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Decoding the Subtle Warnings of Heart Disease

Jan 25, 2024 by Total Access Medical
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Symptoms of the disease depend on what type of heart disease you have. 
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Unlocking the Secrets: Strategies to Enhance Your Memory

Jan 23, 2024 by Total Access Medical
  In our fast-paced lives, forgetfulness is common, but a poor memory can be frustrating. If you want to enhance your memory and retention, here are some engaging science-backed tips:
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A Guide to Low-Carb Diets for Diabetes

Jan 18, 2024 by Total Access Medical

A low-carb diet can help people with diabetes better manage their blood sugar levels. A person’s doctor or dietitian can provide them with a low-carb food list or eating plan recommendations.

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Reduce Alzheimer's Risk With A Plant-Based Diet

Jan 16, 2024 by Total Access Medical

In today's fast-paced world, the focus on health and longevity has never been more critical. Recent research sheds light on a compelling strategy to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease: embracing a plant-centric diet while moderating meat consumption.

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What Are The Best Exercises For Overall Health and Fitness?

Jan 11, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Embarking on a fitness journey can feel like diving into an ocean of exercise options, leaving many unsure where to start. If you're seeking a streamlined guide to elevate your fitness routine, look no further. From cardiovascular workouts to strength training and mindful practices, discover top exercises tailored to suit all fitness levels and preferences.

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Tips to Relieve Stress

Jan 04, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Stress is a destabilizer and a catalyst for other health problems because it messes with the optimal state of balance in our bodies.

Our sympathetic (‘fight, flight, or freeze’) nervous system gets fired up to respond to stressors, which triggers a range of physiological changes, such as the release of stress hormones and an increase of blood pressure. When this happens, nonessential activities like digestion are put on standby.

In the short term, these changes can help us cope with a stressor, but repeated or chronic activation of our body’s stress response can be a serious threat to our mental and physical wellbeing.

Over time, stress hormones like epinephrine and cortisol stop helping us and start being destructive to our bodies. Being in a constant state of stress increases strain on our hearts, suppresses our immune system, and increases inflammation

Here are evidence-based ways to relieve stress.

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Does Morning Exercise Reap The Most Benefits?

Mar 28, 2023 by Total Access Medical

There are potential benefits to exercising in the morning, as it can help set the tone for the rest of the day and improve overall energy levels.

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Suggestions to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

Mar 16, 2023 by Total Access Medical

There are several lifestyle changes that can help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

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How Can You Improve Your Memory?

Mar 15, 2023 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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As You Age, What Happens to Joints and Cartilage?

Mar 09, 2023 by Total Access Medical

Gowing older is an inevitable part of life. The older we get, the more common it is to experience mild soreness or aching when you stand, climb stairs, or exercise. But what does this mean for our joints and cartilage? 

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