Where Your A1C Levels Need to Be and How to Get Them There

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.

Top Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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.

20 Weird Health Conditions Science Can’t Explain

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.

Top Treatments and Natural Remedies for COPD

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.

Early Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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.

18 Health Problems Women Should Know About

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.

15 Things People with ADHD Want You to Know

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).

15 Drugs We Didn’t Discover Were Harmful Until It Was Too Late

The scientific method is built on a foundation of trial and error. Scientists with fancy lab coats and even fancier Read More

The 20 Worst Things About Being a Grownup

Before we get started, I want to make it clear: I enjoy being a grownup. For starters, high school is over (fist pump), I can eat whatever I want, I can sleep in if I want to, I can go on vacation if I want to… The freedom is great! But, being a grownup isn’t all it’s cracked up to be either.

20 Things People With Chronic Pain Want You to Know

Right now, if someone were to hand you a survey which asked when you last suffered from chronic pain, and you were able to answer “never,” count yourself lucky as 100 million Americans are not able to say the same. When doing the math, this number is greater than those dealing with diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer combined. That’s huge.

15 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

Just hearing those two words is more than enough to get any man squirming in his seat. This squirming may not be related so much to the cancer itself, but rather the prostate exam associated. And while I’ll be the first to admit, a prostate exam is by no means the most comfortable experience you will have in your lifetime, it is unquestionably better than the alternative.

15 Reasons Why Your Back Hurts

Did the title of this article just give you the urge to stretch or massage your lower back? Maybe you’re shifting around in your chair, trying to make your position more comfortable. If you’re a yogi, you might currently be in child’s pose on the floor. (Once you’re done, please come back and continue reading!)

25 Things You Didn’t Know About SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder—or SAD—might be one of the most appropriate acronyms in medical history. It’s a depressive condition that reflects the ultimate battle between light and darkness—sunshine hidden by clouds, and sunsets happening quicker and sooner than ever. As a result, symptoms usually start in the fall, and subside in early spring or summer.

15 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick

There’s nothing that will ruin a beautiful crisp, cool day faster than the tickle at the back of your throat that heralds the oncoming of a common cold. A cold can knock you on your back and make you feel like you’re a relentlessly dripping nasal faucet.

Top 10 Signs of Vertigo

It comes on suddenly, often with little to no warning. You’re minding your own business, attending to errands and going about your day, when suddenly the room starts to spin.