Lifestyle Choices That Can Prevent Diabetes

Lifestyle choices can heavily impact our risk of developing certain diseases. Diabetes, for example, is one such condition that can be prevented by choices we make every day. Roughly 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes, and nearly a quarter aren’t aware they...

Abdominal Pain: IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, and very bothersome, gastrointestinal condition. It usually causes abdominal pain, bloating and alteration in bowel habits, although nearly any GI symptom can be associated with IBS. IBS is a chronic condition, and symptoms...

Conjunctivitis: Pink Eye

Practicing good hygiene is important in maintaining physical health, and there are several diseases and conditions that can be caused in part by bad hygiene. One such disease is called conjunctivitis. Commonly referred to as pink eye, conjunctivitis is any...

Social Wellness

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I Think I Have the Flu: When Should I See a Doctor?

The flu, or influenza, can affect people of all ages, and tends to be more common during cold, winter months. Many cases of flu are mild and don’t require a doctor’s visit, but some symptoms can become serious enough that you’ll need medical attention. Here are the...

What is Renal Hypertension?

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) affects 75 percent of American adults. Hypertension can be caused and affected by several diseases and conditions throughout the body, including kidney disease, pregnancy and tumors. One condition, for example, is called...

Emotional Wellness

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Hysterectomy: Why You Might Need One

Conception takes place in the uterus, also known as the womb. A number of problems can develop in the uterus, and while medication can be used to treat some symptoms, more serious conditions may require removal of the uterus. This is called a hysterectomy....

Physical Wellness

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Exercises to Support Joint Health

Joints are areas in the body that connect your bones; they provide the padding and protection your bones need to keep them from colliding. As we age, however, our joints can wear down. The natural wear and tear our bodies experience as we age and certain medical...

Mental Wellness

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Types of Coughs and What They Mean

Coughing is your body’s natural response to an irritant in your throat or airway, and while coughing is often necessary to rid the throat of irritation, it can be uncomfortable, annoying and even painful. Identifying the cause of the cough is vital, and it can help...

Abdominal Pain: Appendicitis

Although scientists know the existence of the appendix in the human body isn’t random, its exact purpose is yet to be confirmed. The appendix is a tube that extends from the beginning of the large intestine and has been theorized to be a reservoir for “good bacteria”,...

What You Need to Know About Color Blindness

There are a number of diseases that people commonly have misconceptions about, and color blindness is one of them. Even the name itself is slightly misleading, and in most cases, the condition is simply referred to as “poor color vision.” This is because, in almost...

Urinary Tract Infection: Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

A urinary tract infection (UTI) refers to an infection in any part of the urinary system. Most infections, however, take place in the lower urinary tract, which includes the bladder and the urethra. In some cases, a UTI can spread beyond the bladder to other organs...

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