a treat to send to school for your son’s birthday. However, it can’t contain peanuts, milk, strawberries, or tree nuts because several children in his class have food allergies. Recently, food allergies seem...

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Acupuncture

Does it work? To many people, the idea of being poked with needles probably doesn’t sound appealing, which is why some avoid acupuncture. However, there are benefits to having it done. What are these? Are there any downsides? Acupuncture, which involves inserting very...

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Pesticides & Food

What's the impact? Pesticides are known to be dangerous to humans. However, they're frequently used in agriculture to reduce the number of pests that negatively impact crops. This helps farmers produce more food. However, what happens to the pesticides once the foods...

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Parenting

What are the health impacts? Most of us realize that parenting influences how children behave and impact their future choices regarding education, lifestyle, and health. How much of an effect does parenting really have? One thing many people don’t realize is that...

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Relationships

How do they affect your health? When you heard the word “relationship,” what is the first thing that you think of? Most likely, a significant other. This is only one of many types of relationships, though. We have interactions with numerous people that play different...

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Suicide Prevalence

Why is it increasing? The past year has definitely been a challenging one. For some, it became too much to bear. Unfortunately, the number of people who have committed suicide has been on the rise for a long time. Experts are concerned that this will rise more sharply...

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Mail Away Prescriptions

Are they really better? We all love convenience! Anything to make our lives easier seems like a good thing, right? One would think that having prescription medications delivered to your door is the best thing ever. You avoid having to get into your car, drive to the...

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Racism & Health

What's the correlation? Most people know that racism is not a good thing. Typically, it involves discriminating against individuals or groups of people because of their skin color. This can have a profound impact on many parts of life, such as education and...

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Benadryl Challenge & Other Fads

Why are they so dangerous? If you have teens or have been following the news lately, you might have heard of the Benadryl challenge. This involves taking more than the prescribed amount of the antihistamine medication, resulting in serious complications, including...

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