Is There a Such Thing as a Healthy Carb?

If you’re thinking about changing your diet to make it healthier, it’s extremely tempting to go carb-free. However, there are certain types of carbs that are necessary to our diet and can even help us lose weight and improve our overall health. This unique carbohydrate will definitely help to change your mind about carbs and prove that not all carbs are unhealthy.

Recent Advances in Diabetes Treatment

The seventh-leading cause of death among Americans in 2015, diabetes is incredibly prevalent. Additionally, it is estimated that nearly 84.1 million Americans over the age of 18 had pre-diabetes in 2015. Therefore, a lot of research is conducted every year in an attempt to develop better treatments and therapies. Thanks to advanced technologies, in fact, monitoring and managing both type I and type II diabetes is easier and less invasive for patients than ever. Read on to learn about five of today’s most promising advances in the area of diabetes treatment.

Is the “Man Flu” Real?

As defined by the dictionary, the belief is that the man flu is simply men overreacting to the symptoms of the normal flu. In essence, they’re being cry-babies. The flu provokes little to no reaction from women, but it has men overexaggerating their symptoms and acting like its life or death. But let’s take a step back. Maybe men do experience the symptoms of the flu more severely than women. It’s possible, right? A study published in BMJ has the answer.

Best Homemade Candies to Make This Holiday Season

If you want to truly spoil your family and friends this holiday season, a great idea for homemade presents is a beautifully wrapped package of candy, made from scratch. Cooking candies may seem daunting for even the most experienced home chefs, but many delicious candies are actually a lot easier than they seem. A candy thermometer is crucial to make most of these treats, but beyond that, the ingredients are usually things that you would already have in your cupboards.

What Diabetics Need to Know About the Upcoming Medicare Changes

It’s that time of year again when Medicare changes are happening – and if you’re living with diabetes, it’s important to familiarize yourself with what changes may impact the way you manage your diabetes.  Don’t miss out on your chance to switch or update your plan, as the 2019 Medicare enrollment period ends December 7.

The Most Effective Hearing Aids on the Market

While you may think of hearing aids as clunky, ineffective, and uncomfortable, today’s hearing aids are truly changing the way people regain their hearing. And the best hearing aids will restore your confidence subtly.

Here’s How to Restore Your Smile with Dentures

Today, over 30 million Americans have dentures – and whatever the cause of your less-than-perfect smile may be, if you’re missing teeth or have a gap in your smile, dentures will help you get your smile back. Comfortable and reliable, dentures are the perfect solution for missing teeth. Many people worry about getting dentures, afraid they’ll look fake, that eating will be difficult, or that dentures will fall out. Fortunately, dentures have changed for the better. Today, dentures look and feel more natural than ever before.

12 Best Ways to Cozy Up Your Home for Winter

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, we start to spend more and more time at home. Now is a great time, before things start freezing and the snow starts blowing, to ensure that your home is ready for winter. By getting your furnace ready, prepping your pantry, and ensuring your warm winter bedding is washed, clean, and ready to go, you can make the transition into cold weather so much smoother.

Could Your Cell Phone Cause Dangerous Health Problems?

With the huge increase in cell phone use, many people wonder what effect this tiny, highly technological device could have on our health. While smartphones seem more helpful than harmful, many healthcare professionals are concerned that cell phones might have to potential to cause dangerous health problem – like certain types of cancer.

Do You Know the Early Signs of Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is a disease that can affect all men, and African Americans are currently the biggest sufferers. If you take the time to improve your general understanding of prostate cancer, you won’t have to suffer needlessly because greater awareness can lead to an early detection of the problem.

Do You Know the Early Signs of Myeloma?

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow. As these white blood cells multiply, they leave little room for healthy cells. They can also damage the bone marrow, develop into growths or destroy the bones. Multiple myeloma is not a common cancer – the lifetime risk is about 1 in 143, according to Cancer.Net. There is no cure for multiple myeloma. Early detection can help you seek treatment to manage the disease and avoid any harmful side effects of the condition, such as kidney failure, bone fractures, numbness, weakness, paralysis, and infections.