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How Videos Aid For Better Learning For Healthcare Providers

With a growing interest in technology sneaking into every area of our lives, it was only a matter of time before tech started showing up in our educational systems too. Today, schools everywhere are using technology to greatly enhance the learning experience and quality of their students and staff, and few fields might benefit from this practice more than the medical and healthcare providers segment.

As with any new concept, there is controversy surrounding the idea of bringing videos into the healthcare profession learning modules. On the one hand, many people see the inherent benefits of using videos to deliver more information faster and more clearly. On the other hand, videos come with their own issues including copyright infringement and technological obstacles and glitches.

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Winter Travel Guide: Stay Safe and Stress-Free

The holiday season is the perfect period to take a little road trip. Gathering your friends or family around and driving off to a warm cabin where you can spend time bonding and relaxing from everyday stress is a magical experience, but you have to be ready for it. Ice, snow, and the general muck of winter weather can make car handling a true nightmare, and if you don’t have everything you need, you risk damaging your car and ruining your vacation. Fortunately, you can easily prepare even for harsh conditions and we’re here to tell you how. If you want to stay safe and truly enjoy your trip, here’s a handy guide that can help.

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Simple Tricks to Reduce The Risk Of Allergies

Allergies are one of the most common health issues that befall both adults and children. Most often, allergic reactions are caused by allergens in the air or food and the symptoms can range from mild unpleasantness to debilitating problems. Luckily, there are now numerous practical solutions for combating these difficulties. In order to help you prevent these symptoms from occurring, we have singled out simple tips and tricks that will help you reduce the risk of allergies.

Control the humidity in your home

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Living a Normal Life after Surviving a Stroke

A stroke is considered by many as a form of "brain attack". It starts with sudden dizziness, headaches, and numbness in the face, arm, and legs on one side of the body. A stroke is mostly caused by a blocked artery or a burst of a blood vessel that causes a temporary disruption of blood flow to the brain, thus brain cells are deprived of oxygen and eventually die. But stroke doesn't cause sudden damage. It can just happen to anybody at any time.

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Benefits of Turmeric

A bright yellow or gold-colored spice, turmeric is grown from a tall plant that thrives in Asia or Central America.  Commonly found in curry, mustard, and other foods, turmeric can be found in almost any grocery store. In many different cultures, its bright color has inspired people to use it as a dye for fabrics.

Turmeric is also found in teas, powders, capsules, and extracts.  While many people are aware of the taste of turmeric and its bright color, they may not be aware of the health benefits turmeric may possess.

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Tips for a Healthy Spine

Millions of people are affected by back pain worldwide and it is, in fact, one of the leading causes of job-related disabilities. Apart from having to live with the pain, spine problems can reduce your quality of life, rendering you incapable of accomplishing even simple, routine activities. However, taking care of your spine now will help you lower the chances of developing back problems later in life.

Listed below are some preventive steps you can take in order to keep your spine healthy:

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How to Encourage Your Child to Reach Their Full Potential

There’s no question that all parents want what is best for their children. Since before they are born, we imagine them as star athletes, doctors, scientists and people who will shape tomorrow. But just wishing that for your child isn’t enough, and neither is pushing them towards it. There is a lot that goes into how a child develops over time, and it’s important that you, as a parent, know how to allow them to reach their full potential from day one.

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The Importance of Wearing Natural Fabrics

Clothes made from natural fabrics are gaining momentum these days, when more and more people want only the best for themselves. This is particularly true for ladies and gentlemen with an extremely sensitive skin, which can get easily irritated when wearing garments made from man-made fabrics like nylon and polyester. You’re definitely at the right place if you’re facing the same problems, so keep on reading and learn about the importance and benefits of wearing natural fabrics. Check them out and enjoy!

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How to Work Out When Air Pollution is Bad

No matter if you’re a regular gym rat or if you prefer to have a private workout session at home, you must know that you’re surrounded by all kinds of indoor air pollution. As a matter of fact, on average, interior air is a few times more polluted with chemicals than outdoor air (oftentimes even 10 times more toxic!) So, how can you be sure you’re working out in a clean environment that will not slow down your fitness progress and make intense workouts even harder? Here are a few tricks that can help.

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6 Toothache Remedies for Adults

A toothache can have multiple reasons for its onset. They generally tend to be infected gums, tooth decay, a damaged filling, and an abscessed tooth. While severe cases like these need the immediate attention of a dentist, you can take certain steps in the meanwhile for a brief bout of relief. Also, in cases when the pain in the tooth has to do with eating something cold or the foods high in sugar, these tips come in handy.  Read on to know more about these so that you can take their recourse when your teeth hurt and the situation arises.

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The Health Effects of Noise Pollution

Living in an urban environment requires us to get used to the sounds in our surroundings. After a certain period, we even stop noticing the sound of the traffic outside our windows or the music from a nightclub in our neighbourhood. However, when those sounds become overwhelming and start disrupting your sleep or everyday habits, they are no longer just background noise, but a much more serious issue – noise pollution.  

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Surviving Christmas while Planning a Wedding - Top Tips to Deal with Stress

When they work with me they know their wedding day inside out! Who does what and when and WHY things are done in a particular way! They create a unique experience for their wedding day. They get a day that guests remember for all the right reasons— for being moving and meaningful and fun!

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Workplace Stress: A 21st Century Health Epidemic

This infographic looks at the costs of workplace stress on both employees and employers and analyses the costs of this stress epidemic on employees, employers and the economy at large.

It also offers some practical tips on recognising symptoms and self-treatment. There is also some advice for employers and human resource managers on how to facilitate a more healthy and balanced work environment for their workers.

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What is Matcha?

Matcha means “powdered tea” in Japanese, it is a premium green tea from Japan and is the ultimate “superdrink”. When prepared traditionally, it could be seen as a healthy green tea but it is more than just that, it is also a very versatile health supplement.

For preparation the leaves are ground into a powder and then whisked with hot water which is different from regular tea where the leaves are infused with water and then separated. The reason for this is because to get the full benefits of matcha the powder itself has to be consumed also, hence the reason for grinding. It can then be consumed either as a liquid - cold or hot - or as a dry powder supplement to add to the normal foods you eat every day.

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12 Tools for Recovery from a Violent Relationship

One in Five

According to Women’s Aid statistics, one in five women in Ireland are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.  

One in five is a frightening statistic, that means that at least one person you know is experiencing domestic violence right now.  In this very moment…..

Why don’t they leave, you say?  True, most will try to fix it for a time.  Many will blame themselves, believing if they only could be nicer, hotter, slimmer, more fun or just different, in other words, anyone other than what they are or have become, their partner will be once again behave like the guy they fell in love with.

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How Yoga Taught Me to Stop Sweating the Small Stuff

Those who have never practiced yoga before have an image of yogis as mellow, extra-flexible hippies. While you don’t need to be flexible to practice yoga, most people benefit from a more “mellow” state of mind after practicing yoga

In my opinion, this is the best benefit of practicing yoga - the positive effect on your mind. Everyone can learn to cultivate a more peaceful mind and stop sweating the small stuff.

What Classifies as Doing Yoga?

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Hidden Health Hazards in Your Home That You Should Know About

While relaxing in a bathtub surrounded by a romantic arrangement of scented candles sounds just the thing you need after a hard and stressful day, it seems that the benefits of aromatic candles don’t always outweigh the risks. Burned indoors, scented candles can have negative effect on our health, says this report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), while incense smoke releases benzene and other toxic substances. The only solution to candle-lovers is to switch to all-natural vegetable wax candles which have no toxic side effects.  

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