According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 70 million American adults have high cholesterol. Of these, only 1 in 3 have their health condition under control, and less than half are getting treatment for it. As a matter of fact, many people don’t know that they have high cholesterol because
China and its territories have unfortunately had an unpleasant and troubling recent history with outbreaks that have not only concerned health professionals but the world at large. Beginning with the first outbreak of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus, or ‘bird flu’, in humans occurring in Hong Kong in 1997. Infection was confirmed in 18 individuals, 6
One of the most common medical complaints worldwide are headaches. We all experience mild or severe headaches at some point in our lives. No matter how old are you, or what your medical condition might be, a headache can strike at any time. It’s really important to understand what causes these headaches in order to
The term “mental health” is often used in reference to conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia. But actually, “mental health” refers to our overall emotional, psychological and social well-being, both in and outside the context of named conditions, according to MentalHealth.gov, a resource curated by the U.S. government. Why it’s
Constipation is one of the most common digestive issues in the United States, affecting around 2.5 million people. It’s often difficult to identify the exact cause of constipation, because it can occur due to many factors. However, eating a poor diet and not exercising are major risk factors for constipation. That’s why is important to
Studies show that more than 30 million Americans skip the most important meal of the day. Some are trying to cut “lots” of calories, some are way too busy during the morning rush, and others say they just don’t feel hungry. Here’s how skipping breakfast affects your body: You have a greater risk of heart
We can say that the heart is like an engine – without it, we can’t survive. If you want to take care of your heart, here are some pieces of advice from cardiologists: Opt for local food “Local fruits and vegetables are fresher and have fewer preservatives. They also taste better, so you’re more likely
Always keep in mind that doctors work many hours, sacrificing their personal lives to save other lives. Medicine is probably one of the most challenging work fields, so be kind to your doctor at your next appointment. Here’s what doctors want you to know! Put away your phone “I hate when patients text during a
A stomachache can knock down your Holiday plans, and, sometimes, the pain doesn’t come from what you eat. However, that doesn’t make stomachaches any less annoying and incredibly uncomfortable. Fortunately, doctors explain 8 reasons why your stomach might hurt.
In order to prevent a heart attack, first, you should understand that risks. Talk to your doctor about what lifestyle changes you can make to minimize your risk. Here are the leading factors that put you at risk for coronary artery disease or a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association.