When it comes to your health, your kidneys might not be the first thing you think about. Given that more than 26 million people in the U.S. have kidney disease whether they know it or not, kidney health is something every person should take seriously. In honor of National Kidney Month, here are some things you should know about your kidneys.
Getting a good night’s rest may sound like a cliché, but it’s extremely important advice. Sleep isn’t just a time when we shut down and recharge – far from it. Our body is very active while we sleep, as it processes memories and restores our bodies through critical functions.
More than 2.3 million people across the globe are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), with over 400,000 cases in the U.S. alone. Despite the number of people affected by MS, there are still a lot of unknowns about the disease. In this post, we’re going to cover a few common questions about MS in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Education Month.
The act of eating may be a simple, enjoyable experience for some, but for people who suffer from eating disorders, it can be serious emotional and physical struggle. Eating disorders are complex conditions that can cause serious physical and mental consequences.
Valentine’s Day may have come and went, but chocolate can make for a delicious treat all year round. However, chocolate treats can be an unhealthy addition to your diet if the type and proportion are not monitored carefully. Here are some tips about including chocolate in a healthy diet.
Do you know the most common type of birth defect?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 40,000 babies are born with congenital heart defects every year, making it the most common type of birth defect.
What is a food allergy?
Food allergies are an overreaction of a person’s immune system to a food that is normally tolerated. The immune system reacts by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies attach to cells in skin, lungs and gastrointestinal (GI) tract. If there is ingestion of the food allergen, the cells release chemicals including histamine, which cause food allergy symptoms.
Black History Month is an opportunity to pay tribute to the generations of African Americans that have helped build our country and remember their deeds and sacrifices. However, it’s important to remember to honor your own life as you honor the men and women who have made a difference over the years.
Like Black history, your health is something you need to consider all year round. African Americans are subject to some health disparities, making some health issues more prevalent. Some of these major health risks for African Americans include:
- Heart disease
NHLBI. NAEPP/EPR3. MIST. PEAK. AIMS. API. What does this all mean for parents, children, and the physicians and other health care providers monitoring children with asthma?
Over the last 20 years, there have been many studies examining the many different types of wheezing affecting different age groups. Through these studies, researchers have asked “what to diagnose and when to make the diagnosis,” “will it be lifelong or resolve,” and “what are the risk factors for the diagnosis of asthma?”
Winter can be a pain – literally. Cold temperatures, pressure drops, and biting winds can affect your health if you’re not careful. Here are some things to look out for if you suffer from Arthritis, Migraines, or Asthma.