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How to Truly Focus

Most of us need to focus on our work or school projects to be productive. Many Americans are used to multi-tasking, which can work effectively if you catch up on text messages at your son's soccer game or pay bills while waiting for the doctor. But all those distractions can be counter-productive wh

CDC Flu Fact Sheet

The flu (influenza) is a contagious respiratory ailment. Various strains have emerged throughout history, most notably the swine flu and the bird flu. Vaccines can be effective in helping people ward off flu viruses.

100 Calorie Snacks List

Enjoy tasty snacks that have only 100 calories to aid your diet.lutte conte les calories, image by iMAGINE from Fotolia.comA diet designed to help you lose weight must decrease your calorie intake and/or increase the amount of calories you burn. This doesn't mean that you have to starve...

How to Reduce and Lose Weight

Our bodies work on a pretty basic formula when it comes to gaining and losing weight. If we eat more calories than we burn, our weight goes up. When we burn more calories than we eat, our weight goes down. Finding the right balance between calories consumed and calories burned helps our bodies maint

How to Measure Distances for Fitness Walking

Measuring the distance you walk helps you keep track of your fitness goals. Walking is a wonderful way to have a lifetime fitness program you can stick with.

How to Make Flax Oil

Flaxseed oil is rich in the precursor to omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to cardiovascular health. These fatty acids are necessary for normal brain function and for the growth and development of children. Those who learn of the health benefits of flax seed oil can find it readily available

How Much Sugar Can a Diabetic Have in One Day?

The first thing that comes to mind when you're diagnosed with diabetes is "Does this mean I can't have any sugar?" Most people assume not, and unfortunately, there is no clear answer. It's a controversial subject within the medical community because the problem is rooted in patient behavior and not

Swimming Pool Safety Standards for Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Health regulates swimming pools in the state.Swimming pool and pool house image by Jim Mills from Fotolia.comWhen summer arrives people throughout the country turn to their local swimming pools for recreation and relief from the heat. People who go to public...

Adepex Side Effects

Adepex is a weight loss prescription drug that is only used for short-term use. This drug is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Palm Oil Nutrition

Palm oil is trans fat free and semi solid at room temperature. It has many health benefits, and can replace other oils in the diet. The trees from which unhydrogenated palm oil is made grow in tropical rain forests in locations like Borneo and Sumatra.

How to Handle a Cashier in a Gas Station

As a rule of thumb, gas station cashiers are the polar opposite of car salesmen or loan officers. They're there to ring you up and get you out of there. Minimal politeness is the norm, as they are not trying to sell you something; convenience store wares and gas sell themselves. Not all are rude, bu

How do I Count Carbs For Weight Loss?

Most packaged foods have their carbohydrate content listed on the nutritional information panel. High carbohydrate foods include bread, cakes, doughnuts, most flour-based products such as pasta and noodles, sugar, molasses and sweeteners, legumes, fruits and some vegetables. You can count carbohyd

Guiatussin Side Effects

Guiatussin, the brand name of a drug called guaifenesin, is a cough suppressant sometimes combined with codeine. It is available in both prescription and and over-the-counter products. This medication is used for the upper respiratory congestion that accompanies the common cold and also for upper re

Tuna in Oil vs. Tuna in Spring Water

Canning tuna is the most effective way of preserving the fish for long periods of time. Aside from the different types of tuna available such as skipjack or yellowfin, which all have different nutritional content, tuna can be preserved in oil or spring water, both of which have different benefits fo

What Type of Fish Has Highest Omega 3?

Three types of fish contain the highest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. A delicious omega-3 treat, salmon tops the list. Herring and tuna also contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Some types of trout are also very high in omega-3. However, tilapia and catfish have very low amounts of omega-3

What Is Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil?

Fish oil is a dietary supplement has been touted for its health benefits. Concerns over impurities, particularly mercury, in fish oil products have led fish oil producers to use "pharmaceutical grade" to describe their products. However, there is no standard definition of this term.

Side Effects of Aprozide

Aprozide is a brand name for the prescription drug hydrochlorothiazide. Aprozide is a diuretic used to dry out the body by removing excess fluids. Aprozide is used to treat edema and high blood pressure but does have some side effects.

Signs & Symptoms of Mold Infection in the Airway

Mold is a fungus that grows naturally in damp indoor and outdoor environments. Infection of the airway can occur as a result of mold allergy complications or direct exposure to mycotoxins---toxic chemical byproducts produced by certain mold species.