Someone in the United States is diagnosed with leukemia every three minutes. Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells, bone marrow, and lymphatic system. In most cases, the disease affects the white blood cells, leaving you vulnerable to infections. There are several types of leukemia, and the disease can affect children and adults. Most types of leukemia have a high five-year survival rate compared to other forms of cancer. Early diagnosis is the best way to increase your chances of fighting leukemia, so you should be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease.
Hepatitis exists in five basic forms: hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. In the United States, hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common. Globally, the disease is responsible for more than 1.3 million deaths per year, and approximately 1.75 million people acquire hepatitis C every year.
Bladder cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer – approximately 68,000 adults in the United States are diagnosed each year. Though it can affect anyone, it most commonly affects the elderly. In fact, it’s extremely rare for this medical condition to develop before the age of 40, and Cancer.net indicates that the average age of diagnosis is 73.
The weather may be cooling down but, as per usual, flu season is starting to heat up! Flu season isn’t as predictable as the cycle of the moon, but it does ebb and flow this time of year fairly reliably. Flu season (the season marked by a prevalence of outbreaks of influenza) occurs during the colder months of each respective hemisphere. For North Americans, that’s the winter months of October through to March.
Arthritis is the primary cause of physical impairment among American adults. According to the Arthritis Foundation, at least 54 million people over the age of 18 have been diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, damages the joints, limiting the ability to perform everyday activities.
Psoriatic arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis that usually affects people who have a skin disease called psoriasis. Approximately 1 million Americans currently have psoriatic arthritis – a progressive disease that can cause serious joint damage. It is possible to develop this condition without first seeing signs of psoriasis; however, having psoriasis is the biggest risk factor for this form of arthritis.
Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. One in every 16 people will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime, and a new diagnosis happens every two minutes. Anyone can develop lung cancer, but people who smoke or are exposed to secondhand smoke and other harmful substances are at a greater risk.
If you’re one of the more than 100 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes, running can be an ideal form of exercise – not only can it help combat weight gain, but for people living with Type 2 diabetes, running can also help improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
The key to a successful holiday season that you actually enjoy is to start planning well in advance — even before Thanksgiving. That way, you’ll know exactly what you need to do, and you’ll never have to step foot in a mall the week before Christmas ever again. And trust us, what is holiday joy if not the knowledge that all your presents are bought and wrapped, and all you have to do is sit by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate?
When you live near a grocery store, it can be tempting to spend half your paycheque there — picking up staples is easy when all you need to do is fill your cart. However, did you know that there are tons of things that are surprisingly easy to make at home that taste better than their store-bought counterparts? Basic pantry staples like bread, chili powder, and pizza sauce will always taste better when they’re homemade. You can make them exactly to your taste, and you don’t need to worry about any unhealthy hidden ingredients because you can control exactly what goes into the mix.
If you’ve ever been inside a natural food store or a yoga studio, you’re probably familiar with crystals. They’re often found for sale in stores like these, or in dedicated crystal shops which are chock-full of every crystal under the sun, as well as books and other tools that will help you harness their power. Crystal healing is practiced by many people and is thought to be particularly effective because of the crystal’s naturally repeating chemical structure, which is believed to help our intentions repeat and intensify.
Some of us remember a time long before tablets and video games when we were told to go outdoors, expected to entertain ourselves often unsupervised. Today we all lead such busy lives that this type of “free play” is harder to come by both in schools and at home, however experts say that unstructured playtime is a key element in a child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development and is perhaps just as important as their traditional education.