If you remember one thing about the month of December, remember this: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. The holly-jolly festivities have already begun (and it’s only the first week), including everything from gift shopping, and menu planning to attending family gatherings and festive office parties, and the fun won’t stop until the New Year. While all of this holiday cheer is what makes this time of year so special, nothing drains your energy faster.
Health & Wellness
Did you know 10-20% of Americans have acid reflux disease? For many, it is an annoyance that occasionally happens if they eat the wrong food or drink too much coffee. However, for others, it can be a more frequent and serious problem that needs medical attention.
As concussion research continues to expand beyond athletes and sports injuries, there is growing evidence that these traumatic brain injuries are linked to a multitude of populations that experience a complete change in life trajectory as a result of undiagnosed or improperly treated injuries. Traumatic brain injury is associated with multiple, often overwhelming, challenges that can derail the person’s efforts to live a healthy, productive life.
You’re not alone in this
Caregiving is a tough and isolating experience. But caregiver support groups are filled with people in similar situations. Finally! People who fully understand what you’re going through!
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Let’s start with the good news: the number of adults smoking cigarettes continues to steadily decrease—currently only 15.5% of U.S. adults. Thanks to increased awareness and ongoing publicity surrounding traditional cigarettes, more and more adults recognize all of the harmful effects of smoking.
At least 80% of people will experience back pain at some time during their life. One common cause of back pain is a lumbar disc herniation. Most frequently, this occurs at the lowest two levels, L4-5 and L5-S1, where most of the forces in movement are greatest.
Are you experiencing leg pain?
Leg pain comes in many shapes and sizes. It can be dull and aching or sharp and stabbing. Even tightness and tingling leg pain can be quite uncomfortable.
Chili dogs may be awesome for the soul, but they may not be so great for the body on a regular basis. Having good nutritional habits is vital to our health—and this is especially true as we age.
September is Sepsis Awareness Month: Every time I walk into the emergency room to admit a patient diagnosed with sepsis, I meet patients who are very scared but do not entirely understand their diagnosis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection and can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and potentially death.