Health Issues

Headaches: A Primer

When headache pain strikes, your first inclination may be to hit the medicine cabinet. But depending on the type of headache, common over-the-counter medications may not do the trick.

Food Allergies

When the body mistakenly believes a food or foreign substance poses a threat, it develops antibodies to protect against the food the next time it is consumed. Exposure to even the smallest amount of the food product can cause an allergic reaction involving the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. In severe cases, this reaction (anaphylaxis) can lead to death.

Fiber – A Necessary Part of a Balanced Diet

Digestive diseases affect 60 to 70 million people around the world. These include such varied illnesses as hepatitis, cirrhosis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and colon and bladder cancers. The number one step you can take to prevent digestive disease is to make sure you get enough fiber in your diet.

Diabetes and You

Research has shown that most people with pre-diabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years. The good news is that a healthy diet and regular exercise can delay or even prevent the onset of diabetes.

Diabetes and Children

In the last 20 years, the number of children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has skyrocketed, presumably due to the epidemic of obesity and decreased physical activity among children.

Cholesterol 101

To understand high blood cholesterol, it is important to know more about cholesterol itself.

Breast Cancer Early Detection Guidelines

The earlier that breast cancer is detected and treatment is started, the better a woman’s chances of survival. The keys to early detection of breast cancer include frequent mammograms, clinical exams, and self-exams.

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more susceptible to breakage. It is a major concern for postmenopausal women. However, it can strike both men and women at any age. Ten million Americans suffer from the disease, and another 34 million are at risk of developing it. What can you do to keep your bones healthy and strong?

Maxim of the Moment

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