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A Primer on Biofeedback Therapy

Biofeedback is a therapy to measure your body’s response to key functions with the help of sensors. This information helps you learn more about how your body works, gives you control over body functions, and insights into health conditions. Learn all about biofeedback therapy at HPFY.

5 Ways to Rethink Your New Year's Resolutions

If achieving that goal was easy, the magazines you see while standing in line at the grocery store wouldn't be taunting you with the same attention-grabbing headlines year after year: “NEW YEAR, NEW BODY!” “DROP 2 SIZES BY VALENTINE’S DAY!”, “RING IN THE NEW YEAR & LOSE 10 LBS EVERY WEEK!” Those magazines are known as an impulse buy, something that you didn't necessarily go into the store to purchase, and they are designed to attract the attention of a captive audience. There's not much you can do while you're waiting there in line, but if that headline speaks to you, you will put that magazine in your cart.

6 Stress Busters For A Happy Holiday Season

Stress always seems to mount during the holiday season. While it should sound like fun to decorate your home, bake some holiday treats, or make plans to see family and friends, let's face it, these all add to the things we do every day, which makes everything that much more stressful. So, what can we do to make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year?

Gallbladder Surgery : The What, Why, and How

A gallbladder surgery called cholecystectomy is a common medical procedure. The gallbladder is removed if someone has painful gallstones. These are small-sized stones that form in the gallbladder due to an imbalance in the substances that make up bile. These stones do not often show any symptoms. Still, they may end up blocking the flow of bile and cause irritation in the gallbladder, known as acute cholecystitis, or in the pancreas, known as acute pancreatitis.

Laparoscopic Surgery : Everything You Need To Know

Laparoscopic surgery requires about 4 very small incisions, about half inches in size. Because these incisions are small, healing time is improved. Traditional surgery or open surgical procedure typically requires a larger incision to allow visualization of the abdominal cavity. These types of surgeries cut more tissue, requiring a longer healing time. Many types of surgeries can be done laparoscopically.

Climate Changes and the Impact on Seasonal Weather

Here on our blue marble of a planet called Earth, we are lucky that our planet’s tilt and our oversize moon keep our seasons pretty consistent. Lately, our climate has changed, but not necessarily for the better. Between flooding in the southern US and places like Pakistan, severe drought in the US West, and rising sea temperatures, our climate is changing, and we are feeling the negative effects.

What Are Monkeypox Symptoms?

We have all heard about pandemics and endemics associated with the COVID-19 virus in the last couple of years. If you have been paying attention to the news recently, you have heard about the Monkeypox virus. As it spreads across the country, the concern is on the rise.

Your Guide to Manage Summer Heat

As the calendar inches toward the warmer summer months, it’s important to know how to avoid the dangers these scorching months can present. While we may enjoy the warmth of summer in comparison to the cold of winter, a new set of health challenges may arise. Heat management will allow you to avoid potential health issues. Let HPFY help you enjoy the season by staying healthy and safe as the temperatures rise.

Drug Addiction Treatment – A Woman’s Journey

A family history of drug use or abuse is a big predictor of future drug abuse by children raised in that environment. It changes the brain and how it responds. They target the reward center in the brain and create feelings of euphoria. Drug addicts are constantly chasing that feeling of euphoria which normally entails increased use of the offender.

Current Public Health Issues

Public health affects everyone. Whether or not you are directly affected or are part of the ‘trickle-down’ effect, these emerging diseases and health care situations cost our system millions each year.

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8 Tips for Choosing The Best Bariatric Adult Diapers

There is a plethora of bariatric diapers available in the market, and picking the right one that suits your needs the best may seem like a daunting task. To help you figure out which ones to go for, HPFY has 8 tips for choosing the best bariatric adult diaper & 5 options for managing bariatric incontinence.

7 Best Foley Catheter Bags

There are two types of foley catheter bags – a catheter leg bag and a foley catheter night bag (also known as a bedside drainage bag). HPFY carries a wide range of premium-quality foley catheter bags and accessories. Some of our best sellers are:

Parastomal Hernia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Parastomal hernia is among the most common complications after an ostomy. It is a bulge or swelling around the stoma which causes discomfort and pain and makes it difficult to wear an ostomy appliance. A parastomal hernia usually happens within the first two years of surgery but can also occur later. Learn all about parastomal hernia, its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

5 Tips For Sleeping With Neck Brace

Wearing a neck brace incorrectly can lead to issues. Here are some tips for wearing a cervical collar sitting or resting for long periods can make your neck muscles stiff. Gentle movements like slight walking can help loosen this tension. Find 5 tips for wearing a neck brace for sleeping.

Swimming And Ostomy: 7 Valuable Tips For Swimming With An Ostomy

Summertime and swimming go hand-in-hand. What fun it is to laze around the pool with your family and make memories! Everyone is enjoying a dip in the cool water under the sun...except you because of your fear of swimming with an ostomy bag. Learn 7 valuable tips for swimming with an ostomy.

7 Best Ostomy Belts

As the pouch fills with waste, the excess weight may pull it down and cause it to tear or detach from the stoma. An ostomy belt bears the weight of the pouch, keeps it stable, and prevents damage to the bag and the stoma. Find 7 best ostomy belts online.

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