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5 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Immune System 

5 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Immune System 

With cold and flu season on the horizon, you may be wondering what you can do to strengthen your immune system to prevent getting sick, or recover more quickly if you do come down with something. You have probably already heard plenty of advice on eating well, getting enough sleep and exercise, and avoiding smoking and too much alcohol. But here are some surprising additional ways you can up your resistance to getting sick:

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Medical Conditions You May Need to Visit a Walk in Clinic For

Medical Conditions You May Need to Visit a Walk in Clinic For

With some medical conditions, you can wait for a routine doctor’s appointment to be checked out. Asthma check ups, chronic conditions and contraception discussions can all be had with your regular doctor, but some conditions just can’t wait days or weeks for treatment when you’re finding it difficult to book an appointment with your regular doctor. If you suspect you have any of the following conditions, consider seeking urgent care at a walk in clinic to avoid further complications.

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Houston Urgent Care Centers Offer Affordable Treatment for Non-Critical Conditions

Houston Urgent Care Centers Offer Affordable Treatment for Non-Critical Conditions

While there’s no denying that health is priceless, caring for can be extremely pricey. And nowhere is this more apparent than a visit to the emergency room. As Elisabeth Rosenthal wrote in the New York Times in 2013, even a relatively minor procedure such as stitches can cost as much as $2,200. It’s almost scary to think how more serious injuries such a bone fracture might cost.

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Moving Away from Fructose

Moving Away from Fructose

Weighing too much is a matter of energy balance, a matter of calories going in verses calories going out, right? Maybe not. New research and new thinking in nutrition has started shifting this idea of energy balance to a view centered on food as a whole. It may be that getting rid of those pounds does not require hours of pounding on a treadmill as much as it requires rethinking what you eat.

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Science Says You Should Be Drinking More Coffee – Here’s Why

Science Says You Should Be Drinking More Coffee – Here’s Why

If you’re a coffee drinker, you’ve probably heard people say that coffee is bad for you. In the past, many people suspected coffee of causing health problems like heart disease. Good news: modern research says that coffee is actually healthy. As long as you keep your intake under six cups a day and avoid drinking so much you get the jitters, coffee has no serious negative health effects, and it may protect you from a number of diseases. Here are just a few of the reasons you should be drinking more coffee.

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How to Treat a Sprained Ankle using the R.I.C.E. Method.

How to Treat a Sprained Ankle using the R.I.C.E. Method.

A sprained ankle is a common injury that can happen to even the most careful of people. Although it’s best to allow medical experts to treat any injuries, it’s always good to know what to do until you can get help. Experts suggest treating a sprain with the R.I.C.E. method, an acronym for rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

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Is it a Cold or Flu? How to Tell the Difference

Is it a Cold or Flu? How to Tell the Difference

Is it a Cold or Flu?

How to Tell the Difference

 

For as long as humans have been on Earth, viruses and infections have been present; organisms that sustain their life from our bodies. Medical knowledge has improved, helping to combat against the bodily invaders. Every year, many people around the world are affected by cold and flu symptoms. While a cold can often disappear as quickly as it started, flu can be much more severe if left untreated. Knowing whether you have the flu or a cold can help you to treat it quickly and effectively.

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