Monthly Archives January 2019

Skin Care for Modern Americans

The skin is the single largest organ of the human body, and unlike most other organs, it is constantly exposed to the outside world, from sunlight and water to cutting edges and bacteria, and more. Dermatology is the study and care of the skin, and some health problems may arise either on the skin, or just underneath it, such as varicose veins, and a concerned patient can visit a medical dermatologist to get a diagnosis of their problem and get access to treatments, anything from acne treatment to methods to deal with varicose veins. The skin is an organ that everyone sees every day, and a person will care a great deal about their skin not only for its own health and avoiding painful problems, but also to look one’s best when meeting with others. Healthy skin or bad skin can make a big difference in how a person is perceived, and issues ranging from serious acne to bruises to dryne

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Poppy Seeds Before A Drug Test: Will You Test Positive?

Anyone who has ever had poppy seed cake can attest to the delicious nature of minuscule grains. As an addition in many baked goods — from cupcakes to bagels and all the breads in between — it’s hard to believe that the poppy plant is also the birthplace of one of the most addictive drugs in the world. The class of opioids was named after the original Opium and describes the life-destroying addictive properties and psychological effects of drugs such as heroin, morphine, and codeine.

So the question remains: can too many poppy seeds make you fail a urine drug test or hair follicle drug test? The answer is yes and no. Let’s find out why.

Many jobs require drug and alcohol tests, usually through rapid drug screenings, in order to gain employment...

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5 Tips to Better Manage Your Chronic Pain Throughout 2019

So many Americans struggle with chronic back, joint, and neck pain, leading to all sorts of daily life problems. As the new year approaches, it’s time to get a better hold on your pain management and finally start focusing on chronic pain treatment.

From working with a joint pain specialist to getting some more sleep each night, here are some great tips to better manage your pain throughout 2019:

  1. Exercise — Even if you are in too much pain to even think about working out, getting active can actually reverse those painful feelings. Exercise not only strengthens your muscles and prevents injuries down the line, but it also releases natural endorphins which have pain-reducing effects.
  2. Physical therapy — Physical therapy is one of the best chronic pain treatments available...
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