“I am suddenly consumed by nostalgia for the little girl who was me, who loved the fields and believed in God, who spent winter days home sick from school reading Nancy Drew and sucking menthol cough drops, who could keep a secret.” — Audrey Niffenegger
We all share a strange relationship with memory.
Bits and pieces of the past tend to float to the surface when we least expect it. Sometimes, they are unwanted reminders. Upon recognition, we immediately push those memories down again, locking the door behind them, wiping away the trace of dust left behind on our hands.
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You’ve been told it your whole life: wear some sunscreen! Shielding your skin from harmful UV rays is the highest priority, however, there are other important steps you should be taking to protect your skin.
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TeddyCan takes pride in all of our the health-related resources. We offer a variety of cash-back rebates to an extensive amount of various health-related tests. All testing is done through QuickLabWork, and above all else are affordable. Not only are the prices of these tests inexpensive, but health insurance is not a requirement. These are simple procedures that do not require a doctor’s order, and can also be ordered right online! Your test results will remain confidential, and when using TeddyCan, so will your searches.
Here’s a sample of some of our latest health tests:
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Bone mass inevitably decreases as we age, making us more susceptible to bone fractures and back pain. This is a condition known as osteoporosis, which over 10 million americans struggle with. Women are much more likely to develop osteoporosis, and having a family history also increases your likelihood. One of the biggest factors in this condition is lies in how much bone mass you had to begin with, which usually reaches its peak in your early twenties. Other risk factors include: lack of calcium and vitamin c, a high sodium intake, smoking, and an inactive lifestyle.
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Our bodies require a healthy amount of microflora to run smoothly. This healthy bacteria is essential in digestion, nutrient absorption, mental health, and energy levels. Without a substantial amount of good bacteria, destructive bacteria flourishes and wrecks havoc on our health.
The bacterial balance in our gut can get out of whack for a few reasons: using antibiotics, consuming too much sugar or processed foods, stress, and lack of sleep. Most people don’t even realize their gut is out of balance until it is too late.
Here are some ways to ensure your gut is in good shape:
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Does being diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder put us at risk for developing cardiovascular disease?
Recent clinical studies have shown that there is in fact a correlation between Major Depressive Disorder and Coronary Heart Disease. Those that have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder are at a much higher risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease, accompanied by a higher mortality rate. Research has shown that 15-20% of those who experience a myocardial infarction met the criteria for having Major Depressive Disorder.
The tricky part lies in determining if one condition is a primary trigger for the other.
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Candida is a fungus that lives in your digestive tract, and in small amounts, does a good job of absorbing essential nutrients. Also known as yeast, candida is found in an abundance of foods we consume, such as bread, beer, wine, pretzels, and cakes.
An overgrowth of candida can have extremely insidious effects on our health that most people are completely unaware of. In fact, the symptoms of candida overgrowth mimic symptoms of other common illnesses like depression, diabetes, and irritable bowel syndrome. If left untreated, candida can wreak havoc on our immune systems, gastrointestinal system, and our mental health.
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