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Holiday Diabetes Awareness

November is diabetes awareness month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and one in four of them don’t know they have it. They also report that diabetes is the 7th leading...

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Heart?

Some studies have linked moderate alcohol consumption with decreased heart disease risk. Other studies, however, have linked drinking alcoholic beverages with an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. The only way to know whether drinking poses a threat to...

Exercising During Pregnancy Is Good for You & Your Baby

For most healthy women, exercising during pregnancy is not only safe but also healthy. However, you need to consult your OB/GYN before starting any type of exercise program. This is the only way to ensure that you don’t have any complications or risk factors that...

Itching During Pregnancy? You May Have Cholestasis

Some women experience severe itching of the hands and feet during late pregnancy. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), a liver disease that affects digestive fluid, may be the culprit. According to the American Liver Foundation, ICP occurs in approximately 1...

Coping with Chemotherapy Side Effects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that every year in the United States, there are about 650,000 cancer patients that receive chemotherapy from an outpatient oncology clinic. Patients who are receiving chemotherapy are at risk for different side...

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is the sensation of spinning or dizziness. People who experience vertigo may also experience nausea, vomiting, sweating, or abnormal eye movement. More severe cases of vertigo may include symptoms such as double vision, difficulty speaking, a change in...

Mineral and Bone Disorder

Mineral and bone disorder occurs when there is an imbalance of calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood due to damaged kidneys. Too little calcium can cause your bones to become weak and brittle, while too much phosphorus can affect the body’s growth and energy. ...

What Does High-Quality Care Really Mean?

Most people want high-quality products and services—whether its produce, electronics, auto repairs or a massage, we want our purchases to be affordable and dependable. The same is true in healthcare, but high-quality healthcare can be hard to define. Defining...

Amenorrhea

Menstrual cycles (periods) are a result of hormone changes that activate ovulation, which is the release of eggs from the ovaries. These hormonal changes prepare the body for pregnancy and thicken the uterine lining for a fertilized egg to implant itself into the...

Understanding Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, at least 40 million adults (ages 18 and older) in the United States suffer from anxiety every year. There are many risk factors for anxiety, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality and life...

What is a Miscarriage?

Miscarriage, also known as early pregnancy loss, is the spontaneous end of pregnancy within the first 20 weeks of gestation. Women miscarry for a variety of reasons, few of which they have any control over. The process of miscarriage often takes place before a woman...

What to Do if Your Child Swallows a Foreign Object?

Doctors call it “foreign body ingestion,” but for most parents and caregivers, the phenomenon is more frequently referred to as, “He swallowed what?!” You can take every precaution, but sometimes, in the blink of an eye, your child can swallow a random object before...