Health

Eye Analysis Reveals Stress Level

We know that stress levels can be measured in a variety of ways, but none of them are definitive. High blood pressure and high pulse rate can be the results of a plethora of circumstances, from lifestyle to hereditary traits. A heart attack? The same thing. While doctors can tell you to watch your stress levels, they often aren't sure whether they're as high as other contributing factors in a patient's life--especially if the patient is dishonest about health history.

Wash Your Hands, Doc

While working in the food industry, I remember what a hassle it was to make sure my team washed their hands, but I always made sure they did. It turns out that doctors might not be as careful as fast food workers. A new study shows that doctors' dedication to hand-washing drops down low when they're not being watched. While I think most people behave better when they know they're under public scrutiny, this is pretty important.

Easy on the Apple Cider Vinegar

As a die-hard fan of apple cider vinegar, I will sing its praises until the cows come home. I use it on everything from cleaning agents to body care, sunburn care to yes, a daily drink. It helps everything from complexion to indigestion to blood sugar and is a wonderful, cheap part of a healthy lifestyle. Even conventional doctors praise this solution--with a caveat that I've just learned and explains a lot. Drinking ACV by itself can actually be harmful in the long run.

Good Rx

The markups on prescription drugs are like the ones in all things healthcare related: absolutely outrageous. Not a week goes by when I wonder what it might be like to live in a country where healthcare is a right and medicines average around $5 each. And before you say, "Like it or leave it!" as many people use to argue against universal healthcare or Medicare expansion, can we just agree that implementing positive change is OKAY to do in your country?

Help Stop Malaria

No, you may not be able to cure or even treat malaria patients, but you could really help prevent infections in a really easy and inexpensive way. Donating mosquito netting to people who live in malaria-heavy areas is one of my favorite ways to take part in Giving Tuesday (or any other time!) because it's one I know helps people and it's something I can afford to do. Mosquito netting helps keep bugs off people and away from infecting them, which sounds too simple to be true but it works!

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