You have them for breakfast. You have them for lunch. You snack on them when you’re feeling peckish and, oh yeah, you also eat them for dinner. Avocados are more than just delicious. They’re good for you and even better for your Instagram feed. Sure, the tattoo might have been overkill, but your avocado addiction can actually be a good thing.
Hearing the words “you have diabetes” can be devastating on the best of days. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 21 million people in this country have already gone through the shock of hearing that they have diabetes.
Medical technology has advanced to such a degree that we can replace limbs, transfuse blood, and repair damage that previously would have been fatal. Science fiction, often the forerunner of human ingenuity, has predicted many of these improvements. Here are a few pieces of medical technology that previously seemed like science fiction.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes persistent inflammation of the joints. It may also affect the eyes, skin and lungs, as well as the heart and blood vessels. The condition occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
The last thing you want when you go to the doctor’s office is for your physician to say, “I’m sorry, but we just don’t know what’s wrong with you.” Unfortunately, this happens more than health professionals like to admit.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a major health concern in the U.S. This disease of the respiratory system causes restricted airflow and an abnormal inflammatory response, which can make something as simple as breathing extremely difficult.
Rheumatoid arthritis or RA is an autoimmune disorder affecting the joints and organs. RA tends to alternate between symptom flare-ups and remission periods, making it a difficult disorder to predict and treat. A great deal of research into rheumatoid arthritis has identified many risk factors and potential treatments, although there is still no cure for arthritis.
Aging is an inevitable process that many people try to avoid. However, if you aren’t careful, you could actually be speeding up the aging process instead of slowing it down. An unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet, stress, caffeine, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, alcohol, and pollution can all contribute to aging skin and wrinkles. Some home remedies have a touch of nature that can help turn back the hands of time and slow down the aging process.
Type 2 diabetes is a condition that affects over 12 percent of adults in America. It is sometimes referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes. This condition affects the way that the body uses sugar. It occurs when the body either does not produce enough insulin, or the body is resistant to insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar.
Have you ever caught yourself dreaming of “You 2.0”? Don’t worry, longing for improvement is natural and healthy when practiced in moderation. It’s the soil in which the seeds of change are planted.
Being a woman comes with its own set of perks as well as its own set of challenges, particularly when it comes to women’s health. Our intricate reproductive systems should be closely monitored for abnormalities as many women are unfamiliar with the signs that could indicate a possible health issue or condition. If one of your goals for this year is to take charge of your health, here are 18 issues specific to women that you should know about.
These days, it’s next to impossible to make it through the primary school system without encountering at least one or two children toughing it out with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The scientific method is built on a foundation of trial and error. Scientists with fancy lab coats and even fancier Read More
There’s no doubt that you’ve heard the hype about antioxidants in recent years. But, what exactly are they? Well, antioxidants are molecules that prevent the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a process that occurs in our body all the time, but it produces free radicals which can play a role in damaging cells.
Nevermind the teen myths, the old wives’ tales, the voodoo curses, the crazy and unreliable “somebody said’s.” More and more skin experts and professionals are joining the frustrating chorus saying that acne is not a curse.