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What To Do If Someone Overdoses on Drugs or Alcohol

When someone you care about is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you worry continuously about the long-term risks to their health. You know that alcohol can fatally damage the liver, and that many drug abusers end up with brain damage. But the most serious concern we have is about an overdose.

Everything You Need to Know About Muscle Spasms

what causes muscle spasms

Muscle spasms occur involuntarily, and they can be annoying when they happen. Sometimes they occur due to less serious reasons such as stress or anxiety; however, they can also occur when someone has an underlying condition or nerve damage. Anyone experiencing consistent nerve twitches should also make sure they don't have any other symptoms that can indicate a more serious problem.  

5 Ways to Beat an Addiction

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For anyone dealing with an addiction, it is no easy feat to break the habit. Whether it is a serious addiction like drugs or alcohol or a smaller-scale addiction, like an addiction to a TV show,  breaking an addiction and abstaining from it permanently is incredibly difficult.

9 Ways to Ease Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain

Ease Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain

While carpal tunnel can affect people of all ages, the majority of carpal tunnel sufferers are 40 and older, especially if you already suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms of carpal tunnel include wrist pain, finger and hand numbness, hand weakness, and pain in the arm between the wrist and shoulder. These symptoms can be so severe that many suffering from carpal tunnel are unable to perform everyday tasks, such as typing, writing, or even driving.

Got Back Pain? Try Strength Training

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Even if you don’t visit your local fitness center on a regular basis, there’s a good chance that strength training isn’t part of your regular exercise regimen. While everyone can benefit from making their muscles stronger, those who suffer from back pain might actually benefit the most from exercises designed to strengthen the core muscles. 

An Allergy Sufferer's Guide to Spring Home Makeovers

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Spring has officially arrived, and the idea of enjoying the fresh air and beautiful blooms can be a pleasure — unless you're an allergy sufferer. Trust me, I am right there with you! As a chronic allergy sufferer, the smell and sight of flowers, cut grass and blowing pollen is enough to keep me inside during the gorgeous weather.

Can a Healthy Lifestyle Reduce Your Risks of Dementia?

Dementia describes a condition that has several different symptoms, but basically refers to a state of cognitive decline. This particular condition affects not only the person who suffers from it, but the people around them. People who have to take care of elderly parents with dementia know this condition is difficult to live with, not to mention heartbreaking.

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