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ARMC Blog Posts in 2016

Difference Between a Sore Throat & Strep Throat Getting a sore throat at least once a year is pretty common—especially during the cold months or flu season. However, if your sore throat is more severe and persists you may be suffering from ...
According to the American Heart Association, one out of every three adults over the age of 20 suffers from high blood pressure. If left uncontrolled or undetected, high blood pressure can lead to serious health risks such as heart diseases, stroke, ...
The Dangers of BPA in the Products We Use BPA-free plastic products are everywhere in the market today, but what exactly is BPA and what are the risks of this chemical to our health? In definition, BPA or Bisphenol A is a man-made industrial chemical ...
Warm Up Your Belly With These Festive Soups As the temperature outside begins to cool down, nothing says warmth and comfort more than a bowl of hearty soup. It’s simple, yet filling and hits you in the spot. We list some of our favorite healthy ...
Fall is usually associated with apple picking and fresh apple pies resting on the window sill. When fall comes, our favorite apples are in their best color and flavor. The old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” has actual ...
Going on a business trip can be a treat. Seeing new places, meeting new people, and just being able to get out of the usual office setting can be a refreshing experience. The downside to this, however, is the negative effects it can bring to your ...
While everyone has come to know the word “organic,” when it comes down to it, very few know exactly what it means. Somehow organic has pervaded the public consciousness to mean “healthier,” and that big green sticker justifies ...
Sleep apnea is a medical disorder that affects a patient’s sleeping patterns. In some cases, sleep apnea can be very dangerous. Simply put, sleep apnea is when an individual’s breathing stops and starts repeatedly while he / she is ...
Especially during the “dog days” of summer, it is extremely important to pay attention to your body’s need for hydration. Drinking sufficient quantities of water plays such a key role in your overall health and wellness, that it is ...
As you begin to plan your vacation, you may be considering international travel! Depending on your destination, you may need to make sure you are up to date on all of your vaccinations, especially if you are traveling to rural areas or developing ...
It’s prime amusement park season—are you ready? You may be wondering what you need for your amusement park vacation, especially if you have kids in tow. Being adequately prepared for an amusement park is key to having a fun (and safe) ...
The rising temperatures and the bright shining sun can mean only one thing: summer is here! This means endless days filled with hours of fun and family bonding. One great way to beat the heat and have a good time is by swimming! Taking extra safety ...
One of the best ways to promote good health is by following a good diet. This allows you to shed a few pounds or maintain a healthy weight. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute links overweight and obesity to diseases such as high blood ...
Whether you have smoked your whole life or just picked up a new habit, it is never too late—or too soon—to quit! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates an average of 7,000 chemicals are in tobacco smoke, increasing the ...
On average, someone experiences a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States. Strokes are caused by a blockage in blood flow to the brain and may result in paralysis, cognitive problems, numbness, pain, depression, lack of emotional control, and ...
Hiking is one of the most beneficial and effective healthy activities a person can do. The hours of walking improve cardiovascular health, carrying a backpack or water strengthens your legs, shoulders, and trunk muscles, and being outdoors can even ...
Sexual assault can seem like a distant issue—until it happens to you or a loved one. According to RAINN, someone is a victim of sexual assault every two minutes in the United States. It is clear that sexual assault is a serious issue that we ...
Where does one draw the line between health and hype? Gluten has long been the scapegoat for many illnesses, diseases, and maladies. While people with certain diseases like Celiac Disease clearly need a gluten-free diet, it can be difficult to weed ...
Sciatica is characterized by pain that starts in your lower back or hip and radiates to the back of your thigh and into your leg. It may have a similar sensation to a leg cramp, or it may be more severe and render sitting or standing extremely ...
Different Types of Massages Getting a massage is often portrayed as a luxurious experience, but it can also have many health benefits as well. When it comes to choosing which type of massage is right for you, there are plenty of options to look at. ...
Winter Fruits & Vegetables Eating seasonally has become much more popular over the last few years—with good reason. Before we had the choice of eating practically any piece of produce we wanted during any time of the year, people had to ...
Does Coloring Really Reduce Stress? What do you think when you think of coloring books? Most likely, you envision those little paperback cartoon books you used to use as a child, learning fine motor skills and how to “color in the lines” ...
Looking for a few fun winter activities near you? While Orange County isn’t your typical winter destination, locals can find a range of great events and activities to engage in during this time of year. From taking advantage of the regularly ...