Substance abuse is a major problem around the world, and addiction is causing a lot of havoc for both men and women alike. Drug abuse has serious consequences on the physical life of people, including their mental health. Here are a few facts about alcohol and drug use. Alcohol and drugs affect your brain. The human brain physically adapts to their environment; that is why humans perform better at whatever we do. When you continuously take alcohol, the brain interprets it as a new … [Read more...] about Drugs and Alcohol Facts
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A lot of poisoning happens in the home and office, and it is crucial to adopt simple ways of avoiding it from happening. There are lots of items that can cause poisoning, which include medication, makeup items, care products, fertilizers, chemicals, alcohol, cleaning products, and lots more. It is important to prevent poisoning from occurring and here are the major reasons More than 90 percent of poisonings occur in the home.It doesn’t matter a person’s age or career anyone can be … [Read more...] about Top Ways to Prevent Poisoning
As the weather warms, people are participating more in outdoor activities. During this time, we often see an upswing in patients presenting to Elite Care Emergency Room with acute ankle injuries. There are many specific types of ankle injuries that can occur because of the multiple bones and ligaments in that joint and surrounding area. So depending on the severity of your injury, you may need to visit an emergency room to be properly evaluated, treated, and referred to the … [Read more...] about Ankle Injuries
Ways to Prevent Disease and Infection Before and During Pregnancy International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month happens each February and is a worldwide observance to promote awareness of infections transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy or during the delivery process. Prenatal infection prevention is essential for the wellbeing of the infant and the protection of the mother. (US Dept. of Health 2013) The incidence of prenatal infection depends on the causative agent; … [Read more...] about Prenatal Infection Prevention
Uniting to Raise Awareness February 4th is recognized as World Cancer Day, which is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control. The UICC is raising worldwide awareness, improving education through personal, collective, and government action, they're working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to lifesaving cancer treatment—no matter who you are or where you live. (UICC 2020) Every year, … [Read more...] about World Cancer Day
Mardi Gras is a celebration with a long history. It’s been celebrated globally for hundreds of years. The traditions migrated to the United states in 1872. In 1875, the Governor of Louisiana declared “Fat Tuesday” a legal holiday. Mardi Gras refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and concluding on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of … [Read more...] about Mardi Gras Safety Tips
Congenital heart defect or disease is a problem that affects the structure of the heart. It is mostly present at birth. Congenital heart defects can affect the valves, walls, arteries, and veins near the hearth or in the heath. They are capable of disrupting the normal flow of blood through the hearth and can be fatal if not detected early. In patients, it can slow down or disrupt the flow of blood or completely block it. The American heart association has estimated that 9 out of every 1000 … [Read more...] about Congenital Heart Defect Symptoms
American Heart Month, celebrated every year during February, is an ideal time to remind us to focus on our hearts and encourage us to get our families, friends, and communities involved in mindful heart health. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the world with more than 17 million deaths every year. Heart disease can often be prevented with healthy life choices. Communities, health … [Read more...] about American Heart Month – Love Your Heart!
African Heritage and Healthy Eating Celebrated February 1st-7th, African Heritage and Health Week commemorates the ﬂavors and healthy cooking techniques that were core to the wellbeing of African ancestors from Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the American South. February is the perfect time to honor and explore this healthy culinary history. (Oldways 2015) African Heritage Week is the perfect way to kick off Black History Month. It continues to raise awareness of the world of the … [Read more...] about African Heritage & Health