What to Expect AFTER Expecting

In the months leading up to having a baby, it’s normal to focus on the big day itself. There’s so much to prepare for with the birthing process, from health management to family arrangements and everything in between. While the day your baby is born is a milestone...

Diseases of the Lungs: Bronchitis

Air and other particles constantly come in and out of the lungs, leaving them vulnerable to many different conditions.  The tubes and compartments used to capture and store air get usage every single day, and this wear-and-tear, with the opportunity for outside agents...

Fiber and Digestion – How to Stay Regular

You’ve probably heard talk about eating a high-fiber diet, but do you know what fiber is or what it does for the body? Dietary fiber is much more than a chic trend or a fun fact to know about. It’s one of the most important elements involved in our digestion of...

Sleep Study FAQ

Q. What is a polysomnogram? A polysomnogram is a test that measures bodily functions during sleep. Each test will vary depending on the individual case.   Q. What kinds of things do polysomnograms measure? Depending on your circumstance, some measurements may...

Seven Steps to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Seven Steps to Successful New Year’s Resolutions As the holidays wrap up and the new year approaches, you are likely reflecting on the past year and the progress you have made. This time of the year is also a time to think about the future and many people, roughly 45...

What is a Concussion?

Most people associate concussions with collision sports. While sports are a common cause, there are other ways to get a concussion. In fact, any trauma that shakes the brain in the skull can cause a concussion, and there are many incidents where this kind of impact is...

How to Boost Your Family’s Immune System

Keeping kids healthy during the coldest months of the year can be a difficult task, but keeping yourself from getting sick as a parent can be just as tough. Besides solutions like doctor visits or medication, what are some ways to boost the immune system and keep your...

Diseases of the Lungs: Pneumonia

One of the most well-known conditions that can affect the lungs is pneumonia, a disease most often caused by infection. Pneumonia develops when air sacs in the lungs become inflamed, often causing them to fill with fluid or pus. Pneumonia can cause a number of...

Fruits to Try This Fall and Winter

Eating healthy during the winter is difficult for many people. As the temperature drops and the holidays approach, it’s easy to fall into the habit of working out less and eating comfort foods. But the temptation to eat high-fat dishes isn’t the only problem....

Devices Used in Cardiology (Pacemaker, Defibrillator)

The heart is the basis for all human life. Even a few missed heartbeats can signal a major problem, and keeping the heart on a regular schedule is one of your body’s top priorities. When any of the normal electrical impulses that cause your heart to beat are...

How Stress and Anxiety Can Affect Your Daily Life

Ever notice how you always seem to get sick right after a major life event like a new job or a big trip? The timing is always so bad. For many of us, we just chalk this up to the usual funky bits of karma that life throws our way and move right along. As it turns out,...

Meningitis

The brain and spinal cord are important and sensitive areas of the body. Most of our reflexes and neurological impulses come from this region, and within it are a few fragile areas which need to be protected carefully. Even seemingly minor issues in this area can...

Why You Should Reduce Your Sugar Intake

Why You Should Reduce Your Sugar Intake According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most of the sugar we consume is in processed and restaurant foods. The CDC and the American Heart Association’s current guidelines on added sugar intake are: •...

Collapsed Lung

In the medical field, sudden or extreme conditions are some of the toughest to deal with. Things like heart attacks, strokes and certain physical traumas have some of the highest fatality rates of major conditions, mainly because they’re so abrupt and speed of...

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