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Health Benefits of After Hour Clinics | XL Health Blog

Health Benefits of After Hour Clinics

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by .

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A survey of primary care physicians in the United States revealed that only 29 percent of these health care providers had made regular arrangements for the treatment of their patients after hours. This statistic and lengthy wait times in emergency rooms have fueled the proliferation of After Hours clinics. The expansion of these clinics meets […]

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Super Foods | XL Health

Stock Your Kitchen With These Five Super-foods

Posted on 12. May, 2016 by .

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Instead of starting up a new fad diet or exercise program, you may want to take a fresh look at superfoods. Read ahead for a quick glimpse of five great food products that should be in everyone’s kitchen.   Seaweed Unlike most of the plants that are grown on land, seaweed is full of omega-3 […]

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How Global G.A.P. Certification Helps to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses | XL Health Blog

How Global G.A.P. Certification Helps to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses

Posted on 08. Mar, 2016 by .

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Many commercial kitchen managers are concerned about food safety when working with meat products, but produce food safety is also vitally important. In order to maintain the safety of produce such as vegetables, fruits and grains, it is a good idea for restaurant managers to provide training in the proper handling of food. Global G.A.P. […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder | XL Health Blog

Have the Winter Blues? You May Have Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted on 12. Feb, 2016 by .

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects anywhere from one to ten percent of those living in the United States each year. As the days grow shorter and colder during fall and winter, people who have SAD become depressed. New research has brought more attention to the disorder and has brought help with new treatments. Symptoms Symptoms […]

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Mental Health | XLHealthBlog.com

Consider Improving Your Mental Health as Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on 21. Dec, 2015 by .

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When many people think of New Year’s resolutions, they often think of eating healthier or exercising more. What most don’t think of? Improving their mental health. Improved mental health can help support any dietary or exercise goals and can help with your overall day-to-day happiness. Want to work toward feeling better in the new year? […]

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10 Tips for Eating Healthy Over the Holidays | XL Health Blog

10 Tips for Eating Healthy Over the Holidays

Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by .

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The holidays are an ideal time for celebrating with friends and family. However, for those who are dieting, it can become a time for overindulgence and gaining weight. In fact, overeating throughout the holiday season can result in a few extra pounds every year. Fend off holiday weight gain with simple eating tips, such as […]

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Flu Season: Watch the Hands

Flu Season: Watch the Hands

Posted on 09. Oct, 2015 by .

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At its best, the flu is nasty. It will knock you flat on your feet with a full line of symptoms you would probably trade for a 24-hour shift at work. At its worse, the flu can mean hospitalization or death. Because there is no good face for the flu, the sanitizing market has boomed. […]

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Launch Your Tower Defense against Disease Spreading Pests | XL Health Blog

Launch Your Tower Defense against Disease Spreading Pests

Posted on 22. Sep, 2015 by .

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Even a young child knows and acknowledges the dangers of being unprotected in the presence of less-friendly insects like mosquitoes. While a child may not understand the more intricate reasons behind why mosquitoes and ticks can be far more dangerous to them than just a minor itch would suggest, adults should and do. Diseases like […]

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There Is Power in Positive Thinking

Posted on 18. Aug, 2015 by .

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Positive thinking does not just affect your mood. It can impact your physical health, relationships, and career success. While some individuals are naturally more upbeat than others, optimism can be increased through a variety of tactics. See the Glass Half Full If you tend to see the glass half empty, you can change this negative […]

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4 Healthy Summer Activities to Keep You Moving

Posted on 05. Jun, 2015 by .

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With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get into those healthy habits that everyone wants to establish. Warmer temperatures and longer days make it the ideal season to get out and get moving in the great outdoors. While running with your dog or going for a walk with your kids […]

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