Many of us enjoy treating ourselves to regular manicures and pedicures. It is relaxing and makes you feel pampered, especially since the rest of your week is busy with things like meal planning, driving the kids to/from activities AND working your strenuous job. The nail salon is rarely thought of as a risk to your health but here are a few things to consider when scheduling your next mani/pedi. Ingrown toenails can occur from improperly cutting the nail. Be sure you have
Hypertension is a chronic condition in which your blood pressure is elevated (>140/90) on two separate readings separated by two weeks. Most cases of hypertension are due to lifestyle choices. Here are some simple things you can do to help lower your blood pressure so that you can avoid the diagnosis of hypertension. These tips can also help in lowering your blood pressure enough to the point which your doctor can safely discontinue certain medications! Cut out the salt.
Cervical cancer is related to high-risk Human Papilloma virus (HPV). Risk factors for contracting HPV include age of first intercourse and number of sexual partners. Most healthy non-smoking women can clear the virus, however, immunocompromised conditions and smoking decrease the chance of women clearing this virus on their own. Subsequently, this can lead to cervical cancer. Most cervical cancer cases occur in women who do not obtain routine and recommended screening. Ro