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Hospital Plan

Accidents happen and even the healthiest can become victim to an unexpected disease or illness.   Accidents, unexpected diseases or illnesses and other possibilities are taken care of with Essential Meds Hospital Plan. Aside from their amazing benefits available to your advantage, they are very affordable as well. Cover includes • Illness hospitalization per 24…

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Healthy living: The Tim Noakes Diet

Remember high-carb diets? Well, forget them. Forget pasta. Forget grains. Forget fruit. Forget carbo-loading. Forget meat-free Mondays. Eat meat. Eat fish. But most importantly, eat fat. Tim Noakes is a Professor who’s sitting in his office at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. He discovered he was pre-diabetic, he suffered from irritable bowel syndrome, and…

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Fruits and vegetables of the seasons

Let’s take a look at which fruits and vegetables are in season which time of the year.   What’s In Season? Autumn March, April, May Squash Asian Pear Barbados Cherries Black Crowberries Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Butter Lettuce Buttercup Squash Butternut Squash Cape Gooseberries Cauliflower Chinese Long Beans Crab Apples Cranberries Date Plum Radish Endive Garlic…

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E coli infection

E. coli is a type of bacteria that normally live in the intestines of people and animals. Proper food preparation and good hygiene can greatly decrease your chances of developing an intestinal infection.   Most cases of intestinal infection can be treated at home. Symptoms generally resolve within a few days to a week.Symptoms can…

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Brain training illusions

Look at these optical illusions; it is a fun and interesting way to train your brain. Are the horizontal lines the same size? How many legs does this elephant have? Are the horizontal lines straight?   Read the COLOUR OF THE WORD out loud Are the dots white or black? Are the black circles the…

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Biting your inner cheeks

Some of us do it as a bad habit, and some of us don’t. Most cheek biters develop this habit early in their life and by the time they reach adulthood, it’s a daily occurrence. Nibbling on the inside of your cheeks has a lot to do with stress and anxiety and if you want…

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Vasculitis

Vasculitis is an inflammation of your blood vessels. Vasculitis causes changes in the walls of your blood vessels, including thickening, weakening, narrowing and scarring.   There are many types of vasculitis. Some forms last only a short time while others are long lasting. Vasculitis can be so severe that the tissues and organs supplied by…

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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years.   Uterine fibroids develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus, the myometrium. A single cell divides repeatedly, eventually creating a firm, rubbery mass distinct from nearby tissue. Many fibroids that have been present during pregnancy shrink or disappear after…

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Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, life-threatening complication of certain types of bacterial infections.   Bacteria, most commonly Staphylococcus aureus (staph), causes toxic shock syndrome. It can also be caused by group A streptococcus (strep) bacteria. Toxic shock syndrome can affect men, children and postmenopausal women. Risk factors for toxic shock syndrome include skin wounds and…

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Tone Deaf

A night out at the karaoke bar will likely confirm most of the suspicions you had about each of your co-workers. Yet, there may be one unexpected surprise: In addition to not being able to hit the high notes in a song, one of your other co-workers can’t hit any notes at all.   As…

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