It is a story that is familiar to anyone who follows the news – the number of American children who are overweight or obese is skyrocketing. Even more frightening is that Type 2 diabetes – historically found in adults – is increasingly being discovered in young adults and adolescents.
Many are aware the Department of Veterans Affairs has government-funded assisted living and nursing homes for veterans and eligible family members. But they also offer financial aid and assistance to veterans and eligible family members in need of intermediate or skilled nursing care.
Next Monday is the big night -- Halloween! A few simple precautions can make sure everyone has a safe and fun time, whether you are on the hunt for treats or staying in. [...]
Whether you’re a serious athlete or someone exercising for health, you rely heavily on two large muscle groups in your thighs – the quadriceps and the hamstrings. Start working them now to get ready for winter! [...]
With advancements in healthy living and medical technology, more patients are surviving cancer and returning to active, productive lives. Research shows that patients who participate in a prehabilitation, rehabilitation and surveillance program have better treatment outcomes. [...]
When you’re shopping for a car or house, you do homework to get the best fit for you. Shopping for a doctor should be no different. [...]
A hidden epidemic is surging in the United States. Infectious disease experts estimate there could be as many as 4.7 million Americans living with hepatitis C – a potentially fatal, blood-borne virus which affects the liver. Fueling the epidemic, half of those infected are unaware they even have the virus. [...]
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one in five Americans suffers from allergies. Earlier identification and treatment can eliminate seasons of discomfort, as well as many associated health issues. [...]
You feel your chest getting tight and every time you inhale you hear a tell-tale wheeze. You feel like you’re gasping for air, but yet you still can’t breathe. You could be one of the millions of Americans with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). [...]
Hearing loss is usually gradual and painless; as a result, it’s easy for many people to ignore. It is critical to address the issue as soon as possible, to circumvent the numerous social, cognitive and health effects of delaying treatment.