Diabetics And Feet: Your Next Steps After Being Diagnosed

Posted on: 4 February 2015

So, your doctor just diagnosed you with diabetes. If you've never had a family member with diabetes, and have no idea what the future may hold, then it can be be very frightening. However, taking care of yourself doesn't have to be as hard as you think. When it comes to your feet, the problems that you may encounter are very similar to the problems that individuals that have not been diagnosed with diabetes have.
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What Your Weight Has To Do With Arthritis

Posted on: 30 January 2015

How much you weigh may increase your risk for arthritis. Although there are different types of arthritis -- a condition that causes joint inflammation -- an unhealthy weight may be a risk factor for the disease. While the underlying disease pathologies vary, inflammation plays a key role in arthritis. Besides the added stress excess weight puts on your joints, research suggests that too much body fat may contribute to inflammation even though the reasons aren't yet clear.
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What Skills Can Be Taught To Those Living In Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: 28 January 2015

People who are physically or mentally disabled are not always able to live by themselves. They may not be able to perform daily routine tasks that others do. However, there are assisted living facilities that can help these people complete these tasks and learn how to do them on their own. These facilities are staffed with employees who are trained and experienced to help teach a variety of different skills to those who need help.
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Lauric Acid: Hidden Benefit In Coconut Oil

Posted on: 25 January 2015

Lauric acid is a medium chain triglyceride that makes up about half of all the fatty acids found in coconut oil.  It is a saturated fat, but don't let that scare you!  Saturated fats aren't always bad.  Lauric acid, and therefore coconut oil, can actually be very beneficial in many ways.  Lauric acid is actually found in human breast milk. Effects of Lauric Acid on the Body Since lauric acid is a medium chain triglyceride, your body metabolizes it differently than other types of triglycerides.
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