Do you love to travel? It’s a passion of mine to experience new cultures and meet new people. However, getting back to the normal routine when I arrive home can be a challenge – hello jet lag.
There’s actually a medical term for jet lag, it’s called desynchronosis. Airhelp.com defines it this way: It means that your circadian rhythm – your body clock – is out of sync. Your body thinks it’s still in one time zone, but it’s physically somewhere else. So it gets confused, tired and stupid.
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Do you get an annual physical or regular check-ups? An op-ed piece in the New York Times suggested we skip our annual visit to the doctor. Why? Apparently after years of solid research, it was found that “annual physicals did not reduce mortality overall or for specific causes of death from cancer or heart disease.”
Are you a vacation planner or more of a “go with the flow” traveler? Either way, it's always great to take off and enjoy the sights and experiences the world offers. A few tips to ensure staying healthy is part of your vacation agenda can make a BIG difference.
When’s the last time you donated blood? Unless you’ve been in a situation where blood donation was life-saving, or a group you belong to hosts a blood drive, perhaps you’ve never given it much thought. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Stats show fewer than 10% of us who could donate blood actually do it. Yet, someone needs blood every 2 seconds in the United States!
It’s obvious that donating blood is a huge health benefit to others. But, did you know there are also health benefits for the donor? I’m sharing 4 health reasons to become a donor…
Today's blog is a guest post by Dr. Anita Bennett, M.D. of eDocAmerica.
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