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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Arctic Health (Overview)

Arctic health relates to the delivery of health care to northern peoples, as well as to specific health issues affecting these populations.


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
2 doctors shared insights

Arctic Health (Overview)

Arctic health relates to the delivery of health care to northern peoples, as well as to specific health issues affecting these populations.


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What are the health benefits for garlic for a cold?

What are the health benefits for garlic for a cold?

Can speed recovery: Garlic has a long history of folk use for treating colds. While I have not seen good research on this it is safe to try and many people have found it useful. When garlic is freshly crushed you get allicin which has proven antiviral activity; see http://homeremediesforlife.com/garlic-for-cold/ A better proven remedy for colds is pellargonium sidoides, sold as Umcka; see http://tinyurl.com/ztoepsy ...Read more

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Does homemade cold tea offer the same health benefits as homemade hot tea?

Tea hot or cold?: interesting question that i am certain has not been well studied. In the US cold tea is made by cooling hot tea and I would think benefits, if any, would be the same. ...Read more

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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do something vigorous everyday
Once
Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
Once
Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
Once
Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
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I use a nebulizer anytime my child gets a cold or a cough. Is this advisable? Will it bring health issues in the future?

I use a nebulizer anytime my child gets a cold or a cough. Is this advisable? Will it bring health issues in the future?

It should not : bring any health issues if used properly for asthma / reactive airway disease which are triggered by cold virus , allergies etc. A lot of times parents misuse it for just a cough and cold! Your child needs to be followed on a regular basis anyway if indeed diagnosed with asthma . Length of treatment, frequency, concerns regarding meds prescribed can then be addressed at your visits . ...Read more

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Hi! Okay so sometimes when I get cold I get kind of purple lines that appear on my skin. It isn't affecting my health but I was wondering what it is?

Hi! Okay so sometimes when I get cold I get kind of purple lines that appear on my skin. It isn't affecting my health but I was wondering what it is?

Raynaud's phenomena: This could be a sign of rain nodes phenomenon or a no it's disease. If your hands or feet are cold and have these purple discoloration could be an answer. It is probably worth seeing your primary care physician to confirm or suggest another possibility. That is Raynauds. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Are cold showers good for your health?

Are cold showers good for your health?

Limited evidence.: It's hard to say. Little research addresses this. Here's a section of a google book, but I cannot see the footnotes, so cannot check to see if it the author cites reputable studies. Here's the iink: http://tinyurl.com/y7wrojd5 Get the book and ask your doc to go over the evidence with you and get his opinion on how strong/good those studies are. ...Read more

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What are the health pros and cons of a cold shower?

What are the health pros and cons of a cold shower?

Not much of either : Icing can reduce pain, swellling, pain and inflammation, but a cold shower is probably not cold enough nor does it provide enough consistent skin contact to achieve these. For some it's soothing, for others uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
Daily
Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Does frize water or cold water bad for health?

Does frize water or cold water bad for health?

Cold water: Drinking cold water generally doesn't cause a serious reaction, but can stir up abdominal cramps. It is not recommended to drink ice cold water too rapidly. ...Read more

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I sweat a lot, wear shorts in winter, never get cold. What does that say about my health?

I sweat a lot, wear shorts in winter, never get cold. What does that say about my health?

Metabolism: This could be signs of a fast or speedy metabolism. Some people have faster metabolisms than others. Sometimes this can be due to genetics, diet, or possibly a thyroid or adrenal abnormality. It may be wise to see a doctor to ensure everything is within normal limits. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Do we get any health benefit from cold shower? Or anything we should aware before we try? Is better take cold shower at morning or before bed?

Do we get any health benefit from cold shower? Or anything we should aware before we try? Is better take cold shower at morning or before bed?

Folk practice: Some men enjoy showering / swimming in icy water as a test of toughness / endurance. The physiologic effects include raising cortisol levels which may make you happy or excited and can suppress your immunity some. In darker times, this was recommended to young men to suppress natural urges. Since most people don't like it, it's only natural that somebody will say "it's good for you." you decide. ...Read more

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Why are cold drinks bad for your oral health?

Why are cold drinks bad for your oral health?

They aren't: Chewing the ice in the cold drinks is bad for your teeth, but cold liquids are not a risk. Sugar and acids in the drinks are bad , but the cold part is not an issue. However, if you have many metal fillings and/or root surfaces exposed, then you may cause trauma to the nerve in the tooth as the cold will be transmitted to it and irritate it. Sensitivity results. Good Luck. ...Read more

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