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How to Recognize an Anxiety Attack

Jun 15, 2021 by Total Access Medical

In addition to feelings of fear and worry, anxiety often involves physical symptoms, such as muscle tension.

Anxiety is different from a panic attack, which is a symptom of panic disorder. Anxiety often relates to a specific event or situation, although this is not always the case.

A panic attack, meanwhile, can happen without any specifiable trigger, and the symptoms are far more severe than the symptoms of anxiety.

However, if levels of stress and anxiety continue for a long time, further problems may develop.

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Tips on How to Naturally Lose Weight Quickly

Jun 08, 2021 by Total Access Medical

There is a lot of bad weight loss information on the internet. Much of what is recommended is questionable at best, and not based on any actual science. However, there are several natural methods that have actually been proven to work.

These strategies include exercising, keeping track of calorie intake, intermittent fasting, and reducing the number of carbohydrates in the diet.

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Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Memory Loss and Dementia

Jun 01, 2021 by Total Access Medical

A new study found that meals inspired by traditional foods from the Mediterranean may lower risk for dementia.

In this study, researchers showed that it's possible to not only improve cognitive function -- most specifically memory -- but also reduce risk for Alzheimer's disease.

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Which Foods Weaken and Strengthen The Immune System?

May 25, 2021 by Total Access Medical

The immune system helps protect the body against contractable illnesses, such as the common cold and the flu. Nutrition is an important part of ensuring that the immune system stays strong. Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help maintain a person’s immune system so that it can fight disease while reducing chronic inflammation.

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What is Holistic Health and Why is it Important?

May 18, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Holistic health or holistic healing is often defined as a form of healing that looks at the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. This kind of holistic healing often involves complimentary medicines and alternative practices, but goes beyond the singular treatment of symptoms to support more than just the body.

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Can You Eat Inside a Restaurant If You’re Vaccinated?

May 11, 2021 by Total Access Medical

If you’ve received your vaccine (or vaccines), you might be eager to return to normal social activities like regularly dining indoors at restaurants. But is it safe to dine indoors? That’s the question on the minds of tens of millions of consumers.

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What Does Loneliness Do To Our Brains?

May 04, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Isolation does strange things to the human mind. We’ve known since the 1980s that people who are more socially isolated tend to have worse health, but we still don’t know why loneliness is so closely linked to our health. Although the link between loneliness and poor health is well-established, scientists have only recently been able to take the first glimpses of what social isolation looks like in our brains.

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How Stress and Sleep Conspire to Make You Fat

Apr 27, 2021 by Total Access Medical

The trouble with stress is that it seeps into every area of your life — affecting your sleep, mood and the size of your waistline. The interactions between these factors were the subject of a recent study in the International Journal of Obesity, which found that people with high stress and poor sleep were less likely to achieve a 10-lb weight loss goal.

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Skin Cancer: Why Men Should be More Concerned than Women

Apr 20, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Skin cancer is incredibly common, and the rates of the deadliest form, melanoma, are rising – for reasons scientists don’t totally understand. Men are more likely than women to be diagnosed with melanoma and much more likely to die of it. This means that men need to do more to protect themselves from the sun. 

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Which Foods Contain the Most and Least Pesticides?

Apr 13, 2021 by Total Access Medical
A recent report by EWG used  US Department of Agriculture test data to rank 46 foods that are the most and least contaminated with pesticide residues. 
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