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Differences Between Mens and Womens Health

Differences Between Men’s and Women’s Health

There are some distinct differences in the health of men and women, from a biological standpoint and from a social and behavioral standpoint. Understanding these differences can unlock a better understanding of your own health. We’ll look at the differences between mens and womens health in this article. Men Are the “Weaker Sex” According to an article by Harvard Health, men are the weaker sex when it comes to health. The article goes into great detail as to why that…

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How to Include Healthy Habits in Your Busy Life

How to Include Healthy Habits in Your Busy Life: 10 Tips

Most people want to be healthy and if they thought they could easily integrate healthy habits into their lives, they would. But for many people, the thought of adding one more thing into their already hectic lives is just too much to take on. Plus, healthy habits are often perceived as “not fun” and “too expensive.” That’s where we come in! At CarpeVITA Health, we are all about making a healthy lifestyle convenient and affordable for everyone. Our 10 tips…

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How to Determine if Health Studies Are Reliable

How to Determine if Health Studies Are Reliable

Information is everywhere. Answers to our questions are all around us, and if we have a health-related question, medical information is easily at our fingertips. Although articles, research and studies are all over the internet, health research can be very contradictory with one study “proving” one angle and another study “proving” another. Knowing how to determine if health studies are reliable and what to believe is certainly not easy. Here are some important things to remember about medical research: New…

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How Your Ethnicity Affects Your Health-flickr-jon-rawlinson

How Your Ethnicity Affects Your Health

While lifestyle and environment are key factors in health and wellness, your ethnic background can also play a role in your health. Understanding how your ethnicity affects your health is an important part of taking care of yourself. Let’s dive into what ethnicity is before we look at the effects it has on our health… The Difference Between Ancestry and Ethnicity Your ancestry determines where your family/ancestors are from. This can sometimes provide clues as to your genetics. Ethnicity, on…

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Benefits of Personalized Care

The Benefits of Personalized Care

Personalized Care is caring for a patient over time using numerous customized methods instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach to care. In most cases, it uses personalized medicine to facilitate the care, through genomics and diagnostics that allow healthcare to be customized to a unique patient based on their genetic makeup. Following Are Our Top 7 Benefits of Personalized Care Personalized Care Leads to Better Outcomes Since every patient responds to treatments differently, tailoring medications and treatments to patients according…

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3D-Printed Organs

3D-Printed Organs – We’re Almost There!

3D printers are becoming more and more popular and their functionality is growing everyday. These devices are able to translate an object that is created in specific software to produce an actual three-dimensional replica using plastic, metal, ceramic, glass or other materials. They have wide-spread use, serving a multitude of industries for objects such as toys, jewelry and hard medical devices, but could 3D-printed organs actually be possible? 3D-Printed Organs The healthcare industry has used 3D printers over the past…

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What is Your Role in Your Health

What is Your Role in Your Health?

Gone are the days when “doctor knows best.” These days, it is essential that we all play an active role in our health and wellness. Why? We’ve come to realize that health and wellness only exists when we are caring for ourselves and taking steps everyday to ensure our bodies have what they need to be healthy. We simply cannot be passive and sit back and wait until we notice a problem. We are living longer these days and everyone…

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We Are What We Eat

New Study Confirms We Are What We Eat

A recent study published in Nature Microbiology and led by Dr. Markus Ralser from the University of Cambridge and the Francis Crick Institute in London has confirmed the saying, “we are what we eat.” This confirmation comes out of the finding that our genetic makeup and our metabolism are interrelated. The study revealed that our genes are responsible for regulating how our food is broken down and that the way our food is broken down regulates our genes as well.…

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Role of Prevention in Community Health

The Role of Prevention in Community Health

According to, “7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases, and almost 1 out of every 2 adults has at least one chronic illness,” plus “almost 1 in every 3 children in our nation is overweight or obese, which predisposes them to chronic disease.” As a result of the Prevention and Public Health Fund and the Affordable Care Act, new measures are being taken to prevent chronic disease and health issues. Over time, this…

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Family Medical History

How Your Family Tree Can Save Your Life

The Importance of Your Family Medical History Knowing your family’s medical history is a simple, low tech and free way to determine your health risks. Families share genes, environment and lifestyle, all of which can provide clues to why certain medical conditions run in the family. Understanding your family history can also help you determine your risk of passing certain conditions onto your children, identify other family members who could be at risk of developing certain diseases, and diagnose a…

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Exercise Genetics

Maybe Your Exercise Genetics Are Making You Fat

Do you feel like nothing you do to lose weight works? You take up jogging and nothing. You start a new DVD to burn belly fat and get very limited results. That’s because our exercise genetics make some bodies more receptive to the positive effects of exercise, while other bodies are more resistant. According to Prevention magazine, “one in six of us is genetically destined to get hardly any response from endurance training, and one in five has a handicapped…

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Trends Transforming Healthcare

5 Trends Transforming Healthcare

The healthcare system is currently undergoing a huge transformation due to several drivers and trends. Let’s look at these trends transforming healthcare in detail below… Population Health Initiatives One of the biggest things driving healthcare right now is the population health initiative that was put in place by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since chronic disease has been on the rise and is expected to continue increasing, the government has made the monitoring of population health outcomes mandatory. The ACA…

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