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Recognizing and Treating Depression in Teens

Teens are exposed to constant stress, including stress from peer pressure, school expectations and puberty. As a result of this stress, teens can develop depression, which affects everything from their emotions to physical health. As a parent or caregiver, you play a...

Curb Your Sugar Cravings

Most people know that too much sugar in the diet is bad for your health, but far fewer know exactly how much is too much. The average American consumes about 20 tablespoons of added sugar every day—recommendations are six tablespoons for women and nine for men....

Signs You Need a Joint Replacement

Over time, wear and tear of your joints—especially those in the knees and hips—can become painful, and if more conservative forms of treatment aren’t successful, your doctor might recommend joint replacement. Overall Signs If you experience these symptoms, a knee or...

Don’t Skip Taking Your Beta Blocker

Beta blockers stop the effects of epinephrine (adrenaline), a hormone that plays a role in your body’s “flight-or-fight” response. Adrenaline increases your heart rate, sugar metabolism and blood pressure when you experience a strong emotion like anger or fear. These...

Fueling Your Body During Exercise

Within the world of weight loss and nutrition, it’s common to see gimmicks and “revolutionary” new programs popping up. These programs offer promises of huge changes (often with very little work required on your part), but in many cases, the old adage that “if it...

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy A1c Level

Understanding A1c Tests An A1c test helps doctors see the amount of glucose in a person’s blood (blood sugar) over a three-month period. When glucose builds up in your blood, it binds to a protein called hemoglobin—this molecule is responsible for the red color of...

How Does Social Media Affect My Teen?

Technology has an increasingly bigger role in modern life, especially in the lives of children and teens. Research suggests that reliance on certain kinds of technology may be limiting social development in teens, leading to more anxiety and lower self-esteem. How...

Exercises After a Hip Replacement

A big part of recovery after a hip replacement involves rehabilitating the pelvic joint to regain full range of motion in the hip. This can be accomplished through exercise, which is recommended for 20 or 30 minutes multiple times per. These exercises are great during...

Wellness is More Than Just Physical Health

When we think of wellness, we tend to think of physical health, but it’s much more than that. So what is wellness and how can you achieve it? What is Wellness? Your well-being is about you as a whole individual, not just your physical health status. Although there is...

Breathing and Exercise for COPD

For people with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exercise can be very beneficial. This is particularly true of exercise that works the heart and lungs, but when your breathing is obstructed, it can be difficult to know what kind of exercise will be...

Understanding Radiation Therapy Options

Radiation therapy, a cancer treatment option performed by radiation oncologists, is used to destroy cancer cells and reduce tumor growth without harming nearby tissues. It uses high-energy X-rays or proton beams to accomplish this. There are a few different types of...

What Do You Know About Your Heart?

The heart is in charge of providing oxygen and nutrients throughout the body by pumping blood, and it beats about 100,000 times per day for the average person, which equals about 2,000 gallons of blood. You probably don’t pay much attention to your heart as long as...

What You Need to Know About Childhood Depression

Depression rates in children are on the rise, and it is common for children to be diagnosed with both depression and an anxiety disorder at the same time. In fact, about half of the people who are diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder....