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Optimising You Health; The Inside Story

Optimising You Health; The Inside Story
Event on 2018-08-16 19:00:00
Join Health Direct NI's Suzanne Chalkley & Nicole Dallas in our FREE Bangor 'Optimising Your Health' Seminar. •1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer •By 2020 an estimated 47% will have a chronic health condition •By 2028 over 67% will have some form of diabetes •In the UK, obesity now affects 30% of the population •By 2030, 41% of the population will be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease •Alzheimer disease in the UK alone, will affect over 1 million people by 2025! •ADHD now affects over 5% of all school age children in the UK. These statistics are increasing year in year out … Why? Being healthy in today’s world is no longer the straight forward process it once was before industrial-scale food processing and intensive farming. What Fuel is in Your Tank? If you mistakenly used petrol instead of diesel in your car, common sense says that it could not function properly. Consider your body in the same way. If you are eating food that is nutritionally poor, grown in mineral deficient soil, harvested before it has ripened properly, forced to grow in unnatural toxic environments, sprayed with pesticide chemicals and then subjected to machine processing in industrial quantities, how can your body function properly? How Do You Optimise Health, Energy & Performance? As consumers, we normally have only a sketchy idea of the essential nutrient requirements of our body and the diet required to sustain even an average lifestyle. Rapidly proliferating fast food outlets and the vast choice of readily available pre-packed meals tell a story of pressure and haste leading to lack of energy, obesity, general lack of wellbeing and worse. When you consider that we are also using gas to artificially ripen fruit and spraying other foods with fragrances to persuade us that it is wholesome, we have a major problem that needs attention. The Solution It is time to educate ourselves, or at least to make ourselves aware of what is really going on in the world of food to ensure we make better choices for both ourselves and our children. Surely it’s time to learn how to take control of you and your family’s health? And Health Direct NI are delighted to be able to help educate you on how to look after your family's health. We have worked tirelessly to help people redress the imbalances caused by stress, inadequate nutrition and poor diet & lifestyle choices. The correlation between lack of minerals in the soil, stress and consumption of processed foods is having major effects in everyone’s health, both physically and mentally. This free information talk will help you take control of your's and your family's health, both simply and effectively. Book your FREE place today. Free ‘Nutritional Goody Bag’ for all attendees. Nicole; 07817981998 /

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Newtownards, United Kingdom


International Conference on Public Health and Epidemic Diseases

International Conference on Public Health and Epidemic Diseases
Event on 2018-09-21 00:00:00
Conference Series LLC Ltd Conferences invites all the participants from all over the world to attend “International Conference on Public Health and Epidemic Diseases” during September 21-22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, USA which includes keynote presentations, special sessions, workshops, symposiums, oral talks, poster presentations and exhibitions with Theme: Current Research in Public Health and Epidemic Diseases: Therapy for Tomorrow.
A disease is regarded as an epidemic when the incidence rate reaches above the anticipated under a given area. For example, the Annual influenza epidemics follow a winter seasonal pattern in the United States with typical activity peaking during late December to early February.
An epidemic occurrence of disease in a series of an animal population, often with the consequence that it may continue to humans, are named as Epizootic diseases. Rift Valley fever (RVF) which occurs in domesticated animals (such as cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and camels).
An endemic disease regarded as a persistent condition ensconces and sustain within a population group or continent without any exteriors' impact. In many malaria-endemic countries, malaria transmission does not occur in all parts of the country.
Pandemic diseases are defined by World Health Organization (WHO) as "A disease epidemic takes place when there are greater instances of that disease than conforming to a standard.”

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Address – 13131 N Central Expy
Dallas, United States


Did You Know That Drinking Water Stations Can Endanger Your Health?

While there has been concern over tap water for many years, it has become apparent that what comes out of the faucet is contaminated and often, very dangerous. Obviously, with water containing a variety of dangerous chemicals and parasites, many people are now choosing drinking water stations. These systems are commonly found in businesses, schools, medical facilities, and even homes. However, what you need to know is that these systems are actually contributing to the problem.

Unfortunately, most stations are unsafe. The reason is that the water is actually contaminated, coming straight out of the tap. Unfortunately, unsuspecting people take a nice, long drink as an alternative to tap water, believing they are taking steps to a healthier life. However, unless the station is from a reputable company, one that guarantees that only 100% filtered or mineral water is used, chances are people are drinking nothing more than tap water that is loaded with chemicals, parasites, and other dangerous contaminants.

The only filter these drinking water stations have is the basic carbon system. Yes, this type of filter can eliminate some of the harmful chemicals found in standard tap water but the truth is, they are not sophisticated enough to filter out everything. That means harmful chemicals, parasites, and other contaminants are being consumed, such as chlorine, lead, parasites, and more.

Even worse, these special water systems are designed with polycarbonate containers. This means in addition to the carbon filter eliminating only some of the dangers, the plastic container itself promotes additional health risks. New studies have shown that plastic, which is made from chemicals, can be very hazardous. For instance, when food is heated in a plastic container in a microwave, chemicals are released into the food. The same is true for these stations in that water being stored within plastic containers only further promotes contamination.

Okay, if you are like other people, you want to know how to eliminate dangerous chemicals, parasites, and other contaminations altogether. The answer is actually quite simple. The key is to avoid water from stations and choose only what has been filtered at home with an installed purification system. In this case, you could easily take fresh, clean, and safe water to work, while also having confidence that you and the entire family are consuming something at home that is pure and safe.

The good news is that filtration systems on the market today are beneficial for purifying contaminated water. Of course, you want to choose the right system, not one that uses a simple carbon filter. These systems come in three primary options that include the faucet system, the countertop system, and the under-counter system. Choosing a filter system that uses a high-density ceramic filter ensures that even the smallest contaminates are trapped. That way, contaminated water is a problem solved. You should take time to learn about the actual dangers found in what comes from the tap, as well as details on the top of the line filtration systems so you stop the danger!

Donald Spencer is a dedicated researcher of the different types of water filters and a passionate advocate of healthy lifestyle. To discover which water purification system he recommends after extensive research, visit his website today at


Health and Wellness Showcase

Health and Wellness Showcase
Event on 2016-03-23 19:00:00
Come be our guest to sample products, learn of products, listen to testimonials, and learn of business opportunies. People in Dallas are losing weight, feeling better, and making money while doing so.  Living healthier lives and making money, simultaneously.  "Total Life Changes" is making a difference in families.  Is your goal to: Develop a healthy liefstyle Get in shape Learn more about products Become knowledgeable of the company and products Make extra money on your own terms Have a business as an income tax deduction Looking forward to seeing you there!! (Print this invitation for free admission)

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6008 Maple Avenue
Dallas, United States


any police officer jobs out there for excellent health person over 50 dallas/fort worth area?

Question by paladin: any police officer jobs out there for excellent health person over 50 dallas/fort worth area?

Best answer:

Answer by Kodoku Josei
I don’t know about Texas, but Philadelphia could sure use a new police commissioner. Our’s knows nothing about catching criminals.

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Affordable Health Insurance In Texas ? The Tip Proposal

Affordable Health Insurance In Texas ? The Tip Proposal

A study by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured found that only 35% of Texas-based small businesses offer health insurance and only 43% of all Texans get employer-based health care.   A coalition has formed with the mission of making affordable health insurance in Texas a reality for every resident.  “Accessible, affordable, accountable, comprehensive, responsible, universal healthcare for Texans by Texans” is the mission of Health Care for All Texas, which has proposed the Texas Health Insurance Plan or TIP.  The TIP Health Care Authority, established by the Texas legislature with members appointed by the governor would oversee the proposed measure.


HCFAT estimates that Texans spend 0 billion on health care each year, over a quarter of which is spent on administrative costs.  Insurance premiums for small businesses rose 77% from 1999 to 2003 and now only a third are financially able to offer coverage, leaving one out of every four working adults without affordable health insurance in Texas.  TIP proposes universal guaranteed health care coverage for all Texans.  It would cover all medically necessary services that the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP) covers, including hospital costs for both in-patient and out-patient care, ER costs, preventative care, rehabilitation, mental health, prescription drugs and supplies.


Affordable health insurance in Texas with TIP would be publicly funded private health care with voluntary participation. Those in the plan would have their choice of doctors and coverage will be portable, meaning participants can change jobs or move within the state.  Emergencies that occur out of state will be covered as in Texas.  Non Texas residents who get injured or sick while in Texas will be covered at the Texas rate, but the fees will be billed to their insurance provider.  TIP will issue a “Smart Card” with the participant’s complete medical history including medications, allergies and previous hospital admissions.


The non-profit Institute of Medicine, a non-governmental part of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, estimates there are 18,000 deaths in the U.S. per year from lack of health insurance. In its Jan. 2004 report “Insuring America’s Health: Principles and Recommendations,” IOM notes that  while American health care is better than that of any other country in the world, the U.S. is still the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee available health coverage for all of its citizens.  HCFAT maintains that affordable health insurance in Texas with a program such as TIP is an important step in changing that.

Charles Peeler has been providing Affordable Health Insurance in Texas since 1993. For more information or to acquire a free Texas health Insurance price quote visit

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Few Support ‘Individual Mandate’ in Health Care Reform Law, Poll Finds

Few Support ‘Individual Mandate’ in Health Care Reform Law, Poll Finds
Title: Few Support ‘Individual Mandate’ in Health Care Reform Law, Poll Finds Category: Health News Created: 3/1/2011 12:05:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 3/1/2011

In between two WGC events, the Honda Classic boasts strong field
Heading into the Honda Classic at PGA National’s Champion Course, the 10th tournament of 2011, we’ve learned a few things.
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Not first rodeo for budget plan
The Texas governor and legislators occasionally thump their chests and tell other levels of government what they should do.
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All My Sons Moving Continues to Help Local Communities through Its Charities Site
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–All My Sons Moving & Storage is committed to helping the local community through its charity initiative.
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Axxess’ Agencycore Is The First Web-Based Home Health Care Software To Integrate Diagnosis-Based Clinical Teaching …

Axxess’ Agencycore Is The First Web-Based Home Health Care Software To Integrate Diagnosis-Based Clinical Teaching …
By incorporating diagnosis-based teaching guides in the skilled nurse progress notes and OASIS assessments, Axxess’ Agencycore is the first home health software to provide home health nurses with instant and convenient access to information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language they can understand. With this integrated access, home health nurses can learn about the latest …
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It’s getting harder for sanity to win in NFL talks
As the clock strikes midnight Thursday on the NFL’s labor contract, it’s probably safe to say the same fans who can diagram a 4-3 defense blindfolded don’t have much of an understanding of the issues that could lead to empty stadiums next fall.
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Taking Charge Of Your Health In Texas

Taking Charge Of Your Health In Texas

You’re a young, healthy individual who lives in Dallas, Houston or elsewhere in Texas, now’s the time to take charge of your health. Everything you do to, and take into, your body may come back to haunt you when you get older. So, it’s time to take some responsibility, become disciplined and take care of yourself, starting today!

You may have noticed that modern science cranks out an abundance of research attesting to the fact that staying healthy has never been easier. However, for many, it has never been more confusing. Medical studies frequently seem to contradict each other, adding frustration to an already perplexed consumer.

For example: Hormone replacement therapy is good for women. Then: HRT is bad for women. Now: Sometimes, it can be good in limited doses.

Another: Vitamin E may prolong your life. More recently: High doses of vitamin E may kill you.

So what’s a health-conscious person like you to believe?

For starters, be a proactive patient and talk to a doctor, preferably one who’s familiar with you and your health history. Instead of jumping on a trendy bandwagon, get your health care practitioner’s opinion and interpretation of the latest medical research, and ask if any of the new information can benefit to you.

Most doctors will tell you not to wait for someone else to tell you that something’s wrong. Pay attention to your health. Be aware of what foods you eat. Get the weight off. And exercise.

It’s also important to “know your numbers”. Know your blood pressure; total cholesterol; good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol levels. Get screened for diabetes and get a colonoscopy when you reach the age of 50.

Anther suggestion for becoming a more responsible individual is participating in a clinical trial. The medical profession can only get better treatments to market if there are more studies to test them. It’s certainly a win-win situation for you as a patient. You’ll receive good dietary advice, good follow-up care and will have an opportunity of getting the medication being tested.

It’s interesting to note that a growing number of studies today are “crossover” studies, in which the patient may get the placebo for the first half of the study, but will be assured of getting the real medication for at least the second half of the trial. To find a trial that you may be eligible for, ask your physician or contact the National Institutes of Health.

Enough can’t be said about this next suggestion: Get frequent cardiovascular exercise!

Hey! It’s called physical activity, it’s free and it’s been tested repeatedly and always comes out showing health benefits. Even if you’re a smoker, diabetic or are overweight, doing something as simple as twenty minutes of brisk walking several times a week can help keep you healthier. It will encourage a smoker to quit, help bring diabetes under control, and move a person in the direction of losing weight.

Cardio exercise reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol, fights osteoporosis, induces weight loss, improves bowel regularity and is a natural and non-addictive sleep aid. It also lowers blood sugar, reduces joint stiffness, improves mental alertness and is a mild antidepressant. Plus, when performed regularly, three to five times a week, cardio exercise reduces your long-term risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Another suggestion: Eat more fiber. There. It’s out in the open. If everyone had a half-cup of a high-fiber cereal, every day, it would take care of most individuals – gastrointestinal problems. The average adult needs about 25 grams of fiber a day, but most of us get a measly 12 grams. You can’t get as much fiber as you need based on just fruits and vegetables. In Texas and the rest of the United States, there isn’t enough fiber available to us, since all the fiber is milled out of breads and other foods. Gastrointestinal problems that can result from not consuming enough fiber include constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis.

Now that we’ve taken care of your inside, time to take care of your outside. You can start by hydrating and protecting your skin.

The skin is the largest organ of the body and protects everything else inside, so it’s important to hydrate it both inside and out and to protect it. It’s recommended that you drink six to eight glasses of water a day and use a topical moisturizer on the skin, focusing on those areas that are most exposed, including the face, neck, hands, arms and legs.

For the face, try exfoliating with a topical, retinoid-like product to help peel off the outer layer of skin. And don’t forget a broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB protection) sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. If you love the outdoors, you need to use common sense. That means staying out of the hot Texas sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and wearing protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.

Okay. Here’s the tough one — Maintain your optimal weight.

Staying at a healthy weight is good advice for anyone, but it’s particularly important for women at certain ages. It’s well established that, if a woman varies too much in her weight, a slew of abnormalities can occur, because of fluctuating hormone levels. It’s recommended that women stay within 10 percent to 15 percent of their ideal weight.

For older women, weight gain during the postmenopausal years can lead to an increased risk of breast cancer. Recent research in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that, if a woman gains 22 pounds or more after menopause, her risk of breast cancer goes up by more than 20 percent. It’s believed that the fat stores act as amplifiers for any estrogen in a woman’s system.

And here’s a suggestion no one wants to hear, but you really need to do it — Get screened for diabetes.

Approximately 21 million Americans are believed to have Type 2 diabetes. And about one-third of those with the chronic disease don’t even know it, because it’s most often asymptomatic. One of most troubling things is that, once you’re diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, about 50 percent of your pancreas is not working anymore. So it’s nice to get ahead of the game and prevent or delay diabetes.

While everyone should consult with his/her physician about their risk for diabetes, certain people need to be checked out early and frequently. Risk factors include: a family history of diabetes; being overweight or obese; being sedentary; women who have had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds; and certain ethnic groups, including African-American, Asian, American Indian and Hispanic.

Here’s one you might have fun with — Strengthen your core by embracing yoga.

Exercise used to mean working only the show muscles. But when it comes to function, that’s only part of the equation. To keep the body strong and help prevent all kinds of injury, it’s important to work the core muscles, those of the upper and lower trunk and the pelvic area. And, one of the best ways to do that is to practice yoga.

Yoga is great for the core because it does a good job at balancing strengthening and stretching. A weak core is a huge source of back pain that many people get. Practicing yoga regularly is a different way of stretching those muscles, which may ease or prevent many back problems.

Get the proper training for a physical job.

“Worker or industrial athletes” are too frequently neglected and often injured on the job.

This description encompasses anyone who performs physical labor as part of his or her job. It can include a warehouse employee who lifts heavy boxes, a hospital nurse who must reposition patients, or a construction worker who hoists heavy equipment.

Just as professional or college athletes must train regularly to perform their best on the field or court, worker athletes must also train for their work and ease into their work activity. The worker needs to prepare for a physical job beforehand by practicing aerobic, flexibility and strength training. It’s important to prepare and condition your body for the physical work you do.

You’ll discover that what affects your health also will eventually affect your bank account, so you should take charge of your health while you’re young, or when you get older, someone else will do it for you.

Pat Carpenter writes for Precedent Insurance Company. Precedent puts a new spin on health insurance. Learn more at

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Q&A: where can I find a doctor in dallas that will see me without health insurance?

Question by angybebe83: where can I find a doctor in dallas that will see me without health insurance?
I just changed jobs and I need to see a doctor. Does anyone know of any clinics that see patients and let them get billed for services in dallas texas?? I need a family medicine doctor or someone that deals with skin problems, not facial. My skin is super dry all over and I cant stop itching.

Best answer:

Answer by Marc G
Most doctors will either bill you or take cash if you are uninsured (in fact many doctors prefer this). Call you favorite doctors and ask them, it won’t take many calls to find one who will do this.

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