Unfortunately, while overall cancer survivorship rates are steadily increasing, research from the National Cancer Institute indicates cancer diagnosis rates are increasing, too. The number of people diagnosed with metastasized lung, colon, prostate, cervical, and uterine cancers is on the rise. And other cancers show no sign of fading away: nearly 1 million people annually are
Let’s give our feet a little more credit. Here’s how they can alert you to serious issues like diabetes, thyroid disease, and heart disease before you can even get to the doctor’s office. You notice: Dry, flaky feet It could be: Thyroid problems. When the thyroid gland (the butterfly-shaped gland in the base of your
What causes muscle pain? You know that playing football all weekend will leave you sore on Monday or that putting in that extra tough workout in the gym is going to make you pay later when going downstairs. When you perform activity above and beyond what your body is accustomed to, “a byproduct of energy
We could all use a little help coming to terms with our stress and figuring out how to handle it. It’s time to talk about the lesser understood ways that stress shows up in the body. You can’t keep your eyes open Have you ever been so overwhelmed that you find yourself taking a nap?
By the time you reach 50, it’s only expected that you’ll have some aches and pains here and there. After all, your body’s experienced half a century of wear and tear, and you’re bound to start feeling it sometime. But while the occasional ow-inducing ache in your back isn’t anything to seek medical attention over,
You’ve probably heard people blame their inability to lose weight on their slow metabolism. But what you might not have heard is what the metabolic process really is: how your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. And one of the biggest factors in this daily cycle? Your thyroid. As the Obesity Action
Thinking that you’re healthy and actually being healthy are two very different things. You can go to the gym every week, floss after every meal, and go to sleep every night before 10 p.m., and still, you might be suffering in silence without even realizing it. But now is the time to learn about these
When it comes to nutrients, vitamin K isn’t one we hear a lot about, but it’s an important one. There are two primary types of vitamin K: vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. “Vitamin K1 plays an important role in blood clotting, while K2 is more important for bone health, regulation of cell growth, and prevention
With grim prognoses and very limited treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, early detection hasn’t been particularly advantageous. But that may be changing—fast. One of the hottest areas of Alzheimer’s research involves treating people with early signs of Alzheimer’s with drugs that decrease the production of amyloid beta (proteins that bunch together to form damaging plaques in
While diabetes is manageable, it can shorten your life considerably. It can also up your risk of things like blindness, heart attack, and even loss of a foot. Check out our list of signs that add up to diabetes and then do the math – a trip to the doctor may be warranted.