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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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What Happens After You Quit Smoking?

Apr 06, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Many fear it will take a long time to see improvements in health and well-being, but the timeline for seeing real benefits is faster than most people realize.

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Daily Movement May Help to Lower Risk of Cancer

Mar 30, 2021 by Total Access Medical

You’ve heard for years that physical activity is important for your health. You may even know that exercise is important when it comes to cancer. A study published on June 18, 2020, by JAMA Oncology, shows that greater amounts of physical activity during the day are associated with lower risk of dying from cancer.

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High BMI and Obesity are Severe Risk Factors for COVID-19

Mar 23, 2021 by Total Access Medical

As the toll from COVID-19 mounted in the pandemic’s early months, it soon became apparent that people with diabetes and hypertension, among other factors, were at heightened risk of severe disease. But obesity didn’t attract as much attention. 

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What Impact Does Cold, Dry Air Have On Breathing

Mar 16, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Cold, dry air can be an issue for anyone who engages in heavy cardiovascular activity on a regular basis in the winter. 

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