Health Education Articles

Emphysema Treatment Options: Breathing Easier with COPD – Health Education Article

A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema gradually destroys air sacs in the lungs that carry oxygen to the bloodstream. Emphysema also reduces the elasticity of airways leading to air sacs. Over time, breathing becomes more difficult, and as the disease progresses, people with the condition typically experience chronic shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing. While it can’t be cured, there are several emphysema treatment options that can help relieve symptoms and slow the progression of disease. Medications There are…

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3 Most Important Ways to Protect Yourself from the Heat – Health Education Article

The weather is getting sunnier, the days are getting longer, and the temperature is rising. The hot summer months are upon us, and living in Northern California means they stick around well into the fall. Because you’re exposed to the sun and heat for a good part of the year, it’s important that you take care of yourself and your loved ones. Learn the 3 most important things you can do to protect your health and body.

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Spice up your coffee – Health Education Article

Spice Up Your Coffee: Preservative-Free Homemade Coffee Creamer and More! For some, a hot cup of morning coffee is the best part of waking up. It gets even better when delicious creamers are added to the mix. They are perfect for savoring seasonal flavors while lightening up your java. But when store-bought creamers boast a full roster of mysterious ingredients, you might be wondering if there is a healthier option.   This is where homemade coffee creamer recipes come in.…

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Student Sleep Solutions:Managing in the Mobile Tech Age – Health Education Article

Technology is currently evolving at a rapid pace. Tech-savvy consumers are requiring the latest access to information and instant methods of communication through portable devices to keep up with the needs of a growing mobile society. In addition to the functions of work, play, and socialization, it’s no wonder that educators are also using technology as a mobile learning tool across the globe.

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Beginning to Understand the Impact of the Power Dynamic – Health Education Article

Posted May 3, 2018 by Steph Auteri & filed under 500 lessons in 500 days. With the endurance of the #MeToo movement, and the conversations it has engendered, more and more people are coming to understand that problematic situations aren’t as black and white as they first assumed. And they’re coming to understand why. While the incidents that have necessitated these conversations are upsetting, it’s also heartening to see people grasp the impact power differentials can have on a relationship.…

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Quick Guide to Understanding Blood Pressure Readings – Health Education Article

It’s a common occurrence to have your blood pressure taken just about every time you visit a clinic or doctor’s office. You sit in the chair with the cuff around your arm, patiently waiting while the cuff contracts and expands. Once it’s finished, the doctor or nurse gives you a couple of numbers. Have you ever wondered what they mean? If you’ve ever been afraid to ask, or just want to understand your blood pressure better, the quick guide below…

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Guide to Understanding Regenerative Medicine – Keep Healthy Living – Health Education Article

The regenerative medicine market is booming right now. Its global valuation is expected to reach $48.97 billion USD by the year 2025. Never heard of this type of medicine before? Not sure what it is or whether it’s a good option for you? If you have questions about it, you’ve come to the right place. Explained below is everything you need to know. What Is Regenerative Medicine? Regenerative medicine’s primary focus is the replacement of damaged tissues and/or organs. Whether…

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The Value of High School Sport – PHE America – Health Education Article

(2 Minute Read) Recently I had the opportunity to attend the USA Basketball Mini-Camp in Colorado Springs and observe the top high school boys’ basketball players from around the country;  potentially 80 future NBA players in the making.  As I was taking notes of basketball plays, drills, and interactions between players and coaches, I thought back to my own high school basketball program.  I asked myself, “What can I get from this weekend to help my team?” Photo Credit: Tyler…

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Does Flat Head Syndrome Affect a Baby’s Brain Development? – Mission Health Blog – Health Education Article

By Meg Coleman, Nurse Practitioner If you’re a new parent, you may feel concerned about your infant developing flat head syndrome, or positional plagiocephaly. So what can you do about it? Plagiocephaly occurs when a baby’s head develops a flat spot – it can be on either a side or on the back of the head. How can something like this happen? The skull flattens when a baby’s head stays in one position for long periods of time. A baby…

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Depression – Let’s talk! – Mental Health Education – Health Education Article

World Health Day in 2017 was themed “Depression – Let’s talk!”. Why was there a need to have an exclusive theme for this? Topics of Mental Health remains a taboo in our society and it’s high time we break the stigma associated with it. I was reading some tweets and watching some videos on depression too. “She’s depressed” is a common statement which we hear from many people around us. How many times have we heard or said “I’m depressed!”?…

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The Effects of Not Getting Enough Sleep – Health Education Article

Sleep is an essential tool for our body. Sleep is what makes us stay healthy and alert for day-to-day life. The CDC recommends you get at least 7 hours of sleep, for adults ranging from 18- 60 years old. This amount of sleep is the optimal amount to stay healthy. If a person is not receiving this amount of sleep on a regular basis than there are some symptoms that may appear. Below is a list of a few things…

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Spinach-Artichoke Dip – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This version of the classic spinach dip has been lightened up to be lower in calories, fat and salt.  The addition of artichokes and parmesan cheese delights the taste buds! Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins A and K. Like other leafy greens, spinach is also high in folate, iron, fiber, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C. Artichokes are high in fiber phytochemicals .  Artichokes also contain inulin, a prebiotic fiber that can nourish the “good” bacteria that line your…

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“Looking for Alaska” Sends a Message to Guys – Health Education Article

By Parth Thakkar, 16, Staff Writer October 21, 2019 In March 2005, author John Green published Looking for Alaska, a novel following the lives of high school students Alaska Young, Miles “Pudge” Halter, Chip “The Colonel” Martin and Takumi Hikohito, and all of their pranks, successes and struggles. Fast-forward eight years: I, Parth, a scrawny 11-year-old, decide to pick up the book after reading one of Green’s other famous works, The Fault in Our Stars. And I absolutely love it.…

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8th grade tech balance | The Health Teacher – Health Education Article

September 3, 2018 Hi guys! This unit, we’re going to be looking at the influence of technology and media on our personal and family health. After reflecting in your journal, here are the resources you’ll need! Brainstorm in your group on the chart paper. What is the impact of technology and media on our health and wellness? Make two columns- one for the opportunities and one for the challenges. Read the article: Fortnite Debate Formulate your thought on the issue and decide…

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Women’s Health Info Site – Women’s Health Education Program: Addressing safe sexual practices to females in a college setting – Health Education Article

Welcome and About Us Welcome! The WHEP site is intended to be a site to get information; get answers and engage in our varied activities. Want to learn more about….? Want to hear about how to get involved? Want to know what others are doing? Want to get connected with us? Have ideas or suggestions? Whether related to lectures or sessions; seminar series or talks, community health screening or movie screenings, our goal is to make this useful site for…

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The Healthy Hair Trinity – Genetics – Rehairducation – Health Education Article

Hello ladies, Happy new year!!!I hope you are happy and thriving wherever you are. Hairducation is focused mainly on hair care, however hair care is just one of the aspects that is important to have a healthy head of hair.  I’ve come to realise that so many ladies believe that hair care alone matters when on a hair journey and although hair care is ESSENTIAL, there are other factors which will determine the state of your hair besides your hair…

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CHAINED: The Vicious Shackles of Drug Abuse – Health Education Article

The shaku shaku is a popular African dance style which has continued to be a growing trend among young people in Nigeria. Recently, it has been said to be a depiction of slavery, bondage and criminality because the pronunciation seems to be a modified version of the word “shackles”.  To depict the similarities, pictures of statues of slaves in chains were placed side by side with pictures of people doing the dance in the characteristic posture of placing both legs…

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The Weighted Belt:  A New Exercise Tool to Build Bone – Health Education Article

The loading of bones through exercise and the use of external weights is well recognized to enhance bone strength. While everyone benefits from osteogenic loading, small, slender individuals, in particular, should exercise with additional weights to help maintain and build bone density. As Swedish researchers suggested, the advantage of using a weight belt for osteoporosis instead of a vest or backpack is that “there is load only on the lower extremities and no unwanted load on the back, shoulders and…

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How to Lose Face Fat Easily? [Best Guide-2019] – Health Education Article

So you want to melt away those extra pounds accumulated in your cheeks, forehead, and neck area?  Before you move any further, please note that spot reduction is not possible, it’s not even a thing. Whether you want to lose belly fat or face fat, you have to increase your overall fitness levels. Start working out, eating and sleeping right. Your overall metabolism will get a boost and you will easily replace that flab on your face with muscle. Instead…

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Summer’s Bounty Pasta Salad – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Summer’s here and so are those delicious summer vegetables–tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, Oh my!  Try them with this chilled pasta salad dish.  It will be the perfect side-dish to take to a Fourth of July celebration!  It is kidney-friendly too for those with Chronic Kidney Disease. Ingredients: 12 oz Box Tri-Color Rotini 1/2 green pepper, diced 1/2 red pepper, diced 1/2 orange pepper, diced 1/3 cup red onion, diced 1/3 cup cucumber (w/skin), diced 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 1…

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Tough Mom Tips That Will Inspire You – Health Education Article

Share on: At 5 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, 30-year-old Kristin Reed of Gulf Breeze, Florida is out running. Meanwhile, her three children under age six and her husband, Adam, are asleep at home. She makes it home just in time to attend their sporting events and tend to her family’s needs. Reed has used all this running and more to help her complete 10 Tough Mudders. Tough Mudders feature obstacle course events varying in difficulty and races ranging from…

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Your input on code of ethics is needed – Society for Public Health Education – Health Education Article

<!– –> Washington, D.C. – November 6, 2019 – The Health Education Code of Ethics has been updated by the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations (CNHEO), of which SOPHE is a member. The code of ethics outlines your responsibility as a practitioner, faculty member or researcher to the public, employers, and the health education profession. Take time to review the revised draft and provide your input – even to indicate your agreement with the proposed changes – no…

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I Feel Fine – Do I Have to Get an Annual Checkup? – Health Education Article

Another year has gone by and you get that call from your doctor’s office, it is time for your annual check-up. However, you feel fine and start to think, “Why every year?” When we are currently healthy we tend to neglect going to the doctor, but a proactive mindset is the key to long-term health. Here are four reasons why regularly scheduled check-ups are important.  1. Find Problems Early: During routine check-ups your doctor or nurse practitioner can recommend screenings…

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Lots of Hot Air: Bathroom Hand Dryers – Health Education Article

Years ago, I was camping in the Badlands of South Dakota, unaware of how low the temperature would drop at night. I woke up at 3:00 am with a deflated air mattress on the cold ground, shivering and in need of a toilet. I walked to the restroom, where I found a line of women taking turns sticking their heads under the hand dryers to warm up. There was even a dog hanging out, awaiting a turn. That was the…

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Dr. Ivker’s Top Three (Which Should Be Yours as Well) – Health Education Article

Dr. Ivker’s Top Three (Which Should Be Yours as Well) By Ellen Goldberg, Sinus Coach Two of these oils have been used for centuries by indigenous Australians, one oil has been around since before 1500 BC. Today they’re used in modern medicine, in homeopathy and in many household products & shampoos. Numerous studies have shown their effectiveness at addressing viruses, bacteria, germs, and fungus. They’re medicinal and natural (if you get the right kind) and you don’t need a prescription…

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The Dilemma of Antibiotics treatment – Health Education Article

Antibiotics are one of the most groundbreaking medical discoveries and they are drugs used to prevent or treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of the drug that once could successfully kill the bacteria. This bacteria can then multiply and even pass on its resistant properties. When a drug no longer has effects on a strain of bacteria, the bacteria are said to be antibiotic resistant. Antibiotics resistance is one of the biggest…

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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Measures – Health Education Article

Those rampant changes in the hormones in the body that lead to bodily structures and mental level changes bring along a chronic concern in many adolescents that are depression. If your growing child is suffering from stress and anxiety for more than two weeks then it simply signifies the sign of depression in teen which is not a very uncommon concern nowadays. The depression of teens and adults is not very much different in the medical terms and treatment but…

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Fruit Juice Associated With Increased Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes – Health Education Article

Whole fruit consumption, particularly apples, grapes and blueberries is linked to a lower type 2 diabetes risk, while consumption of fruit juice has an adverse effect. Increasing the consumption of fruit has been recommended for preventing type 2 diabetes as well as numerous other chronic diseases. Research has however produced some mixed results. This study examined the association of individual consumption of fruit relative to risk of type 2 diabetes. Data were made use of from 3 prospective cohort studies…

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