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Phases of Weight Loss

More than one in three adults (36.5 percent) in the U.S. have obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For those struggling with this condition, weight loss is not just for cosmetic reasons; it can help control many dangerous health-related conditions...

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

With the year 2017 winding down and 2018 is on the horizon, many people are starting to think about what they will set as New Year’s resolutions. The exact origin of New Year’s resolutions isn’t known, but there are many documented civilizations in history that...

Types and Causes of Common Conditions

The lungs are part of a complex system that expands and relaxes thousands of times per day, with the goal of bringing in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. Lung disease can result from problems in any part of this system, and tens of millions of people suffer from...

What to Expect from Your Barium Swallow Test

An exam called a barium swallow test is often used to diagnose disorders that make swallowing difficult or affect the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract (esophagus, stomach and the first part of the small intestine). The barium swallow is a special kind of X-ray test...

Diet and Exercise

Perhaps you’ve been working out regularly, and limiting the total calories in your daily diet in an attempt to lose weight, but nothing is changing. You might be wondering why one of the oldest weight loss strategies out there isn’t working for you. As it turns out,...

Symptoms of Narcolepsy

Have you ever heard of narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that affects about one in 2,000 people in the United States. Symptoms typically begin between the ages of 10 and 20 years old. The main symptom of narcolepsy is excessive daytime sleepiness. Other...

Which Type of Workout is Best for Me?

If you’re looking to start a new exercise program, a variety of factors might get in the way. Maybe you hate going to the gym, or maybe you’re busy and can’t find the time to work out. Fortunately, exercise doesn’t have to be rigid—it’s all about finding exercises...

Pulmonary Edema: Short-Term Vs Chronic

Caused by excess fluid in the lungs, pulmonary edema is a condition in which fluid collects in the lung’s air sacs and makes it hard to breathe. Heart problems are usually the underlying cause, though fluid can accumulate for other reasons. Cases of both acute...

Image-Guided Back Injections

Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) have been used since the 1950s for many forms of low back pain and leg pain. The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, with discs in between that allow the spine to be flexible, and many people suffer from disease or other...

Heart Valve Surgery: What to Expect

A healthy human heart is made up of four valves that help keep blood flowing in the proper direction. Each of these valves has flaps, which open and close for every heartbeat. When these valves don’t open or close properly, the flow of blood through the heart and to...

How to Sleep Better

Are you having trouble sleeping? Many people find it difficult to sleep at night. Some may struggle with falling asleep, whereas others have problems staying asleep. Three main factors can cause you to have a hard time sleeping: • Your body • Your mind • Outside...

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is an important area to consider for anyone in the workforce. It is the study of the kind of work you do, the environment you do it in and the tools you use to do it. The primary goal of ergonomics is to set up your workspace to fit you and your specific...

Breathing Exercises to Improve Shortness of Breath

Breathing might seem like a pretty natural activity, and for most people it is. But if you suffer from a condition that impacts your lungs or airway, such as asthma or COPD, your body may not be able to properly move air in and out of our lungs. Over time that means...

MRI for Cancer Detection: What to Expect

Doctors use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect cancer, look for signs that cancer has spread elsewhere in the body and plan cancer treatment. MRI is painless and simple. Here’s what you can expect. MRI 101 MRI creates cross-sectional images of the inside of...