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What Are The Best Ways To Improve Memory?

Sep 06, 2022 by Total Access Medical

Everyone has moments of forgetfulness from time to time, especially when life gets busy. While this can be a completely normal occurrence, having a poor memory can be frustrating. If you feel like you’re forgetting more than you should—or if you just want to pump up your retention and recall — here are some science-backed ways to improve your memory.

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What Happens When You Quit Smoking?

Sep 01, 2022 by Total Access Medical

The human body has an amazing ability to heal and repair damage when supported with good nutrition, adequate quality sleep and consistent movement. Healing from the damage done from smoking cigarettes is not different. This article explains what happens to your body in the first hours, days, weeks and years after a person stops smoking. The benefits are almost instant; as soon as a person stops smoking their body begins to recover in the following ways:

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What Are The Recommended Cancer Detection Guidelines?

Apr 26, 2022 by Total Access Medical

Cancer screening is the process of checking for cancer when there are no symptoms. The methods used to detect cancer are often called screening tests and are a great step towards cancer prevention.

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Your Road Map to Better Health

Apr 19, 2022 by Total Access Medical

If you're beginning to feel like your health has run into a roadblock or taken a detour, you need to get it back on track. This may take a little time and a lot of effort, but following is a road map that can guide you to better health. This article was written by a contributing author, Julie Morris

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How To Lower Your Risk Of Cancer

Apr 19, 2022 by Total Access Medical

Cancer is the #1 leading cause of death worldwide and about 1 in 3 people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime.

Although not all cancer is preventable, researchers have come to know factors in one’s lifestyle that may contribute to an increased risk of cancer.

Leading a healthier lifestyle and being self-aware is an important step in cancer prevention. By arming yourself with this knowledge you can help protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Early Cancer Warning Signs: Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

Apr 12, 2022 by Total Access Medical

Cancer is a group of diseases that can cause almost any sign or symptom. The signs and symptoms will depend on where the cancer is, how big it is, and how much it affects the organs or tissues. 

Cancer develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stopsworking. Under healthy conditions, new cells form and replace old cells that wear out or have become damaged. Cancer begins to form when old cells do not die and instead grow out of control.

The symptoms below do not indicate that a person has cancer. Rather, the appearance of these symptoms should act as a guide dictating when a person should consult their physician, as part of preventative care.

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What Is Cancer And What Are the Most Common Types?

Apr 05, 2022 by Total Access Medical

Research shows that at least 1/3 of all cancer cases are preventable. That means many lives can be saved with preventative measures and earlier detection.

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How Does Diet Influence The Immune System?

Mar 29, 2022 by Total Access Medical

We may take it for granted that our diet can influence the way our immune system works. But how and why does what we eat impact the immune response? 

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The Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Memory Loss and Dementia

Mar 22, 2022 by Total Access Medical

A recent 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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How Does Healthy Eating Prevent Disease?

Mar 15, 2022 by Total Access Medical

How many times have you heard the saying, "You are what you eat"?

You know your diet impacts your health. But have you ever wondered how exactly it improves your health? How does what you put into your body prevent certain life-threatening illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and osteoporosis?

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